Great movies for kids aged 7–9
Up, Old Yeller, E.T.: movies with charms that defy age boundaries
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Henry Thomas, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial | There are so many reasons to love this touching tale of an alien who is abandoned on Earth, tries to fit in, and longs for
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory | At face value, this confection — where five kids with golden tickets get to tour Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory — seems like it'd have
Spirited Away (2001)
Spirited Away | Call this a fairy tale, a moral quandary, or just plain fun. Chances are you might have missed this stunning little Japanese film from anime
Old Yeller (1957)
Old Yeller | Boy meets dog. Dog steals hens from boy's farm. Boy befriends and trains dog. If I don't have much to say about one of the
It's hard to resist the exuberance of little orphan Annie. Daddy Warbucks couldn't. Even Jay-Z couldn't. It's a hardknock life, for sure.
The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
The Adventures of Milo and Otis | This buddy-animal film may be a touch too saccharine for grownups but kids about this age will fall for Milo and protector Otis.
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
The Fox and the Hound | This playful pair of should-be adversaries learn their role in the food chain when the real world intrudes on their fun.
The Parent Trap (1961)
The Parent Trap | Sure, La Lohan starred in a more-than-decent remake, but the original brought heart, sass, the adorable Hayley Mills (two of her!), and all those wonderfully
Up | An old man, a young boy and a house floating with balloons. That simple list can't explain the uplifting and emotional ride this buddy adventure