These Are the 15 Movies From the '00s That Your Kids Need to See
Growing up a teenager in any decade isn't easy, but as a teen in the '00s I grew up with a ton of awesome movies to watch that — thanks to some of their valuable lessons and learnings — helped my awkward tween and teen stages pass with a bit more finesse than anticipated.
When I watched Allie and Noah fall in love, I developed a stronger sense of what a powerful relationship looked like, and when Anna and her mother switch bodies for a week, I started paying more attention to how my mom and I interacted with each other and gained a few pointers on how to cut her some slack and be a bit less of a pain in the you-know-what. Seeing Willie, an only child like me, and his dog, Skip, interact made me proud of being a young dog owner, and as J.M. Barrie helped Peter to unlock his imagination and believe in magic, he helped prove to my teenage self that I didn't need to stifle being a creative simply because I was "growing up."
I took a lot of lessons from these films through the years, and I truly believe that your kids will too. Whether you're raising a tween, teen, or younger kiddos, there are plenty of family-friendly flicks from this decade for them all to enjoy and a few that your teen will thank you for watching with them.
Read through for 15 movies from the '00s that every kid needs to see.