Book-based treat is full of adventure and positive messages.
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
Doing good deeds is focus of less overtly religious tale.
More fun, goofy cartoon antics than Disney polish.
Fantasy battles abound in this toy-inspired sequel.
Kitschy '70s Pippi is kid adventure-fantasy at its best.
Kitschy '70s Pippi adventures still fun, but no pirates.
Kids will love the 3-D aspect of this movie.
Heavy-handed Christian tale could provoke questions, fears.
Raucous Muppet spoof of a classic. Tweens and up.
Tubular '80s teen fluff: silly, fun, and shallow.
Clever Matilda handles bullying kids and berating adults with fantastical solutions that bend slightly dark and surreal.
Book's fans will enjoy, but too creepy for some.
Cheesy slapstick comedy with a near-death dog scene.
Beetlejuice wannabe with potty talk, a bit of heart.
Dated animated adaptation, with some cartoon violence.
Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.
Lesser known Miyazaki with heavy themes, cartoon violence.
Beautiful anime with eco message and an amazing heroine.
Imaginative adventure anime has some fantasy violence.
Scooby and gang use teamwork to save the day once again.