Top 10 kids movies

Leisure and pleasure are an innate need of every human being. Mankind, throughout ages, undertook endeavors to satisfy these urges. Sports and puppetry, two most common and famous entertainment activities, owe their inception to such endeavors. Kids have always been the largest proportion of audience of such entertainment, so special scripts and characters were being prepared in puppetry to delight them. With the invention of print and electronic media however, all the contemporary methods of entertainment were being replaced; mainly by means of comics, cartoons, kids movies and animations.

Cartoons and Kids movies are made for not just entertainment but also educational value. Psychologists in the ‘observational learning theory’ have stressed that how children learn by watching and observing others, so Kids movies and cartoon can act as a positive force towards observational learning. Below is a list of top 10 kids movies that every kid should have in his/her watchlist.

 1.The Lion King

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       Imdb Rank: 8.5/10

The Lion king, released in 1994, is perhaps one of the greatest featured kids movie by Walt Disney Pictures. The Lion King is not just a movie but a phenomenon that hit the box office in 1994. The movie garnered two Academy awards and two Golden Globe Awards for best musical and best motion picture .This kids movie is the 4th highest grossing animated film of all times worldwide. The story revolves around a young lion ‘Simba’ who is the rightful successor of his father ‘Mufasa’. The young lion prince is tricked into thinking that he killed his father and is banished by his uncle far away from the kingdom into exile. ‘Simba’ spends the rest of his life into exile believing that he is responsible for his father’s death until he make some friends who remind him of his true destiny and instruct him to reclaim his rightful throne. The movie is a true epitome of thrill, action and emotion and gives a valuable lesson that one should never run away from challenges and face what destiny has to offer.

 2.Toy Story

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   Imdb Rank: 8.3/10

This Computer generated animated movie is definitely one of the best kids movies released by Pixar animation studios. Released in 1995, the film earned over $360 worldwide and went on to become the highest grossing animated movie by 2013. This kids movie received three Academy award nominations and was also included in National Film registry for being historically and culturally significant. Until now, three parts have been released and the fourth is all set to be released in 2018. The movie revolves around a six year old Andy and his toys that come to life when he is not around. Woody, a pull-string talking cowboy is the leader of all toys, who feels threatened with the arrival of Buzz (a spaceman action figure). Rivalries between the two land them in a house of callous neighborhood kid ‘Sid’; who is fond of dissembling toys. The two rivals now learn that their only chance of survival is through cooperation and mutual respect.  If you are looking for a kids movie that can create a bond of love and respect between your kids, then this piece is definitely for you.

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3. Up

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 Imdb Rank: 8.3/10

Up is another of  Pixer’s 3D computer animated movie for kids, Up is an emotional and humorous master piece that received universal acclaim following its release in year 2009. The film is the 15th highest grossing animated movie of all time. The film is about a 78 year old man, ‘Carl’, who takes on a long voyage via tying balloons to his house to fulfill the promise made to his late wife. What he doesn’t know is that he is up for a big surprise during his journey; an 8 year old boy named Russell. The film is set in a remarkable emotional trajectory which reveals that one should never give up on his/her dreams. An absolute thrilling adventure tale with melding emotions and breathtaking graphics; Up is surely amongst the best kids movies ever.

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4. Finding Nemo

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Imdb Rank: 8.1/10

Ask any movie addict that what is needed in a good kids movie? The answer would probably be story, emotion, characters, lesson and great animation. Well, Finding Nemo has all of them. It is another of Pixar’s masterpiece. Finding Nemo was released in 2003 and quickly earned worldwide acclaim and appraise. It earned over $900 million worldwide and become the 30th highest grossing film. It is a breathtaking underwater adventure that revolves around a clownfish (Marlin) and his son( Nemo). Both become separated in a Great Barrier Reef but Marlin sets out on a dangerous quest to bring back his son. A superb movie for kids to teach them about family relationship, emotions and trust and how this bond can achieve the impossible

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5. How to Train your Dragon

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 Imdb Rank: 8.2/10

Berk, a remote Viking village is often attacked by dragons and the Vikings are always on guard to slay the dragons. Hiccup, son of the tribe’s chief, must hunt a dragon to prove his worthiness to both his tribe and his father.  But will he be able to hunt down the creature or make friend with it? An amazing movie for kids that contain humor and an action packed adventure. This kids movie gives out a big lesson to let go of the traditional and believe on your instincts. The movie was released in 2010 and grossed over $500 million worldwide. It was the 10th highest grossing movie of 2010 and was also nominated for Academy awards.

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6. Aladdin

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Imdb Rank: 8/10

A classical fable tale revolving around a Genie and a street urchin; Aladdin became the most successful film in 1992 following its release. The film grossed over $500 million worldwide and won many awards and accolades. The story starts when a sultan asks her daughter to find a husband in three days. The princesses flee the castle in frustration and accidently bumps into  Aladdin. Both fell in love, but the grand vizer of Sultan, Jafar, is not happy about the settlement because he himself wants to marry the princesses to get to the throne. Aladdin, is thrown into prison by jaffar. The savvy street urchin then discovers a magical lamp and rubs it to set free a genie who in return pledge his loyalty to him. Aladdin then tries to use the genie’s power to marry the Princesses. The beautiful medieval music has been a trademark of this kids movie and it won many awards for it. If there is ever drawn a list for most famous kids movies, Aladdin would surely find its place on the top spot

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7. Ratatouille

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  Imdb Rank: 8/10

Ratatouille, released in 2007, is another of Pixar’s top animated kids movie. It is an absolute master piece by the Oscar Winner, Brad Bird. The film grossed over $600 million worldwide and also won the Academy award for ‘Best animated Feature’. The film is about an unusual alliance between a mouse (Remy) and a garbage boy (Linguini).  The story revolves around a rat that lives under a restaurant and always dream of becoming a Chef. It is not long when he finds himself actually in the kitchen making French cuisines. With dazzling animations, excellent plot and emotional triggers, this is a must watch movie for kids.

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8. Shrek

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Imdb Rank: 7.9/10

The list of top kids movies would be incomplete without the humor cum fairy tale ‘ Shrek’.  This kids movie is about an ogre who in his solitude life at the swamp is disturbed by some fairy tale characters who have been banished by the evil King ‘Farquaad’.  The ogre cuts a deal with Farquaad to save a princess in exchange for his land. He is accompanied by a wacky Donkey on his quest. The movie is an absolute humorous thriller with a happy ending. This computer animated fantasy movie for kids was released in 2001 and has received acclaim for being appealing to kids and adults alike. The movie also won an Academy award for ‘Best Animated feature’ and was nominated for 6 British academy Film & TA awards.

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9. Tangled

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   Imdb Rank: 7.8/10

Tangled, released in 2010, by the Walt Disney Animation studio is a musical romantic comedy kids movie. The film bagged nearly $600 million worldwide and was also nominated for a number of Academy Awards in the 83rd Academy awards. The story revolves around a charming state bandit who ends up in the custody of a long-haired beautiful girl ‘Rapunzel’ who had spent her entire lifetime in a tower. Now is the chance for her to runaway with the thief and discover the world. Fantastic songs, superb animations and heart-fluttering chemistry are what place it among the list of top movies for kids.

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10. Snow white and the seven dwarfs

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   Imdb Rank: 7.7/10

Oldest and Perhaps one of the most famous Walt Disney productions was first considered as an animation folly, but who knew that this famous Grimm’s fairy tale would go on to win an honorary Oscar and would be included in the 100 greatest films in American history. This musical fairy tale is an excellent movie for kids to watch of all times. It was released in 1937 and revolves around a beautiful girl who is pursued by her evil jealous step-mother who would do anything to look more beautiful than her step-daughter. The girl finds refuge with seven dwarfs but the queen eventually succeeds in giving her a poisoned apple. Now only a true love kiss can save her

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