‘Children’s films’ are often relegated to the mindless category by many film lovers. However, children’s movies are not children’s games. Many of the films popular with children and teenagers explore complex and sensitive topics such as coming of age and universal themes such as finding a sense of identity and building community among like-minded peers.
This Children’s Day, we present six must-see movies for your little ones. It keeps them hooked on the screen and helps them develop a more inclusive mindset.
The Sound of Music (1965)
Even after four decades, this 1965 musical drama remains one of the all-time favorite movies to watch with your kids or at family get-togethers. Directed by Robert Wise, the film was a hit among many generations of youth. Whether one was an idealistic pre-teen in the 1960s or an angry teenager in the 90s, many children identify with the Von Trapp children. Although behavior and dress have changed over time, children of any generation can still identify and sympathize with Frederick’s attempts to be an ‘adult’ (albeit with boyish slips), Louisa’s rebellious attitude, Liesl’s obsession with new clothes and cute. Brigitta’s high airs as boys in uniform and well-educated intellectuals.
Based on Maria von Trapp’s memoir ‘The Story of the Trapp Family Singers’, the film revolves around Maria, who becomes more emotionally involved than she is when she works as a governess to the von Trapps, a wealthy aristocratic Austrian family. For initial purposes.
Whether you’re a seasoned movie buff or a casual viewer, the movie will feature on your favorites list. It has some memorable songs like ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Maria’ etc. The power-packed performance of the cast (led by a brilliant Julie Andrews) is just the cherry on top.
This 2001 animated movie was an instant hit thanks to its fresh and unique interpretation of the fairytale trope and a memorable soundtrack. This movie is a must watch for kids, apart from a very engaging and action-packed story, it also has.
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