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Marisa (she/her) has covered all things parenting, from the postpartum period through the empty nest, for Good Housekeeping since 2018; she previously wrote about parents and families at Parents and Working Mother. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, where she can be found dominating the audio round at her local bar trivia night or tweeting about movies.
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Our editors give you the scoop on all the latest kids' movies available in theaters and via major streaming services and premium video on demand. Check our list of new G, PG, and PG-13 movies to find out whether the most recent releases for young kids, grade-schoolers, tweens, and young teens are right for your family. And, if nothing fits, check out our Essential Movie Guide.
From the hobbits of The Lord of the Rings to the singing and dancing kids in Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical, Netflix has lots of fantasy movies to offer. And with new movies coming to Netflix all the time, the collection is constantly growing. Here are the best fantasy movies on Netflix right now.
From The Kid to Toy Story, cinema has given us thousands of indelible that entertain and stimulate children, and subdue the difficult ones. We all grew up with classics that have stuck with us: for some it was Pixar; others were weaned on the classics of Disney animation or Studio Ghibli's fantasical otherworlds. But what should you be treating your kids to first? Glad you asked because we've been weighing up this very question. Tears were shed and hair was pulled but eventually we came up with 50 of the finest kids' films in cinema. And, hey, we're all friends again now.
It was quite the wait for Joe Cornish's second film, but this modern-day take on Arthurian legend was worth it. Come for the imagery of school kids battling ghostly warriors, stay for the goofy take on Merlin as played by Angus Imrie and, occasionally, Patrick Stewart.
Before they're ready for Goldfinger, here's some Gert Fröbe-starring, Ian Fleming-sourced magic that's more age appropriate for your little people than Sean Connery's seduction techniques. Like Top Gear on laughing gas, Fleming's flying car tale makes for an inventive, colourful, hammy and fun kids' caper. Altogether now! "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we love you."
The original and still the best, Jim Henson's first big-screen Muppetathon was an origin story long before Batman Begins and co got in on the act. Beginning with Kermit watching his own swamp-based origins on screen (meta much?), the Dark Frog embarks on a US road trip involving brainwashing, insta-grow pills, Dr. Teeth and bizarro/awesome cameos from Telly Savalas and Orson Welles. You can't explain the plot without being put on a psychiatric watch list, but your kids will love you for trying.
The idea seemed improbable and the first trailer left a few unconvinced but, boy, was director Paul King's little bear a joy to behold when he arrived on the screen. For anyone who wants their kids to learn about things like home, finding a place in the world and the importance of always having a sandwich to hand, this is indispensible viewing. Try to gloss over the bit where Hugh Bonneville dresses up as a cleaning lady, if you can.
A movie that made us care about a nougat-filled elephant-cat hybrid, Inside Out came out just in time to silence those suggesting that Pixar had lost its critical edge. On paper at least, it sounds bonkers. Set inside the human mind with a character called Anger and that aforementioned nougat-flavoured frankenfriend, it sounds like a metaphysical jungle impenetrable to anyone without a PHd in psychology. But kids loved it, and yours will too.
Rob Reiner's beloved classic offers up an alternative fairy tale realm in which nothing is quite as you'd expect, like a Walt Disney yarn filtered through a postmodern prism. William Goldman's script is playful and filled with quotable dialogue ("My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die") and kids will love its zest, energy and rollicking sword fights. Stardust and others have aped it but the idea of anything matching it is, well, inconceivable.
Not just one of the greatest kids' films of all time, but one of the greatest movies full stop, show your children this and you'll be ticking off two boxes in one. There are many important life lessons - about heart and smarts and the loyalty of little canines - in between all the glorious songs, kaleidoscopic sets and a lot of Munchkin mayhem. Although if your little'uns want to know why it's okay for Dorothy to kill so many people, you're on your own.
Family Movie Releases on DVD, Blu-ray and Download for May and June All the family movies out on DVD in May and June 2019 - including the second Lego Movie, The Kid Who Would Be King and the latest installment of the How To Train Your Dragon franchise. Family Movie Releases on DVD, Blu-ray and Download for March and April 2019
All the summer's biggest movies will be out on DVD in time for Christmas, including Jurassic World 2, Thomas & Friends, Incredibles 2, Ant Man and the Wasp, Sherlock Gnomes and more. Great ideas whether you are looking for a stocking filler gift or something for your family movie night this Christmas.
But don't overlook Amazon Prime. There might not be as many options on Prime as there are on some of the other streamers, but you can still find a hidden gem or two. From oddly existential unicorn cartoons to classics like Shrek 2, here are some of the best kids' movies you can stream today on Prime Video.
Most of us fell in love with baseball as a child. That's when our imaginations were the most fertile, when we could easily picture ourselves standing on the mound in the bottom of the ninth or up at the plate with the bases loaded and the World Series on our shoulders. So, it shouldn't be a surprise that some of the greatest baseball movies are those featuring kids. Whether they're out on the sandlot getting their knees dirty or -- through some magical wish fulfillment -- are actually in uniform and out on a Major League diamond long before they can even drive a car, these films speak to both the young and the young-at-heart.
But which one best captures the feeling of being a kid and dreaming that anything is possible? Wrapping up our two week jaunt through baseball movie history, we're looking at the best baseball movies that let the kids play. We'll be debating "The Sandlot," "Little Big League," "Rookie of the Year," and "Bad News Bears," to find out which one of these can make us feel like a little kid all over again.
Bryan Hoch, Yankees beat reporter: This is my favorite of the group. I was 11 in 1993 when "Rookie" came out. Everyone in our neighborhood wanted to be Henry Rowengartner. I wonder how many kids intentionally hurt their arms hoping to make it to the big leagues.
Footer: We're keeping a loose track of how many baseball movies we can watch that portray the media in an unrealistic light. Add this one to the list. Please, movie directors, can you stop having reporters screaming questions at the players? That's not how any of this works.
Sheldon: I liked but didn't love it. I don't think it's in the pantheon of great baseball movies. What I liked was the nostalgia and sentiment. I can relate to playing games with neighborhood kids and friends, losing baseballs in yards and on rooftops etc. and working out the conflicts.
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Every family follows different Christmas traditions to make their Christmas Eve special. But one thing that most families can relate to is snuggling under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and binge-watching special Christmas movies.
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic animated Christmas movie based on a 1965 animated television adaptation of the comic strip Peanuts. This is a perfect Christmas movie for toddlers. Your kids will love singing classic Christmas songs and watching the entire Peanut squad performing different antics.
This is a Netflix original Christmas movie for kids. A young boy named Nikolas embarks on an adventurous journey to the snowy north in search of his father, who went to discover a fabled village of elves. He took a stubborn horse named Blitzen and his pet mouse along with him.
Home Alone is one of the best Christmas movies for kids of all time. When the McCallister clan leaves to celebrate Christmas in the big city, they leave their notorious son Kevin behind and the real fun begins. Kevin makes full use of the situation by eating ice cream for dinner, troubling gangsters, and creating chaos around the city.
If your kids are a bit older, they can have a blast watching The Nightmare Before Christmas. It is the story of Jack Skellington, who lives in Halloween Town. But one day, he found Christmas Town and became so obsessed with it that he abducted Santa Claus.
It is one of the purest films for the purest heart of your kids. A 2008 Christmas comedy, this is a story about Muppets who accidentally interrupt three letters sent to Santa by children. The adventures in delivering those letters to Santa are sure to make your kids stick to the couch for an hour. Stream it now!
Not a typical Christmas special, Frozen is a must-watch for your kids this holiday season. Set in the snowy backdrop, this Disney musical is an endearing tale about two sisters who rise above all the hurdles with trust and support. The movie runs on stunning visuals and high emotions throughout, keeping your little ones in awe of the fantasy. 041b061a72