Cinco de Mayo is upon us once again and as usual, movies in the Cinco de Mayo format are the number one commercial event of the holiday. So, how do you get your family or friends interested in the big screen entertainment? There are several ways to keep them busy while enjoying a few of the best movies in the box office. The following movies are sure to be family classics that your loved ones will enjoy for years to come. No matter which movie genre you choose, these five new movies in the cinemas should top the charts on the day of your celebration.
Home to some of the best martial arts movies in the form of a modern classic, Meet the Parents. With Michael J Fox in the lead role, this action-filled, family-friendly film about a new parent dealing with the issues of raising children is a definite must-see film for the Cinco de Mayo weekend. Along with Michael J Fox, this movie also stars Marilu Henner, Carol Burnett, John Tutturro, David Strathairn, Edward Barbanell and Jack Coleman. If it wasn't for the great portrayal of a new father, then this Meet the Parents would easily fall to second place behind Home Alone, which saw its fair share of popularity during its short run. This is one of those movies that's sure to be on the top of the list when it comes to new movies in the cinemas this year. Don't miss out.
Another fantastic new movies in the cinemas is director Wes Anderson's latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Based on the novel by Arthur Miller, The Grand Budapest Hotel is an awe inspiring and thought-provoking psychological drama that takes the viewers deep into the minds of their characters. With an original story and excellent performances from Max Lewis and Ed Harris, The Grand Budapest Hotel is certain to be one of the most talked about movies of the year. Although the film is set in an exotic and seductive locale, the main storyline centers on how the various characters deal with the everyday problems of everyday life. Expect plenty of laughs as well as emotional sequences as the movie explores some heavy topics.
When it comes to family life in the small rural community of Widowsville, Oregon, there isn't a lot of entertainment available for the people who call this town home. However, a couple who have long considered living alone can't wait for the wedding of their youngest child to take place so they can have some alone time. When they decide to rent a cabin on the famous Mt. Shasta River, they hope to get away from the turmoil and craziness of their busy family life for a few days of rest and peace. However, everything is not as smooth as planned and chaos almost strikes, but the couple has what it takes to pull through and make it through to their destination.
Another family story that may appeal to many viewers is Finding Nemo. This is a family film that little children can enjoy because it features some bright colors, an interesting plot, and plenty of whimsy. The main character, a clownfish, finds his way into a fish tank and starts calling out to a neighboring fish who tries to ignore him. As the clownfish continues to call and the other fish listens, they begin investigating the noise that is coming from the clownfish's hiding spot. It turns out that the clownfish is alive, so he promptly rejoins the other fish and the adventure of Finding Nemo is beginning to unfold. Both parents and children will have a great time enjoying this animated classic.
If you are looking for a romantic comedy, then Arlen Specter's Wedding Planner will satisfy your desires. When Arlen Specter and his fiancee go on a honeymoon in Mexico, all the preparation goes to waste when they run into a bit of trouble on their way to the wedding. They spend most of the evening having to deal with their luggage and problems, which lead them to have a barbeque on their vehicle. While they are entertaining themselves, a drunk driver kills his best friend. The couple is now forced to plan their next wedding, but with the help of this romantic comedy, they finally have someone to look after them...
Another family life film that has a lot of appeal is Home on the Range. This movie tells the story of a husband and wife who own a hunting and fishing business and own a huge spread of land. Because they work so much, they become tired and depressed, but fortunately, a series of unfortunate events occur that lead them back into the world of happiness and joy again. Along the way, they discover that their son has developed a love of fishing and wants to follow in their footsteps. The rest of the film follows the couple's relationship with their son and how they help one another throughout the growing years of their family life.
These are just a few of the movies in the Cinco de Mayo line that will ensure no shortage of great entertainment. Many adults and children will be familiar with these and will enjoy them for the nostalgia alone. Others will want to add a few of these to their home movie collections for a constant source of fun and entertainment.