Children's Educational Movies: 20 Must-Watch Films Before Age 7
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Welcome to our guide to the top 20 must-watch educational children's movies! As a parent or caregiver, it can be overwhelming to choose age-appropriate and meaningful entertainment for your child. That's where we come in. In this list, we have curated a selection of films that are not only entertaining, but also educational and enriching for children under the age of 7. From classic tales of friendship and adventure to stories that teach valuable life lessons and encourage critical thinking, these movies are sure to delight and engage young minds. So, sit back, relax, and let the learning begin!
18. Rimolar and Zimolar: Peace in the Town (2014)
Summary: Rimolar and Zimolar, the first puppet film in Turkey, tells about the experiences of two hostile town groups. One day, two people from Rimolar are taking a walk in the desert that separates the towns from each other. The duo, who lost their way as they progressed, meets a family from Zimolar here. The events that have happened to this strange team completely change the future of both towns.
Cast: Yekta Kopan, Janset Paçal, Şevket Süha Tezel
Directors: Nermin Er, İsmet Kurtuluş
17. Charlotte’s Web, 2006
Summary: Wilbur the Pig's biggest fear is that the summer season is coming to an end and winter is coming. Because he is worried that the owners of the farm where he is staying will cook and eat him. In order to survive, Wilbur decides to form a partnership with a kind and wise gray spider who lives on the same farm as him.
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi
Director: Gary Winick
16. Le voyage du ballon rouge, 2007
Summary: Suzanne, who works in a puppet theater, lives in a one-room apartment with her son Simon. Suzanne hires a Chinese film student as a babysitter to take care of her son. Simon and his babysitter live in the same dream world, even though their ages are different from each other. They are both followed by a red balloon throughout all their adventures.
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Simon Iteanu, Fang Song
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
15. Smallfoot, 2018
Summary: A yeti named Migo believes that there are people known as little feet, unlike other yeti in his community. However, no one believes him and says that these are rumors. However, one day, when he finds a real little footed, he proves himself to the community and conquers the heart of the girl he likes. But this time, the talents also begin to question how big the world can be.
Cast: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya
Directors: Jason A. Reisig, Karey Kirkpatrick
14. The Good Dinosaur, 2015
Summary: We live in a place where people share the world with dinosaurs. Our film takes the audience on a fairy-tale adventure while telling about the unexpected friendship that Arlo, an Apatosaur, forms with a human.
Cast: Raymond Ochoa, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright
Director: Peter Sohn
13. Ferdinand (2017)
Summary: Ferdinand, a sensitive, loving and docile bull who is sensitive to nature, is confused and captured by people as a dangerous monster because of his appearance. The calm-tempered bull, who suddenly finds himself in Spain, needs help to get back to his family.
Cast: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, David Tennant
Director: Carlos Saldanha
12. Bolt (2008)
Summary: The life of Bolt, the dog who earns his living from television shows and really believes that he has superpowers, begins to change when he moves away from the program he is the star of for a while. Meanwhile, Bolt, who meets a female cat and a hamster, will realize that the world is not at all like in the movies.
Cast: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman
Directors: Byron Howard, Chris Williams
11. Lilo & Stitch, 2002
Summary: Lilo, a little girl, adopts a strange creature that she thinks is a dog and names him Stich. However, Stich is a being who was created as a result of genetic experiments in a laboratory on another planet and took refuge on Earth to get rid of his evil creator. Although it is unusual in the world at first, people will get used to it in time.
Cast: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere
Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
10. Shaun the Sheep Movie, 2015
Summary: Shaun, a naughty sheep, tricks his owner into sleeping on one of the days when he is overwhelmed on the farm. When the caravan in which the man fell asleep makes its way to the city, the lambs interrupt their fun and go after him. Now a farm dog and a whole flock need to find their owners in a huge city.
Cast: Justin Fletcher, John B. Sparkes, Omid Djalili
Directors: Richard Starzak, Mark Burton
9. Frozen, 2013
Summary: Queen Elsa, who has unique powers, has condemned the entire kingdom to an eternal winter. On top of that, her sister Anna goes after Elsa with a team of interesting characters in order for her people to return to their old days again.
Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff
Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
8. Despicable Me, 2010
Summary: The evil hearted Gru, who is a complete crime machine, has set out to steal the Moon. However, his plans are also disrupted when he has to take care of three orphaned girls.
Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand
Directors: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
7. Monsters, Inc., 2001
Summary: The city of Monstropolis is home to a group of cute monsters that use the screams of people in fear as a source of energy. But things get complicated when a little girl accidentally comes into this world. Because monsters believe that the arrival of a person in this world will have the opposite effect on them and spread an epidemic disease. But will the little girl really make them sick?
Voice Actors: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi
Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
6. Ratatouille, 2007
Summary: A talented French rat with a great taste buds decides to fulfill his dream of becoming a cook when he accidentally finds himself in the most prestigious restaurant in Paris. However, it is not easy to be discovered in the world of people..
Voice Actors: Patton Oswalt, Brad Garrett, Lou Romano
Director: Brad Bird
5. Tonari no Totoro, 1988
Summary: The mothers of two younger sisters Satsuki and Mei become ill. The sisters move with their father to a country house near the hospital where their mother is staying. The girls will discover the secrets of the forest adjacent to the house when they follow some magical beings who live in this new house.
Voice Actors: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
4. Inside Out, 2015
Synopsis: Young Riley is torn from her life in the Midwest when her father gets a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley acts on her emotions. So what feelings will dominate her in this new life?
Voice Actors: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Directors: Ronaldo Del Carmen, Pete Docter
3. Finding Nemo, 2003
Summary: A timid clown fish is very fond of his children Nemo, born in the loss of his wife. However, it happens to him that the fish, which constantly trembles at its offspring, is afraid. Because the little and curious Nemo has disappeared. After that, the father fish comes out of his sheltered area in search of Nemo and embarks on a dangerous and adventurous journey to the depths of the ocean.
Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
2. Toy Story, 1995
Summary: The toys in Andy's room live happily under the leadership of Woody the cowboy. However, things deconstruct with the arrival of a new toy, spaceman Buzz Lightyear, and a conflict between the toys begins. However, the toys decide to cooperate with their separation from Andy.
Cast: Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Director: John Lasseter
Summary: In the story set in a dystopian world in the distant future, a waste collector robot WALL.E is in charge of cleaning up the world that people have polluted too much. People migrated to another planet after making the earth uninhabitable, WALL.E, on the other hand, is left alone in the world that he is responsible for cleaning. This great loneliness ends one day with the arrival of another robot named Eve. WALL.E has a new purpose now.
Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
Director: Andrew Stanton
These films are a great way to entertain and educate young minds, and we hope they inspire a love of learning and a sense of wonder in your child. Do you have a favorite educational children's movie that didn't make our list? Let us know in the comments!