12 Movies Every Kid Needs to Watch Before They Turn 12

September 27th, 2017

There are kiddie fun-time movies – like those with incomprehensible yellow midgets with a penchant for bananas – and there are the classics you hope will stick with your kids till they have kids of their own. But until they’re old enough to make informed movie decisions, it’s up to you to set your little scamp on a steady diet of golden movie nuggets. Here are the 12 silver screen classics every kiddo needs to see before they turn 12! Toy Story (1995) There are talking toys and funny gags, but Toy Story is choke full of meaningful lessons for kids. It’s a story about friendship and a moral tale about the ugliness of jealousy. Most importantly, this Pixar classic also helps children realise the value of things and how they shouldn’t take them for granted. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) Take away the magic and the wonder and this movie is really about friendship. It teaches children that the Malfoys of the world (i.e. the popular kids) don’t always make the best friends, and that true friends like you for who you are. It’s okay to disagree with your friends, as long as you have their best interest at heart. As Dumbledore wisely said, “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” The Incredibles (2004) Move over Marvel. The greatest superhero movie ever made is hands-down, Pixar’s The Incredibles. It’s got adventure, humour, mystery, and butt-kicking action that will excite and amaze people of all ages. But at its core, it is a heartfelt movie about what a family can achieve when they stick together. Wall-E (2008) When my cousin was four, he would watch Wall-E over and over again till he […]

Sign up for our e-newsletter today to receive all the latest news and events from Parents World!

Sign up for our e-newsletter today to receive all the latest news and events from Parents World!