My 63-year-old dad says that young people need to see these classic movies at some point in their lives.
My Dad, Scott Brown, is probably like your Dad. He grew up on movies from the 80’s. Movies like Jaws, The Breakfast Club and Terminator. His favorite band is still Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, and he still talks about the rivalry between Wakefield High and Melrose High.
What A Millennial Like Me Grew Up Watching
I am 34-years-old and I definitely didn’t grow up watching the same kind of movies my Dad did. I sang my heart out to Disney movies like The Little Mermaid. And musicals like Grease and Annie. As I got older I fell in love with rom-coms like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
When I visit my parents we usually watch a movie after dinner. That’s when the question arises. “What do you guys wanna watch?”
Of course, no one can decide. And then my Dad will throw out something that I’ve never heard of. “What about Brian’s Song?” he says.
“Brian’s Song? What’s that?” I ask.
I have probably asked that question SO much in my life that my Dad finally told me that I have to watch his favorite movies. I promised him I would and report back to him. Truthfully, I have already seen some of the movies on this list. I didn’t like them. (Sorry Dad!)
Words From My Dad
From my Dad: “In today’s world of instant entertainment, it’s easy for younger generations to overlook the cinematic gems of the past. I’ve had the privilege of growing up in an era when storytelling on the silver screen was at its peak. I’d like to recommend some classic movies from my generation that I believe all young millennials and Gen Z’ers should experience. These films have stood the test of time and continue to resonate with audiences today. So grab some popcorn, settle into your favorite spot on the couch, and get caught up on cinematic history!