Who says kids’ films are only for children? Some of the best films ever made are technically aimed at younger audiences, but this doesn’t mean they aren’t full of humor, excitement, some sadness, and joy. If you feel like watching some nostalgic movies, or if you’re planning a family film night, check out these three titles which are some of the best ever made.
Toy Story (1996)
A simple idea, brilliantly executed. What makes these films so special is the attention to detail when it comes to the characters. Who hasn’t laughed at Mr. Potato Head, cheered on Woody and Buzz, or gasped at a stunt performed by Jessie? There are plenty of gags aimed at an older audience, and the films deal with tricky emotions with sensitivity and care.
Sometimes disgusting, but always hilarious, Shrek turns the traditional fairy-tale tropes on their head. Although Shrek, Fiona and Donkey often face plenty of peril, there are always moments of pathos and genuine emotion, not to mention sections of pure hilarity and farce. With a cast of world-famous actors and some cutting-edge animation, these films are as much fun now as when you first watched them.
This film, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, simultaneously inspired and terrified a whole generation of children. With a fantastic cast of characters, some fabulous plot and a touch of magic, this film really bears re-watching, especially as a remake is on the cards.