Movies 7 are visual works that use moving images and synchronized sound to tell stories for kids within 7 years and above.
The best movies seamlessly combine form with function – from how scenes are edited together to convey meaning through every element in each shot.
Here are the top 7 Movies.
- Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
- Song of the Sea
- How to Train Your Dragon
- The Incredibles
- Incredibles 2
- The Iron Giant
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
For an entertaining break from political melodrama, take a look at this satirical black comedy. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, it offers a powerful indictment of our inaction against existential threats.
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Horror genre fans who prefer more realistic storytelling should seek out It Follows as it provides a breath of fresh air. This movie follows Jay, an 18-year-old teenage girl stalked by a shape-shifting supernatural entity after having sexual relations with her boyfriend. The film builds tension and suspense as Jay attempts to outrun this entity that can take any form. Furthermore, Disasterpeace’s music contributes to its chilling atmosphere.
Critics praised this film for its unique take on horror cinema and effective social criticism. A cautionary tale warning against casual sexual encounters among adolescents, the ending left viewers questioning whether the curse will return at some point in time.
Director David Robert Mitchell masterfully keeps his audience on edge by forgoing tired jump scares and recycled horror tropes, and refusing to recycle old horror tropes. Additionally, he avoids increasing body counts to satisfy a horror generation that prefers excessive blood. Instead, he uses tension building techniques that feel organic with each character to build unsettling atmosphere that feels unnerved by an impending curse that explores issues such as toxic masculinity and how traumas remain vivid memories.
Drifting Home, as an anime coming of age movie, does a remarkable job at showing kids the significance of letting go. Additionally, it strikes an effective balance between emotional grief and adventure within its narrative arc. Although Drifting Home might seem long and slow at times, the animation more than makes up for this shortcoming.
This film offers a simple story with complex, well-developed characters. A group of children visit an apartment building they used to live in before it is scheduled to be demolished; two children in particular, Kosuke and Natsume share an especially close bond to this building as it was where their grandfather once resided; this relationship becomes part of the plot as children must scavenge for food while enduring life inside an abandoned apartment complex.
This movie resembles Penguin Highway and Whisker Away by using fantasy elements to tell a tale of loss, growing up, and relationships. This is a fantastic example of using fiction to reach wider audiences with complex themes that otherwise may be hard to present effectively.
This movie is suitable for most audiences; however, its long run time may make it hard for younger children to remain engaged throughout. There may be perilous situations and coarse language. The main message of this film is that one must let go of their past to move into their future; that everything changes; and that strong friendships will find ways to survive through sorrow and hardship.
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
After years of family discord, artsy teen Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson of Broad City’s) is ready to leave home and meet “her people” across the country for film school. But before she can leave home, tech-phobic dad Rick (Danny McBride) must drive them all across country on an epic road trip in order to restore relationships among siblings; an evil home appliance PAL further complicates matters while weaving their personal struggles into this dramatic adventure plot.
Mike Rianda and Phil Lord’s (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) film is filled with electric visuals and hand-scribbled flourishes, while also offering pointed critique of modern technology and social media without coming off as outdated or offensive. References (such as Numa Numa) to certain websites don’t feel forced, instead functioning more as Easter Eggs within its story arc; making this more than a series of online memes.
Beck Bennett of Saturday Night Live and Fred Armisen from Friday Night Live star as Eric and Deborahbot 5000 respectively; NBA player Blake Griffin voices PAL Max Prime; comedians Sasheer Zamata and Jay Pharoah play Katie’s classmates; while Sasheer Zamata and Jay Pharoah contribute comedy from within Katie’s class. Packed full of jokes (snarky digs at big tech companies to the return of beloved ’90s toy Furby to an appearance); there is some nudity as well as mild coarse language such as “heck” and “idiot”.
The Blair Witch Project
In this found-footage horror movie, three college students venture into the woods to film a documentary on local legends but never return. A year later, audiences are left to speculate whether or not the witch actually existed; their footage is discovered and audiences must decide for themselves whether she actually existed or it was all just dream. This scary campfire ghost story includes terrifying imagery like occult imagery, screaming voices and two-way radio static that sounds as though she is present.
Myrick and Sanchez found inspiration for their feature documentary from mysterious documentaries they had watched on TV, such as Leonard Nimoy’s In Search of…, which Myrick described as having the power to “terrify him regularly.” Additionally, Myrick and Sanchez used personal experiences hiking Maryland’s Black Hills forest and interviewing residents from Burkittsville who told them of Rustin Parr allegedly murdering seven children at his woodland cabin during the 1940s.
Myrick and Sanchez encouraged their actors to improvise much of their dialogue without knowing the plot of The Blair Witch Project beforehand, in order to create a more authentic experience for themselves as characters, creating suspense while supernatural events unfolded. Their innovative approach extended storytelling far beyond a movie theater into internet forums and TV specials; twenty years later it continues inspiring other films using this method; families can discuss its techniques to create a more realistic setting while at the same time highlight how suspenseful movies can still work without blood, gore or music as suspenseful movies must create suspense without recourse to blood gore or music alone!