50 Films For Kids

So here we go! 50 films for kids aged 5 – 11+ which should keep you in movies for the foreseeable future. (at least seven weeks if you pick one a day!) Most of these you may already have, and some you’ll remember from your own childhoods and each of them carrying interesting messages completely adaptable to whatever the moment your in!

So snuggle down, pop your popcorn and let the feature begin.

Charlotte’s Web (2006)age 5+  An enchanting take on a beloved children’s classic. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)


 Finding Nemo – age 5+ Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)


 Frozenage 5+ Wintry Disney musical is a fabulous celebration of sisterhood. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)


 Lilo and Stitchage 5+ Cute story, great characters, fabulous soundtrack. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)


 My Neighbor Totoroage 5+ Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1988)


 Toy Story (1995)age 5+  Pixar classic is one of the best kids’ movies of all time. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)


 WALL-Eage 5+  Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)


 Babeage 6+  Heartwarming farm story is touching and a bit scary. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)

 Beauty and the Beastage 6+  Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1991)


 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journeyage 6+  Adventurous animal tale will have kids riveted. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)


 The Iron Giantage 6+ Touching robot-kid friendship tale has great messages. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)


 The Lego Movieage 6+ Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)


 The Lion King (1994)age 6+  Musical king-of-the-beasts blockbuster is powerful, scary. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1994)


Mary Poppinsage 6+  World’s coolest nanny celebrates family and fun. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1964)


Miracle on 34th Streetage 6+  Classic holiday movie for the whole family. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1947)


Moanaage 6+  Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)


Modern Timesage 6+  Families will cherish Chaplin’s silent slapstick.On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1936)


 The Muppet Movieage 6+  First Muppet movie has wonderful songs — and a few guns. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1979)


 Shrek age 6+  Gross-out laughs meet a marvellous fairy tale mix. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)


The Sound of Musicage 6+  Outstanding family film features glorious music. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1965)


The Wizard of Ozage 6+  Even decades later, one of the best family films ever made. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1939)


Anne of Green Gablesage 7+  Faithful, sensitive take on a classic novel is great for kids. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1986)


 Elfage 7+  A Peppy holiday favourite for both kids and parents. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)


 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrialage 7+ Spielberg’s family classic is still one of the best. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1982)


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneage 7+  First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)


How to Train Your Dragonage 7+  Thrilling 3D adventure sends a brains-over-brawn message. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)


 The Incredibles age 7+  Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)


 The Indian in the Cupboardage 7+ Classic, heartwarming fantasy will rivet kids. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)


 James and the Giant Peachage 7+  Fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1996)


 A Little Princessage 7+  A Wonderful adaptation of the classic book; some scary moments. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)


 Song of the Seaage 7+ Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)


 Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hopeage 7+  Sci-fi action classic perfect for sharing with kids. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1977)


 Akeelah and the Beeage 8+  An Inspiring drama about a champion speller; OK for tweens. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)


 Fly Away Home age 8+  Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)


 Howl’s Moving Castleage 8+  Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)


 Hugoage 8+  Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)


 Mad Hot Ballroomage 8+  Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)


 The Princess Brideage 8+  A Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1987)


 Superman: The Movie age 8+  Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1978)


 It’s a Wonderful Lifeage 9+  This classic delivers warmth all year long. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1946)


 Spirited Away age 9+  Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)


 Children of Heavenage 10+  Excellent subtitled Iranian coming-of-age story. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)


 Hidden Figures age 10+ Inspiring true story of African-American women at NASA. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)


 A – League of Their Ownage 10+  Terrific story of women’s baseball has great messages. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1992)


 October Skyage 10+  Inspiring tale for older tweens and up. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)


 Remember the Titans age 10+  Inspiring football drama brings history to life. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)


 Napoleon Dynamiteage 11+ One-of-a-kind high school comedy for the family. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)


 Sense and Sensibility age 11+  A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)


 Spider-Man age 11+  Fun movie, but maybe too intense for younger kids. On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)


Whale Rider age 11+  Excellent, gorgeous drama with uplifting messages.On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)

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