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Ron Howard’s parents were actors and he grew up just a few miles from Hollywood. He and his high school sweetheart, Cheryl Alley, have four grown children — Bryce, an actress and the mother of his two grandchildren (Theo, 6, Beatrice, 1); Paige, an actress; Jocelyn; and Reed.

Howard has worked hard to instill a love of movies in his children and hopes to carry on the tradition with his grandchildren.

Here are his must-see movies for the next generation. All are emotional, vivid and, coincidentally, Oscar winners or nominees.

When the grandkids are little:

Captains Courageous (1937)
Great Expectations (1946)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

As the grandkids get a little older:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Schindler’s List (1993)
The Graduate (1967)
Star Wars (1977)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

And when they're even older:

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

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