Undefended: Best Films For Children Age 5 to 8

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Undefended: Best Films For Children Age 5 to 8

This week, our writers made lists of the best films for children age 5 to 8. Here is what they turned up with:


Elizabeth Stinnette

1. Beauty and the Beast

2. Toy Story II

3. Mary Poppins

4. The Sound of Music

5. Chicken Run


Remy Wilkins

1. Jungle Book (1967)

2. Wall-E

3. Spirited Away

4. Rango


5. Big Fish


Timothy Lawrence

1. Finding Nemo

2. Beauty and the Beast

3. Toy Story

4. Up

5. The Prince of Egypt


James Banks

1. The Sword and the Stone

2. The Jungle Book


4. 101 Dalmations

5. Lady and the Tramp (Last Days of Disco’s objections notwithstanding)


Justin Spencer

1. The Black Stallion

2. Star Wars IV-VI

3. Sleeping Beauty

4. Robin Hood

5. The Iron Giant


Kanaan Trotter


1. The Iron Giant

2. Wall-E

3. The Lion King

4. Emperor’s New Groove (probably the greatest animated movie ever)

5. The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh


Joshua Gibbs


1. Tales from the Green Valley/Victorian Farm/Wartime Farm (BBC documentaries)

2. The Black Stallion

3. The Fantastic Mr Fox

4. Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986 Pacific Northwest Ballet)

5. The Chronicles of Narnia (guys in rubber suits BBC TV serial, 1988-1990)


Brian Murnion

1. Planet Earth (2006)


2. Panda! Go, Panda! (1972)

3. The Sound of Music (1965)

4. The Red Balloon (1956)

5. Paddle To The Sea (1966)


Sofia Murnion (Age 6)

1. Frozen

2. The Sound of Music

3. The Incredibles

4. Mary Poppins

5. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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