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Good family films for 4/5 year olds

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Morehastelessspeed Tue 07-Jul-15 11:08:49

Any recommendations? Am hoping to find things I might enjoy like Mary Poppins or The Sound of Music. im getting a bit fed up of animated films like Toy Story, Monsters Inc etc. and would prefer nice innocent stuff if possible, even the Disney ones are often a bit scary.

If they are on Netflix, even better!

TheHouseOnBellSt Tue 07-Jul-15 14:30:43

Open Season is is a cartoon but it's excellent. Also the original Annie musical and Bugsy Malone.

Childrenofthestones Wed 08-Jul-15 18:51:37

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

mamalovebird Wed 08-Jul-15 18:53:38

The new Paddington film. It's a fave rainy day film in this house.

PointyBirds Wed 08-Jul-15 18:54:07

My Neighbour Totoro. Sorry, it's animated, but it's so lovely smile

jelliebelly Wed 08-Jul-15 18:54:38


RhinosAreFatUnicorns Wed 08-Jul-15 18:56:52

We've just watched Bolt and loved it!

PointyBirds Wed 08-Jul-15 19:01:13

Have a look over this list. Some of them are probably a bit old.

nailsathome Wed 08-Jul-15 19:04:46

My 3 yr old loves Malifecent

Sweetsecret Wed 08-Jul-15 20:36:33

Paddington. my 5 year old and 2 year old both love it.

cornflakegirl Wed 08-Jul-15 20:39:06

Lost and Fo

cornflakegirl Wed 08-Jul-15 20:40:12

List and Found
(not sure what happened there!)

ThinkIveBeenHacked Thu 09-Jul-15 11:27:18

Nanny McPhee

ThomasRichard Thu 09-Jul-15 11:35:07


PinPon Thu 09-Jul-15 11:44:08

I second 'My Neighbour Totoro'. It's just lovely.

poocatcherchampion Thu 09-Jul-15 11:46:06

I thought Paddington was a bit scary for a little un. Would you say it is OK for a 3 yo scaredy cat

DrEdwardNigma Sat 11-Jul-15 01:30:22

I third My neighbour Totoro smile

wigglylines Sat 11-Jul-15 01:57:19

DS (age 6) loves Swallows and Amazons and The Railway Children.

I fourth My Neighbour Totoro smile

pixieg1rl Sun 12-Jul-15 17:08:18

Fifth for Totoro, my 4 year old has lived it for years. Ponyo also brilliant.

We seem to have got over the worst of the Planes 2 obsession, before that it was Wall-E.

Imnotweirdimlimitededition1 Sun 12-Jul-15 17:10:29

Charlie & the chocolate factor (not Johnny depp the other one) Up- Disney but adult friendly (bring the hankies) Wallace & gromit paranormal (bit scary but holds attention) mr peaman & sherbody all popular here with 4 year old

Imnotweirdimlimitededition1 Sun 12-Jul-15 17:11:17

Sorry paranorman

wigglylines Mon 13-Jul-15 12:55:56

Wall-E is fantastic smile

HopefulHamster Mon 13-Jul-15 13:08:18

My Neighbour Totoro
Kiki's Delivery Service (same people as other two, story bit slower but my son loved it)

ameliamerri Wed 15-Jul-15 13:04:05

'Inside Out' is fantastic.

I took miss 5 going on 6, and it was a very enjoyable film for everyone. There were some parts that were a bit intense and scary (with a clown the main character is scared of).. but overall it is a fantastic film for explaining complex emotions, and even talking through at the end that 'sometimes you will feel sad, but then you talk about what was making you feel sad and then you have a hug and you start to feel better, then you feel happy'. It explains that emotions are a journey, but talking things through and sharing them with your family is what makes you happiest.

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