The "Drag List" for my kids
December 27, 2012 8:41 AM Subscribe
I dragged my kids (ages 13, 11, 9) to see Les Miserables. They loved it. What other works should Mean Dad "drag" them to enjoy so that they become well-rounded adults with perspective and taste when it comes to media choices?
posted by cross_impact to Media & Arts (37 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
If left to their own devices, they would sit and play Arkham City and watch laugh-track Nickelodeon comedies all day. What I would like to do is put together a "Drag List" of movies and TV that will give them a well-rounded appreciation and a critical perspective of American culture.
Of course the movies have to be appropriate for pre-teens. Sex and violence are tolerable in small amounts if not gratuitous, not exploitative, and if they serve to enhance the story. Bonus if these items are on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or in the public domain.
Thanks for helping me with a long-term "family resolution" project.