There are a lot of movies aimed mostly at kids out there. Some are great, some aren’t – it can be subjective. So, to celebrate Kids’ Month at JB Hi-Fi in April, we’ve selected 10 movies for kids that we believe belong in every home.

Despicable Me
It turns out that there’s much competition between evil masterminds when it comes to pulling off the biggest heists. So, the appropriately despicable Gru aims high – as high as stealing the Earth’s moon! Luckily, he has his loyal band of wee, yellow minions to assist him – but Gru doesn’t count on ending up with a family of three adopted daughters. Don’t let the over-marketing of the Minions repel you, or you’ll be missing out on a clever animated joy that’s anything but despicable. Age: 5+

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Finding Nemo
Pixar’s undersea tale is possibly their greatest achievement to date. After young clownfish Nemo is captured by fishermen, it’s up to his father, Marlin, and the muddle-headed (but, of course, lovable) Dory to keep on swimming until they can rescue the fishy tyke. Many friends are made, many adventures are had, and many gasps come from the audience at just how adorable-looking – and funny – this tale is. Age: 5+

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Kubo and the Two Strings

This is the story of a young Japanese boy named Kubo, who has a sad past. His two aunts and grandpa took his left eye when he was little, and he can’t stay outside after sunset in case they return for the other one! But when his village is threatened by supernatural forces, Kubo and friends venture out to find his father’s magic armour… Mixing computer and stop-motion animation, Kubo’s incredible story really is one of the most beautiful-looking movies we’ve ever seen. Age: 8+

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My Neighbor Totoro
Arguably the crowning glory in the incredible canon of Japan’s Studio Ghibli, this is the story of two young sisters and their dad, who move home while their mum recovers from an illness in hospital. The youngest sibling, Mei, is adventurous, eagerly exploring the nearby forest. It’s here that she meets the ‘Totoro’ – kind of rabbit-meets-bear creatures, who are the keepers of the forest. A joy to behold, My Neighbor Totoro takes a slower pace, and revels in the little joys of life. Age: 4+

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Paddington 2
The beloved British – by way of Peru – bear, Paddington, needs money for a gift for his aunt’s 100th birthday. So, his latest project involves performing odd jobs to save up enough money for a special book. All’s going well until this book is stolen, and he’s blamed for the theft, so it’s up to Paddington’s family, the Browns, to prove his innocence. This superior sequel delivers a genuinely great time, while never crossing the line into saccharine – or cynical. Age: 6+

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The Iron Giant
Something crashes into the sea from somewhere in space. A young local lad named Hogarth soon discovers it’s a giant robot, befriends the machine and defends him from military types. It’s a gloriously simple and beautiful tale of why we shouldn’t fear what we don’t understand, and how much you can miss out on if you judge a book by its cover. Age: 7+

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The LEGO Movie
Everything is awesome for Bricksburg citizen Emmet, until he accidentally finds the ‘Piece of Resistance’ and is believed to be ‘The Special’ – prophesised to stop evil Lord Business, who threatens to freeze all LEGO citizens with his dreaded ‘Kragle’. With help from new friends, Emmet soon discovers that a little self-belief can go a long way… This is no elongated toy ad, with its underdog story having more depth – and sly adult appeal – than most animated fare. Awesome!  Age: 6+

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The Princess Bride
This is the favourite film ever of many people, and for very good reason. The Princess Bride really has it all and then some – swords, sorcery, giants, princes, pirates, albinos, six-fingered men, chases, escapes, torture, revenge, miracles and, of course, twu- erm, true love. The very thought of not introducing this timelessly delightful blend of fantasy, comedy, action, romance and drama to your whole family is, quite frankly, inconceivable! Age: 8+

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Shaun the Sheep Movie
Poor Shaun the Sheep is having a baa-d day! Tired of everything always being the same, he hatches a plan for some time off. But when he accidentally sends the sleeping farmer hurtling towards the big city in a caravan, action has to happen. Faithful dog Bitzer takes control, arriving in the city only to find out the farmer has lost his memory and become a hairdresser! This is Aardman at its finest, and the best movie about sheep ever, baa none! Age: 4+

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Zootopia
Judy Hopps is the city of Zootopia’s first ever bunny cop, but her big bully buffalo boss, Chief Bogo, just gives her boring assignments like parking duty. On one of these shifts, Judy runs into a shifty fox named Nick Wilde, who’ll ultimately be her secret weapon in solving a case that uncovers a conspiracy of enormous proportions. The most colourful and super-fun buddy cop movie romp that you’ll ever see, the twists and turns here are sure to keep you on the hop! Age: 8+

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