Hollywood movies like "Home Alone", "Baby's Day Out", "101 Dalmatians", "Stuart Little" and "Harry Potter" have always been loved by children. The makers of these movies can be proud of their creations as they are going to be liked by many new generations to come.
Here is the list of 15 all time favourite Hollywood movies for children:
"The Wizard of Oz" (1939)
Victor Fleming's musical fantasy follows a small girl named Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) and her journey through the world of Oz.
The movie is known for the use of Technicolor, musical score, fantasy storytelling and unusual characters. "The Wizard of Oz" was nominated for six Academy Awards and won two, including Best Original Song for "Over the Rainbow."
"Mary Poppins" (1964)
Disney classic "Mary Poppins" has always been in the list of kids' favorite films. The musical fantasy film is about a magical nanny "Mary Poppins" (Julie Andrews) and two children Jane Banks (Karen Dotrice) and Michael Banks (Matthew Garber).
The kids, who are staying with their parents in London, look out for a sweeter nanny and their father George Banks (David Tomlinson) advertises for a strict and no-nonsense nanny. But the children's invitation magically reaches Poppins and she employs herself as their new nanny. Through her magical skills and loving nature, she becomes their favourite nanny.
This is another classic Hollywood film for children and revolves around the life of an orphan girl "Annie" (Aileen Quinn). This movie focuses on the physical and mental trauma the orphans go through in the orphanage.
Through the film, "Annie" is portrayed as a strong girl and her life changes when a billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Albert Finney) decides to adopt her.
"ET The extra terrestrial" (1982)
This science fiction by Steven Spielberg tells the story of an alien and a 10-year-old boy Elliott (Henry Thomas). The boy discovers the alien in their tool shed and brings the creature to his bed room. Gradually, he informs his siblings Michael (Robert MacNaughton) and Gertie (Drew Barrymore) about the alien.
The children enjoy spending time with the creature, but things take a different turn when government authorities chase the alien and the creature returns home in a spaceship.
"Three Men and a Baby" (1987)
The comic film by Leonard Nimoy follows three bachelors - cartoonist Michael Kellam (Steve Guttenberg), architect Peter Mitchell (Tom Selleck) and actor Jack Holden (Ted Danson). Their peaceful bachelor lives get disrupted by a baby named Mary (Michelle and Lisa Blair).
The storyline of "Three Men and a Baby" takes an unexpected twist with the entry of Sylvia (Nancy Travis) as she wants to take her baby back home. But after handing over the baby, the three men feel miserable.
"The Princess Bride" (1987)
"The Princess Bride" is an all time favourite Hollywood movie of adventure lovers. The romantic comedy has been taken in a narrative mode, in which an old man (Peter Falk) reads a book to his grandson (Fred Savage).
The storyline of the film takes the viewers through the adventures of Buttercup (Robin Wright) and her farm boy Westley (Cary Elwes) as they fight with the pirates.
"Home Alone" Series (1990-2002)
Chris Columbus' "Home Alone" series follow the adventures of young boys, who were left alone by their families by mistake. In the first two movies of the series, Raja Gosnell portrayed the role of the young kid and in the third and the fourth installment Rod Daniel and Peter Hewitt played the lead role.
Courageous kids in the "Home Alone" series handle all the problems very lightly and do not hesitate to fight the evil characters.
"Free Willy" (1993)
The story of a killer Shark by Warner Bros did not just offer a visual treat to the viewers but also gifted an all time favourite song "Will You Be There."
"Free Willy" is about the efforts of a little boy (Jason James Richter) to save a captive orca named Willy from the traps of some evil men in an amusement park.
"The Little Rascals" (1994)
In this movie by Universal pictures, two groups of neighbourhood children fight over club membership. The leading club "He-Man woman Haters Club," as the name suggests, hates women. So they don't like to include girls in their club.
As the story evolves, boys in "The Little Rascals" will have a change of mind and they rename the club with a sign "Woman Welcome."
"Baby's Day Out" (1994)
The adventures of a wealthy baby after he gets kidnapped by three incompetent villains have always amused the movie lovers.
The stunning performances of twins Adam and Jacob Worton as Baby Bink along with Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano and Brian Haley as kidnappers Eddie, Norby and Veeko made "Baby's Day Out" an all time favourite.
"101 Dalmatians" (1996)
The Disney classic about "101 Dalmatians" was released in 1996. The film adaption of the animated series of the same name revolves around fur lover Cruella de Vil (Glenn Close) and "101 Dalmatians".
Vil's love for fur makes her the enemy of the Dalmatians and their owners Roger Dearly (Jeff Daniels) and Anita Campbell-Green (Joely Richardson). In this movie, Vil plots several traps against the Dalmatians but she fails in all her attempt.
The story of an intelligent girl "Matilda" Wormwood (Mara Wilson) revolves around the hardships in her life and the way she manages to detangle all the problems that come in her way.
She loves her family but her parents Harry (Danny DeVito) and Zinnia (Rhea Perlman) always mistreat her. Her teacher Miss Jennifer Honey (Embeth Davidtz) is the only person, who cares for "Matilda".
"Stuart Little" (1999)
The brilliancy of visual effects led the film to an Academy Award nomination as the movie was a combination of live-action and computer animation.
The Story line of "Stuart Little" follows a young boy named George Little (Jonathan Lipnicki) and his parents Eleanor Little (Geena Davis) and Frederick Little (Hugh Laurie), who adopt a humanoid mouse.
"Harry Potter" Series (2001-2011)
"Harry Potter" movie series is based on the JK Rowling's novels of the same name. The films take the viewers to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Through the lives of three young wizards -- Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) -- children get to experience the wizard world.
"Harry Potter" is one of the highest-grossing film series with $7.7 billion and all the eight movies in the series have been box office hits.
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005)
A young boy named Charlie Bucket's (Freddie Highmore) trip to a chocolate factory is the main highlight of the movie.
Through a contest, Charlie and four other kids win a golden ticket to visit the chocolate factory. Charlie's intelligence makes him the winner of the grand prize and he becomes the heir of the factory.