Looking for a great movie to watch with the kids at your next family movie night? We will give you some fresh ideas. Here is a list of the best 10 kids' movies for the past few decades. From classic musicals, princess tales, fantasy story, magical battles, to animated animals, sci-fi world and superhero adventures.
All of our picks are the must-see movies which will appeal to the whole family. These all-time favorites are not only hugely entertaining, but they're packed with profound instructive meaning, intensely moving scenes, heart-thrilling chapters and more. Now grab bowls of fresh popcorn, gather up the family, lounging on comfy couch and have fun enjoying your favorite movie!
1. The Lion King (1994)
The first movie we recommend is The Lion King, a classical and memorable Disney animated feature for 90's kids. It's a very heartbreaking and heartwarming tale of a lion cub Simba who must avenge his father's death and take back his homeland from Scar, his evil uncle. Finally, with help from of his friends Timon (meerkat) and Pumbaa (warthog), he overcomes many difficulties and get over his own ego. It is a little heavy at times but Elton John's music and the vivid animation will relieve the mood.
2. Finding Nemo (2003)
Most parents are overly cautious with their kids. In Finding Nemo, that will be more empathetic. This movie delivers with a colorful, lush and witty world under the sea. A clown fish named Marlin who goes on a daring mission to find his missing son, Nemo. That's a hilarious adventure with many interesting creatures along the way. The best part: A blue reef fish named Dory who has a really short memory. Listen to your parents, kids!
3. Toy Story (1995)
Every kid will love this tale of the secret life of toys. The toys coming to life after the kid has left his or her room. How fresh and fun! Woody, a cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy, and one day Woody is threatened by a new toy, the fancy, talking and beeping "Buzz Lightyear". Buzz thinks he's a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy's family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips and reunite with their boy. "I want Woody and Buzz!" Get ready for your kids clamouring.
4. WALL-E (2008)
This is a heartwarming and rewarding story in sci-fi style. 700 years in the future, the Earth is overwhelmed with pollution and rubbish, humanity has abandoned the planet for other stars. A lone robot, WALL-E is left on Earth to tidy up the garbage. WALL-E's mission is forever altered by the arrival of a new, sleek machine named EVE in this largely-wordless space adventure. We shall do much soul-searching after the movie and tell our kids to conserve resources and protect the environment.
5. Shrek (2001)
One unforeseeable plot twist on the classic fairy tale? Coming right up! An ogre and his talking donkey sidekick save the princess. Kids may not understand all the pop-culture jokes, but they will be attracted to the good looks. Meanwhile, all the characters will evoke memory from their bedtime stories.
6. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Children are afraid of the dark so is there any good idea to disarm the fear? Some industrial scarers power a city dependent on the screams of little ones. What a clever idea! The Monsters are so loveable and well-meaning, the whole process is reassuring and funny. Everyone will sleep more soundly after watching this.
7. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Kung Fu Panda tells the story of Po, a lazy and clumsy panda, who's chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy and defend the Valley from attack. Then he studies kung fu alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey under Master Shifu, guru. Po secretly dreams of becoming a kung fu legend, can it come true at last? Let's watch and find the answer.
8. Harry Potter Series (2001-)
Forget the animated characters and welcome to the magical world! Harry Potter, a young boy finds out he's a wizard and enrolls at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He makes some friends there. As the story unfolds, the mythology around Harry's lineage will slowly reveal. In the midst of his cracking adventures, that involoes amazing and dizzying magic and peculiar creatures, like hippogriff and werewolf. Harry Potter consists of eight fantasy films and it is a live action based on the best-selling novel.
9. The Sound of Music (1965)
This is a very old movie tells a tuneful, heartwarming story. Youngsters won't comprehend the scary events that cause the Von Trapps to flee Austria. But they'll love seeing Julie Andrews' infectious spirit turn a sad house into a singing house. Your kids will sing "Do-Re-Mi" along with the children on the screen.
10. Despicable Me (2010)
Kids and adults all like this bad-guy-turns-good-guy story about a curmudgeonly supervillain who learns to love an orphaned trio of little girls. His little yellow minions army is more appealing for your child. They have only three fingers and they like banana, so adorable and whimsical!
With the best 10 movies described above, I believe now you have your own ideas for the next family movie night. Looking back your DVD collections now to see if you have, or you have to download video from internet.