100 Movies Every Child Should Watch

Parenting isn’t always perfect and just when you think you’ve got things under control, you realise you have to find a way to entertain your tots whilst you catch up on housework.

So what does a mum have to do?

Simple! Why not find those really interesting kids’ films and have them in front of the screen for at least an hour. Now I wouldn’t recommend this to your bubs under two but for the bigger kids? Well, reality check: there’s laundry and dishes piling up so you will have to find some way to get them to sit still in one place while you try to peacefully do your chores.

Here are 100 Movies every child should watch…

And watch these films leave a mark in their life and be part of their colourful childhood…

100. Dennis the Menace (1993)

  • IMDB Rating: 5.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.9 / 10

When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who’s arrived in town.

99. The Little Rascals (1994)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.2 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.8 / 10

Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his “He-Man-Woman-Hating” friends attempt to sabotage the relationship.

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98. Home Alone (1990)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.4 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.1 / 10

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

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97. Free Willy (1993)

  • IMDB Rating: 5.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.6 / 10

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

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96. Chronicles of Narnia : The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.3 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.7 /10

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship, The Dawn Treader. Along the way, they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

95. Space Chimps (2008)

  • IMDB Rating: 4.5 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.6 / 10

Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator. Soon, the fun-loving chimp has to get serious about the mission at hand; ridding a far-away planet of their nefarious leader. Fortunately for Ham III, two of his simian peers are along for the ride.

94. E.T. (1982)

  • IMDB Rating: 7.9 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 9.2 / 10

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

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93. Jumanji (1995)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.8 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.6 / 10

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

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92. The Iron Giant (1999)

  • IMDB Rating: 8.0 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.2 / 10

A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

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91. The Rescuers (1977)

  • IMDB Rating: 6.9 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.6 / 10

Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

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