Best Kids Movies Of All Time: You would almost think that in 2022 children only sit down for an animation film. Show them one of the classics below. Chances are that it will also bring back good memories for you.
10 Best Kids Movies Of All Time
The following are the best kid movies of all time.
10. The Witches – 1990
Just months after “The Witches” premiered, Roald Dahl passed away. This was the last film adaptation of one of his books, having been completed before his death. The story is about Luke. When his parents die in a car accident, Grandma Helga takes care of the boy. Then grandma gets diabetes. On the advice of her doctor, the two move into a hotel.
A group of witches also resides here. Luke accidentally discovers that they intend to wipe out all the children of the world. The plan is simple; add a magic potion to candy that turns the kids into mice. Luke suffers this fate! Will he, as a mouse, succeed in thwarting the witches’ nefarious schemes?
9. ET – 1982
Get the tissues ready, nobody will keep them dry when you see ‘ET’. Incidentally, ‘ET’ still stirs emotions with his spiritual father Steven Spielberg. The concept is based on an imaginary friend, which Spielberg created after his parent’s divorce. Perhaps he also identified with Elliot. In the film, this lonely boy befriends the alien ‘ET’.
For some reason, the creature ended up on Earth. Together with his sister, Elliot makes every possible effort to help the vulnerable ‘ET’ return to his mother planet. All in all, we think Spielberg did handle the divorce; this science fiction movie has turned out to be hugely profitable
8. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – 1971
The first film version of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ appeared in 1971. The film is based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. Who wouldn’t want to trade places with protagonist Charlie? He wins a tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
From a visit to the Chocolate Room to a trip in a pink sugar boat on the Chocolate River and fields of soft, minty sugar grass; it is a paradise for children here! Willy thinks so much about it… One child after another falls prey to its own annoying qualities. Charlie and his grandfather are holding their ground.
7. Pippi Longstocking – 1969
Children up to the age of seven can be entertained on a drizzly day by switching on ‘Pippi Longstocking’. The film is based on the books of the same name by Astrid Lindgren. In it, the super-strong ‘Pippi Longstocking’ experiences one adventure after another. She lives in Villa Kakelbont with her horse Klein Witje and the monkey Mr. Nilsson.
This is where her friends Tommy and Annika like to visit. Many a thief or other unreliable person is mistaken about the qualities of the striking girl with the red pigtails. However improbable their adventures, how convincingly have the actors in question portrayed Pippi, Tommy, and Annika. Since then they have not managed to get hold of any significant roles.
6. Ronja the Robber’s Daughter -1984
‘Ronja Rövardotter’ also originated from the brain of Astrid Lindgren. She herself adapted the book for the silver screen. In this Swedish fantasy film, we follow the life of ‘Ronja the robber’s daughter. When she is born, violent lightning splits Mattis’ castle in two. At the same time, Birk is born.
Their fathers have sworn enemies, the children are each other’s best friends. Then a war breaks out. Ronja’s father forces her to make a choice. Ronja and Birk leave the castle and flee to the woods. Here they build a new life. Will the robber chieftains ever be able to reconnect with their free-spirited children?
5. Annie – 1982
Who doesn’t know the songs ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘It’s a hard-knock life’ by ‘Annie’? This music film is based on the ‘Little Orphan Annie’ comic book series from the 1920s. In 1977 a musical was made, followed by a book and in 1982 the film. ‘Annie’ is about a red-haired girl who dreams of a happy life with her dog outside the orphanage. One day, “Annie” is chosen to stay with billionaire “Daddy” Warbucks for a week. To the dismay of Miss Hannigan, the boozy mistress of the orphanage, she manages to steal Warbucks’ heart that week.
4. Home Alone – 1990
Every year around Christmas you can’t escape ‘Home Alone. The first film in the series, of a total of five, was released in 1990. In the first three films, Macaulay Culkin plays the lead role of Kevin, but then the storyline changes. Back to movie one, the story begins as the McCallister family goes on vacation without their son Kevin.
When they find out they’ve forgotten him, they aren’t home right away. It is very busy during the Christmas season. Meanwhile, Kevin is having a great time; no rules, no bullying brother. Then two burglars get their sights on the house. It seems like an easy break-in, but the two didn’t count on Kevin’s ingenuity.
3. Babe – 1995
In 1995 the American-Australian fantasy film ‘Babe’ was released. The animals in this film are for the most part real. Only the little piglet ‘Babe’ sometimes needed animation. With special effects, the makers have adapted the faces of the animals to make it look like they are talking. The film begins on a distressed farm.
To earn money, “Babe” goes on a trip with Mrs. Hogget. He is supposed to give a sheep herding demonstration. The two miss the plane and end up in the big city. Here ‘Babe’ loses his mistress. He finds shelter in a hotel where abandoned animals are taken care of. Strange things happen to the animals here. ‘Babe’ springs into action!
2. The Wizard of Oz – 1939
During the period when the Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ was making waves, the production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ got underway. This film is based on the well-known book series by L. Frank Baum. The American Film Institute has rated the film as the best family film of all time. Not least because of the appealing music.
The story is set in the beautiful land of Oz. Here, fifteen-year-old Dorothy is forced to find the Wizard of Oz. The journey takes her through enchanted forests, past dancing scarecrows and singing lions. All animals and figures have their limitations, but together with Dorothy, they form an effective team. They eventually find ‘The Wizard of Oz, but can he help them?
1. Harry Potter Film Series – from 2001
The ‘Harry Potter film series is derived from the seven Harry Potter books by the English author JK Rowling. The latest book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been made into a two-part film. A film is currently being worked on, which will only be shown in special amusement parks.
The ‘Harry Potter film series is without a doubt one of the most lucrative film series ever made. The films have grossed more than $6 billion worldwide. Also, all eight released films are in the top 40 of the list of the most successful films of all time.