Being stuck indoors with your kids for hours on end is enough to drive even the most level-headed and patient parent a little batty, but don’t worry – we’ve come to your rescue!
These 10 top-rated kids’ movies of all time are sure to entertain both you and your little ones and could even provide you with some much-need downtime.
1. The Lion King (1994)
The Lion King doles out equal measures of heart-breaking and heart-warming moments as it tells the story of a young lion, Simba, who need to stand up to his nefarious uncle, Scar, in order to save his pride, with the help and guidance of his friends Timon and Pumbaa.
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
The first in the Harry Potter series, we are introduced to Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Snape, to name just a few.
Harry discovers his powers and leaves his awful family behind in order to attend a school for wizards called Hogwarts.
3. The Goonies (1985)
What happens when you take a group of childhood friends, add a treasure map, and a giant named Sloth? It’s a recipe for the perfect adventure movie, of course!
This 80’s classic has everything you would expect from a YA drama and is filled with heroic courage.
4. Mary Poppins (1964)
Finding the right nanny can be a real challenge, one that a banker and his kids know to be true in this classic.
Fortunately for them, the perfect nanny – Mary Poppins – shows up just in time to help them explore the magic of their everyday world.
5. Mrs. Doubtfire (1990)
Set your kids down with Mrs. Doubtfire to gain some much needed time to research NRL betting tips.
Sticking with the theme of the perfect nanny, we meet Daniel Hillard – played by Robin Williams – who is left without custody of his kids after a divorce.
Desperate to spend time with them, he quickly devises the perfect plan: pose as their nanny!
6. Frozen (2013)
When Elsa’s chilling powers almost take the life of her sister Anna accidently, she is confined to a castle only to emerge on the day of her queenly coronation.
Once the day arrives things naturally go very wrong and the sisters must work together to save the kingdom from eternal winter.
7. Finding Nemo (2003)
This heart-warming tale tells the story of a neurotic clownfish searching for his lost son across the lengths and breadths of the ocean and has many valuable lessons to impart on audiences.
You’ll also meet plenty of unforgettable characters along the way.
8. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Meet Belle – labelled an outcast in her small village – who finds comfort from her widowed father.
When her father goes missing Belle sets off in search of him and discovers he has been imprisoned by a Beast.
However, Belle quickly discovers that all is not what it seems.
9. The Little Mermaid (1989)
Ariel, growing bored of life under the sea, makes a deal with the wicked sea-witch, Ursula, to trade her voice for a pair of legs and a chance to capture Prince Eric’s heart.
With only three days to achieve her goal or face a life as Ursula’s slave, Ariel must overcome many obstacles in order to have the life she’s always wanted.
10. Toy Story (1995)
This timeless film has an important message to impart: always lookout for your friends!
Told through the eyes of toys that come to life, Woody and Buzz Lightyear will discover the true meaning of friendship.