My wife and I are expecting our fourth baby by the end of the month. Over the course of three deliveries at the hospital, we learned three things:
- Newborns are super-cute but don’t do a lot
- Nurseries help us sleep better at the hospital than we will at home
- Daytime television is super-boring
And by super-boring, I mean nonstop Law and Order, infomercials, and Judge Judy knock offs. Ugh!
This time around, we are planning ahead. We have a baby movie marathon planned! It won’t be 24 hours. We aren’t going to watch movies all the movies all at once. But we’ve got ten – count ’em – ten movies picked out and ready to go.
Our picks for the baby movie marathon trend toward action, comedy, and comic book oriented. We love watching these genres and most of these movies will be easy to start and stop watching as we get interrupted (yep – Thor. He’s got a hammer. He whacks bad guys with it. Got it).
As usual with our movie marathons, each movie will be new to at least one of us. Bonus: they are all movies that are not quite little-kid friendly. It’s a real treat to watch movies for adults when our house is filled with kids seven and under.
The Baby Movie Marathon Lineup
The lineup is for kid #4’s zero-th birthday is:
- Doctor Strange
- Man of Steel
- John Wick
- Star Trek: Beyond
- La La Land
- About Time
- Bad Moms
- Love and Friendship
- Ex Machina
I’m really looking forward to John Wick (85% rotten tomatoes), which I didn’t know even existed until John Wick 2 was released in theaters to a ton of hype. And we’re both looking forward to Bad Moms, since neither of us really fits the definition of “queen bee soccer mom”.
It takes all kinds to make a world, right? Some parents give birth at homes in kiddie pools. We give birth in hospitals and have movie marathons!