7 Warm Farm Movies for the Family This Holiday Season

by Ralph Lauren Apenza

The long-awaited holidays are here. It is that time of the year to get together and enjoy festive moments with your family and friends. It is also the perfect time to relax on the sofa with your family to enjoy some intimate movies together.

From growing fruits to raising farm animals, agriculture has been the subject of many films because it connects viewers with different cultures around the world. The characters’ struggles and success in the stories also give viewers poignant lessons and achievements applicable in all walks of life.

Make sure to prepare your tissues and hearts for these seven heart-warming farmhouse movies to add to your binge-watching list:

Little Forest

Thinking of leaving the city and starting farming? This 2018 Korean movie is about a young woman who gets tired of the city and goes to the countryside in search of peace. She eventually developed a love of nature and became a farmer.

Little Forest theatrical release poster (Image via IMDb/Megabox Plus M)

Charlotte’s Network

A children’s classic, this 2006 American film tells the story of a pig and his deep friendship with a barn spider. The story depicts typical agricultural life, with undertones of the real struggles of smallholder farmers and their animals.

Charlotte’s web theatrical release poster (Image via IMDb/Paramount Pictures)

rice people

Set in 1994 in Cambodia, this dramatic film depicts the struggles of farmers who wanted to develop rice plantations amidst a society leaning towards imported rice. The film shows the daily life and thoughts of a Cambodian family who wants to change the story and start their own rice farm.

DVD cover for The Rice People (Image via IMDb/Facets Video)

At any price

The film shows the long struggle between an American farmer and his son who wanted to quit farming and venture into auto racing instead. From the conflict between parent and child interests to the declining number of younger generations working in farming, the 2012 drama offers a plot that many can relate to.

Theatrical release poster at Any Price (Image via IMDb/Sony Pictures Classics)

rams

Ramez is a 2020 Australian drama-comedy film about two warring farming brothers who each raise a flock of sheep. The film depicts the brothers’ quest to resolve their differences while battling the effects of a raging animal disease that could devastate their flocks.

Ramez’s theatrical release poster (Image via IMDb/Roadshow Films)

silver spoon

feel bad? The silver spoon is definitely yours! The 2014 Japanese film depicts the story of a Japanese boy who does not know what kind of profession he wants to pursue. He attends an agricultural high school where he faces many challenges especially in dealing with rural rural life. Like many people, farming may not have been his first choice, but he eventually came to love the country life.

The Silver Spoon theatrical release poster (Image via IMDb/Toho)

Old Yeller

Old Yeller is a relatively old movie, first released in 1957, but the family lessons it offers can be considered timeless treasures. This American drama film highlights the special bond formed between a young boy and a stray dog ​​while depicting the daily lives of Western farmers in the 19th century.

Yeller’s vintage theatrical release poster (Image via IMDb/Buena Vista Distribution)

Aside from teaching valuable family lessons, these films highlight the daily struggles of farmers just to produce food that is consumed throughout the year. As families and friends enjoy their meals this holiday season, these movies remind everyone to appreciate the people who have worked so hard and dedicated their lives to bringing food to their tables.

Read more about agriculture and horticulture at agriculture.com.ph

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