21 Must Watch Popular Kids Movies

Movies whisk us away in a candy floss-like fantasy world brimming over with fun, love, joy, colours and more. For children who are as young as five, the whole world is a treasure trove of new experiences and discoveries. Kids movies , hence, are naturally vibrant, colourful and animated. Most of these movies are animation, while some are made like regular motion pictures that we watch.

Here is a compilation of some of the most loved kids movies that have been popular for ages:


1.The Wizard of Oz

Let’s begin the ‘moviethon’ with the ever-popular classic, The Wizard of Oz, a 1939 American musical fantasy film based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In this movie, Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto are swept away by a tornado from a farm in Kansas to the magical land of Oz. Dorothy comes across some unforgettable friends and foes as she embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who has the power to help her return home and also help her new friends.


An Arabic folktale recreated a number of times by mega production houses like Walt Disney Pictures, Aladdin has captivated young minds for generations with its exciting and exquisite storyline. The movie is about Aladdin, an Arabian street urchin and his love for the beautiful Princess Jasmine and of course, his magic lamp enclosing a Genie and all the fantastic adventures in store for them!

3.Mary Poppins

This is an adorable and touching story of a nanny, Mary Poppins who has magical powers which help her to unite two neglected children with their father through music and adventure.

4.Beauty and the Beast

Which child isn’t familiar with this classic fairy tale of love, magic, monster and happiness at the end? Beauty and the Beast has been adapted as a children’s movie more than just once, including as an animated musical fantasy. It depicts a prince who’s transformed into a monster, what transpires as its consequences and how love can break the evil spell at the end.

5.The Jungle Book

Adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s famous collective works, The Jungle Book is one of the most famous children’s films that narrates the tale of Mowgli, an orphaned man-cub raised in an Indian jungle by a family of wolves. The story also details Mowgli’s tryst with some animals, especially the dreaded Sher Khan, and the captivating turn of events and outcomes that has riveted children for years.

6.Toy Story

Toy Story is a popular computer animated Disney movie series that spins the message that toys actually have life, love to play by themselves and do come alive. The movie has a number of endearing toy characters whose adventures have been immensely popular among children. Definitely worth a watch for kids.

7.Home Alone

Still fresh in the minds of viewers for its humorous, witty and entertaining happenings, Home Alone is an immensely popular 1990 American comedy film for children in which an eight-year-old child is unintentionally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. Despite being alone and all by himself, the kid has his hands full as he encounters and counters burglars on the prowl from whom he has to protect his house.

8.The Lion King

Again, a very popular movie which is all about Simba, a young lion who has to avenge the murder of his father, Mufasa, the King of the Pride Lands, and also about mighty lions, their pride and power. Apart from magnificent grandeurs and lush glimpses into the animal kingdom that delight, children can also learn good morals and values.

9.E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

This movie is for the sci-fi and space lovers who will surely be fascinated with the story of Elliott, a troubled child who becomes friends with an alien accidently left behind marooned on the Earth and how Elliot and his siblings help him return to his home world. The movie serves as a great platform for kids to learn some important values of life that the main characters reveal in what they do.

10.Harry Potter Series

Kids of this era are undoubtedly under the spell of the magical Harry Potter series. Based on the series of fantasy novels written by J. K. Rowling, each of the Harry Potter movie is brim-full with magic, mysteries, trials and adventures of the principal character, Harry Potter and his friends who navigate complex facets of magical spells and more.


This is the amazingly popular Pixar film about about rookie race car, Lightning McQueen on its way to participate in a famous race. While on the way, Lightning McQueen gets lost and lands somewhere else instead, where different kinds of adventures are in store for it. The colourful and glitzy visuals are sure to captivate your young one’s mind, and also share some thoughtful life lessons!

12.Finding Nemo

A fascinating computer-animated adventure film, Finding Nemo traces the experiences, challenges and indomitable love of the overprotective ocellaris clownfish, Marlin who sets out to search for his abducted son, Nemo with a regal blue tang Dory to rescue it. The movie traces a myriad trials and tribulations that the father fish braves to reunite with his son. A touching and moving movie that kids must not miss for anything!

13.Ice Age

This is truly an awe-inspiring computer-animated with the Ice Age as its setting dotted with adorable adventures of its endearing characters. This movie is not to be missed as it gives a fabulous glimpse into the Ice Age, which the little ones are eventually going to learn about!


This endearing movie series illustrates the adventures of four Central Park Zoo animals who are suddenly faced with the rigours of tough life in Africa after living in comfort and indulgences in captivity. Making their way back to New York City would be replete with challenges and a matter of survival, which they have to do with help of a cunning band of penguins and other characters, which adds to the adventure and run.

15. Bolt

White Shepherd puppy, Bolt, who acts in a television series with his little master, Penny, is made to believe that he has superpowers that make things happen, which in reality, isn’t true. An incident strikes when Bolt ventures out of his comfort zone to look for Penny, who he believes has been kidnapped. While out, Bolt comes in touch with reality and matures as a being, thanks to some amazing friends he makes.


Here’s a chilly fairy tale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, in which a brave princess ventures out to find her separated sister. The princess steps out into the cold with an iceman, his reindeer, and a snowman, and a number of incidents occur that make this movie worth your time.


This is a charming animated tale of a maiden princess with magical long blonde hair. Confined to her isolated tower leading a restricted life all along, she breaks free of the bondage and goes out into the world with a stranger to experience unknown discoveries.  A perfect movie that will instil a spirit of adventure and courage among the little ones!


This is one of my all time favourite kids movies,the splendid story of a young lass living in the lush Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather but is compelled to live with her disabled cousin in a palatial house to humour her. The tale is about Heidi coming to terms with her new life, healing her cousin in the process and also fighting some wrongs before going back home. A must-watch movie for kids to derive serious inspiration from.

19.The Star

 An adorable and winning story of a donkey who inspires one to uphold faith and friendship – the perfect movie for little ones to ponder over.


One of the most popular movies loved by kids that tells the fascinating story of a pig, Babe, raised by sheepdogs, who learns their ways and goes about doing chores like herding sheep and living it up with them. 


Moana is a 3D computer-animated Disney adventure about a Polynesian island chief’s daughter who goes against odds to honour the wishes of the ocean to reunite a mystical relic with the goddess Te Fiti and also save her people from a devastating affliction.

Make sure you stock up on popcorn and other goodies and watch these amazing kids movies together for all the fun as well as good things to learn.You can watch these kids movies on Amazon prime. Click here to get membership at just Rs.129 per month.

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