Best Kid's Movies

  • Hook

    Hook (PG, 1991)

    Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith
    Steven Spielberg filters J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan through a distinctly 1990s sensibility in Hook. Pe... read moreter Pan has become Peter Banning (Robin Williams), a 40-year-old mergers and acquisitions lawyer with a permanent scowl on his face and a cellular phone in his belt. Banning has lost any memory of being Peter Pan, and he is also in danger of losing his wife Moira (Caroline Goodall) and two children, Jack (Charlie Korsmo) and Maggie (Amber Scott). Peter and his family travel to London to visit Granny Wendy (Maggie Smith) who recalls Peter's lost youth and asks him, "Peter, dear, don't you know who you are?" With Peter's children asleep in the same bedroom where the original Peter Pan story began, there is a blinding flash. Peter comes into the room to discover a note from Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), informing Peter that he has kidnapped his children. Granny Wendy now tells him who he really is and encourages him to re-discover his happy thoughts, transform himself into the Peter Pan of the past, and go rescue his children. With the encouragement of Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), Peter recalls the birth of his son and once again takes wing. Then it's off to Never Land to rescue his kids. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
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      fb100000112705299: LOVE this version!!! And LOVE that my kids love it just as much ;)
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • Jakecoleman13
      Jakecoleman13: My kids enjoyed this film, so I decided to rate it 5 stars, which I have it on DVD. It is about Pet
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • crazyvoodoolady
      crazyvoodoolady: Cute movie for kids, but not one of my favorite characters of Robin Williams.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PG, 1988)

    Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Stubby Kaye, Charles Fleischer
    In Robert Zemeckis's trailblazing combination of animation and live-action, Hollywood's 1940s cartoo... read moren stars are a subjugated minority, living in the ghettolike "Toontown" where their movements are sharply monitored by the human power establishment. The Toons are permitted to perform in a Cotton Club-style nightspot but are forbidden to patronize the joint. One of Toontown's leading citizens, whacked-out Roger Rabbit, is framed for the murder of human nightclub owner Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye). Private detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), whose prejudice against Toons stems from the time that his brother was killed by a falling cartoon piano, reluctantly agrees to clear Roger of the accusation. Most of the sociopolitical undertones of the original novel were weeded out out of the 1988 film version, with emphasis shifted to its basic "evil land developer" plotline --and, more enjoyably, to a stream of eye-popping special effects. With the combined facilities of animator Richard Williams, Disney, Warner Bros., Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, and George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic, the film allows us to believe (at least for 90 minutes) that "toons" exist, and that they are capable of interacting with 3-dimensional human beings. Virtually every major cartoon character of the late 1940s shows up, with the exceptions of Felix the Cat and Popeye the Sailor, whose licensees couldn't come to terms with the producers. Of the film's newly minted Toons, the most memorable is Roger Rabbit's curvaceous bride Jessica (voiced, uncredited, by Kathleen Turner). The human element is well-represented by Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, and Joanna Cassidy; also watch for action-film producer Joel Silver as Roger Rabbit's Tex Avery-style director. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (PG, 2012)

    Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen
    Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get h... read moreome to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. -- (C) Dreamworks
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      fb1100701023: Brill, a film for both kids and adults
      laughter from start to finish :)
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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      fb1496280030: It's the worst of the three films, but at the same time I could see the younger audience finding th
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
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      fb100002738034423: OMG love love love loved it!!! My kids r still singing and dancing! Had to buy them the movie for X
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
  • The Muppets

    The Muppets (PG, 2011)

    Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Steve Whitmire
    On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Sege... read morel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. -- (C) Walt Disney
    • tazzydevil98
      tazzydevil98: Family entertainment won't come much better than this! for little and big kids alike, this revamped
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • ukxenafan1
      ukxenafan1: Note to self: do NOT go to the Odeon Skydome in Coventry during half term to see a kids film ever a
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb602668811: If you go to this movie, and try to find the time when you was a kid , don't do it
      I remember now
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (PG-13, 1993)

    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Dan Marino, Troy Evans
    When your dog, bird, or water-dwelling mammal disappears, who do you call? Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) ... read moreis a low-rent private eye who specializes in recovering lost animals, so when Snowflake, the Miami Dolphins' aquatic mascot, is kidnapped, team representative Melissa Robinson (Courtney Cox) puts Ace on the case. However, Snowflake isn't the only Miami Dolphin who has gone missing; several key members of the team also disappear, including quarterback Dan Marino (who plays himself), who is spirited away while filming a TV commercial. With the Super Bowl only two weeks away, will Ace be able to find Snowflake and the missing athletes in time to salvage the big game? Ace Ventura: Pet Detective was a surprise box office smash and catapulted manic comedian Jim Carrey to stardom. The supporting cast includes Sean Young as ill-tempered Lois Einhorn, Udo Kier as the sinister Ronald Camp, and rapper Tone Loc as Ace's detective pal Emilio (Loc also wrote and performed a song for the closing credits). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb625598942: this is a kids film based on a detective who loves pets and has lots of them it was not all my cup
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
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      fb812597331: good movie for kids, because once you understand what he really wanted to do, this movie is just st
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • wesricho7
      wesricho7: These movies made me laugh for days when I was younger. They are a must see for my kids.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Nacho Libre

    Nacho Libre (PG, 2006)

    Jack Black, Hector Jimenez, Ana de la Reguera, Richard Montoya, Darius Rose
    Jared Hess (of Napoleon Dynamite fame) directs this bizarre comedy starring Jack Black as Nacho, a y... read moreoung man who works as a cook in the Mexican monastery where he was raised. When the institution faces a financial crisis, Nacho decides that he must come to the aid of the house of God (as well as the beautiful young nun who has recently joined the order) by competing in the local Lucha Libre tournament. Donning a spandex outfit, mask, and cape, Nacho becomes a hero for the ages -- but can he win the heart of a woman of the cloth? ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi
    • tonyguyan
      tonyguyan: Funny comedy but not one of Jack Black's best, good for the family & kids.
      Jack Black plays a Friar
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • lytton666
      lytton666: Most men were fans for wrestling as kids and Jack Black is like a huge kid so they go well for this
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • nicholsonisgod
      nicholsonisgod: Jack Black needs to go back to being a nasty comedic actor instead of making idiotic kids movies
      Reviewed 5 years days ago