7 Movies All Kids Should Watch Before They’re 12

There are tons of movies in the world for kids, but there are only a few that are a must-see before one turns 12. Even grownups can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic when they re-watch their favourite classic princess stories, cartoons, superheroes, adventures and musicals.

Kid movies always have a moral lesson to tell and positive messages to share. Some of the movies are of a different time, place and even a different world. It allows you to play with your imagination, which is the best part of being a kid.

Here is a list of the top 7 movies that you should watch before you turn 12:

Home Alone

This classic story is about an 8-year-old boy who accidentally gets left behind by his family during a Christmas vacation. As he is home alone, the little troublemaker is left to his own devices to protect their home from two burglars. It teaches that even though he is just a kid, his mischievous ways can save his home and his life.


This movie is sure to give you one of the best adventures on screen. It’s about two kids who find a magical board game. While playing they released a man that was trapped in there for decades. The movie is filled with adventure and exciting things to discover in a different world.

Toy Story

Every kid has imagined their favourite toys coming to life. Toy Story is an all-time favourite for both adults and kids. It tells the love-hate relationship between a cowboy and astronaut toys and their relationship with their owner Andy. It teaches the value of true friendship.

The Land Before Time

This cartoon classic is one of the saddest and purest stories ever told. It is about an orphaned brontosaurus that joins other young dinosaurs and journeys with them to reunite with their families. It teaches kids how to be grateful to have parents and shows the ups and downs of life.


This funny 3D animated film is about a robot left on planet Earth and shows what the planet has become – a dump site. It teaches how important it is for man not to rely to technology and to save and take care of the environment.

The Little Mermaid

This is one of the very few Disney Princesses stories out there. It is a musical that kids will love to sing along to. It teaches that love can conquer any obstacle.

Finding Nemo

The story is about a clown fish that searches the ocean to look for his son. It shows how great a father’s love is and teaches how to trust and never give up even in difficult times.

These films are surely interesting, but it’s even more fun to watch with the whole family.

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