10 of the best children’s films ever made
This evening, watch these timeless films together.
Kids today are fortunate because, thanks to the advent of streaming services, they typically have access to movies whenever they want to watch them (depending on which ones you may or may not subscribe to). There is no need to cross your fingers and pray that your family’s favourite movies are available at the video store, and there is no need to fret that, heaven forbid, they are hidden away in “the vault” and not accessible to see.
On the other hand, it can be challenging to decide which kid-friendly movie to watch because there are always so many available at the touch of a button. Before they’re all grown up and out of the house, watch these 60 of the greatest children’s films ever made. Some are timeless classics that have endured and stayed popular for decades, while others are fresh favourites that reflect fashion trends. Others are more suited for older children who can appreciate the themes more, while some are fantastic animated films that youngsters can start watching as soon as they have the attention span for a toddler movie. The best part is that you don’t need to sift through your old discs because you can find these kid-friendly movies on Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, HBO Max, Paramount+, and Peacock. If you watch them as a family, you won’t feel guilty about your screen time.
If you still want more, catch up on the top children’s films of 2022 and check out what’s coming up for 2023’s top children’s films!
1.Turning Red (2022)
A moment from the finest kids movies, according to cleaning, is Turning Red (2022). In the animated film Turning Red, a 13-year-old girl has family circumstances that cause her to transform into a huge red panda anytime she experiences strong emotions. When does that ever occur to a teen, though? Younger children will enjoy the panda antics, while older children may identify more with the ideas of maturing and seeing your family through more experienced lenses. MPAA PG rating
2.The Sea Beast (2022)
A scene from The Sea Beast (2022), a top pick for the finest kids’ movies, according to housekeeping
The creator of another seafaring favourite, Moana, brings us an epic sea voyage. In this universe, where there are sea monsters, a young, brave girl stows away on a ship that hunts them in order to learn from her favourite explorer. Naturally, events unfold in a manner that none of them anticipated. MPAA PG rating
a poster for “Encanto,” one of the best children’s movies according to good housekeeping.
This would earn a spot on our list just for the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which shot to the top of the best Disney songs list as soon as it was released. It’s only icing on the cake that “Bruno” is accompanied with a heartfelt family story that defies many Disney norms (there isn’t a quest or adventure outside the home, for example). MPAA PG rating
4. The Machines versus Mitchells 2021
a scene from The Mitchells vs. the Machines, a top pick for family entertainment
This family drama is produced by the same team as The Lego Movie, which is another entertaining choice if you’re looking for minute-by-minute crazy fun. The Mitchells, a typical family on a road trip to drop their daughter off at college, must stop the A.I. from overthrowing their human masters in this story. MPAA PG rating
5. Sonic the Hedgehog
A clip from Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), a top option among the finest children’s movies according to housekeeping.
No one moves more quickly than Sonic when they’re in the mood for action that moves quickly! He battles Dr. Robotnik, played by a Jim Carrey who is gunning for the back row, in our world in this film, which results in a lot of amusing chaos. MPAA PG rating
6. Into the Spider-Verse with Spiderman
Into the Spider-Verse with Spider-Man (2018)
Spiderman movies in chronological order: Spiderman enters the Spiderverse
Kids will always be in the mood for another Spider-Man movie, regardless of how many there are. The animation in this is astounding, and the film’s theme—that bravery may come from anywhere—is a worthwhile one. A follow-up is anticipated in 2023. MPAA PG rating
7. Paddington 2 (2017)
a moment from Paddington 2 (2017), a top pick for the best children’s movies by housekeeping
Paddington 2 is a sweet, witty, and all-around endearing film, but its main claim to fame was that it held the coveted 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes for a considerable amount of time. (Unfortunately, it is now just 99%.) If you’re looking for a place to start, Paddington is also quite endearing. MPAA PG rating
A moment from the children’s film Coco, which is recommended by housekeeping.com
On the Day of the Dead, a young Miguel journeys into the Land of the Dead, a location no Pixar hero had ever dared to visit before. There, he discovers the unpleasant truths about his family and has a greater understanding of his past. Although it may seem frightening, Pixar turns it into something more fun and delightful. MPAA PG rating
9. Your Name (its a movie 😜)
In this film, the stories of a boy named Taki who lives in the city and a girl named Mitsuha who lives in a small hamlet are intertwined. The two start having unusual dreams about one another, but are they just dreams, or is anything actually happening? Originally from Japan, this movie can be viewed dubbed or with subtitles, so be careful to select the appropriate setting. MPAA PG rating
A moment from Moana (2016), a top pick for the best children’s movies by housekeeping
Moana, who considers herself more of a hero than a princess, joins the sea deity Maui to save her village and its inhabitants. The soundtrack is equally international, blending South Pacific indigenous music with Broadway and even hip-hop. MPAA PG rating
Occupation: Film critic and reviewer, Blogger
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Masters in Mass Communication
Career: Sangeeta Verma started her career as a freelance writer and film critic and continuing it.