Top 10 Children’s Movies of All Time

Now that my son is getting older he actually enjoys watching movies. Not only does he enjoy it, he can truly sit through one and watch it happily. I’m pretty sure the first movie he watched from beginning to end was either the Minions movie or Curious George. I honestly can’t remember because once he got into watching them they were both non-stop on the TV in his room. I was so excited because this meant it wouldn’t be much longer and I could drag out all of the old Disney VHS movies that were kept over the years.

We all have our favorite movies from our childhood, here are mine.

Top 10 Children’s Movies of All Time

The Lion King

This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba (Zoe Leader), the heir of his father, Mufasa (Ernie Sabella). Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar (Rowan Atkinson), plots to usurp Mufasa’s throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult (Jeremy Irons) to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) and Pumbaa (Cheech Marin).

OH MY GOSH! No lie, as an adult I still ball like a baby when Mufasa dies. It’s an awesome movie that is a total classic.

Homeward Bound

Before the Seavers leave for a family vacation to San Francisco, they drop off their pets — Chance (Michael J. Fox), an adventurous American bulldog; Shadow (Don Ameche), a wise golden retriever; and Sassy (Sally Field), a cautious cat — at a friend’s ranch. But when the animals start to worry that they’ve been left for good, the three embark together on a treacherous and thrilling journey to find their way back home through the California wilderness.

I mean who doesn’t tear up when Shadow walks up slowly over the hill and you know he made it and he’s alive!?


With a wicked stepmother (Eleanor Audley) and two jealous step sisters (Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss) who keep her enslaved and in rags, Cinderella (Ilene Woods) stands no chance of attending the royal ball. When her fairy godmother (Verna Felton) appears and magically transforms her reality into a dream come true, Cinderella enchants the handsome Prince Charming at the ball, but must face the wrath of her enraged stepmother and sisters when the spell wears off at midnight.

Okay okay okay, I am girl so this one was bound to end up on the list. I’m not talking about the remakes they have done of Cinderella, I am talking about the original of course.

Toy Story

Woody (Tom Hanks), a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy (John Morris), sees his position as Andy’s favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he’s a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy’s family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten) and reunite with their boy.

No, you don’t have to be a boy to have liked Toy Story.

101 Dalmatians

In a Disney animation classic, Dalmatian Pongo is tired of his bachelor-dog life. He spies lovely Perdita and maneuvers his master, Roger, into meeting Perdita’s owner, Anita. The owners fall in love and marry, keeping Pongo and Perdita together too. After Perdita gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies, Anita’s old school friend Cruella De Vil wants to buy them all. Roger declines her offer, so Cruella hires the criminal Badun brothers to steal them — so she can have a fur coat.

What’s not to love about 101 cute little puppies?! 

The Little Mermaid

In Disney’s beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.

This was one of the classic little girl movies that I loved. Even as I write this now my son says, “Mommy why are you looking at girl stuff?”

The Wizard of Oz

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.

Seriously, if you haven’t ever watched The Wizard of Oz you must! I just love it. 


This film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson), a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father (Danny DeVito) and mother (Rhea Perlman). Worse, Agatha Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), the evil principal at Matilda’s school, is a terrifyingly strict bully. However, when Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull’s wrath and fight back against her unkind parents.

I went through a definite phase of being obsessed with this movie. Matilda is one awesome chick! 

Charlotte’s Web

After learning that a young pig’s days are numbered, a literate spider (Julia Roberts) weaves an elaborate plan to save her friend from the butcher’s block.

A talking spider that saves the day, a total feel good movie. 

Home Alone

*Pretty much all of them!*

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

I definitely in my opinion saved the best for last. This one here y’all I still watch when it comes on TV during Christmas time. I watched this movie so many times that my half-brother hid it from me so I couldn’t watch it anymore. Down right wrong, right? Hahah. 

Disclaimer: The description of the movies are those from Google. The italicized writing is my own words and feelings on the movies. I do love all of these and hope you if you haven’t watched one on the list that you do! : )

Please leave your comments on your favorite childhood movies. I would love to see something new!

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