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Best Kiddie Movies

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are (PG, 2009)

    Max Records, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Paul Dano, Catherine O'Hara
    Visionary director Spike Jonze brings Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book to the big screen wit... read moreh the help of hipster icon Dave Eggers, who teamed with Jonze to pen the adapted screenplay. A mixture of real actors, computer animation, and live puppeteering, Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventures of a young boy named Max (Max Records) as he enters the world of the Wild Things, a race of strange and enormous creatures who gradually turn the young boy into their king. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb1147563929
      fb1147563929: haha well it was a good movie over all although of your expecting a super sweet kiddie movie this isn't it does have that sense of depth to it though. over it's a great movie for a
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Bedtime Stories

    Bedtime Stories (PG, 2008)

    Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths
    The life of Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman, is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells ... read morehis niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter's life upside down.
    • erinforney
      erinforney: it was really funny fr a kiddie movie it wasnt that bad!
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • rchowar2
      rchowar2: Adam Sandler is annoying, but this is a cute kiddie movie
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer (PG, 2008)

    Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Matthew Fox
    In the world of violent, high-speed racing, brothers Rex and Speed Racer become rivals as powerful r... read moreacer Mondragan manipulates their careers in order to kill them both during the world championships, but the brothers learn its all just an act of vengeance against Pops Racer, who caused the death of Mondragan's father in a race long ago.
    • dichulo007
      dichulo007: . Over all very cartoony...duh! But the confusing thing about it is the kiddie antics in the movie but adult dialogue and drama....who is the target audience?
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG, 2009)

    George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky
    Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherso... read moren. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers -- Boggis, Bunce and Bean -- who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.
  • Madagascar

    Madagascar (PG, 2005)

    Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen
    Four zoo animals are shipped back to their homeland by an animal rights group that feels they belong... read more in the wild. When the ship capsizes, the animals find themselves stranded in Madagascar. Having had humans care for them their entire life, they know nothing about survival and must work together with the locals to help them fit in.
    • TheTaskmaster
      TheTaskmaster: . A few funny characters (all of them but the main 4 characters!!), but mostly it's a very kiddie cartoon that's flat & utterly purposeless.

      For children and grandparents it might be a 3-4
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • spwhitedove
      spwhitedove: Pretty funny, the best than the other kiddie animation movies.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • redmist69
      redmist69: Godson was anxious to see it so I dragged myself into the theater on Saturday ready to see another kiddie movie along the lines of "Shark Tale" or "Home on the Range". I did not expect to enjoy the m
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (PG, 1999)

    Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Pernilla August
    In 1977, George Lucas released Star Wars, the ultimate sci-fi popcorn flick-turned-pop-culture myth ... read moremachine. It quickly became the biggest money-making film of all time and changed the shape of the film industry. After two successful sequels (1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi) that extended the story of the first film, Lucas took some time off to produce movies for others, with mixed success. In 1999, Lucas returned to the Star Wars saga with a new approach -- instead of picking up where Return of the Jedi left off, Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace would be the first of a trilogy of stories to trace what happened in the intergalactic saga before the first film began. Here, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson); Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a nine-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter, but when they arrive on Naboo they are brought to Amidala (Natalie Portman), the Naboo queen, by a friendly but opportunistic Gungan named Jar Jar. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan plan to escort Amidala to a meeting of Republic leaders in Coruscant, but trouble with their spacecraft strands them on the planet Tatooine, where Qui-Gon meets Anakin, the slave of a scrap dealer. Qui-Gon is soon convinced that the boy could be the leader the Jedis have been searching for, and he begins bargaining for his freedom and teaching the boy the lessons of the Force. The supporting cast includes Pernilla August as Anakin's mother, Terence Stamp as Chancellor Valorum, and Samuel L. Jackson as Jedi master Mace Windu. Jackson told a reporter before The Phantom Menace's release that the best part about doing the film was that he got to say "May the Force be with you" onscreen. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • coryblaze
      coryblaze: I hated this dull toned down kiddie installment, Jar Jar Binks you will always be hated.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • jackthorn42
      jackthorn42: . So it became a kiddie movie -- we get a cutesy 10-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a bumbling Jar-Jar Binks, our beloved
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • pmpdddy288
      pmpdddy288: . what disappointed me about the film was the fact it was just too kiddie based.Mainly it revolved around Jake Lloyd as little Anakin and how he persued to become a Je
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Garfield - The Movie

    Garfield - The Movie (PG, 2004)

    Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Debra Messing, Stephen Tobolowsky
    Jim Davis' famous cartoon cat finally makes his way to the big screen in this adaptation of the popu... read morelar comic strip Garfield, which combines live action with CGI animation. Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer) is a sweet, if somewhat clueless, man who shares his home with his pet cat, Garfield (voice of Bill Murray). Garfield is not your ordinary tabby -- he's fat, he's smart-mouthed, he's arrogant, he won't do anything he doesn't have to, and would rather stuff himself with lasagna than do something Jon asks of him. Despite this, Jon loves his cat, but when he decides to expand his animal family, Garfield is less than enthusiastic about the presence of Odie, a lovably enthusiastic dog whose only flaw is his extreme stupidity. While Jon is crazy for Odie, and especially likes having two pets that necessitate periodic visits to Dr. Liz Wilson (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a veterinarian he has a crush on, Garfield decides to remove Odie from the picture. Garfield arranges for Odie to become the property of Happy Chapman (Stephen Tobolowsky), a television host who acts like an animal lover on the round-cornered screen but doesn't much like pets on his own time. While Garfield at first enjoys ruling the roost again, he soon realizes the error of his ways, and in a rare example of selfless and ambitious behavior, hatches a plan to rescue Odie from Chapman. Garfield also features the voice talents of Debra Messing, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, and Alan Cumming. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • mistershinobi
      mistershinobi: t "Garfield" is, by all means, a more mature comic strip with some dark, twisted elements and not a kiddie movie that deserves all the trash that came with it... including the sequel. 2 stars of Murra
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • The13xxx
      The13xxx: n and the result, wasn't that bad!

      When you watch this movie, make sure you realize that this is a kiddie movie. so many childish and un-rational scenes, once you adapt that thought im sure you'll ha
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • firstamb
      firstamb: at cat, Garfield, played by Bill Murray, plays off his owner and his dog friend, Odie, in this cute kiddie movie, and adaptation of the Jim David comic strips, TV cartoons, and books.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago