What films can I watch with my 5yo that aren't cartoons?!

(32 Posts)
Cheesymonster Sat 11-Nov-17 17:25:18

Disney and Dreamworks are all very well but I want to watch some “proper” live action films that are suitable for 5yo DD. Any ideas? All recommendations welcome and 80s classics would be great.

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Trailedanderror Sat 11-Nov-17 17:27:34

Musicals, ballets, nature films.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 11-Nov-17 17:27:53

Home Alone
The Bean Movie
Bean on Holiday

GetSchwifty Sat 11-Nov-17 17:28:28


CurlsLDN Sat 11-Nov-17 17:29:00

Batteries not included
Short circuit
Bugsy malone

veiledsentiments Sat 11-Nov-17 17:32:28

It was a cartoon, but Samuri Jack. No talking.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sat 11-Nov-17 17:33:11

The first Charlie & the Chocolate Factory


AntiHop Sat 11-Nov-17 17:34:01

Star wars.

MarmaladeAtkinsX Sat 11-Nov-17 17:34:40

Princess Bride
Mary Poppins
Bedknobs and broomsticks
Cinderella (live action)

Grimmfebruary Sat 11-Nov-17 17:35:35

Bugsy malone
Joseph and his amazing technicolor dream coat (donny osmond version)
Labyrinth (love Bowie 🖤)
Chitty bang bang
Mary poppins
Sounds of music.

pipistrell Sat 11-Nov-17 17:35:37

Bugsy Malone
The Waterhorse
Racing Stripes
Chitty chitty bang bang
Mary poppins
High School Musical

Watto1 Sat 11-Nov-17 17:36:48

Dd loves The Wizard of Oz.

Haudyerwheesht Sat 11-Nov-17 17:37:22

Home alone
Freaky Friday
Miracle on 34th street
Mary poppins
Honey I shrunk / blew up the kids
Look who's talking

junebirthdaygirl Sat 11-Nov-17 17:38:52

Definitely Paddington and you be ready for the new one coming out.

catchyjem Sat 11-Nov-17 17:41:44


Catlovingmama Sat 11-Nov-17 17:43:26

Mary poppins

Cheesymonster Sat 11-Nov-17 19:20:45

Thanks everyone, I’m making a huge list! She loves sound of music and Matilda.

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Cheesymonster Sat 11-Nov-17 19:24:55

The original Annie is on Netflix so that’s Sunday afternoon sorted smile

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LittleHearts Sun 12-Nov-17 16:09:32

Five Children and It
Free Willy

Charlotte's Web (possibly too sad)
Babe (possibly too sad)
Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Peter Pan (2003)

Secret Garden
James and the Giant Peach
Tom's Midnight Garden

LittleHearts Sun 12-Nov-17 16:10:54

Stuart Little

LittleHearts Sun 12-Nov-17 16:12:06


LittleHearts Sun 12-Nov-17 16:14:24

The Borrowers
Fungus the Bogeyman
Alice in Wonderland (with Whoopi Goldberg)
Fairytale a True Story
101 Dalmatians with Glenn Close
Nanny McPhee

FixItUpChappie Sun 12-Nov-17 16:17:32

-Pete's Dragon (the original)
-Singing in the Rain
-The Wizard of Oz
-Bedknobs and Broomsticks

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 12-Nov-17 16:20:04

You could try a better class of cartoon! Studio Ghibli. Including Ponyo and Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Liliywil Tue 28-Nov-17 17:06:52

If she likes "The sound of music", she will sure like "Mary Poppins" too. It such lovely film for kids. My DD really loves it. Even Charlotte's Web is great for kids.

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