Boo! Your little one has a fever which means two things:
1) Your poor kid feels like crap.
2) You’re stressed out about your poor kid feeling like crap.
Put the thermometer down, Mama; checking her temperature every 30 seconds isn’t helping anyone.
Relax; we’ve got just what the doctor ordered. Snuggling up with your poor little fever monster and enjoying these feel good movies is guaranteed to comfort your child and lift both of your spirits.
So stake your claim on the couch, grab a few stuffed animal friends, and get ready to snuggle hard because these awesome family flicks are feel good fun for the whole family.
1. The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Two best furry friends become separated and embark on a perilous journey to find each other. This suspenseful tale of courage and friendship is sure to give you that warm, fuzzy feeling. Get it from Amazon, $5.17
2. The Princess Bride
Looking for a fairy tale adventure for the whole family? “As you wish.” This tall tale of giants, sword fighting, revenge, and true love is as hilarious as it is charming. The Princess Bride is the perfect fantasy adventure to escape those fever blues.
Get it from Amazon, $9.75
3. The NeverEnding Story
Fantasy and adventure collide as a bullied boy begins to read from the pages of a mysterious ancient book. Follow Bastian as he finds himself attempting to save Fantasia from certain destruction. This underdog tale of heroism will have your kid fighting off that fever in no time.
Get it from Amazon, $5.94
Bitter old Carl decides to fulfill the promise he made to his deceased wife by visiting South America. His unconventional method of balloon travel backfires when he discovers an accidental stowaway in Russell, an 8-year-old boy with spirit not easily tolerated by Carl. Witness the power of friendship transform both of their lives in this epic adventure. This film will literally lift your child’s spirits “up” to new heights.
Get it from Amazon, $19.99
5. Toy Story
Can a sheriff and a space ranger be friends? Two toys battle it out over owner Andy’s love and attention. Toy Story will leave your child hugging his stuffed toys a little tighter and feeling a whole lot better.
Get it from Amazon, $19.99
6. Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins is a magical nanny who sings and dances her way into the Banks children’s hearts. This visual and musical masterpiece will leave you inspired by the magic of goodness. And hey, if your kid doesn’t like his medicine, just remember that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
Get it from Amazon, $34.95
7. The Sandlot
Meet Scotty Smalls, the awkward new kid in town who wants to learn to play baseball. Taken under the wing of the neighborhood’s baseball star, love of the sport and tween shenanigans form the backdrop of one amazing summer that created the friendship of a lifetime. The Sandlot will leave your child raring to get better and soak up the outdoors with friends.
Get it from Amazon, $3.15
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Based on the classic children’s book by Maurice Sendak, director Spike Jonze brings the unlikely friendship of imaginative Max and a tender-hearted wild thing to life in this visually stunning and heartwarming masterpiece. Offering the poignant reminder that wild hearts deserve understanding, this touching film will fill both your hearts with ooey gooey tenderness and buckets of cozy comfort.
Get it from Amazon, $4.99
A grumpy ogre, a chatty donkey, and a princess with a secret embark on hilarious journey of unexpected heroism and self discovery. With a cast of well-loved fairy-tale characters (and a few rejects), this hilarious film redefines happily ever after. If laughter is indeed the best medicine, allow Shrek to cure what ails your child.
Get it from Amazon, $14.99
As if we needed one more reason to love Amy Adams! Giselle (Adams) is a fairy-tale princess who’s been banished to modern day New York City by evil Queen Narissa. Out of her storybook element, Giselle begins to wonder how her happily ever after fantasy will translate in the real world. This charming musical will leave your child believing in magic and singing an enchanted tune.
Get it from Amazon, $6.79
11. How to Train Your Dragon
A young viking joins the fight against dragons invading his town only to develop a friendship with the “enemy” once he realizes these dragons aren’t what they seem. This heroic adventure of tolerance and friendship reminds us never to judge a book by its cover. Ignite that viking spirit in your child to keep fighting and claim victory over that fever once and for all.
Get it from Amazon, $10.45
12. The Goonies
A group of kids who call themselves “The Goonies” discover a treasure map to pirate One-Eyed Willie’s fortune. In an effort to save their neighborhood from developers, the eclectic cast of characters embark on a real-life treasure hunt, quickly learning the value of teamwork and friendship. This unbelievable adventure will have your child forgetting all about his pesky fever in no time.
Get it from Amazon, $4.99
13. Night at the Museum
Lovable loser Larry has a lot to prove to his son. In an effort to get his life back on track he becomes a night time security guard at New York’s Museum of Natural History. Larry discovers an old Egyptian stone causes the animals and exhibits come to life after dark! Watch Larry become an unlikely hero in this side-splitting comedy about what goes bump in the night. Keep your kid laughing on the edge of his seat with this imaginative family flick!
Get it from Amazon, $3.95
14. Despicable Me
Meet Gru, a super-villain who’s plotting to steal the moon. When he takes in three orphan girls to execute his evil plan, he learns his villainous ways are no match for the love of this adorable trio. If love has the power to transform Gru, then snuggly togetherness has the power to make your little one feel a whole lot better.
Get it from Amazon, $9.99
15. Bedtime Stories
Feast your eyes on this inspired comedy about a hotel handyman who finds himself smack dab in the heart of every magical bedtime story he’s told his niece and nephew. Keep the spirit of the film alive and take turns sharing imaginative tall tales with your child long after the movie’s over.
Get it from Amazon, $7.28