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 which 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: 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… 

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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  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 🙂

  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. 🙂

  17. Christina Hedges - June 20, 2017

    We would love to watch Matilda, Thank you for such a lovely giveaway 🙂 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

    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 🙂 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! 🙂

  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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