10 Family Movies for Summer

Lilo and Stitch

Lilo and Stitch The Movie

Rating: PG

Year: 2002

Cast: Voices of Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Chris Sanders, Jason Scott Lee

At the local animal shelter, a lonely girl named Lilo adopts a pet who turns out to be a mutant alien on the lam from intergalactic space authorities. Lilo patiently tends to the hyperactive and ferocious Stitch, even giving him a hilarious Elvis makeover. The movie admirably redefines the concept of family, or ohana, so no one feels left out. Lilo is raised by her teenaged sister, and gets regular visits from a social worker.

What Parents Like: The idea that a family is defined by the love that holds everyone together. And did we mention that the movie takes place in Hawaii, and has six Elvis songs?

What Kids Like: Kids will love the bedlam that ensues when Stitch gets loose, and the idea that whatever you tame belongs to you forever.

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