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

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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.

motherlovesherkids Fri 17-Aug-18 20:02:03

clock work Orange 😍😍😍 really helped my son understand life

Twistofanxiety Fri 19-Jan-18 03:20:40

City of Ember

Zampa Fri 19-Jan-18 03:06:48

Never Ending Story!

You'll be singing the title track for weeks.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 19-Jan-18 02:55:02

Just introduced DD 7 to The Princess Bride. She loves it but it may be too scary for a 5 yo. Muppet films are good, particularly Christmas Carol.

Paley265489 Fri 19-Jan-18 02:49:28

i think Home alone it that great and you can watch any movies, tv show and anime with multiple subtitles at

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Cheerybigbottom Tue 28-Nov-17 17:08:51

My 5 year old has just watched The Wizard of Oz and is crazy over it. He enjoys acting out the tin man scene especially 😄

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.

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.

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

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

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

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


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

Stuart Little

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary poppins

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


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

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

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

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

Dd loves The Wizard of Oz.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Star wars.

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