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100 Movies Every Child Should Watch

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100 Movies Every Child Should Watch

Parenting isn’t always perfect and just when you think you’ve got things under control, you realise you have to find a way to entertain your kids whilst you catch up on housework or are trying to work from home.

So what does a mum do?

Simple! Why not find those really interesting kids’ films and have them in front of the screen for at least an hour. Now I wouldn’t recommend this to your bubs under two but for the bigger kids? Well, reality check: there’s laundry and dishes piling up so you will have to find some way to get them to sit still in one place while you try to peacefully do your chores.

Here are 100 Movies every child should watch…

And watch these films leave a mark in their life and be part of their colourful childhood…

100. Dennis the Menace (1993)

  • IMDB Rating: 5.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.9 / 10

When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who’s arrived in town.

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99. The Little Rascals (1994)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.8 / 10

Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his “He-Man-Woman-Hating” friends attempt to sabotage the relationship.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

98. Home Alone (1990)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.1 / 10

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

97. Free Willy (1993)

  • IMDB Rating: 5.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.6 / 10

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

96. Chronicles of Narnia : The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.3 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.7 /10

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship, The Dawn Treader. Along the way, they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

VDTposterfull | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

95. Space Chimps (2008)

  • IMDB Rating: 4.5 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.6 / 10

Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator. Soon, the fun-loving chimp has to get serious about the mission at hand; ridding a far-away planet of their nefarious leader. Fortunately for Ham III, two of his simian peers are along for the ride.

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94. E.T. (1982)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.9 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 9.2 / 10

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

93. Jumanji (1995)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.6 / 10

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

92. The Iron Giant (1999)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.2 / 10

A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

91. The Rescuers (1977)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.9 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.6 / 10

Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

90. Hercules (1997)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7 / 10

The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

89. Gremlins (1984)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.3 / 10

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

88. Back to the Future (1985)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.5 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.7 / 10

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

87. Over the Hedge (2006)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.8 / 10

A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating…and learns a lesson about family himself.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

86. Herbie the Love Bug (1968)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: NA

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

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85. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.6 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.2 / 10

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

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84. The Little Mermaid (1989)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.6 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.1 / 10

A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.slide 229739 1040065 free | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

83. The Lorax (2012)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.5 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.9 / 10

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it, he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

via Flavors.me
via Flavors.me

82. High School Musical (2006)

  • IMDB Rating: 5.1 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5 / 10

Troy and Gabriella – two teens who are worlds apart – meet at a karaoke contest and discover their mutual love for music.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

81. Brave (2012)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.9 / 10

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

via Moviefone
via Moviefone

80. The Secret Garden (1993)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.3 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.9 / 10

A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle’s estate. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has been locked and neglected. Aided by one of the servants’ brothers, she begins restoring the garden, and eventually discovers some other secrets of the manor.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

79. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.1 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.3 / 10

A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

78. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.7 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.4 / 10

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit’s only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

77. Rio (2011)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.4 / 10

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.

76. The Lion King (1994)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.5 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.3 / 10

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

via Mamamia
via Mamamia

75. The Croods (2013)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.3 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.5 / 10

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

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74. The Incredibles (2004)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.3 / 10

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

via NakedMovieViews
via NakedMovieViews

73. Wizard of Oz (1939)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.1 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 9.4 / 10

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado, and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

72. Bambi (1942)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.3 / 10

The story of a young deer growing up in the forest after his mother is shot by hunters.

via Snitt
via Snitt

71. Ratatouille (2007)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.4 / 10

A rat, who can cook, makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

via immaginize.net
via immaginize.net

70. Big (1988)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: NA

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body.

via Best Movies by Farr
via Best Movies by Farr

69. Ice Age (2002)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.6 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.8 / 10

Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.

via David Newman Composer
via David Newman Composer

68. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.9 / 10

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm-raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.

via CinemaLive.TV
via CinemaLive.TV

67. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.3 / 10

The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

via Pinterest
via Pinterest

66. Spy Kids (2001)

  • IMDB Rating: 5.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.2 / 10

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

via The Nile
via The Nile

65. Aladdin (1992)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: NA

When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie’s magical power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

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via My Propia – WordPress.com

64. The Parent Trap (1998)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.8 / 10

Identical twins, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.

via Cinegurú
via Cinegurú

63. Puss In Boots (2011)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.7 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.8 / 10

The events leading up to the sword-fighting cat’s meeting with Shrek and his friends.

via The Geek Generation
via The Geek Generation

62. Chicken Run (2000)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.1 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.1 / 10

When a bird “flies” into a chicken farm, the fellow chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners.

via iNetVideo.com
via iNetVideo.com

61. Alice in Wonderland (2010)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.5 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: NA

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

via Moviereviews.com
via Moviereviews.com

60. Madagascar (2005)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.9 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.1 / 10

Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs.

via Movie by Mood
via Movie by Mood

59. The Never Ending Story (1984)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7 / 10

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

via Zona movies - blogger
via Zona movies – blogger

58. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: NA

Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead, unaware her captor to be an enchanted prince.

via Twitter
via Twitter

57. Wreck It Ralph (2012)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: NA

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

via The Reel Life Movie Blog - WordPress.com
via The Reel Life Movie Blog – WordPress.com

56. Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.2 / 10

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighbourhood teens to the size of insects. Now, the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

via MovieLaLa
via MovieLaLa

55. Elf (2003)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.9 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7 / 10

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

via ShortList
via ShortList

54. The Princess Bride (1987)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.3 / 10

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

via B&B Theaters
via B&B Theaters

53. Inside Out (2015)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.6 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 9 / 10

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

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52. Rango (2011)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.3 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.6 / 10

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

via Blackfilm.com
via Blackfilm.com

51. Kung-Fu Panda (2008)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.6 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.2 / 10

In the Valley of Peace, Po the Panda finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is obese and a complete novice at martial arts.

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via Xahoi.com.vn

50. Antz (1998)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.6 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.7 / 10

A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

49. Matilda (1996)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.5 / 10

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

48. The Sound of Music (1965)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.9 / 10

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

47. Holes (2003)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.1 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7 / 10

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

46. Mrs Doubtfire (1993)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.9 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.8 / 10

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

via IMP Awards
via IMP Awards

45. Wall-E (2008)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.5 / 10

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

44. Babe (1995)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.3 / 10

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

43. The Karate Kid (1984)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.9 / 10

A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

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via eBay

42. The Goonies (1985)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.1 / 10

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate’s ancient treasure.

via FC2
via FC2

41. Cars (2006)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.9 / 10

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

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via DESCARGA2.ME

40. Hugo (2011)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.6 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.3 / 10

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

via El Analítico - blogger
via El Analítico – blogger

39. Freaky Friday (2003)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.1 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7 / 10

An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other’s life for one freaky Friday.

via Cinoche.com
via Cinoche.com

38. Tangled (2010)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.5 / 10

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

via Disney Wiki - Wikia
via Disney Wiki – Wikia

37. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (2005)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.7 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.2 / 10

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker.

via CiberDVD.com
via CiberDVD.com

36. Shrek (2001)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.9 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.8 / 10

After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.

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35. Mary Poppins (1964)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.3 / 10

A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker’s unhappy family.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

34. Coraline (2009)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.7 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.8 / 10

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealised version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

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via critic picks w/alex udvary

33. Despicable Me (2010)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.7 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.8 / 10

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

via CinemaLive.TV
via CinemaLive.TV

32. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Series (1987)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: NA

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

via BlogQpot
via BlogQpot

31. Cinderella (2015)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.1 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.2 / 10

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

via FlopTV
via FlopTV

30. Monsters Inc (2001)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.1 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8 / 10

In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realise things may not be what they think.

via iTorrent
via iTorrent

29. Star Wars (1977)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.7 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.5 / 10

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

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via Pinterest

28. Annie (1982)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.5 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5 / 10

A young orphan girl’s adventures in finding a family that will take her.

via Mubis
via Mubis

27. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.9 / 10

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

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via cautfilme – WordPress.com

26. Up (2009)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.3 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.7 / 10

Seventy-eight-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

via Snitt
via Snitt

25. Rise of the Guardians (2012)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.3 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.5 / 10

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

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via English-Subtitles.club

24. Toy Story (1995)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.3 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 9 / 10

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

23. Harry Potter (2001)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.5 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.1 / 10

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

22. Frozen (2013)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.6 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.7 / 10

When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

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via Words of a Texas Nerd – blogger

21. Finding Nemo (2003)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.7 / 10

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

via VFilme.NET
via VFilme.NET

20. The Lego Movie (2014)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.1 / 10

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

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via movies.m7shsh.com

19. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: NA

SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune’s stolen crown.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

18. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.3 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.1 / 10

Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.

via LixeiraDourada - blogger
via LixeiraDourada – blogger

17. The Road to El Dorado (2000)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.9 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.5 / 10

Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

16. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.3 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.3 / 10

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

via TV Tropes
via TV Tropes

15. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

  • IMDB Rating: 5.6 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.3 / 10

A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

14. Spirited Away (2001)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.6 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.6 / 10

During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

via The Colonial Theatre
via The Colonial Theatre

13. My Girl (1991)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.5 / 10

A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

12. Stuart Little (1999)

  • IMDB Rating: 5.9 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.3 / 10

The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants to get rid of him.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

11. The Land Before Time (1988)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.3 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.5 / 10

An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

10. Shark Tale (2004)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.2 / 10

When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidently killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage.

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9. Charlotte’s Web (2006)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7 / 10

Wilbur, the pig, is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

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8. Curious George (2006)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.6 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.1 / 10

Will Ferrell stars as The Man in the Yellow Hat, a gentleman who looks after his pet monkey – an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

7. Fern Gully (1992)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: NA

The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

6. Anastasia (1997)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.1 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.1 / 10

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

5. Mulan (1998)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.5 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.5 / 10

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China’s greatest heroines in the process.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

4. Brother Bear (2003)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.7 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.5 / 10

When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back.

100 Best Kids Movies of All Time | Stay At Home Mum

3. Jungle Book (1976)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.6 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.3 / 10

Bagheera, the Panther, and Baloo, the Bear, have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilisation.

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via FilmAffinity

2. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.6 / 10

When a young owl is abducted by an evil Owl army, he must escape with new-found friends and seek the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.

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via Film Guru Lad – blogger

1. Tarzan (1999)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.6 / 10

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

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Which one brings the most childhood memories?

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