the good (and not so obvious choice of) children movies I

by mcvorkov | created - 27 May 2012 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Animation included. In no particular order.

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1. Kaptein Sabeltann (2003)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Family

5.7
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Sabeltann is a pirate looking for a big treasure. Aboard Sabeltanns big ship, Den Sorte Dame, they are preparing for a long and dangerous journey.

Directors: Stig Bergqvist, Rasmus A. Sivertsen | Stars: Terje Formoe, Ole Alfsen, Nina Lund Feste, Brit Elisabeth Haagensli

Votes: 149 | Gross: $0.10M

2. El ratón Pérez (2006)

TV-Y7 | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.2
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Lucia loses a tooth, her dad tells the story of the Hairy Tooth Fairy, a mouse named Perez who collects kids' teeth & polishes them into pearls. Perez is kidnapped by bandits. Lucía & cousin Ramiro rescue PÃrez unleashing a fascinat

Director: Juan Pablo Buscarini | Stars: Alejandro Awada, Mariano Chiesa, Roly Serrano, Delfina Varni

Votes: 578

3. Treasure Island (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Fraser C. Heston | Stars: Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee

Votes: 3,934

4. Treasure Planet (2002)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.1
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60 Metascore

A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 81,190 | Gross: $38.18M

5. Felidae (1994)

82 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.2
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A cat must investigate brutal murders of other cats in a neighborhood he has moved into with his owner.

Director: Michael Schaack | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mario Adorf, Helge Schneider, Wolfgang Hess

Votes: 2,994

Not for small children. It's a little frightening.

6. Julenatt i Blåfjell (2009)

82 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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Princess Fjellrose has never been outside the safe mountain, until her father is sick and dying. Only humans down in the valley can save him. She goes on a dangerous journey, and put their world in danger, in spite of her good intentions.

Directors: Katarina Launing, Roar Uthaug | Stars: Ane Viola Semb, Johan Tinus Lindgren, Finn Schau, Sigve Bøe

Votes: 387

7. The Princess and the Goblin (1991)

G | 82 min | Animation, Fantasy

6.9
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The story is about the adventurous Princess Irene. The princess is off playing in the woods when she is attacked by goblins pets. She is saved by a mining young warrior boy named Curty. ... See full summary »

Director: József Gémes | Stars: Claire Bloom, Joss Ackland, Roy Kinnear, Sally Ann Marsh

Votes: 2,004 | Gross: $2.14M

8. Kalle Blomkvist och Rasmus (1997)

78 min | Family, Crime

5.5
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Three kids in a small town pursue a group of kidnappers.

Director: Göran Carmback | Stars: Totte Steneby, Josefin Årling, Malte Forsberg, William Svedberg

Votes: 293

9. Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.0
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39 Metascore

Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Madonna, Ron Crawford

Votes: 27,998 | Gross: $15.13M

10. Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard (2009)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.3
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Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia, who is menaced by the nefarious Maltazard.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Selena Gomez, Fergie, Mia Farrow

Votes: 6,239 | Gross: $0.35M

11. Arthur 3: la guerre des deux mondes (2010)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.5
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With Maltazard now seven feet tall and Arthur still two inches small, our hero must find a way to grow back to his normal size and stop the Evil M once and for all, with the help of Selenia and Betameche.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Mia Farrow, Ron Crawford, Robert Stanton, Penny Balfour

Votes: 6,379

12. Pelikaanimies (2004)

90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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Wanting to know the ways of people, a pelican turns into a gawky young man who soon learns to speak, thanks to his outstanding talent in imitation. He befriends Emil and Elsa, two children ... See full summary »

Director: Liisa Helminen | Stars: Kari Ketonen, Roni Haarakangas, Inka Nuorgam, Jonna Järnefelt

Votes: 506

13. Babel (1999)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

3.6
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Babel tells the story of the Babels, a strange breed of four-foot-tall creatures who once coexisted happily with human beings on planet Earth. However, when the humans built a huge tower to... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Pullicino | Stars: Mitchell David Rothpan, Maria de Medeiros, Tchéky Karyo, Michel Jonasz

Votes: 164

14. Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.9
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The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Christian Clavier, Gérard Depardieu, Roberto Benigni, Michel Galabru

Votes: 33,548 | Gross: $1.64M

15. Une vie de chat (2010)

PG | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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63 Metascore

In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches.

Directors: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol | Stars: Dominique Blanc, Bernadette Lafont, Bruno Salomone, Jean Benguigui

Votes: 9,153 | Gross: $0.31M

16. The King and the Mockingbird (1980)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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87 Metascore

A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.

Director: Paul Grimault | Stars: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières, Agnès Viala

Votes: 3,595 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Chasseurs de dragons (2008)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.6
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A fantastic tale telling the adventures of two dragon hunters!

Directors: Guillaume Ivernel, Arthur Qwak | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit, Philippe Nahon, Amanda Lear

Votes: 11,086

18. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Votes: 87,247

19. Krull (1983)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis

Votes: 25,388 | Gross: $16.52M

20. Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones (2012)

TV-PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique Gato | Stars: Óscar Barberán, Michelle Jenner, José Mota, José Corbacho

Votes: 5,773

21. Operasjon Arktis (2014)

87 min | Adventure, Family

6.1
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Accidentally, three sibling children are left alone in a winter storm on the island of Spitsbergen. No-one on the main land, an ocean apart, knows where they are. It's a dramatic fight for survival.

Director: Grethe Bøe-Waal | Stars: Kaisa Gurine Antonsen, Ida Leonora Valestrand Eike, Leonard Valestrand Eike, Line Verndal

Votes: 509

22. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Director: John Hough | Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards

Votes: 7,713 | Gross: $20.00M

23. Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

G | 95 min | Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone. They arrive on Earth for a visit in Los Angeles. When Tony uses his ... See full summary »

Director: John Hough | Stars: Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann

Votes: 3,672

24. Witches Don't Exist (2014)

81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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On her 13th birthday Katie, a talented young girl, receives a magical amulet. This amulet was on a quest to find the fifth and last witch to complete the order of the star witches. Because ... See full summary »

Directors: Aramis Tatu, Adel Adelson | Stars: Aliyah Kolf, Senna Borsato, Leontine Ruiters, Vincent Banic

Votes: 92

25. The Son of Bigfoot (2017)

92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.2
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A teenage boy journeys to find his missing father only to discover that he's actually Bigfoot.

Directors: Jeremy Degruson, Ben Stassen | Stars: Cinda Adams, George Babbit, Laila Berzins, Joey Camen

Votes: 1,088

26. Thunder and the House of Magic (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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47 Metascore

Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.

Directors: Jeremy Degruson, Ben Stassen, Mimi Maynard | Stars: Cinda Adams, George Babbit, Brianne Brozey, Kathleen Gati

Votes: 4,970 | Gross: $0.00M