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Kids Movie List Part 2

Here are some more movies to be added to my previous list. This list includes movies I forgot the first time around and suggestions by respected readers. (I've cut out some of their suggestions using the filter of my two kids who didn't like the movies. I've also used our filter which is capricious, picky and prone to cause arguments:

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Nanny McPhee




Lady and the Tramp

Trumpet of the Swan

Charlotte's Web

Snow White

Sleeping Beauty

Land That Time Forgot

Mary Poppins


The circus

Bringing up baby

What's up doc

Hello dolly


The Last Mimzy


Flushed Away!


Red Balloon

Princess Mononoke

Porco Rosso


Valley of the Wind

Spirited Away

Kiki's Delivery Service

The Four Feathers (the original)

The Court Jester (Danny Kayeing)

Errol Flynn Robin Hood

The Prizoner of Zenda.

That's Entertainment

The Yearling

Update: Second part of the list is here.

Every Saturday night we watch a movie with the kids. It's their one television event during the week and getting the pick right is tough.The whole family agrees that Looney Tunes are our collective favorite but we can't do that every week.

 I wish someone had given me a list of films that appeal to kids under 10. Here are some films that we've liked. It's a very fast list. The films are all pretty safe (not a lot of excessive suspense that our daughter can't handle and not a lot of cheap jokes and attitude that sap the creative impulse). There are lots of films we've seen that aren't on this list and some I've forgotten.

I'll add to this list later as I think of films that worked. If you've got your own suggestions please send them my way:

Animal Crackers
That Darn Cat

Music Man

101 Dalmations


Over the Hedge

Apple Dumpling Gang

Escape from Witch Mountain


My Friend Totoro

Snow Buddies

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Horton Hears a Who

Finding Nemo



The Iron Giant

The Princess Bride (almost didn't make the list for the rodents of unusual size scene which put our daughter on the ceiling)

Singin' in the Rain

The Sound of Music

"Doctors, as a group, are big believers in sending children to school. Every doctor I've talked to is more concerned about children unnecessarily missing school than about their posing an infection risk to their classmates."

Times piece


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