THE NERDY DAD LIST

I. Movies to Watch with My Kids

(2-5 Years Old)

  1. Aladdin
  2. The Lion King
  3. Beauty and the Beast
  4. Pinocchio
  5. The Little Mermaid
  6. The Emperor’s New Groove
  7. The Toy Story Trilogy
  8. Monsters Inc.
  9. A Bug’s Life
  10. The Incredibles
  11. Brave
  12. Up
  13. Wall-E
  14. Coco
  15. Finding Nemo
  16. How To Train Your Dragon
  17. Shrek
  18. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  19. The Grinch (live-action)
  20. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  21. The Muppets
  22. Ever After
  23. Tommy Boy
  24. Feivel Goes West
  25. Tron
  26. Tron Legacy
  27. Drop Dead Fred
  28. Jumanji
  29. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  30. The Wizard of Oz
  31. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  32. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  33. Matilda
  34. The Lego Movie
  35. The Princess Bride
  36. The Goonies
  37. The Karate Kid
  38. Scrooged
  39. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  40. Ever After

(8-10 Years Old)

  1. Die Hard (Wife-Approved!)

(Questionable Age Range)

  1. The Complete Star Wars Saga
  2. Indiana Jones
  3. The Marvel Cinematic Universe
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean
  5. The Mummy (The Brendan Fraser one)
  6. Back to the Future
  7. Jurassic Park
  8. Every Batman Movie
  9. Every Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie (except the Samurai one)
  10. The John Wick Trilogy
  11. Shaun of the Dead
  12. Hot Fuzz
  13. The World’s End
  14. Army of Darkness
  15. The Matrix
  16. Cloverfield
  17. Airplane
  18. The Naked Gun
  19. Bloodsport
  20. Every Jackie Chan Movie

II. Television to Watch with My

Kids

  1. Adventure Time
  2. Doctor Who
  3. Spongebob Squarepants
  4. The Simpsons
  5. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  6. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  7. Star Wars: Rebels
  8. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  9. Angel
  10. Firefly
  11. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  12. The Office
  13. Clerks Animated
  14. Quantum Leap
  15. MacGyver
  16. Futurama
  17. Batman: The Animates Series
  18. X-Men: The Animated Series
  19. Spider-Man: The Animated Series
  20. Spectacular Spider-Man
  21. Police Squad

III. Video Games to Play with My

Kids

  1. Super Mario Brothers
  2. Super Mario World
  3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  4. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  5. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  6. Lego Marvel Superheroes
  7. Portal
  8. Portal 2

IV. Books to Read with My

Kids

  1. Every Dr. Seuss Book
  2. Every Shel Silverstein Book
  3. The Harry Potter Series
  4. Ready Player One
  5. The Belgariad Series
  6. A Wrinkle in Time
  7. The Phantom Tollbooth
  8. Winne the Pooh
  9. Where the Wild Things Are
  10. The Original Thrawn Trilogy

V. Music to Listen to with My

Kids

  1. Foo Fighters
  2. The Beatles
  3. Elvis Presley
  4. Mozart
  5. Beethoven
  6. Jimi Hendrix
  7. Led Zeppelin
  8. Pink Floyd
  9. John Coltrane
  10. Fleetwood Mac
  11. The Black Keys
  12. Imagine Dragons
  13. Electric Light Orchestra

VI. Comics to Read with My Kids

  1. Bone by Jeff Smith
  2. Ultimate Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis
  3. Hawkeye by Matt Fraction
  4. Thor by Jason Aaron
  5. Daredevil by Mark Waid
  6. Scott Pilgrim
  7. 7. Batman: Earth One
  8. Old Man Logan