Kid movies are a great way to entertain your kids and they also make for some important lessons. The portrayal of characters that kids love is often done through animation although there are non animated kids’ movies that have done extremely well for themselves. The fact that kids watch their favorite movies over and over again is well known. Movies that are made keeping in mind young audiences are also popular among the older audience. The music of the film is also important as it is a chance for you to offer something wonderful to your child. It also enhances the overall effect that the movie has on kids. Kids’ movies are considerably more cheerful than most other movies and most usually end on a happy note. A product of pure imagination in many ways, we will look now at the top 10 kid movies.
10. Wall-E: Wall-E is a great animated film for kids; it features a waste collecting robot who, during his journey from Earth to Space, ends up deciding the fate of mankind. The robots in the film behave very much like human beings and their humanlike character is well portrayed with the help of some very impressive animation. This film has received a lot of critical acclaim from various circles and is one of the most successful films made in 2008. This kid movie has also received many awards and multiple nominations in different categories in various film festivals. A must watch for your child and even for you.
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9. ET: ET which is short for extra terrestrial is a 1982 film that was directed by Steven Spielberg. A young boy called Elliott happens to become friends with an alien who is quite conveniently called ET and helps the extraterrestrial find its way back home. The film has been re-released twice and has remained as a much loved kid movie also liked by adults. ET held the record of being the highest grossing film of all time for ten years. It is also often called the greatest science fiction flick ever made.
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8. Ratatouille: The main character of this kid film is Remy the rat who likes to cook. The rat teams up with a struggling chef named Linguini to move closer to its own dream of becoming a chef. Ratatouille has a touching story and is highly recommended by fans and critics too. The duo in the film overcome their communication issues by stumbling upon a strange way to move about as one as Remy controls Linguini’s movements by pulling on his hair. A must watch weekend animated feature with your kids if you haven’t already watched it.
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7. The Wizard of Oz: A wonderful and timeless story, the film was first released in 1939 and features the story of a young girl who is blown away by a storm to a distant, strange land. She meets several interesting characters and befriends three very unique ones with whom she embarks on a quest to find the great wizard known only as Oz. The film is frequently featured in the lists for top ten films of all time and is a much loved favorite of even adults. The music in this kid film is also wonderful and is a critical part of its immense popularity and success.
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6. Monsters Inc: Monsters Inc is a 2001 kid film by Pixar studios and was a great success all around the world despite being Pixar’s fourth animated film. The story follows monsters that can only generate power for their city by scaring children. The tables turn around quickly as a child enters the city and runs around scaring the monsters who believe that they will be infected by children. Although the film is called Monsters Inc. the story is very well played out throughout as it is entertaining and funny.
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5. Toy Story: The Toy Story series of films tell the story of children’s favorite things at one time in their lives. The story of toys and how they come to life when their masters are not around has been well told in the three movies in the series. The first film was released in 1995 and was Pixar’s first animated feature. Toy Story has received rave reviews and the third film in the series is the highest grossing animated film of all time. The films have also been re-released in 3D. A must have series to have for any kid who likes to watch movies; the films are all quality family entertainment.
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4. Harry Potter: The Harry Potter series is easily among the most recognized movies for kids although the younger lot may not exactly follow and or like the series. The main story is of Harry Potter who is constantly hounded by the dark lord and his ambition to become the ruler of the wizards is much too well known to everyone. So much have the films become popular that the hype for every sequel is highly anticipated by fans. The first of the many films was released on 2001 and the series collectively is one of the highest grossing of all time.
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3. Shrek: The Shrek series of films is also another one of the highly successful animated feature films of our time. The films have enjoyed a large amount of success all around the world. The first of the films was released in 2001 and it follows the adventures of an Ogre named Shrek who is part of a fantasy world with characters from fairy tales. This kid movie has received much success and is also the winner of the first ever Best Animated Feature film at the Oscars.
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2. Despicable Me: Despicable Me was released in 2010 as a 3D animated comedy film tells the story of Gru, who is an aspiring super villain. Gru is out on a bid to upstage his rival who steals the Pyramids and he is on a mission to shrink the moon. This kid film also features three orphaned girls who the villain plans to use as pawns for pulling his biggest heist.
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1. Kung Fu Panda: The Kung Fu Panda series was flagged off in 2008 and is followed by a 3D animation sequel. The first film is about the story of a panda who, by a strange twist of fate is projected as the chosen kung fu master who will defeat the greatest villain the world has known. The second movie was also a huge success and the character Po is a hit with kids all around the world. Both the films in the series have received immense success worldwide. Deservingly on top of the list of kid movies, this film is a funny rollicking ride all throughout for kids and adults alike.
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