Top 10 Movies to Watch During Hurricane Irene – With Your Family

We all lead busy lives.  As Hurricane Irene and TD TEN get closer what better time to catch up watching some classic films?  While you are out buying water and batteries be sure to buy some popcorn as well.  Here is a list I compiled for you if you get stuck.  Many are available on Netflix or Hulu.

Best Films to watch during a storm with the Family
by @FrankCunhaIII

Cars Poster

Cars (2006) 

117 min  –  Animation | Adventure | Comedy  –  9 June 2006 (USA)

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.


John Lasseter, Joe Ranft


John Lasseter (story), Joe Ranft (story), and 14 more credits »


Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and Paul Newman

Shrek Poster

Shrek (2001) 

90 min  –  Animation | Adventure | Comedy  –  18 May 2001 (USA)

An ogre, in order to regain his swamp, travels along with an annoying donkey in order to bring a princess to a scheming lord, wishing himself King.


Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson


William Steig (book), Ted Elliott (screenplay), and 6 more credits »


Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz

Toy Story Poster

Toy Story (1995) 

80 min  –  Animation | Adventure | Comedy  –  22 November 1995 (USA)

A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman toy supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room.


John Lasseter


John Lasseter (story), Pete Docter (story), and 6 more credits »


Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Don Rickles

The Muppets Take Manhattan Poster

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) 

94 min  –  Comedy | Family | Musical   –  13 July 1984 (USA)

Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it’s a more difficult task than they anticipated.


Frank Oz


Tom Patchett (story), Jay Tarses (story), and 3 more credits »


Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Dave Goelz

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Poster

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Star Wars (original title) 

121 min  –  Action | Adventure | Family   –  25 May 1977 (USA)

Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.


George Lucas


George Lucas


Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher

Raiders of the Lost Ark Poster

Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981) 

115 min  –  Action | Adventure   –  12 June 1981 (USA)

Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.


Steven Spielberg


Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay), George Lucas(story), and 1 more credit »


Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Paul Freeman

The Mummy Poster

The Mummy (1999) 

125 min  –  Action | Adventure | Fantasy  –  7 May 1999 (USA)

An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy.


Stephen Sommers


Stephen Sommers (screen story), Lloyd Fonvielle(screen story), and 5 more credits »


Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah

Superman Poster

Superman (1978) 

143 min  –  Action | Adventure | Family   –  15 December 1978 (USA)

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest super-hero.


Richard Donner


Jerry Siegel (creator: Superman), Joe Shuster (creator: Superman), and 6 more credits »


Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder and Gene Hackman

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Oh, God! (1977) 

Users: (4,119 votes) 42 reviews | Critics: 13 reviews

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.


Carl Reiner


Avery Corman (novel), Larry Gelbart


John Denver, George Burns and Teri Garr

Ghost Busters Poster

Ghost Busters (1984) 

105 min  –  Comedy | Fantasy   –  8 June 1984 (USA)

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.


Ivan Reitman


Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and 1 more credit »


Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver

A few more:

Willy Wonka
Alice in Wonderland
Wizard of Oz
Home Alone
Men in Black

3 Comments on “Top 10 Movies to Watch During Hurricane Irene – With Your Family”

  1. Linda says:

    Excellent choices:))


  2. fc3arch says:

    Thx, not complete but at least gets you thinking!
    Also you notice they are all boy movies — Don’t watch many princess movies at my house although Cindy just made us watch Tangled (Disney). Stay dry, stay safe!!!


  3. sounds like you have the cane business covered


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