IntoFilm’s 50 Films For Kids – do you agree?

The UK education charity has today released a list of the 50 films every child should see

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IntoFilm, the UK education charity that seeks to put film at the heart of children’s learning, has today released a list of the 50 films every child should see before the age of 11. The list was compiled bearing in mind the impact each movie would have on a child’s intellectual, educational and emotional development, and suitability for family viewing, nostalgia and entertainment was also taken into consideration.

Here’s their list – what do you think? (You can also view it on the InfoFilm website at

One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)

The Adventures Of Tin Tin

Annie (1982)

The BFG (2016)


Beauty And The Beast (1991)

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs


Diary Of A Wimpy Kid


ET The Extra Terrestrial

Fantastic Mr Fox

Free Willy 


The Gruffalo



Hotel Transylvania

How To Train Your Dragon

The Iron Giant


The Jungle Book (1967)

Kubo And The Two Strings

The LEGO Movie

The Lion King

A Little Princess

The Lorax

Mary Poppins


Nanny McPhee

The Never Ending Story

Night At The Museum



The Princess Bride

The Secret Garden

Secret Life Of Pets

Shaun The Sheep The Movie


Space Jam

Spirited Away

Star Wars A New Hope

Swallows And Amazons (2016)

Toy Story



Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

The Witches




It’s an interesting list, and of course, any list like this is subjective and they are bound to have 200mg online missed a few favourites. So while Movies4Kids is quite surprised to see the inclusion of forgettable (and in some instances, not very good) movies like Annie, Spielberg’s The BFG, Home, Hook, The Never Ending Story, Secret Life Of Pets and Space Jam, it’s great to see older classic movies like Up, Spirited Away, The Iron Giant and The Princess Bride make the list.


Click on each movie in the 50 list above to go to Movies4Kids’ own review, and below are just some of our suggestions of films that should/could have been included on the list of films every kid should see before they are 11… (all are U or PG certificates unless noted).



Back To The Future

The BFG 1989


Big (this is a 12 certificate)

The Diary Of Anne Frank

A Far Off Place

Finding Nemo

The Goonies (this is a 12 certificate)

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

Hunt For The Wilderpeople (this is a 12 certificate)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Monsters Inc

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

The Railway Children

School Of Rock

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?



Happy viewing, and remember we’ve got more than 1000 more recommendations at!