This week on Episode 491 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by our review of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, we discuss our favorite movies about finding family. Okay, so this is a pretty broad topic and it could go any number of ways depending on your criteria. However, we mostly settled on the idea of discvery and reconnection. Certainly there’s an element of literally finding family that many films do examine, but sometimes “finding” family is closer to home and discovering something new that completely changes your perspective on the world. For our lists, and much of the conversation, we equally considered the films that have done that remarkably. Either way, there’s a ton to mine out of this subject and it made for a fun, albeit challenging, exercise. That said, here are our lists:
(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)
1) The Kid
2) Like Father, Like Son
3) Ad Astra
3) My Neighbor Totoro
Honorable Mentions (Combined)
How to Train Your Dragon 2, Finding Nemo, Luca, Pinocchio, The JUngle Book, Homeward Bound, The Royal Tenenbaums, Big Fish, Rachel Getting Married, Sin Nombre, Birth, The Impossible, Mystic River, E.T., Where the Wil Things Are, The Parent Trap, Paddington, Loveless, When Marnie Was There, Away We Go, Captain Fantastic, Step Brothers, August Rush
Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are certainly many more movies about faith that are eligible for your lists. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].
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