If you have kid(s) in your life, you probably know that hanging out with them is the best excuse to act like a kid yourself. No, not the messy, tantrumy, “I’m telling Mom!” kinda kid stuff. The seeing the world with fresh eyes, playing dolls/legos, having an epic adventure in the backyard/living-room, acting goofy in public without shame kinda stuff.
And then there’s the kids movies. Even if you don’t have a kiddo to use as cover, there are some made-for-kids-beloved-by-grownups movies you just gotta see.
Here are some of my current favorites:
The Iron Giant (1999)
Kinda like an X-File for kids. Highly rewatchable.
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
A boy searching for himself and his place in the world. Wacky, hilarious and moving.
This movie is unexpectedly deep and very moving. One of my family’s all-time favorites.
And you can’t forget the classics…
Who can forget “ET phone home.” or the flying bikes?
Mary Poppins (1964)
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…
What Are Your Favorite Kids’ Movies?