As we grow up, there are various things that we tend to forget or let go of to move on to bigger, better things. However, when it comes to movies, there is a certain nostalgia that comes with them, no matter how old we are when we re-watch them.
So, here is a list of movies you need to watch to relive your childhood.
1. Baby’s Day Out
This classic movie revolves around the plot of three child burglars disguised as child photographers attempting to kidnap a toddler from a wealthy family’s house. What happened after the abduction became what could only be defined as a ‘cat and mouse chase.’
The toddler drives the two burglars crazy and creates situations that eventually have him come home to his parents. The entire movie is a hilarious source of entertainment for those who wish to spend some time with their families over a film.
2. Stuart Little
Often considered one of the best live-action/CGI movies from Hollywood, Stuart Little is a hit family adventure movie released in 1999. Adapted from E B White’s 1945 children’s novel of the same name, Stuart Little is a story about Snowbell (voiced by Nathan Lane), a footman to the Little family and his adventures with their adopted mouse son, Stuart (voiced by Michael J Fox).
Stuart Little has been a top-rated show among the 90s children due to its lighthearted and fun nature. Its plot revolves around a significantly different-abled child who looks like a mouse called Stuart but is born to human parents. He is second-born, two inches tall, and contains all the features of a mouse, but he can talk and has the intelligence of a 16-year-old. The movie starts with him narrating the story of his life and the adventures he experiences with his family.
3. Finding Nemo
As a barracuda eats the entire colony of clownfish, a grieving clownfish called Marlin becomes very protective of his son, Nemo, throughout his life. Finding Nemo revolves around the story of Nemo, who gets abducted by humans to be sold as a pet.
Devastated by this news, Marlin goes on a lengthy but dangerous quest to search for Nemo, with a silly blue tang called Dory as his companion. This movie brings some severe nostalgia to almost every 90s kid as the franchise became widely popular on a global level.
4. Despicable Me
Gru, a former supervillain, and a criminal mastermind abandons his ways and becomes a dedicated father, husband, and secret agent along with his super adorable yellow creatures called minions. The story explores his life with family and career as his priority, along with minions giving the audience a much-needed laugh at every scene. This 3D animated comedy film will become very popular among children’s movies with its three high-rating parts and the fourth one in 2024.
Despicable Me was commercially successful, grossing over $543 million worldwide against its budget of $69 million. It was followed by two sequels: Despicable Me 2 in 2013 and Despicable Me 3 in 2017. The films were praised for their story development and humor; both films won various awards for Best Animated Feature Film including at the Academy Awards. The franchise also has an animated spinoff series called Minion Adventures which follows Gru’s Minions on their misadventures when they are not working for him.
5. The Jungle Book
The delightful adventures of Mowgli, an abandoned boy raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves, a bear named ‘Baloo,’ and a black panther named ‘Bagheera’ are showcased competently by Rudyard Kipling as its author. The movie series highlights Mowgli’s journey as he saves his jungle from a Shere Khan, a lion who threatens the wilderness and keeps its inhabitants safe, along with many other threats, including foreigners.
The music, direction, and animation give it the magical feel of a classic children’s story with memorable characters that remain fan favorites to this day. Featuring iconic songs like ‘Bare Necessities’, ‘I Wanna Be Like You and ‘Trust in Me’, it remains one of the greatest animated films of all time with timeless appeal to adults as well as children!
6. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Fairytale lovers, this is for you. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves revolve around the story of a princess who is so beautiful that her stepmother sends a huntsman to kill her. Unfortunately, the huntsman could not do his job and instructed her to run away. After running away to a faraway land, she ends up at a cottage of seven dwarves who take her in as their own.
Unfortunately, her stepmother, the Queen, finds out about her being alive and plans to kill Snow White by feeding her a poisonous apple. The story takes a dark turn for the viewers, but the movie ends on a happy note with a Prince from a foreign land rescuing her and the dwarves taking Snow White’s revenge by killing the Queen.
Shrek is an amusing fairytale about an ogre who lives in a swamp and loves his solitude but is interrupted by a massive number of creatures living there as they are exiled by a dwarfish, Lord Farquaad of Duloc. Shrek confronts Farquaad, who sends him on a mission to rescue Princess Fiona, who is imprisoned and guarded by a dangerous dragon.
Shrek takes his friend, Donkey, on his quest and rescues the Princess. Their long journey ended up having them fall for each other, much to the dismay of Farquaad. The movie has a happy ending, leaving the viewers glee and giving the plot a refreshing message at the end!
We hope the movies mentioned above provide much-needed nostalgia by taking you straight back to your childhood. But, of course, these movies will forever remain a classic and could be streamed by people of all ages for some lighthearted entertainment. You can stream them online on HBO Max in Germany or any other region using a reliable VPN. For more information, check this website.