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Top 15 Kids Movies

Friday, 14th May 2021

With the weather being a little up and down we thought we would take a look at things to do indoors and what's better than a movie marathon! The issue is….what to watch? We have you covered! 

 

Choosing something to watch can be really difficult, especially when you have children, here are a few films we think children should watch before the age of 10!

 

15. Charlotte's Web (2006)

Not so much a classic but definitely one to watch to help kids understand loyalty and friendship. Charlotte’s web is a film I will always remember from my childhood.

Short Description: A family friendly story based on the farmyard. A pig named Wilbur is adopted by a little girl called Fern who then sells him to her uncle. A spider called Charlotte becomes friends with Wilbur and vows to save his life. 

Run time: 1 hour 53 minutes 

 

14. Mary Poppins (1964)

We all love Mary Poppins, a very well known classic. Even though graphics wise the film is looking a little old, it still has the same amount of magic as when it was new out! Introduce your children to this as soon as you can!

Short Description: Mr Banks needs a nanny for his two mischievous children, Mary Poppins shows up and changes everything as well as spreading happiness. 

Run time: 2 hours 19 minutes 

 

13. Ice Age (2002 - 2016)

The Ice Ages are a great collection of films which introduce you to an unlikely group of friends, there are five Ice Age films meaning you can keep the kids entertained for a while if it's raining outside!

Short Description: Allowing your kids to enter a world in the past, Ice Age is a film that follows a group of friends on adventures many years ago.

Run times: 

  • Ice Age (2002) - 1 hour 43 minutes
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) - 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (2009) - 1 hour 34 minutes
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) - 1 hour 34 minutes
  • Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) - 1 hour 40 minutes

 

12. The Good Dinosaur (2015)

A newer but great film with Dinosaurs and lots of colour perfect to keep the kids entertained!

Short Description: A storm separates a dinosaur from his family, whilst making his way back to find them he becomes friends with a child who helps him track them down.

Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

 

11. Matilda (1996)

A film we all have seen or heard of, classic Matilda the gifted child. Magic and mayhem is the best way to describe this film. A great film to introduce to the kids before they are too old!

Short Description: Matilda is a film that will stick with you, beyond the magic is a beautiful bond between a little girl and her teacher after a rough start in life with a family who didn't appreciate her and a head mistress who does not like children.

Run time: 1 hour 42 minutes

 

10. The Princess & the Frog (2009)

The Princess & the Frog is my all time favourite, it is a great story about how working hard can help you achieve your goals as well as being a funny story about frogs!

Short Description: A young waitress Tiana kisses a frog prince and ends up on an adventure but she cannot wait to be human again

Run time: 1 hour 38 minutes

 

9. Toy Story (1995 - 2019)

Toy Story… a story about toys...but it is more than that, it is about memories, attachments and friendship. Suitable for children and adults, Toy Story is definitely a good choice.

Short Description: Andy has a toy called Woody, he takes him everywhere with him, Woody is Andy’s favourite toy until Buzz comes along, the first film follows Buzz & Woody and their friendship building, the next films carry the story along with other and new characters taking more lead.

Run times: 

  • Toy Story (1995) - 1 hour 21 minutes
  • Toy Story 2 (1999) - 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Toy Story 3 (2010) - 1 hour 48 minutes
  • Toy Story 4 (2019) - 1 hour 40 minutes

 

8. Frozen (2013 - 2019)

It had to appear somewhere in the list... Frozen is one of the biggest movies around! Since day one ‘Let It Go’ was played on repeat all over the world. 

Short Description: A story of two sisters, Elsa who has the power to freeze any object or person into ice and Anna who wants to save her from isolating herself. The second story follows Elsa’s journey to find the source of a voice she is hearing.

Run times: 

  • Frozen (2013) - 1 hour 49 minutes
  • Frozen 2 (2019) - 1 hour 43 minutes

 

7. Ratatouille (2007)

A rat and a kitchen, two things you would never put together but Disney did and it works! Ratatouille is a brilliant film and should definitely be on your watch list if you haven't already seen it!

Short Description: Remy the rat makes friends with a young waiter at the famous restaurant Gusteau's in Paris. Remy has a passion and taste for food making him a brilliant chef with only one issue...he is a rat.

Run time: Ratatouille (2007) - 1 hour 51 minutes

 

6. Monsters Inc (2001 - 2013)

By far one of the most memorable films from my childhood, Monsters Inc is a funny, family friendly film which is great for everyone.

Short Description: The two top scarers ate Monsters Inc end up having to track down a human girl who has entered the monster world without anyone finding out. The second film follows Sulley & Mike at University where they learn to be the scariest monsters on the planet.

Run times: 

  • Monsters Inc (2001) - 1 hour 36 minutes
  • Monsters University (2013) - 1 hour 50 minutes

 

5. Tangled (2010)

A Disney princess only recently added however already a classic, the story of Rapunzel is a well known one and Disney have made this their own, your kids will love this film! 

Short Description: Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair... a young girl locked up by her mother who dreams of going outside. Her wish to escape finally comes true when she meets Flynn Rider. 

Run time: Tangled (2010) - 1 hour 40 minutes

 

4. Wizard Of Oz (1939)

The Wizard Of Oz had to be in the top 5, it has got to be one of the best classic movies offersing music, dance, colour, magic, everything you want to see in a film, although looking at films made then and now the special effects aren’t great it is still be far one of the best films around. 

Short Description: After a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog Toto are taken to Oz where they have to follow the yellow brick road, make friends and reach the wizard in order to get home. 

Run time: Wizard Of Oz (1939) - 1 hour 52 minutes

 

3. Willy Wonka/Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (1971/2005)

Both films are so good I couldn't choose between the two. The original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a classic, the orange umpa lumpas with the green hair and the classic songs. But the new Charlie & the Chocolate Factory has Johnny Depp, better special effects and a fun element of comedy. It's safe to say both are worth your time. 

Short Description: Chocolatier Willy Wonka hides 5 golden tickets in his chocolate bars around the world for children to find so they can visit his Chocolate Factory. 5 lucky children including Charlie find a golden ticket and get to see what goes in behind closed doors with some unexpected surprises. 

Run times: 

  • Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) - 1 hour 29 minutes
  • Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (2005) - 1 hour 55 minutes

 

2. Up (2009)

Following a lifelong dream is always going to be your goal. Up is an amazing film, it's emotional, funny, family friendly. It is an all rounder meaning it had to come in at number 2.

Short Description: The story of an old widower on an adventure to Paradise Falls, his wife’s dream destination. Joined by scout Russel, Dug the dog and Kevin the bird. 

Run time: Up (2009) - 1 hour 36 minutes

 

1. Coco (2017)

Where do I start... Coco is a film about the day of the dead, music, magic, love, loss it is a film that will touch your heart. It is also a film that helps children understand loss and that they should remember their loved ones that are no longer here and respect the loved ones they have. 

Coco is by far my favourite film for adults and children which is why it steals the top spot at number 1.

Short Description: Coco is a film about a boy called Miguel who has a passion for music of which his family have banned. Miguel stumbles into the land of the dead, where he learns about his great-great-grandfather who was a singer. 

Run time: Coco (2017) - 1 hour 49 minutes