Movies I Raised My Children On

These are some of the movies I put in front of my children as soon as they were old enough to pay attention to them and not get scared. There are some obvious choices, but I also made an effort to find movies with female leads. My rule of thumb was to stick to movies that my kids will still be able to love when they’re adults. No “kids-only” movies here.

  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Castle in the Sky
  • The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Star Wars
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Return of the Jedi
  • The Incredibles
  • Brave
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • The Sound of Music
  • The Wrong Trousers
  • A Close Shave