We want our children to be exposed to a variety of entertainment, including movies, so that they can grow up with a lot of sensitivity.
So, we’ve chosen our recommendations for everyone who wants to watch a movie with their kids up to elementary school. All of these films are interesting for adults to watch, so please enjoy them with us.
If you have children, you want to enjoy a movie with the whole family, don’t you? I’m sure it’s a good memory for the kids to watch a movie as a family. Even though family movies are said to be aimed at children, there are many things that adults can enjoy.
First, let’s look at some of the best family movies to watch with the kids.
I chose a story that is easy to follow, easy to understand gags, and doesn’t have any violent expressions that can be enjoyed with children up to elementary school age.
We introduce best movies, best anime that adults can also enjoy together, works based on popular children’s literature, and masterpieces that you should watch when you are a child. Even if you’ve seen a movie as a child, you may feel differently when you watch it again as an adult with your child.
- 1. “Finding Dory” (2016)
- 2. “Minions” (2015)
- 3. “Night at the Museum” (2006)
- 4. “My Neighbor Totoro” (1988)
- 5. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005)
- 6. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982)
- 7. “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” (2005)
- 8. “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” (2013)
1. “Finding Dory” (2016)
Finding Dory, the sequel to the 2003 Pixar film Funding Nemo. Dory, who can easily forget everything, sets out on an adventure with Nemo Merlin and his family in search of his estranged family.
It’s easier to understand the story and gags than “Nemo” and will be fun to watch with young children.
Aside from Pixar’s beautiful animation, this film about “family” is perfect for watching with children. By the end, the adults may be more likely to shed tears.
2. “Minions” (2015)
Minions” is a spin-off from Illumination Studio’s “Phantom Thief Gru” series, featuring the popular Minions.
The film begins with the minions, who live to serve the villains, going to the “Big Bad Tournament” in search of a new master. Things take a turn for the worse with the cute and silly minions’ unexpected exploits.
In terms of timeline, the story predates the “Kaito Gru” series, so you don’t need to have seen the other books to enjoy it.
The second Minions movie, Minions Fever, will be released in 2020, so I’m looking forward to checking it out.
3. “Night at the Museum” (2006)
Night at the Museum was released in 2006 and was a huge hit.
Larry became a night guard at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. However, in fact, the museum’s exhibits started to move on their own in the evening, causing a lot of commotion. Unbeknownst to him, he and his son, Nick, get involved in an incident.
If you’re a child, you’ve probably imagined the setting of “museum exhibits moving at night” at least once.
The cast includes Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, and many other comedians, so even adults can enjoy it.
4. “My Neighbor Totoro” (1988)
The immortal Studio Ghibli masterpiece “My Neighbor Totoro” is a work that you should see at least once when you are a child. Even if you haven’t seen the movie, you know the characters.
When Satsuki and Mei move to a country town, one day they meet the mysterious creature Totoro. The film follows two people as they grow up through their imaginary adventures in the richness of nature, their sisterhood, and their feelings for their sick mother.
5. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005)
Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Willy Wonka, one of the world’s most popular confectioners, cannot trust anyone and has to run his factory by himself. One day, however, he announces that his popular Wonka Chocolate product will be accompanied by a “Golden Ticket,” an invitation to his factory. Charlie, a poor boy who loves Wonka chocolates, manages to get a ticket and goes on a tour of the factory.
The visuals are a must-see for director Burton’s unique blend of cuteness and venomousness. There are some scary scenes, but I think upper elementary school students will be able to enjoy it without problems.
6. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982)
Steven Spielberg’s classic alien movie“E.T.” is a must-see movie for your childhood. It’s an exciting adventure with children’s interactions with the alien E.T. and secret missions for adults.
An alien has been left behind by a research team that has come to Earth. Elliot, a young boy who lives nearby, meets this alien and decides to keep him at home. Along with his brother and sister, he interacts with this alien, whom he names E.T. However, when the government notices the spacecraft flying, the pursuit is imminent…
Don’t miss the famous scenes and lines that have been quoted in many works. It is an immortal masterpiece that will not fade away even after all these years.
7. “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” (2005)
This is the first feature film in the popular series Wallace and Gromit from Aardman Animations in the UK. A clay animation film shot in stop-motion, this is a fun film with its cute character formations and surprising developments.
Ahead of the annual “Giant Vegetable Contest,” Wallace and Gromit were protecting vegetables from rabbits ravaging the vegetable garden as pest control agents. But one day, a giant rabbit attacks the town.
This book series features cute characters with lively expressions and movements, and other short and medium-length films are also recommended. Preschoolers and early elementary schoolers will also enjoy the “Sean the Sheep” series by Aardman Animations.
8. “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” (2013)
Spivet is a young boy born into an eccentric family living in rural Montana. Too genius to be understood by his family or at school, he became increasingly out of place after the death of his twin brother. Just then, he receives the news that he has won the Beard Prize for the most outstanding invention and decides to travel alone to the award ceremony.
The film follows a young boy’s examination of his family ties through various adventures and encounters with people on his journey to the faraway Smithsonian Institution.
For this film, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, known for films such as “Amelie” (2001), makes his first attempt at a 3D film. With the unique 3D expression, the imagery in the brain of the genius boy Spivet was brilliantly visualized.
These were some recommended movies to watch with your kids. All these movies capture society from a child’s perspective.
Let’s take the family to the movies!
There are many family films with deep messages that are not only for children, but also for adults to enjoy together. For starters, be sure to watch the movies recommended in this article.
There are many family movies that have points for adults and children to enjoy, so be sure to enjoy many of them with your kids!