My son will be having a birthday sleepover in a couple weeks so we will be hosting about six twelve year-old boys. In addition to feeding them and the Minecraft LAN party, we'd like to watch a movie with them. Suggestions?
Last year we watched Rat Race, which, other than the list of porn movie titles in the opening two minutes, was pretty much the perfect movie. Poop jokes, slapstick, car chases, good characters, etc.
What I'm looking for:
Comedy, mostly clean, tons of laughs, not too dated, not animated. Preferably something my wife and I would enjoy as well, though we're willing to take one for the team.
Movies he's seen that would work if he hadn't seen them:
- Airplane! (some of the references are a bit dated but it's otherwise perfect)
- It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. (A bit long for a sleepover)
- The Blues Brothers (Rated R, but would be PG-13 today)
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (this would work, but we have plans to watch it with a friend)
- Anchorman and Anchorman II. (These would be perfect but most of the kids have seen them)
- The Naked Gun.
- The Three Stooges Movie.
- Smokey and the Bandit (I watched this with him when he was nine, he stopped counting the word "shit" after 35, which took about ten minutes)
- The Simpsons Movie (Funny, but I want something that'll stand on its own if you don't know the show)
- Stand By Me, Indiana Jones (1 and 3), Star Wars 1-6, Close Encounters (not comedy)
I've thought about Top Secret!, but I think a lot of that might go over his head and I'm not sure I want to explain the Anal Intruder joke to somebody else's kid.
In terms of raunchiness, think Simpsons rather than Family Guy. Some raunchy humor is fine but I don't want it to be the entire point of the movie. Because these are other people's kids and there is a large disparity about what they are allowed to watch I'd like to stick to the PG-13ish side of the scale.
Movies should be available through Netflix streaming or iTunes rentals but I might be willing to pick up a cheap DVD as well.
Suggestions? I admit to not having seen a lot of Adam Sandler / Jim Carrey type films that would probably work.
Yes, I have asked him but he has no suggestions other than "Ted" and that's not gonna fly.