CHILDREN-KIDS
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Children-Kids Family Films
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Selection of Greatest Children/Kids/Family Films:
Selections of Recommended Films from
The New York Times' Essential Library: Children's Movies - marked with asterisk below (*)

or Entertainment Weekly's Top 55 Movies Every Kid Should See (#) from July 14, 2014

See also the BFI's (British Film Institute) 2005 list of its Top 10 Children's Films of All-Time -
a survey of the top 10 "films that all children should see by the age of 14"
and alternative top 10 lists by NY Daily News film critics,
and their complete Top 50 'Must See' Children's Films of All-Time


Classic Children/Kids/Family Films:
The Kid (1921) #
The Gold Rush (1925) *
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) *
Duck Soup (1933) * #
King Kong (1933) *
Little Women (1933)
Anne of Green Gables (1934)
It Happened One Night (1934) *
Little Miss Marker (1934)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
A Day at the Races (1937)
Heidi (1937)
Lost Horizon (1937) *
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) *
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) *
Bringing Up Baby (1938) *
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
The Little Princess (1939)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) *
The Wizard of Oz (1939) * #
Pinocchio (1940) * #
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Sullivan's Travels (1941) *
Bambi (1942)
Casablanca (1942) *
Lassie Come Home (1943)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
National Velvet (1944) *
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Great Expectations (1946) *
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) #
The Yearling (1946)
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) #
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) *
The Red Pony (1949)
The Secret Garden (1949)
Harvey (1950)
The African Queen (1951) *
A Christmas Carol (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) *
Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
High Noon (1952) *
Singin' in the Rain (1952) * #
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)
Little Fugitive (1953) *
Peter Pan (1953) *
The Robe (1953)
Shane (1953) *
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Rear Window (1954) *
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) *
White Christmas (1954)
The King and I (1956) *
The Red Balloon (1956) #
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Old Yeller (1957)
Tom Thumb (1958)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
A Dog of Flanders (1959)
North by Northwest (1959) *
Some Like It Hot (1959) * #
The Magnificent Seven (1960) *
Swiss Family Robinson (1960) *
More Recent Greatest Children/Kids/Family Films:
101 Dalmatians (1961)
The Parent Trap (1961)
West Side Story (1961) * #
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) *
The Longest Day (1962) *
The Miracle Worker (1962)
The Music Man (1962) *
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) * #
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
Flipper (1963)
The Great Escape (1963) *
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) *
A Hard Day's Night (1964) *
Mary Poppins (1964) * #
My Fair Lady (1964) *
Around the World Under the Sea (1965)
Cat Ballou (1965) *
The Sound of Music (1965) * #
Born Free (1966)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) (TV) #
Doctor Dolittle (1967)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Oliver! (1968)
Yellow Submarine (1968) * #
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) *
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)
Fiddler on the Roof (1971) *
Walkabout (1971) *
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) #
Charlotte's Web (1973)
The Three Musketeers (1974) *
Young Frankenstein (1974) #
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975) and sequels (1978, 1979)
The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) and sequel (1979)
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) and sequel (1978)
The Four Musketeers (1975) *
The Bad News Bears (1976) * and sequels (1977, 1978)
Bound for Glory (1976)
Rocky (1976) *
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) *
Star Wars (1977) * #
The Buddy Holly Story (1978) *
The Cat From Outer Space (1978)
Superman (1978) *
The Black Stallion (1979) * # and sequel (1983)
Breaking Away (1979) *
Mountain Family Robinson (1979)
The Muppet Movie (1979) #
Chariots of Fire (1981) *
Clash of the Titans (1981)
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) * #
Annie (1982) #
The Dark Crystal (1982)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) * #
Gandhi (1982) *
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Night Crossing (1982)
A Christmas Story (1983) #
Never Cry Wolf (1983) *
Ghostbusters (1984) * and sequel (1989)
Gremlins (1984) and sequel (1990)
The Karate Kid (1984) # and sequels (1986, 1989, and 1994) and remake (2010)
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
The Never Ending Story (1984)
Back to the Future (1985) * # and two sequels (1989, 1990)
The Goonies (1985) #
My Life as a Dog (1985)
Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) #
The Adventures of Milo & Otis (1986)
Labyrinth (1986)
Stand By Me (1986) #
The Princess Bride (1987) * #
The Bear (1988) *
Beetlejuice (1988) *
Big (1988) * #
Mac and Me (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) * #
Field of Dreams (1989) *
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) and sequels (Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997))
The Little Mermaid (1989) * #
Dick Tracy (1990) *
Edward Scissorhands (1990) * #
Home Alone (1990) # and sequels in 1992 and 1997
Beauty and the Beast (1991) * #
Curly Sue (1991)
Hook (1991)
Little Man Tate (1991) *
Beethoven (1992) and sequel (1993)
A League of Their Own (1992) *
The Mighty Ducks (1992) and sequels (1994, 1996)
Free Willy (1993) and sequels (1995, 1997, 2010)
Groundhog Day (1993) *
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993) * # and sequels (1997, 2001)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) *
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Rookie of the Year (1993)
The Sandlot (1993)
The Secret Garden (1993) *
Andre (1994)
Angels in the Outfield (1994)
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Black Beauty (1994)
The Borrowers (1994)
The Flintstones (1994)
The Lion King (1994) * #
Little Women (1994) *
The Mask (1994)
The Santa Clause (1994) and sequels (2002, 2006)
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994) *
Apollo 13 (1995) *
Babe (1995) * #
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Jumanji (1995)
A Little Princess (1995) *
Toy Story (1995) * #
Emma (1996) *
Fly Away Home (1996) *
James and the Giant Peach (1996) *
Matilda (1996)
MicroCosmos (1996)
Shiloh (1996)
Space Jam (1996)
Buddy (1997)
Flubber (1997)
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
A Simple Wish (1997)
Titanic (1997) #
Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
Ever After (1998)
Madeline (1998)
Paulie (1998)
Star Kid (1998)
Inspector Gadget (1999)
The Iron Giant (1999) * #
Muppets From Space (1999)
The Olsen Twins: Passport to Paris (1999)
Stuart Little (1999)
Toy Story 2 (1999) *
The Winslow Boy (1999) *
Billy Elliot (2000)
Chicken Run (2000) *
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) #
My Dog Skip (2000)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) * #
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) * #
Monsters, Inc. (2001) *
The Princess Diaries (2001)
Shrek (2001) *
Spirited Away (2001, Jp.) *
Spy Kids (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Lilo & Stitch (2002) *
The Rookie (2002) *
Whale Rider (2002)
Elf (2003) #
Finding Nemo (2003) #
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) #
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

The Incredibles (2004) #
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
March of the Penguins (2005) #
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Wall-E (2008) #
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) #

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) #
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
The Avengers (2012) #
Brave (2012)
Monsters University (2013)
The LEGO Movie (2014) #



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