Zathura

Zathura film on kids like jumanji

Considered as a sequel to Jumanji, Zathura is also based on a space themed board game without any plot connections to any characters or storylines of the previous film. Zathura is a American Kids Adventure film, Similar to Jumanji, Zathura also brings the message on the card into reality, that causes their house float into the outer space, where a lot of adventures are waiting for them. The only way to get back to the Earth and into their normal lives is to finish the game. If you loved Jumanji, you will surely love Zathura as it offers a similar experience just this time in the outer space.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The extra Terrestrial ET StevenSpeilberg film

Considered as one of the best movies of Steven Spielberg, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 Sci-Fi film about the bonding between a young boy named Elliot and an extraterrestrial alien stranded on the Earth. While the government is hunting for the alien, Elliot and his siblings do everything possible to keep the alien hidden while attempting to help it return home to its own planet. The concept of the film was inspired by Spielberg’s own childhood memory of an imaginary friend created by his parents’ divorce.

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Dunston Checks In

Dunston Checks In Movies for chimps lovers

Have you ever wondered what would happen if an Orangutan is set free on the premises of a 5-star hotel? If not, then try watching the 1996 American comedy film Dunston Checks In, as the movie is centered upon an Orangutan named Dunston, who, along with the kids of the hotel manager creates chaos and troubles for the residents, hotel manager, and the owner, while providing the viewers a blend of fun, humor, and laughter.

Casper

Casper film for kids

Based on Harvey Comics and a cartoon character, Casper is 1995 American family comedy film that tells the story of a friendly ghost, Casper and the young girl named Kat. Although the movie has ghosts, the film is quite funny and with lots of humor content in addition to some evil plots and conspiracies that Casper wards off easily with the help of Kat and his obnoxious prankster uncles, the Ghostly Trio. This is one of that horror themed movie that won’t scare you but make you laugh out loud.

Letters To God

Letters To God film for kids

Letters to God is an emotional drama Film about a young 8-year old boy suffering from cancer, who has developed a habit of writing letters to God. The film is based on a real story written by Patrick Doughtie about his son, Tyler with few fictionalized versions such as the character of the mailman who receives the letters to God and gets connected with the boy. Although a sad ending, the film talks about hope, relationships and human bonding.

Nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee

Based on Nurse Matilda, Nanny McPhee is a 2005 family comedy film that is centered upon Nanny McPhee, a fairy nanny who visits the family with troubled children and takes charge as a caretaker to teach them discipline as well as mend the problems of the family with a little magic in the process. The movie is special because of its fairy tale theme that made us wish that there’s a Nanny McPhee in all families.

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins 1964 film

Based on the similar lines as Nanny McPhee, Mary Poppins is a 1964 musical fantasy film, which is loosely based on P.L. Travers’ book series of the same name. Featuring Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, the film is centered on a dysfunctional family in London, which is amended by a fairly young nanny with an umbrella. The film has some cute moments with singing and dancing along with some great lessons about discipline, caring, and responsibility.

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid jaden smith

Although a fifth installment of The Karate Kid series, this 2010 Chinese-American martial arts film serves as a reboot to the franchise starring Jaden Smith as the new Karate Kid, while Jackie Chan as the Kung Fu teacher. The film is beautifully crafted showcasing the antics of a young boy, who has the determination, but lacks the discipline, which is later taught by the master himself. Personally speaking, it was a lot better than the previous Karate Kid movies.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The first installment of the Narnia film series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe start with a story of four siblings and their accidental discovery of an entrance to a whole new world of Narnia through a wardrobe in the professor’s house, where they were staying to be safe during the second world war. While experiencing their journey to the new world, they realize that now they are part of a prophecy and must help the Lion Aslan to gain control of Narnia from the evil Witch destroying it.

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Rajeesh Nair is a true Gizmofreak and an addictive movie buff. He blogs at LifeBlender.com – a lifestyle Blogzine which focuses on general life related topics of the 21st Century.

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  1. Mark Eden

    Thanks for sharing this list of hollywood movies. These movies are family entertainment movies.

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