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Kids movies that can be enjoyed by adults

Posted: October 5th, 2017, 4:27 pm
by Retrology
There's movies that are for kids and movies for adults, but what about kids movies that adults can enjoy?

Here's some of my nominations.

Toy Story (duh)
Shrek
The Polar Express
Ice Age (the first one)
The Incredibles
Holes

Thoughts?

Re: Kids movies that can be enjoyed by adults

Posted: October 5th, 2017, 6:24 pm
by LuckyMan
Here are some of my favorites:

Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Chicken Little (2005)
Despicable Me
James and the Giant Peach
Kung Fu Panda
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Monsters, Inc.
Robin Hood (1973)

Re: Kids movies that can be enjoyed by adults

Posted: October 5th, 2017, 6:56 pm
by scotland
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street
The Grinch Whole Stole Christmas (the cartoon)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
The Wizard of Oz
Hocus Pocus

The Looney Tune shorts might fit in here. Characters like Bugs Bunny are entertaining to kids and adults, sometimes for different reasons.

The Three Stooges shorts might fit in here as well. Slapstick for the kids, but adults love it too.

and we can debate if the major part of the Disney library is for kids, or always built for the whole family in mind. I'm thinking especially of the live action films of the 1960s and 1970s like That Darn Cat, Hot Lead and Cold Feet, The Parent Trap, and Herbie the Love Bug

And some kids books have found large adult readerships, such as Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, and The Hobbit.

Re: Kids movies that can be enjoyed by adults

Posted: October 5th, 2017, 8:12 pm
by pacman000
While Walt was alive they officially aimed for the whole family. After he died I'm not sure what they were trying to do. Arguably most "kid" flicks are also aiming for families, so it's ok to list them.

On Disney movie I enjoy is Blackbeard's Ghost. It's rarely mentioned, so I'll just throw it in here.

More kid movies:

Star Wars - They were aiming for a PG rating, which at the time was for teens, but that was only to attract older kids. Lucas once said he made it cause there was nothing on TV for kids to watch except cop shows.

The Brave Little Toaster - Kinda a predecessor to Toy Story.

Re: Kids movies that can be enjoyed by adults

Posted: October 5th, 2017, 10:17 pm
by ActRaiser
You guys thought of the ones I had, Wizard of Oz and Star Wars, being at the top of the list.

How about Princess Bride?

It's such an awesome movie you'd think it was made for adults.

Or how about Ferris Beuhler's Day Off. That one may be more teen focused but everyone should love it.

Re: Kids movies that can be enjoyed by adults

Posted: October 6th, 2017, 6:47 pm
by Voor
I'm a really big fan of The Croods and Happy Feet.

Re: Kids movies that can be enjoyed by adults

Posted: October 6th, 2017, 10:41 pm
by Herschie
Can't believe nobody's said, "Wreck-It Ralph".

Re: Kids movies that can be enjoyed by adults

Posted: October 7th, 2017, 7:04 pm
by pacman000
The Muppet Movie, and other Jim Henson films. (Tho the Dark Crystal is kinda, well, dark; it wasn't meant as a kids flick.)

Re: Kids movies that can be enjoyed by adults

Posted: October 8th, 2017, 1:50 am
by Sonicx9
Herschie wrote:Can't believe nobody's said, "Wreck-It Ralph".

Same here, awesome movie!

Re: Kids movies that can be enjoyed by adults

Posted: October 8th, 2017, 4:52 am
by CaptainCruch
Many of those Pixar movies made me cry, they are really wonderful, for kids and parents:
Toy Story 1,2,3
Up!
Inside Out

I also agree on the Muppets movie, fun for every age.

Around Christmas also Home Alone 1 and 2 are enjoyable (skip the horrible 3-5).