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Top 10 Outstanding Movies to Watch with Your Kids

August 5, 2016
Movies to Watch with Your Kids

Children love cinema as much as adults. Good movies for kids make them laugh, share interesting thoughts and important ideas. However, caring parents should always remember how important it is to guard their children against media violence, sexual content or inappropriate language. Movie filtering software is really helpful for such protection.

Here is a list of 10 movies that will bring only positive emotions to both parents and kids.

August Rush

“Music is all around us. All you have to do is listen!”

August Rush

Source: wendyliting.blogspot.com

It is a moving story with fairy tale elements. It’s about a musical prodigy August Rush orphaned at birth. The boy starts off to New York after 11 years in an orphanage and uses his outstanding talent to find and to be reunited with his birth parents, both gifted musicians. This truly inspiring story will be of particular interest for kids who are keen on music.

Life of Pi

“Above all: don’t lose hope.”

Life of Pi

Source: prezi.com

A story of a young Indian man who was the one to survive in a massive sea storm while moving to Canada together with his family and the zoo animals they owned. His struggle for life became an epic journey and a true adventure as he found himself floating on the high sea in a rescue boat together with another survivor – a gorgeous and fearsome Bengali tiger. Important ideas come along with the beautiful visual effects in this movie.


“This might be an adventure, and I’ve never had one before – outside of books, at least.”


Source: divitapandey.wordpress.com

An orphaned boy Hugo lives in the walls of a Paris train station in the 1930s and is trying to solve up a mystery of an automaton left by his late father. A movie with great visual effects is a mixture of adventures, main characters’ hopes, dreams, true friendship and love for the cinema.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“Candy doesn’t have to have a point. That’s why it’s candy.”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Source: bustle.com

A shy and cheerful young boy Charlie Bucket wins a chance to see the most splendid chocolate factory in the world. There he meets an eccentric and gorgeous candy maker, Mr. Willy Wonka. The movie is an adaptation of a super popular book for children by Roald Dahl and also becomes one of the most popular kids’ movies.

Bedtime Stories

“Your fun is only limited by your imagination.”

Bedtime stories

Source: impawards.com

The daily routine of a hotel handyman Skeeter Bronson changes after his sister asks him to babysit his nephew and niece for a few nights. Surprisingly, the details that kids think out and add to his bedtime stories start coming true in Skeeter’s life. An amusing movie showing that imagination makes our life colorful.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

“If people live together how can they not love each other?”

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Source: en.unifrance.org

A gifted young scientist T.S. Spivet is only 10 years old. He lives together with his unique and friendly family on a ranch in Montana and enthusiastically discovers the world around him. However, one day T.S. decides to travel through the whole country from West to East to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute. This journey opens new horizons before the boy and shows the life from an unexpected side.

Cinderella (2015)

“Have courage and be kind.”


Source: frontrowcentral.com

After her father unexpectedly passes away, a young kind and sincere Ella is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and silly step-sisters. But Ella’s life takes a new happy twist after she meets a mysterious and dashing young man. An absolutely gorgeous Disney adaptation of one of the world’s most popular fairy-tales will be especially loved by girls.

Nim’s Island

“Be the hero of your own story.”

nim's island

Source: qa.reelz.com

A cheerful and courageous girl named Nim lives on a remote island together with her scientist father and beloved pets. After her dad is lost in a storm, Nim struggles to save him together with her new friend – a bizarre but lovable woman writer. This is one of the really good movies to watch for kids, which tells how important it is to be brave and step out to experience true adventures.


“Life is a bit messy. We all make mistakes. No matter what type of animal you are, change starts with you.”


Source: denofgeek.us

In a glorious city of anthropomorphic animals, a cop bunny Judy and an adventurer fox Nick are brought together to uncover a conspiracy.

This list would be incomplete without this great animation film. A recently released Pixar “Zootopia” became a huge success and found millions of admirers worldwide. The cartoon tells how important equality and tolerance is, condemns prejudice and admires true friendship. Moreover, it is hilarious and thoughtful in every detail. Your kids will love it.

Inside Out

“Do you ever look at someone and wonder, ‘What is going on inside their head?’”

Inside out

Source: alphacoders.com

Like all of us, an 11-year old girl Riley is guided through everyday life by five main emotions who live inside her mind – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear. After Riley together with her parents moves from Midwest to San Francisco, the emotions have to adjust to the girl’s new way of life and help her accept the changes.

This outstanding animation became one of Pixar’s most creative kids family movies ever. Through the adventures of five emotions, we see the main character growing up and becoming mature and wiser. Riley’s experience helps both kids and their parents to understand each other better. An original plot and unique main characters make “Inside Out” a real masterpiece.

So grab your kid, a disk, and popcorn – and enjoy spending time with your little ones!

Do you know any other cool movies to watch with kids? Share them in comments!

Petra Lipfer
Petra Lipfer is a freelance blogger living in Orlando, Florida. She is passionate about everything concerting writing and the Internet. She is married and has two beautiful kids. She has a degree in Management and has taken several IT courses. Petra is a certified specialist in child online security. She enjoys blogging on everything concerning children, their security and parenthood in general. You can contact
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