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What To Do With The Kids® Top Movies of All-Time for Kids

What To Do With The Kids® asked adults what are the all-time best movies for kids to watch. Almost 1,600 people responded online and through social media with their choices in four different age categories: Preschool (0 – 5); Elementary (6 – 10); Middle School (11 – 13) and High School (14 – 17).

“There are dozens and dozens of great movies for kids so it really was a tough choice but the ones selected were by far the most popular” said Brian Presley, Director of Marketing for What To Do With The Kids. “Quite a few mentioned that they loved these movies as a kid and enjoy watching them again with their own kids.”

Preschool (0 – 5 years old)

1. The Muppet Movie (1979 – Jim Henson/Walt Disney)

2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 – Walt Disney)

3. Fantasia (1940 – Walt Disney)

4. The Little Mermaid (1989 – Walt Disney)

5. Toy Story (1995 – Disney/Pixar)

Honorable mention: Aladdin (1992 – Walt Disney)

Elementary (6-10 years old)

1. Babe (1995 – Universal Pictures)

2. The Lion King (1994 – Walt Disney)

3. Lady and the Tramp (1955 – Walt Disney)

4. Home Alone (1990 – Hughes Entertainment)

5. Annie (1982 – Columbia Pictures)

Honorable mention: Ice Age (2002 – Twentieth Century Fox)

Middle School (11 – 13 years old)

1. Back to the Future (1985 – Universal/Amblin Entertainment)

2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005 – Walt Disney)

3. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982 – Universal/Amblin Entertainment)

4. Ghostbusters (1984 – Columbia Pictures)

5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 – Paramount/Lucasfilms

Honorable mention: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001 – Warner Brothers)

High School (14 – 17 years old)

1. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986 – Paramount Pictures)

2. Rocky (1976 – United Artists)

3. Forrest Gump (1994 – Paramount Pictures)

4. Star Wars (1977 – Lucasfilm)

5. Grease (1978 – Paramount Pictures)

Honorable mention: Field of Dreams (1989 – Gordon Company)

What To Do With The Kids features games, crafts, party ideas, downloads, special events, product reviews and a number of directories to find just the right family entertainment in your area.

For more ideas of what to do with the kids please visit our website at www.whattodowiththekids.com.

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