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Movies are a great way for parents to spend time with their kids. The movies that your child watches has a great impact on his/her mind. These must-see movie night picks will appeal to the whole family and are packed with great messages and role models.

The Red Balloon

This almost silent French short film is a delight for kids of all ages. You can expect your kid to be enchanted by the charming “friendship” between a balloon and a boy, who has to defend his poppable pet from a bunch of bullies.

Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece! This is a good way to introduce your child to the genre of horror, without actually showing anything gory. A crowd-pleaser through and through, this movie will defenitely catch your kid’s attention for two hours.


This story of a robot responsible for cleaning a waste-covered Earth meets another robot and falls in love with her. The story of their journey together will put a smile on your child’s face, and also give you an opportunity to teach kids about the importance of conservation.

My neighbor Totoro

This moving tale of two sisters – Mei and Satsuki – as they shift to a new house to be closer to their mother who is sick. They soon become friends with Totoro, a giant rabbit-like creature. This tale is not only for kids, so parents get ready to reminisce your childhood with this movie.

Children of Heaven

This is an intricate tale of a brother and sister, who come up with a plan to conceal the loss of a pair of shoes. The adventures that the siblings go through will put a smile on your face. This a must-watch movie for all kids with siblings.

Spirited Away

In this animated movie revolves around 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents who stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After stumbling into a few unfortunate incidents, Chihiru’s journey will keep you and your kids enthralled.


Up is heart-warming story of a budding friendship between a 78-year old man and 8 year old boy, as they travel to “Paradise Falls” with balloons.

Taare Zameen Par

The story revolves around Ishaan, who cannot seem to get anything right at his school. It takes a new art teacher, to help the dyslexic student discover his hidden potential.

How to Train your Dragon

Watch the story of a beautiful friendship between a boy and a dragon. The duo join forces to put an end to the terror that wreaks havoc in their worlds.


Based on Roald Dahl’s book, the story is about a young girl Matilda, whose parents and siblings do not appreciate her. When her principal tortures a kind-hearted teacher and her, she uses her telekinetic powers to make things right.

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