My 25 Favourite Non-animated Children's Films

A Listmania! list by QueenElessar (Toronto, Ontario)
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
1.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets DVD ~ Daniel Radcliffe
The list author says:
  "Great adaptation of the 2nd book in Rowling's series. It's fastpaced and exciting with great digital effects, especially Dobby the elf"
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The Neverending Story
2.  The Neverending Story DVD ~ Noah Hathaway
The list author says:
  "Classic Fantasy Film, directed by Wolfgang Peterson, which explores the world of fantasy and storytelling. It emphasizes the importance of the human imagination. Followed by several horrific sequels."
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The Wizard of Oz
3.  The Wizard of Oz DVD ~ Judy Garland
The list author says:
  "One of the most popular movie musicals of all time"
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
4.  Honey, I Shrunk the Kids DVD ~ Rick Moranis
The list author says:
  "Great film in which four kids accidently shrink themselves and make their way through a backyard as large as a jungle to them. The special effects used to make the children appear smaller were amazing"
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Vista Series)
5.  Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Vista Series) DVD ~ Bob Hoskins
The list author says:
  "Okay, so it is only partly animated and not stricly for children, but it was still one of my favourite movies as a kid"
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Jumanji (Collector's Series)
6.  Jumanji (Collector's Series) DVD ~ Robin Williams
The list author says:
  "An adaptation of a short story, this film features hilarious performances by Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt. There are great special effects involving jungle animals"
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A Far Off Place
7.  A Far Off Place DVD ~ Reese Witherspoon
The list author says:
  "A wonderful story about two kids who cross the Kalahari desert to escape poachers who killed their parents. Brilliant performances from Ethan Randall and future starlet Reese Witherspoon"
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Hook
8.  Hook DVD ~ Dustin Hoffman
The list author says:
  "Some critics were hard on this pirate flick, but I think the story of a grown-up Peter Pan is fun and heartwarming. Robin Williams is wonderfully neurotic."
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The Parent Trap
9.  The Parent Trap DVD ~ Lindsay Lohan
The list author says:
  "Nice update of the original version, with talented Lindsay Lohan in the Hayley Mills role"
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Two-Disc Widescreen Limited Collector's Edition)
10.  E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Two-Disc Widescreen Limited Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Steven Speilberg
The list author says:
  "One of the highest grossing family films of all time. The story of a young boy and his friendship with an alien from outerspace"
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The Princess Diaries (Widescreen Edition)
11.  The Princess Diaries (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Anne Hathaway
The list author says:
  "Charming Disney fairytale in which an average girl becomes a princess. Anne Hathaway is a breakout Star and Julie Andrews is delightful."
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Mary Poppins (Gold Collection)
12.  Mary Poppins (Gold Collection) DVD ~ Julie Andrews
The list author says:
  "Julie Andrews is at her best in this classic film featuring some of the most memorable musical moments in the history of cinema."
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Cats & Dogs (Full Screen Edition)
13.  Cats & Dogs (Full Screen Edition) DVD ~ Alec Baldwin
The list author says:
  "Yet another talking animal film, but this one contains the hilarious Mr. Tinkle, a villanious feline who steals every scene he's in"
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Little Princess
14.  Little Princess DVD ~ Shirley Temple
The list author says:
  "Shirley Temple is cute as a button (what else is new)"
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Spy Kids
15.  Spy Kids DVD ~ Alexa PenaVega
The list author says:
  "An action movie with a twist...the kids are the heros. A very clever movie with pint size stars who carry the picture well"
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Freaky Friday
16.  Freaky Friday DVD ~ Jamie Lee Curtis
The list author says:
  "Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan are hilarious in the tale of a mother and daughter who switch bodies. They both handle dual roles with humour and ease."
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Labyrinth
17.  Labyrinth DVD ~ David Bowie
The list author says:
  "Very strange fantasy film about a young girl who wishes her brother were kidnapped, and then is forced to rescue him. David Bowie is an evil king who resembles a drag queen, what more can I say?"
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George of the Jungle
18.  George of the Jungle DVD ~ Brendan Fraser
The list author says:
  "Brendan Frasier is a walking cartoon in this goofy slapstick comedy, and it definitely works out well for him"
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Angels in the Outfield
19.  Angels in the Outfield DVD ~ Danny Glover
The list author says:
  "A young boy gets heavenly help for his father's favourite baseball team the Angels. Chrisopher Lylod is the head angel"
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Rookie of the Year
20.  Rookie of the Year DVD ~ Thomas Ian Nicholas
The list author says:
  "Thomas Ian Nicholas plays a young kid who plays for the Chicago Cubs after a freak accident. It's farfetched, but well written and well-acted by everyone involved"
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Stand By Me (Special Edition)
21.  Stand By Me (Special Edition) DVD ~ Wil Wheaton
The list author says:
  "Short story by Stephen King becomes a heartwarming story of friendship between four young boys. The late River Phoenix is great as one of the boys"
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Now and Then
22.  Now and Then DVD ~ Christina Ricci
The list author says:
  "Sweet coming of age story geared towards young girls"
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The Parent Trap (Vault Disney Collection)
23.  The Parent Trap (Vault Disney Collection) DVD ~ Hayley Mills
The list author says:
  "Child actress Hayley Mills plays duo roles brilliantly in this fun family comedy about reunited twins who cause mixups and create havoc everywhere they go"
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Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey
24.  Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey DVD ~ Michael J. Fox
The list author says:
  "Comical voiceovers make this version of The Incredible Journey, more entertaining than the original. Micheal J. Fox and Sally Field are particuarly hilarious in vocal roles"
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