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CST Top 10: Top 10 Kids Films For Adults

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Top 10 is back after a brief hiatus to bring you reading pleasure once again. What we do is come up with a topic, come up with our own lists, and combine them to make a consensus Top 10. This week with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part coming out and knowing just how great The Lego Movie was for everyone, we decided to list the Top 10 kids films for adults. This is an incredibly vast category, and this wasn’t easy so let’s get to it!

10. The Goonies

We begin with a film that has become divisive as of late, but clearly not it this group. People in here love The Goonies and ranked it as high as number 2. This is a film all about the inner child in all of us and the wonder we possess. Is it a great film? No, but that’s a debate for another day.

9. The Lego Movie

The movie that really inspired this entire list sits at the nine-spot, and it’s a deserving place. Many people still look at this film today and say “A Lego Movie? How stupid” and then they see it and realize how wrong they are. Hopefully, the sequel can be just as great, according to Scott, it’s better.

8. Mary Poppins

And our number one film is… Wait, what? Mary Poppins isn’t number 1? Number *? That’s blasphemous! Mary Poppins is the defining film for Disney that still lives on to this day and was followed up wonderfully by Mary Poppins Returns this past December. Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke give generational performances and contribute to this classic in every sense of the word.

7. Elf

We have to be joking right? Here comes Elf in at number seven which is a solid spot for it, just shouldn’t be above Poppins. Elf gave Will Ferrell his second most defining performance of his career just behind Ron Burgundy. Favreau really established himself here as a director and made a holiday classic that is revisited every Christmas.

6. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Speaking of Christmas, we may be witnessing a trend here. The Nightmare Before Christmas is an acquired taste of a film and certainly has its staunch supporters. To bring together Christmas and Halloween in the same film with stop-motion animation is incredible to behold and is one of director Tim Burton’s defining films. It is a beautiful experience that should be seen by everyone at least once.

5. The Lion King

Ok, this is a film I have opinion’s about. The Lion King is clearly a beloved film that has a generation of fans who claim it to be the best ever. Is this a great film? Yes, but I don’t view t to be better than such animated classics as Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, or The Little Mermaid all of which missed the cut. Regardless, it is a classic and will forever be held in the Disney loving hearts.

4. Shrek        

Somebody once told me the world was gonna roll me, and that was the moment Shrek secured its spot in the top 10. This film is one that combines all fairy tales and makes us fall in love with an Ogre and a talking Donkey. Mix that with some Smash Mouth and you should have a complete disaster but instead you have a film that spawned three sequels and more to come. The years start coming and they don’t stop coming.

3. Toy Story 3

Considered to be one of the best trilogies of all time, Toy Story 3 fittingly comes in at number three. All of these films are amazing, but three takes the cake as the best. It really hits home what it feels like to grow up and makes us miss our toys we used to play with. Anyone who has seen this film knows just how emotional it gets and how we feel when the last sequence goes down. Hopefully, four doesn’t mess up the trilogy.

2. Finding Nemo

From one Pixar film to another, we introduce the best of them all. Finding Nemo is one of two films to make all of our lists and it is truly a special one. It tackles adult themes while also being entertaining for children. Parents can relate to Marlin searching for his son and kids see themselves in Nemo who fights to get back to his father. It is a film with a journey like no other and deserves the two spot.

1.E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Finally, in at the top spot is a film that really could not be denied in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Steven Spielberg is one of the greats and this is one of his films that helped establish that. He is a master at directing kids and brings out incredible performances from his actors while making us love this alien as well. It is fun, emotional, and even a little frightening at times which are the ingredients needed for a kid’s movie for adults and to be the number one film on this list.

That will do it for this week! What do you think of the list? Are we missing anything? Agree with our opinions? What does your list look like? Jump into the comments and let us know and we will see you n