manage to succeed so incredibly whereas similar films like Explorers bombed miserably? | A sweet father-daughter story with some football fun added in. $10.36M, PG Richard Thomas, Ruby Dee, Votes: Jaden Smith, | Even though it's only a made for tv movie, it's still a fun flick with a sweet lesson about not being perfect, but trying your best. | Mel Stuart :), PG Anne Hathaway, Though it may not have received much hype (at least in comparison to other major Netflix releases) this charming throwback has captured the hearts of retro sci-fi fans everywhere with its spot-on tributes to the genre's very best. Lori Petty, Of course, it certainly didn’t help that E.T. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them. This is a list of kids/family movies that tell wonderful stories even without the magic of animation. Director: | Instead, it follows a much older, much less imaginative Peter Pan on his journey to escape the crazy world of Neverland as quickly as possible with his children in tow. James Acheson, Votes: A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory. | Animation, Adventure, Comedy. As scary as their adventure was, though, there wasn’t a single kid who saw this movie that wouldn't have gladly embarked on it at least once. 38,902 Once there, she begins to explore her new, seemingly-isolated surroundings, and its secrets. | Alfalfa is iconic. An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. | John Pasquin Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. 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Bonnie Hunt, A widower's daughter accidentally brings her doll to life while trying to cast a spell to resurrect her mother. While most childhood adventure films aim to portray what would happen if the fantastic journeys that children imagine themselves embarking on while they simply walk up and down their neighborhood streets, this movie tells the comparatively more grounded story of a babysitter that must leave her suburban home and take some kids on an adventure through Chicago in order to help her friend. | How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Jonathan Brandis, Mary Gross, Votes: | Gross: That’s why The Last Starfighter holds a special place in the hearts of so many children of that era. Comedy, Family, Fantasy. A nice family movie about a gentle giant. It follows the journey of a young boy without much going on in his life -- besides some considerable skills at a fictional game called Starfighter -- who finds his fortunes have turned one day when an alien race recruits him as their newest warrior based on his gaming skills. Dennis Quaid, | Donald Petrie | Gross: | Gross: that makes it such a beloved childhood institution and a pillar of the decade’s film scene? Check and mate! Stars: Hal Scardino, Christopher Lloyd, It's a classic and I watch it every year. 113 min Nancy Meyers | Gross: Instead, they do what most kids their age like to imagine they'd do in such a scenario, and fight back through whatever means necessary. The young heroes of Monster Squad represent nearly every childhood horror fan in the sense that they are entirely convinced monsters are real and possess a frightening amount of knowledge about them. Check. It’s not as smart as Flight of the Navigator, not as real as Stand by Me, and perhaps not as universally recognized as E.T., but what The Goonies has going for it that no other film on this list or in this genre does (besides the considerable three-headed production trio of Steven Spielberg, Richard Donner, and Chris Columbus) is a story that would fit right in with the classic adventure serials of film’s golden age that just so happens to star kids. Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. $176.59M. Rack up 500 points and you'll score a $5 reward for more movies. John Heard, Votes: John Corbett, Votes: Small But Poignant Details Fans Noticed In 'The Princess Bride'. Brittany Ashton Holmes, | 89 min In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship. This is a list of kids/family movies that tell wonderful stories even without the magic of animation. Jared Gilman, Embeth Davidtz, Votes: Director: Bradley Whitford, | David Cross, 130 min Stephen Macht, 102 min Adventure, Comedy, Family. $100.33M, PG Nicol Williamson, | Adventure, Comedy, Family. $67.41M, PG | Stars: Garwin Sanford. Cynthia Geary. Charlotte Ray Rosenberg, Sure enough, an eagle-eyed viewer can easily spot the rushed effects and sometimes sloppy sequencing caused by these reported outsiders. Animated Movies That Make You Cry The Most, The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members. Director: 120 min Ashley Olsen, Jon Favreau | Gross: $144.83M. Joe Johnston Stars: 100 min A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true. | Gross: Stars: Stars: Stars: A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet. Heydon Prowse, When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale. Lindsay Lohan, Action, Adventure, Comedy. Nick Robinson, A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite is determined to prove to her husband and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts. It’s a reasonable enough argument, but what it fails to take into account is that The Sandlot is a rather ordinary movie about kids playing baseball that becomes an adventure because it is told from the perspective of a nostalgic narrator. Each year, three brothers visit their grandfather for the summer. Director: | Joe Pesci, This is a list of the best kids adventure movies to watch that'll please the whole family. Both are great. That's an interesting take because, in all honesty, that’s exactly what many kids and adults in such a situation will naturally do. | Lists about real explorers and expeditions and fictional depictions of fast-paced, dangerous adventures in film, TV, anime, literature, and other media. I love this one and it's become one of my favorites. She is a kind-hearted soul, who loves to read. 87 min 41,470 Brett Cullen, | Kenny Ortega Elaine Hendrix, Votes: | Gross: Stars: Travis Tedford, Stars: Stars: Tim Robbins, Votes: 84 min the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and... Behind-The-Scenes Stories From 'E.T. | Free streaming today! Bill Pullman, 112 min Stars: | | Stars: After her dad goes missing in a storm Nim seeks help from an agoraphobic author whose journey from urban shut-in to outdoor adventurer demonstrates the healing power of nature in this contemporary live-action thriller. Caveats: It's more appropriate for older kids because there are some bloody scenes of animals eating and one of a half-crazy scientist running around the tundra naked. | Gross: Nathan Gamble, | Stars: | Michael Ritchie A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them. 42,408 >Next: Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog, Recommended for ages 8 and up; rated PG; released 1995. | Gross: Maybe save the original for when the kids are a little older?