This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
There are people out there who have never seen The Princess Bride. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to society, and generally living happy, semi-fulfilled lives. But whisper a perfectly-timed “mawage” in their direction during a wedding, and the resulting blank stare or awkward chuckle will expose an inconceivable pop-cultural blind spot. Someone failed them when they were growing up.
In many ways it’s too late for them, but we can still save the next generation. The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13) is a starting point. This isn’t a list of the 55 “best” kids movies, nor a compendium of hidden gems. Rather, it’s a survival-guide syllabus of films that we all need to know to be able to speak the same pop-cultural language, listed in order by when they might be best introduced. It starts with a film that is a perfect introduction to the cinematic universe and ends with one that is an ideal capper before graduating into the world of PG-13 and R movies—and the age when kids begin to make their own theater decisions.
These are the cinematic building blocks for future film connoisseurs, movie-literate enthusiasts who can gracefully segue from a George Bailey impression into a spirited debate over whether Han Solo shot first. The important stuff.
A list of films and TV shows that could be described as "Age Appropriate Horror for Children" or "Children's Horror".
Short films less than 30 minutes and individual episodes of TV shows are excluded.
As part of the Commission Us strand of our Film Season, you asked for a library of the best children's films. Here's our top 50, plus Michael Hann's personal choices, where you can also add your own.
Note: List appears to be alphabetical, but I'm not sure why the first two are listed as such in the source.
All movies listed in "Van Abeltje tot Zoop" by Esther Schmidt and Sabine Veenendaal. Dutch children's films from 1937 to 2011.
Missing on IMDb:
De guitenstreken van Jopie Slim en Dickie Bigmans (1939)
Ridders zonder harnas (1947)
Trouwe kameraden (1949)
De club van de Zwarte Panter (1950)
Paradijs der jeugd (1951)
Het geheim van de Valkenhorst (1952)
Brilstra en zijn bromvlieg (1956)