If you're missing your grandmother and want to spend fun time together, here are the 5 best movies to watch with grandma. While some of these movies may not be your first movie choice when alone, they all feature great acting and interesting plots that will keep both you and grandma riveted until the end.
"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" The musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," a story about a young boy who wins the chance to tour Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, is as wonky and colorful as you would expect. "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" stars Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket. The movie was entirely filmed in Munich in a real factory, lending it an authenticity that is missing from the 2005 version, which was filmed in a studio backlot. While the movie bombed at the box office, it has since become a cult favorite.
"Up" "Up" is Pixar's animated film about a grumpy old man who forms an unlikely friendship with a precocious young boy while they go on a grand adventure involving a floating house, a dog who speaks through a special collar, a large flightless bird and a pack of evil dogs. Pixar successfully depicted a very human story, of an old man who must learn to live life again after his wife's death and accept the changes happening around him, within a fantasy plot. It will have your grandma crying within the first 15 minutes but laughing with joy very soon after.
"The Odd Couple" This 1968 movie starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau is classic comedy gold. Two men, one a clumsy slob and the other an anal neat freak, live together after splitting from their respective spouses, leading to many hilarious fights and situations. Predictably, each man forces the other to change a little bit for the better.
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" If your grandma is like most women of her generation, she's a big fan of Elizabeth Taylor. The 1958 movie stars Taylor as Margaret Pollitt, a wife whose marriage to an alcoholic ex-athlete is under strain. The husband, Brick Pollitt, is played by none other than equally gorgeous Paul Newman.
"The Bridges of Madison County" 1995's "The Bridges of Madison County" tells the brief but very strong love affair between a lonely housewife and a National Geographic photographer who goes through town in the 1960s. While watching a love story with sex scenes with your grandma may be a bit uncomfortable, the fine performances of Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep is riveting enough to put up with the brief awkwardness.