50 FAMILY FILMS YOUR KIDS HAVE TO SEE // + chance to win them all!

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I’ll let you in to a little secret: I make out that I’m watching family films for the girls, but in actual fact I’m totally watching them for myself!

There’s literally nothing I’d rather do than grab a bag of crisps and settle down for a good old cheesy flick. If it has princesses and evil queens and happy endings, that’s my nirvana, but I’ll pretty much watch anything that has a colourful cover, a catchy soundtrack and a G-Rating.

So you can imagine my utter joy when I was asked if I wanted to run a giveaway of the top 50 movies for kids. ‘Does Cinderella want to go to the ball?!’ I replied. I didn’t really say that (but now I kinda wish I had), but I did say yes, please!

The reason behind this fabulous promotion is the launch of the ‘Must See Movies Before You Grow Up’ campaign. Run by educational charity, INTO FILM, these movies have been carefully selected by industry experts and Into Film’s own programming team, and are suitable for children up to the age of 11.

You’ll find a delightful cross-section of the most magical and timeless family films, from timeless tales and animation classics, to modern day blockbusters (all of whichΒ are available to buy from retailers this summer).

So, which titles are up for grabs? *takes a deep breath…*

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Classics: 101 Dalmatians (1961), Babe; The Gallant Pig (1995), Dumbo (1941), Mary Poppins (1964), Nanny McPhee (2005), Oliver! (1968), The Iron Giant (1999), The Jungle Book (1967), The Secret Garden (1993), Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971).

Thrills & Chills:Β A Little Princess (1995), Coraline (2009), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Jumanji (1995), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), Star Wars; A New Hope (1977), The Gruffalo (2009), The Witches (1990), Wallace and Gromit; The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Zootropolis (2016).

Adventure: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Night at the Museum (2006), Paddington (2014), Shaun The Sheep Movie (2015), The Adventures of TinTin (2011), The Never-Ending Story (1984), The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Toy Story (1995), Trolls (2016), Up (2009).

Kids Rule! Annie (1982), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982), Free Willy (1993), Home (2015), Hook (1991), How To Train Your Dragon (2010), Matilda (1996), Swallows and Amazons (2016), The BFG (2016).

Heroes & Villains: Beauty and the Beast (1991), Fantastic Mr Fox (2009), Frozen (2013), Shrek (2001), Space Jam (1996), Spirited Away (2001), The LEGO Movie (2014), The Lion King (1994), The Lorax (2012), The Princess Bride (1987).

Yep. That’s right. One of you will win every single one of these brilliant family films. I’m so excited… and so jealous at the same time…Β 

To enter grab your popcorn, and follow the Rafflecopter prompts below. Good luck!

The guide to the 50 films every child should see before they grow up has been created by film education charity Into Film, in partnership with the UK video industry to launch the ‘Must See Movies Before You Grow Up’ campaign, which will see all 50 films distributed by retailers this summer. To find out more, visit www.intofilm.org/msm

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193 Comments

  1. Tasha - June 19, 2017

    The BFG ,still haven’t seen it and it looks brilliant

  2. Tracy Nixon - June 20, 2017

    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory!

  3. dawn f - June 20, 2017

    we haven’t seen Zootropolis yet so I think that would be the 1st on my list to watch

  4. Sarah Haynes - June 20, 2017

    I think it would be the never ending story. I used to love that film as a kid and haven’t watched it in years

  5. Pam Smith - June 20, 2017

    It would have to be The Jungle Book…an absolute classic

  6. Sandra Clarke - June 20, 2017

    I would watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – I love that film.

  7. Linda Ford - June 20, 2017

    Lego movie! I think the Lego movies are amazing, so much detail! My husband and boys love them too xx

  8. Mandy - June 20, 2017

    Omg so many wonderful movies think I’d watch a classic first with Mary Poppins

  9. Dagmara Kowalewska - June 20, 2017

    Have a lovely day and enjoy weather xxx

  10. Dagmara Kowalewska - June 20, 2017

    Would love to watch first version BEAUTY AND THE BEAST πŸ™‚

  11. Liz Burton - June 20, 2017

    How fantastic!! So many favourites there I’ve watched many times, haven’t seen Zootropolis though so I’d probably watch that first.

  12. Tanya camilleri - June 20, 2017

    Lego movie as we haven’t seen it yet and heard good things.

  13. Thomas Perry - June 20, 2017

    I would watch Free Willy first. This is a film I must have watched a hundred times growing up and it made me tear up every time, it’s a timeless classic

  14. Lucie m fish - June 20, 2017

    We would watch frozen first! All 4 of our kids love it!

  15. Amy Fidler - June 20, 2017

    Mary Poppins x

  16. Veronika Farkas - June 20, 2017

    So hard to choose… Maybe Mary Poppins. πŸ™‚

  17. Christina Hedges - June 20, 2017

    We would love to watch Matilda, Thank you for such a lovely giveaway πŸ™‚ would be thrilled to win. We don’t watch much tv so the dvds would be amazing for both my children xx

  18. Corinne Peat - June 20, 2017

    I would watch the Lego movie with my kids first!

  19. Amanda Letch - June 20, 2017

    I would watch Paddington with my grandson first as I haven’t seen the film and have been meaning to watch it!

  20. Lynn Heath - June 20, 2017

    It would be frozen! The kids still love it!!!

  21. Margaret gallagher - June 20, 2017

    Frozen
    It’s just amazing
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  22. Kelly newton - June 20, 2017

    Very nice

  23. Lisa King - June 20, 2017

    It would have to be the classic ET

  24. Spencer Broadley - June 20, 2017

    The Lion King, but unfortunately The Jungle Book (animated) doesn’t seem to be listed

  25. Gemma Holland - June 20, 2017

    I’d watch ET. I loved it when I was a kid. Would love to watch it with my sons

  26. Debbie Nicholas - June 20, 2017

    So many fab movies!! I think we would have to start with a classic like Mary Poppins first!!

  27. Gillian Hay - June 20, 2017

    def willy wonka its still one of my favourites

  28. Charlie Brunton - June 20, 2017

    I’d have to watch Matilda first! One of my most favourite films ever!

  29. Joanna Kasznicki - June 20, 2017

    it would have to be ET

  30. Louise Burgess - June 20, 2017

    Wow soo many amazing films we would watch Trolls first as we missed out watching it in cinema

  31. Stephanie Lear - June 20, 2017

    I would watch the Lego Movie first. My family and I keep meaning to watch it ever since our fabulous trip to Legoland 2 years ago! Lol

  32. Sarah Taylor-Fergusson - June 20, 2017

    I don’t think my two boys have seen E.T. so that one! Will have me in tears, if not them!

  33. Gemma - June 20, 2017

    How to choose.

    The lion king I think. Love the lion king even at 30!

  34. Jodie Cook - June 20, 2017

    Spirited Away, my boyfriend loves this film!

  35. MARK THOMAS - June 20, 2017

    Frozen , as I have not seen it yet

  36. Dawn Brodribb - June 20, 2017

    The princess bride as I watched it when I was a kid so would love to see how it goes down with the young ones!

  37. Lara latchem - June 20, 2017

    I think the eldesy would choice the lorax as loves the book

  38. Barbara Webster - June 20, 2017

    The Lion King is the first film that I would watch.

  39. Lynne - June 20, 2017

    Great competition as always.

  40. Hannah - June 20, 2017

    Oh you want me to pick one. I would really struggle with that. Jaxon is almost three so I’m working on introducing him to every Disney/Pixar film that I have access to! Moana is currently high on the list but some of the older ones keep jumping ahead.

  41. Sandra Fortune - June 20, 2017

    Beauty and the beast I used to have it on video loves it. By the way have entered on insragram but touched wrong digits it should be sandrafortune2445 and I’ve put sandrafortune2455 oops don’t know how to correct it.

  42. Sarah Baines - June 20, 2017

    Beauty & the beast x

  43. Steph lovatt - June 20, 2017

    Beauty and the beast, love it!

  44. Gemma newton - June 20, 2017

    Zootropolis! I think it’s great

  45. melanie stirling - June 20, 2017

    The Secret Garden,it’s one of my favourite films.

  46. laura banks - June 20, 2017

    night at the museum

  47. Andrea Upton - June 20, 2017

    Would have to be Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory

  48. Chris Bull - June 20, 2017

    Never-Ending Story

  49. Roz - June 20, 2017

    Secret life of pets!

  50. Sharon williams - June 20, 2017

    It has to be shrek we all adore that film.

  51. paula cheadle - June 20, 2017

    Not watch the BFG yet

  52. Annabel Greaves - June 21, 2017

    I would show my kids Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, it was one of my favourite films growing up – I loved all the singing and dancing x

  53. Mummy on a Budget - June 21, 2017

    The LEGO Movie as my daughter is just starting to get in to lego in a big way so I’m sure she’d love to watch the film.

  54. Lorraine Kirk - June 21, 2017

    Spirited Away, such a great film.

  55. Anna Stimson - June 21, 2017

    I would watch Swallows and Amazons as I would have loved to have an adventure like this when I was a child!!

  56. Corinna jennings - June 21, 2017

    Oh wow!! What an amazing collection!!! My twins would be over the moon!! I think the first one we’d watch would be Mary poppins!!

  57. Tracey Susan Anderson - June 21, 2017

    We would watch the BFG first as we haven’t as yet seen it πŸ™‚ x x

  58. Laura Kevlin - June 22, 2017

    I’d watch the Lego Movie first as I haven’t seen it and my Hubby and kids have – miss out on a lot of in-jokes so would be good to get in the loop! πŸ™‚

  59. Philip Rogers - June 22, 2017

    Would love on watch The Never-Ending Story (1984). I haven’t seen this since I was litttle and my kids have never seen it

  60. Kim Neville - June 22, 2017

    The Lion King

  61. Cassandra Mayers - June 23, 2017

    A Little princess. I always loved that film as a child!
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  62. Cath Joyce - June 23, 2017

    The Witches, it is a great film and I never tire of it
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  63. Alison Johnson - June 26, 2017

    The Princess Bride. I love that film!

  64. Laura Nice - June 28, 2017

    Mary Poppins

  65. john williamson - June 28, 2017

    It would be Jungle Book for me.

  66. Jane Willis - June 28, 2017

    Nanny McPhee because I’ve watched the first three quarters of it with the grandkids twice, but both times we’ve had to go somewhere before it finished so I’ve never seen the end!
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  67. Juli Savage - June 28, 2017

    Jumanji – never get tired of watching that film, a classic with Robin Williams

  68. Kirsty Sparks - June 28, 2017

    The Secret Life of Pets

  69. claire woods - June 28, 2017

    How To Train Your Dragon

  70. aj - June 28, 2017

    Oliver, Please sir can I have some more?

  71. Pam Francis Gregory - June 28, 2017

    The Lego Movie is ace!

  72. Marylyn Hammersley - June 28, 2017

    Great selection, I would choose Cloudy with a chance of meatballs to watch first with my granddaughter, who loves this film.

  73. Yvette Cross - June 28, 2017

    Wow a fantastic giveaway. I would probably start with the secret garden x

  74. joanna butler-savage - June 28, 2017

    neverending story – i loved the luck dragon

  75. Danielle Pooley - June 28, 2017

    Annie! I remember watching that with my nanny

  76. Tracey Peach - June 28, 2017

    Them All!, seriously I would love to watch each one πŸ™‚ x

  77. Julie T - June 28, 2017

    Without a doubt I would watch Jungle Book first but who could say which would be next, there are so many, I think we would just have to work our way through them all alphabetically after that and then start all over again. Bring on the popcorn…

  78. george spedding - June 28, 2017

    trolls – haven’t seen this yet

  79. Michelle smith - June 28, 2017

    I would watch frozen with my granddaughter

  80. Ritchie - June 28, 2017

    Fantastic Mr Fox

  81. Michaela Smith - June 28, 2017

    Difficult question but I think it would have to be Coraline πŸ™‚

  82. Hayley Elvin - June 28, 2017

    Coroline, its creepy but such a fantastic film and the kids love it.

  83. Sharon Morrison - June 28, 2017

    Trolls, as we haven’t seen that yet

  84. James Harris - June 28, 2017

    I would watch Star Wars with my son because I said he would be allowed to watch it when he has his sixth birthday.

  85. hazel haskayne - June 28, 2017

    We would watch Toy Story first. Love it.

  86. iain maciver - June 28, 2017

    the bfg

  87. Suzanne Drummond - June 28, 2017

    Mary Poppins

  88. Hannah Scudder - June 28, 2017

    Home, we have not seen it before.

  89. Judith Allen - June 28, 2017

    Frozen. My daughter’s all grownup, so we’ve escaped seeing it. And then my niece and nephew can watch them.

  90. Susan Chafer - June 28, 2017

    Coraline – it’s one that I’ve wanted to see but never got round to

  91. Harline - June 28, 2017

    Has to be lion king I love the songs

  92. Paula Barker - June 28, 2017

    Annie, it’s a firm family favourite

  93. Margaret Clarkson - June 28, 2017

    The Witches

  94. Kevin Honey - June 28, 2017

    The Adventures of TinTin

  95. Andrea Fletcher - June 28, 2017

    I would watch Swallows & Amazons.

  96. Katie Skeoch - June 28, 2017

    Shrek, one of my favourite family films!

  97. MANDY DOHERTY - June 28, 2017

    Matilda

  98. Michelle Ferguson - June 28, 2017

    I would watch Frozen as haven’t seen it yet

  99. Julia Lawson - June 28, 2017

    The Lion King – my favouritest Disney film EVER πŸ˜€

  100. Jayne Townson - June 28, 2017

    I think I’d watch Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, because we all enjoy it and I haven’t seen it in a while. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  101. Sam McKean - June 28, 2017

    Never Ending Story, such a great film, so many great memories!

  102. Angela Treadway - June 28, 2017

    how to train your dragon, because its my sons favourite x

  103. gillian burden - June 28, 2017

    Night at the Museum

  104. Maria Hackett - June 28, 2017

    The toy story! Milly loves it!

  105. Becky Willoughby - June 28, 2017

    Princess Bride as my ex husband took our copy!
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  106. fiona waterworth - June 28, 2017

    Jumanji even my husband loves this one

  107. Keith Hunt - June 28, 2017

    We love the film UP

  108. Rachel - June 28, 2017

    We’d watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as we have very nearly finished reading it to our 5 year old and he hasn’t seen the film yet.

  109. pete c - June 28, 2017

    The Jungle Book

  110. Jules Eley - June 28, 2017

    willy wonka and the chocolate factory is one of my favourites!

  111. laura pyper - June 28, 2017

    Trolls as We haven’t seen that one

  112. Fiona Paley - June 28, 2017

    The Secret Garden, one of my favourites.

  113. Claire W - June 28, 2017

    The BFG as i loved the classic book and also the cartoon version as a child and love reading it t my two now so this would be first πŸ™‚

  114. Jacqueline Chapman - June 28, 2017

    Beauty and the Beast

  115. Emma Wilkie - June 29, 2017

    Chitty chitty bang bang

  116. Jade Hewlett - June 29, 2017

    I’d choose The BFG to watch first as I haven’t seen it yet and loved the book as a child

  117. laura stewart - June 29, 2017

    Mary Poppins

  118. Kimberley Ryan - June 29, 2017

    matilda, its one of our favourite movies

  119. Ruth Harwood - June 29, 2017

    Beauty and the Beast most likely xx

  120. Susan Smith - June 29, 2017

    Jungle Book love that film

  121. Sarah Davison - June 29, 2017

    I’d watch Hook first – one of my all time favourite films.

  122. Lorna Ledger - June 29, 2017

    Spirited away, such a beautiful film

  123. Rose Stephenson - June 29, 2017

    ET – I have never seen this

  124. Simon C - June 29, 2017

    Probably ET. It’s been such a long time since I saw it. Would be good to relive that magic. πŸ™‚

  125. Anita Davies - June 30, 2017

    Defo the iron giant – that was one of my fav movies as a kid and I like to transport myself back to that time πŸ™‚

  126. Nat thomason - June 30, 2017

    Frozen

  127. Roger Turbin - June 30, 2017

    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

  128. Amanda Richardson - June 30, 2017

    The Lion King

  129. Tony Metcalfe - June 30, 2017

    Difficult choice, but probably go for ET.

  130. Tamara Foster - June 30, 2017

    E.T Loved it when I was younger and still a classic film x

  131. debbi ruskin - June 30, 2017

    Paddington in honour of Michael Bond who sadly passed away recently & my kids’ granny who loves him πŸ™‚

  132. ELZBIETA ZNYK - June 30, 2017

    Frozen

  133. David Simpson - June 30, 2017

    Frozen,a great film

  134. Mark Shaw - June 30, 2017

    My grandkids will wear them out watching them all

  135. Linda King - June 30, 2017

    Night at the Museum, brilliant film

  136. James McLaughlin - June 30, 2017

    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
    It’s one of my favourite movies ever and would love to share that with my daughter.

  137. Angie McDonald - July 1, 2017

    The Secret Life of Pets as I still haven’t seen it!

  138. Katherine Doney - July 1, 2017

    Beauty and the beast cos it’s my favourite Disney movie

  139. Kim Lam - July 1, 2017

    Star Wars; A New Hope- I love the Star Wars movies

  140. jo liddement - July 1, 2017

    I would watch Coraline first… such an imaginative and creative film.

  141. Michelle Smith - July 1, 2017

    Shaun The Sheep Movie

  142. zoe brown - July 1, 2017

    beauty and the beast

  143. Stacey Leigh - July 1, 2017

    Very Difficult choice… but I think it would have to be The Jungle Book was one of my favourites as a child and i’m sure my two would love watching it just as much as me πŸ™‚

  144. Cristina McDowall - July 1, 2017

    Shaun the Sheep Movie – always so many expressions you missed first (and second and third) time around!

  145. Laura Marshall - July 1, 2017

    101 Dalmations! I love that film and I’m hoping my twins are going to love dogs just as much as me and their dad do!

  146. Jodie Cook - July 1, 2017

    I would watch Mary Poppins first, love it!

  147. Catherine Stewart - July 2, 2017

    The Secret Garden…one of my favourite childhood films!

  148. Jason Wood - July 2, 2017

    The Lion King

  149. Christina Palmer - July 2, 2017

    The Neverending Story

  150. Ann Willers - July 2, 2017

    Have to be The Lion King

  151. Wendy Jones - July 2, 2017

    The secret life of Pets – because my granddaughter said i should lol

  152. melissa crowe - July 2, 2017

    The LEGO Movie

  153. Katie - July 2, 2017

    Mary Poppins

  154. Rebecca Nisbet - July 2, 2017

    We would watch Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory first.

  155. Gill Mitchell - July 2, 2017

    We would watch Trolls. Such an amazing feel good film!

  156. Jeanette Leighton - July 3, 2017

    Definitely the gruffalo as my daughter Sheriah 4 sang the gruffalo song in her school assembly which all the parents came to watch. She’s so shy infront of people but she was having such fun singing this and doing all the actions

  157. Carly Belsey - July 3, 2017

    Definitely the BFG as for some strange reason none of us have seen it yet and I love the story. Thank you

  158. Jacqueline Roberts - July 3, 2017

    Has to be Frozen

  159. Suzanne Jackson - July 3, 2017

    Lego Movie – great film

  160. Jo Hutchings - July 3, 2017

    How to Train Your Dragon – I’ve never seen it.

  161. Lindsey Martin - July 3, 2017

    We’d have to watch the jungle book first! Classic!

  162. tricia bingham - July 3, 2017

    how to train your dragon

  163. Sam parkes - July 3, 2017

    Swallows and amazons as never seen it but loved the book

  164. Jackie Dawson - July 3, 2017

    Has to be Mary Poppins

  165. Kate Roessler - July 3, 2017

    I love nothing more than watching disney films

  166. Christine Caple - July 3, 2017

    The Witches

  167. GEOFF WICKENS - July 3, 2017

    JUNGLE BOOK. STILL ONE OF MY FAVOURITES

  168. Amanda tanner - July 3, 2017

    a little princess

  169. Gloria C - July 3, 2017

    The Jungle Book πŸ™‚

  170. Miss Tracy Hanson - July 3, 2017

    Either 101 Dalmatians or The Secret Life of Pets. What an amazing choice though.

  171. sandy ralph - July 3, 2017

    i would watch the never ending story first as its one of my favorite films

  172. Kim W - July 3, 2017

    Frozen and then Mary Poppins. Such great films.

  173. Caroline Smith - July 3, 2017

    The Jungle Book – one of my favourite films when I was little!

  174. Sue H Jenkins - July 3, 2017

    theres a lot i havent see so would be a fab collection for me but loving the look of zootropolis

  175. Clare Hubbard - July 3, 2017

    The jungle book πŸ™‚

  176. Kay Broomfield - July 3, 2017

    We’d watch The Gruffalo first

  177. Tricia cowell - July 3, 2017

    Lego movie my Grandsons would love it

  178. emma louise elliott - July 3, 2017

    I would watch the BFG as I love the original but still haven’t seen that version yet xxx

  179. Lia Burns - July 3, 2017

    Definitely the secret garden! My absolute all time favourite x

  180. Simon Tinsley - July 3, 2017

    Night at the Museum as I’ve still not watched it.

  181. Sharon Saunders - July 3, 2017

    I would watch Frozen first – because I’ve never seen it and always wanted to! My 9 year old daughter never wanted to see it!!!

  182. Scott Fallon - July 3, 2017

    Toy Story

  183. Stacey Gahan - July 3, 2017

    Annie, I love singing along to that film, reminds me of being young

  184. Natalie Crossan - July 3, 2017

    The Lion King xxxx

  185. jackie grout - July 3, 2017

    Never ending story my kids loved it and so will my Granddaughters Olivia & Elsie x

  186. Deborah Paker - July 3, 2017

    Babe; The Gallant Pig (1995),…. love it… that ull do pig… that ull do πŸ™‚

  187. Rebecca Phillips - July 3, 2017

    The BFG – I haven’t seen it yet!
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  188. Pia S - July 3, 2017

    E.T. as it is my childhood. I was seriously obsessed with the movie from the moment it came out on VHS and would love to introduce my own children to it x

  189. Kate Davies - July 3, 2017

    Definitely hook, I loved that movie when I was little.

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