The audience of the little ones is a very particular and delicate target since it is a real sponge. We are not talking about Spongebob but precisely the fact that the under 10 learn faster than any graduate in nuclear physics and feed on all the stimuli that come to them from outside.
For this reason, the choice of films to show to the little ones must be weighed very delicately, making use of the best advice, the safest titles and names that are a guarantee of quality and safety.
Among these, that of Sky Cinema Family can be considered a synonym of Parental Control as well as peace of mind for parents, who can trust everything that passes on those child-proof screens.
For those who want some advice to direct their children towards films that are not only admissible but even commendable as regards childish education, here are the thirty best titles to show in complete safety to their children.
Remembering that the highest quality of use by the little ones is always sharing the vision with mum and dad …
But fear not: all thirty films that you will find in the following list are real filmic delicacies that even the greatest will love!
The list of the best children’s movies
30. Cars, 2006
DIRECTOR: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft
ACTORS: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Tony Shalhoub
Lightning McQueen is a champion on the track and aims to unseat The King. Waiting for the big revenge between the two, Lightning instead finds himself on Route 66, in the midst of forgotten cars in the city of Radiator Springs. Here you will meet true friends who will be able to teach you crucial lessons, in life as well as on the track.
29. The Incredibles, 2004
DIRECTOR: Brad Bird
ACTORS: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Adalberto Maria Merli, Laura Morante, Amanda Lear, Brad Bird
Bob and Helen are Mr Incredible and Elastigirl, superheroes who protect the city. However, the two are often hindered by an admirer, Buddy Pine, who calls himself IncrediBoy. The young man is constantly ousted from the adventure and this, after 15 years, will lead to a new threat to the city, which will require the return of the two heroes. These, together with the rest of the family, will return to the scene after the removal wanted from the city, which considered them too expensive and harmful.
28. Wreck-It Ralph, 2012
DIRECTOR: Rich Moore
ACTORS: Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, Jamie Elman
Ralph is the famous video game character of the past, tired of being considered the villain. He therefore takes matters into his own hands and begins a journey through arcade games, so as to find his own way once and for all. He will find little Vanellope on his way.
27. Doraemon – The Movie, 2014
DIRECTOR: Takashi Yamazachi, Ryuichi Yagi
ACTORS: Wasabi Mizuta, Megumi Ohara, Yumi Kakazu, Tomokazu Seki
The adventures of Nobita Nobi and her cat-robot from the future are a classic for every child born from the seventies onwards. This is the feature film dated 2014, much loved by adults but especially by children. Children literally adore the funny character of Doraemon and will identify with the little boy protagonist. Perfect for children who love kittens and robots (so for all children, in short).
26. Minions, 2015
DIRECTOR: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
ACTORS: Luciana Littizzetto, Fabio Fazio, Riccardo Rossi, Selvaggia Lucarelli, Alberto Angela, Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Jon Hamm, Hiroyuki Sanada
The footsteps acclaimed by anyone yellow unicellular organisms that since the dawn of time have served the baddest baddies there are are much loved by the little ones. From the T-Rex to Napoleon, the Minions suddenly find themselves without any masters to serve, which is why they will fall into depression. But the Minion named Kevin has a plan to find the most evil boss he could want, for himself and his brothers. Children love the little, funny and very nice Minions and, after watching this movie, they will pretend to populate your home with stuffed toys and gadgets named after them, get ready right away. Suitable for educating the little ones to the fact that wickedness exists in the world but it can still be well managed.
25. Big Hero 6, 2014
DIRECTOR: Don Hall, Chris Williams
ACTORS: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, TJ Miller, Jamie Chung
The very young robot expert Hiro Hamada has his beloved brother Tadashi as a model of work and life. Due to an accident, his brother loses his life leaving a huge void in Hiro. To partially fill that chasm will come Baymax, a sweet robot developed by Tadeshi with which Hiro will find himself on an exciting adventure to say the least. An excellent animated film for the little ones because it teaches them to deal with the disappearance of a loved one and never give up.
24. Cinderella, 1950
DIRECTOR: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimo
The 2015 version of the famous fairy tale directed by a real Prince Charming of the big screen like Kenneth Branagh. The beautiful Ella, or Cinderella, is played by Lily James, an actress who will become a true model of grace, elegance and class for your little girls. It is not a film suitable for those who want to raise their little ones without gender conditioning and princely stereotypes as a child. But not showing such a film for these reasons makes the stereotype of the Princess even more tempting in the eyes of your little girls, mind you. Let your little ones feast their eyes with this film that is truly a fairy tale and that will leave your children wide-eyed by enchantment. The right title for little girls who love mom’s dream dresses and shoes.
23. The Aristocats, 1970
DIRECTOR: Wolfgang Reitherman
A Disney classic set in Paris in the early twentieth century: Madame Adelaide, a very rich lady who loves cats, decides to make a will and leave her huge inheritance to her beloved felines Duchess and the puppies Minou, Bizet and Matisse. In addition to them, she appoints as the next heir the butler Edgar who, in order to grab the entire patrimony of the mistress, is willing to do anything, even to kill the cute kittens of the house. Thus an exciting adventure in search of salvation will begin for the Duchess and her children. A Disney classic that has captivated entire generations of children and that will do the same with yours, teaching them love and respect for animals. During the credits, however, be prepared for the request to get a kitten.
22. Hook – Captain Hook, 1991
DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg
ACTORS: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Caroline Goodall, Charlie Korsmo, Amber Scott, Laurel Cronin, Phil Collins
Peter Banning is a lawyer who is suddenly called back by the terrible Captain “Hook” Hook who is determined to meet his archenemy once again. It turns out that Peter Banning is none other than Peter Pan finally grown up. A condensation of fairytale adventures signed by Steven Spielberg himself that will lead to a Happy Ending for everyone except Hook, who will be definitively defeated, and Tinkerbell, in love but not returned by Peter (who in the real world got married and even gave birth). An excellent film for children, light enough but with a moral as deep as it is needed.
21. Casper, 1995
DIRECTOR: Brad Sillberling
ACTORS: Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Ben Stein, Don Novello, Fred Rogers, Terry Murphy, Chauncey Leopardi, Spencer Vrooman, Rodney Dangerfield
Doctor Harvey arrives in a haunted castle with his daughter Kat. His job is to hunt ghosts, a task assigned to him by his client, the wicked lady who inherited the house. Among the tenants of the castle’s ectoplasm is Casper, a shy and very tender ghost who will fall in love with Kat and will be able to convince her and her father that ghosts are not as evil as people believe. A delightful film that will chase away the bogey of ghosts from your home: your children will no longer be afraid of it after having made the pleasant acquaintance of little Casper!
20. Babe, Brave Pig, 1995
DIRECTOR: Chris Noonan
ACTORS: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Paul Goddard, Zoe Burton
The pig Babe manages to save himself from the cruel and bloody fate of the slaughterhouse and ends up in a couple of farmers, won by them during a fair. On the new farm where he goes to live, he will make friends with the other animals and prove particularly adept at herding and directing them, as if he were a shepherd dog. Precisely these outstanding qualities of him will ensure that his new owners enroll him in the shepherd dog championship. A very sweet and fun film that will make your children fall in love with both the tender protagonist and all the farm animals. A good way to discover zoology, especially for those city children who rarely come into contact with chickens and sheep. At the end of the vision, your children will ask you to take a pig to keep at home. To repair the damage,
19. Dumbo, 1941
DIRECTOR: Walt Disney
Disney’s 1941 masterpiece is still one of the most loved film gems in the world of childhood. Dumbo is the baby elephant Jumbo with whom he lives in a circus. But Dumbo is not particularly loved by his fellow elephants and his life will get even worse when his mom is imprisoned due to a rash. Fortunately, he will find comfort in his friendship with a mouse who will suggest several ideas to perform during the shows, one above all that of flying using his enormous ears. There is no child who does not remain enchanted by this classic of animation and infinite sweetness.
18. My neighbor Totoro, 1988
DIRECTOR: Hayao Miyazaki
ACTORS: Vittorio Amandola, Letizia Ciampa, Lilian Caputo, Roberta Pellini, Oreste Baldini, Liù Bosisio, Gorge Pastiglia
The little sisters Satsuke and Mei move with their father to the countryside, waiting for the mother to be discharged from the hospital located near the new house. For the two girls, an exciting journey will begin to discover a new world, inhabited by fantastic creatures. A unique adventure that will leave children speechless with wonder. Suitable for children with a strong imagination and imagination.
17. Finding Nemo, 2003
DIRECTOR: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
ACTORS: Albert Brooks, Luca Zingaretti, Ellen Degeneres, Carla Signoris, Willem Dafoe
The Great Barrier Reef is not quite the home sweet home of smaller minnows, full of pitfalls and predators as it is. This is precisely the main reason for the anxieties of Marlin, the clownfish father of little Nemo. After the disappearance of his wife, Marlin looks after his son with the same attentive attention as a mother hen but his becomes really manic, especially when the little boy’s first day of school begins to appear on the horizon. After an argument with his father, Nemo will move away from his safe abode (in an airy terraced sea anemone) and defy the parental ban by swimming over the reef to snoop around a boat. He will be captured by a diver and thus begins the long journey that will take dad Marlin in search of his beloved little Nemo. A film suitable for children,
16. The office of 101, 1961
DIRECTOR: Clyde Geronimo, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Another Disney classic, dated 1961 but always current and very enjoyable. Rudy Radcliff is a young songwriter who owns a beautiful Dalmatian dog, Pongo. Convinced that his master’s celibacy is counterproductive for both of them, Pongo pushes him into the arms of Anita, a beautiful and sweet girl who also owns a Dalmatian dog named Peggy. The fateful yes will therefore be two: Rudy and Anita will celebrate the two-legged wedding while Pongo and Peggy the four-legged wedding. Their life is now perfect but the young bride has an unbearable, intrusive and evil friend. Nomen omen: her name is Cruella Demon and she has a plan worthy of her name in mind, that is to make a Dalmatian dog fur… Your children will love this wonderful adventure, they will also learn to respect and love dogs. And never, never, once they grow up, will they wear a fur coat, neither mink nor beaver. For that reason alone, it’s worth showing them.
15. The LEGO Movie, 2014
DIRECTOR: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
ACTORS: Pino Insegno, Claudio Santamaria
Finally, your children will be able to see on the screen the adventures of the colorful bricks they play with all day! A film suitable for everyone, just like the aforementioned bricks that have been entertaining children and former children for entire generations. Great for those who want to push their children to build builders.
14. Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993
DIRECTOR: Chris Columbus
ACTORS: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, Mara Wilson, Drew Letchworth, Juliette Marshall, Jeff Loo, Kenneth Loo, Betsy Monroe, Terence McGovern
One of the evergreen comedies of the big screen, one of the most loved films by young and old. The protagonist is an exceptional Robin Williams who, in order to be close to his children after the separation from his wife pending divorce, will come to disguise himself as an old lady and pass himself off as a nanny. Hired by her almost ex-wife, she will thus become the nanny of her children, managing to totally conquer both their hearts and that of his wife, who will remain so. A wonderful and funny story, a movie that every child will love. But to watch together with mom and dad, hugging on the sofa: it is important that there is harmony in your family.
13. Shrek, 2001
DIRECTOR: Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson
ACTORS: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy
For those above who don’t like to stuff their children’s heads with fairytale-princely stereotypes, Shrek is the answer. The homonymous protagonist, in fact, is not a handsome prince charming but a horrible green ogre who belches and reads fairy tales sitting on the toilet. Her steed is a donkey named Donkey who will make you laugh together with your children to tears and the Princess, to make you understand, has the habit of eating mice. Irony, a lot of irony. And a lot of intelligence, two of the perfect ingredients for a tasty recipe that your children will devour. However, if you do not want your children to discover the existence of the sound burp, skip this title.
12. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, 2001
DIRECTOR: Chris Columbus
ACTORS: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Ian Hart, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, David Bradley, Warwick Davis, John Cleese, John Hurt, Julie Walters, Zoë Wanamaker, Tom Felton, Harry Melling
The first chapter of the saga of the most famous wizard in history is the perfect start to introduce your child to the magical world of Harry Potter. If you are already reading the book to him and can’t wait to see the films with him again, don’t waste your time and enjoy Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. After viewing, you will need to pack all JK Rowling’s bibliography under the Christmas tree. Suitable for very imaginative and creative children.
11. Mary Poppins, 1964
DIRECTOR: Robert Stevenson, Hamilton Luske
ACTORS: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Hermione Baddeley, Elsa Lanchester, Reginald Owen, Reta Shaw, Ed Wynn, Arthur Treacher
The cult film par excellence, the one that since 1964 dictates the law on the subject of nannies. She may not be as hilarious as Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire but Mary Poppins knows so many tricks to be adored by children that not even Harry Potter could tear her apart. And it is precisely with the Potter glasses that our Mary shares the tools of her trade: she too has supernatural powers, those with which she will be able to make her children live the most magical adventures that have ever been seen. It lasts the life of your babysitter after showing your children this movie… Perfect for those children who hate putting their bedroom in order and taking bitter medicines.
10. Peter Rabbit, 2018
DIRECTOR: Will Gluck
ACTORS: Nicola Savino, James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Fayssal Bazzi, Sam Neill, Sia, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Moody, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Peter Rabbit lives in a cozy den bordering the hostile Mr. McGregor. His garden is forbidden to rabbits, which could end up in the man’s crosshairs. Peter desecrates the dangerous garden, feasting on his products. The relationship between the two becomes tense and worsens with the arrival of the enchanting Bea, a lover of animals that both try to conquer.
9. How to Train Your Dragon, 2010
DIRECTOR: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
ACTORS: Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, TJ Miller
Hiccup is the son of the head of a Viking village, who has always been fighting with the fearsome dragons. One day he comes across an unknown species of dragons. A mysterious specimen that he decides to call Sdendato, given his teeth that seem to vanish into his jaws. This teaches him how dragons are misunderstood creatures. He will therefore have to fight to make the other inhabitants understand how coexistence is possible.
8. Toy Story, 1995
DIRECTOR: John Lasseter
ACTORS: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn
Andy is a child like many others, with a room full of toys. He is unaware of the fact that these, when he is not there, come to life and live incredible adventures. At the head of the group is Sheriff Woody, whose leadership is undermined by the arrival of Buzz Lightyear. This is an astronaut who has no idea that he is actually a toy. Woody’s initial hostility will lead them to great adventures, before becoming close friends.
7. Paddington, 2014
DIRECTOR: Paul King
ACTORS: Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, George Newton, Tim Downie, Peter Capaldi
Paddington is sent to London by his grandmother, who would have liked to undertake the journey with her lifelong partner, who died shortly before. They are particular bears, able to understand the language of men and speak it in turn. In London he will find himself facing great obstacles but, at the same time, he will find true friends.
6. LEGO Batman – The Movie, 2017
DIRECTOR: Chris McKay
ACTORS: Claudio Santamaria, Geppi Cucciari, Alessandro Sperduti, Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Mariah Carey, Michael Cera
New chapter set in the LEGO world. Batman will have to face his main nemesis, the Joker. Between irony and a lot of action, the dark knight will learn a fundamental lesson: he cannot do everything alone. He will therefore learn to ask others for help.
5. Sing, 2016
DIRECTOR: Garth Jennings
ACTORS: Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Francesco Prando, Federica De Bortoli, Alessandro Campaiola, David Chevalier, Chiara Gioncardi, Massimiliano Alto
The koala Buster Moon is totally in debt and, to save his theater, he decides to organize a singing talent show. The distraction of his secretary, however, leads to indicate a much higher cash prize than expected. This draws aspiring artists from all over, each with their own incredible story.
4. Zootropolis, 2016
DIRECTOR: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
ACTORS: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Paolo Ruffini, Frank Matano, Teresa Mannino, Massimo Lopez, Leo Gullotta, Nicola Savino, Diego Abatantuono
Zootropolis is a particular city, where all animals can live in harmony, whether they are known to be predators or prey. But something is about to change, according to the plan of a mysterious figure. The policewoman Judy Hopps, a determined bunny, and Nick Wilde, a cheating fox, will investigate.
3. Coco, 2017
DIRECTOR: Adrian Molina, Lee Unkrich
ACTORS: Mara Maionchi, Valentina Lodovini, Matilda De Angelis, Gael Garcia Bernal, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Gabriel Iglesias, Lombardo Boyar, Edward James Olmos , Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Miguel grew up in a family that strictly forbids music. However, he feels a huge passion for the guitar and would like to do nothing but play it all day. He aspires to become a great, just like the city idol. One day he discovers that he could be his grandfather and finds himself in the afterlife in the Dia de Muertos. Tracking him down could guarantee him a return home to his family. A journey in which he will reveal an ancient secret.
2. Inside Out, 2015
DIRECTOR: Pete Docter
ACTORS: Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black
Look inside the mind of a young girl, forced by her father’s job to change cities, schools and friendships. She is very sad and all of this has enormous consequences on the beings in charge of her emotions. But something will go wrong and Joy and Sadness will find themselves on a journey inside the psyche of little Riley.
1. Frozen, 2013
DIRECTOR: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
ACTORS: Serena Rossi, Serena Autieri, Enrico Brignano, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Ciarán Hinds, Massimo Lopez
Elsa and Anna are sisters, princesses of the kingdom of Arendelle. Elsa has incredible power, managing to create ice anytime she wants. However, this results in a near-fatal accident for her sister, who is saved in time and whose memories of her sister’s power are removed. Elsa retires to her room, far from everything and everyone, even after the death of their parents. A new accident pushes Elsa to leave and, involuntarily, freezes her own town. Only Anna can help her.