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Movies We Can’t Wait For Our Kids To See

Here at Mother & Baby HQ, the news that a sequel to Mrs Doubtfire will be made 20 years after the original has got us excited and very nostalgic indeed.

So which kids films from your childhood will your little one love?

It has been confirmed that Robin Williams will be stepping back into Mrs Doubtfire’s mammoth bra, the script will be written by David Berenbaum (who wrote Elf), and it will be directed by the legendry Chris Colombus - so we know it’s going to be brilliant.

Lots of us were children when the original came out, and remember watching it with our parents and laughing till our sides split (remember the hovering scene anyone?), which got us thinking about the other films we loved that we can’t wait for our children to be old enough to appreciate.

Here are our favourites – we’d love to know yours. Let us know in the comment box below.
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Mary Poppins, 1964

A film that blew our little minds, wouldn’t it be cool if you could jump into a chalk picture drawn on the pavement, wouldn’t it be cool if cartoon bluebirds existed in London, wouldn’t it be cool if… actually the ‘wouldn’t it be cool’ list is endless.
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The Love Bug, 1968

Not to be confused with Herbie Reloaded staring Lindsay Lohan before she went all Li-Lo on us, just a little story about a car who beeped to communicate. Simple pleasures!
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Little Women, 1994

The ultimate coming-of-age story that made us feel that it was okay to grow up.
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Hocus Pocus, 1993

A little bit scary, a little bit funny and there is a talking cat. Pure magic - and Sarah Jessica Parker is hilarious before she got all shoe crazed and fashion serious.
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The Wizard Of Oz, 1939

The flying monkeys might have given us nightmares, but everything else was a joy. A childhood isn’t complete without a compulsory yellow brick road fest.
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 1968

It’s a little bit scary isn’t it? That child catcher used to give us nightmares so maybe wait until your little one won’t be cowering under the duvet before you introduce it to them. Scary in a good way though!
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The Goonies, 1985

Sit your kids down with this and have them quoting “Hey You Guys” for the next 30 odd years. Wow – that makes us feel old.
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Grease, 1978

We all remember watching this when we were little, we didn’t understand half (or any of the plot) but we loved it for the songs. It’s not ideal to have children singing about ‘real pussy wagons’ (finding out what that meant was a major shock) but it will always be a classic.
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Sword In The Stone, 1963

We all got a bit emotional over this one, the squirrel with the beautiful long eyelashes! The pike! The owl in his ivory tower! We’re going to stop working now, we’re going to go and watch it.
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Adventures In Babysitting, 1987

We fervently prayed that when our parents went out to dinner and our babysitter came round every Friday night, then some of these adventures would happen to us. Nothing ever did and we woke up disappointed on Saturday. But we got over it. Ish.
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Big, 1988

Is there anyone else who looked for a Zoltar Speaks machine at the fair? Just Us? Forget the fact that 12 -year-old Josh moves into a loft apartment in New York City and gets a 30-year-old girlfriend, the eighties were innocent times.
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Back To The Future, 1985

This is one of those films that when you think about as an adult, you’re pretty shocked by the plot. Don’t worry about the nuance, it’s still one of the coolest films around.
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks, 1971

This film blew our little minds, how could real people talk to cartoons? How could the cartoons talk back? The children of the technological age might be less blown away by this, but the story is still magical.
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The Railway Children, 1970

Deliciously seventies and sad, the immortal line “Daddy, my daddy!” gets us cheerfully melancholic and the steam trains will enchant children who have grown up without them.
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Robin Hood, 1973

This fox was dashing, handsome and brave, and we remember bawling our eyes out when the evil sheriff slammed the animals of Nottingham in jail. Our hero saved the day, and faith in humanity was restored.
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Dumbo, 1941

The ultimate tear-jerker. We don’t actually feel strong enough to watch this one. It’s just too much. Are you strong enough to watch this with your little ones?
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Ghostbusters, 1984

We were all a bit of afraid of ghosts as children, but these ghost-busting guys put a stop to that. In fact, we half hoped we lived in a haunted house so we got to make that infamous call…
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Charlotte’s Web

Cartoon animal characters are always winners in a kids film and even the fact that the hero is a spider doesn’t stop the original seventies cartoon from being a sob-fest. Just don’t be surprised if your toddler doesn’t have a little cry, too.
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