Childhood movies

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1. The Borrowers (1997)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A secret family of four-inch people living inside the walls of a house must save their home from an evil real estate developer.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, Celia Imrie

Votes: 19,121 | Gross: $22.36M

2. Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

50 Metascore

The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri, Daniel Shalikar

Votes: 38,995 | Gross: $58.66M

3. The Borrowers (1992)

164 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Family

The Borrowers are small, fifteen-centimeter-high humans, who live in the English hinterland. They live out their lives in mouse-hole sized nooks in human houses, and survive by "borrowing" ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Holm, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Callard, Paul Cross

Votes: 608

4. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland

Votes: 134,511 | Gross: $130.72M

5. Avonlea (1990–1996)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives on Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s.

Stars: Zachary Bennett, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Cedric Smith

Votes: 3,689

6. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)

60 min | Drama, Family, Western

The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.

Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Shawn Toovey, Chad Allen

Votes: 9,451

7. Mirror, Mirror (1995–1998)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

When Jo Tiegan is given an oval-shaped mirror, as a gift, by the elderly owner of an antique shop, she is amazed to see another girl's image in the mirror instead of her own reflection. It ... See full summary »

Stars: Petra Yared, Michala Banas, Nicholas Hooper, Judy McIntosh

Votes: 512

8. The Girl from Tomorrow (1991–1992)

23 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alana, a teenage girl from the year 3000, finds herself trapped in 1990 with a criminal from the year 2500. Alone, and confused, she befriends a spirited girl named Jenny Kelly. Together ... See full summary »

Stars: Katharine Cullen, Melissa Marshall, James Findlay, Andrew Clarke

Votes: 1,012

9. Mike & Angelo (1989–2000)

20 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A series about an alien living with an American boy in Britain.

Stars: Tim Whitnall, Shelley Thompson, Michael Benz, Katy Murphy

Votes: 133

10. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A widowed broadcaster raises his three children with the assistance of his rock 'n' roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 50,241

11. My Secret Identity (1988–1991)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of a superpowered teen and his scientist friend.

Stars: Derek McGrath, Jerry O'Connell, Wanda Cannon, Marsha Moreau

Votes: 1,075

12. The Electric Company (1971–1977)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Votes: 1,674

13. Today's Special (1981–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy

The night staff of a major department store explore topics for young viewers.

Stars: Jeff Hyslop, Nerene Virgin, Bob Dermer, Nina Keogh

Votes: 626

14. Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

When the joker Tommy Tricker plays some practical jokes on some of his friends, his best friend Ralph, a stamp collector, discovers the secret of "stamp travel" to make him travel around ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rubbo | Stars: Lucas Evans, Anthony Rogers, Jill Stanley, Andrew Whitehead

Votes: 931

15. Wicked Science (2004– )

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

While working on a class assignment with his the teacher's Pet. Toby is struck with a bolt of energy that makes him a super genius in Science. But while he uses his gifts to pass class and ... See full summary »

Stars: Bridget Neval, André de Vanny, Benjamin Schmideg, Brook Sykes

Votes: 565

16. Scooter: Secret Agent (2005)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Scooter is an extremely clumsy teenager who finds a computer belonging to the world's greatest Secret Agent. Scooter decides to complete the missions meant for Agent X-19 in a world of master criminals and high-tech gadgets.

Stars: Martin Sharpe, Talia Zucker, Charli Tjoe, John McTernan

Votes: 53

17. Foreign Exchange (2004)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Hannah O'Flaherty is a normal sixteen year old girl staying at O'Keffee's Boarding School run by Miss Murphy in Galway, Ireland. One day, when Hannah was going down into the basement, she ... See full summary »

Stars: Zac Garred, Lynn Styles, Danielle Fox-Clarke, Barbara Griffin

Votes: 200

18. Phil of the Future (2004–2006)

TV-G | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A family from 2121 is stuck in 2004, trying desperately to fit in.

Stars: Raviv Ullman, Amy Bruckner, Craig Anton, Lise Simms

Votes: 6,512

19. Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)

TV-G | 22 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Russo family may be an ordinary family with an average restaurant, but behind close doors, all three children must compete to be the next family wizard.

Stars: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone

Votes: 27,103

20. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 439,136 | Gross: $285.76M

21. Even Stevens (2000–2003)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of the Stevens family of five in Sacramento, California.

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth, Nick Spano

Votes: 13,033

22. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005–2008)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Comedy about identical twins living at the Tipton Hotel with their single mother who is a lounge singer at the hotel.

Stars: Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song, Ashley Tisdale

Votes: 30,453

23. That's So Raven (2003–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A teenage girl periodically receives brief psychic visions of the near future. Trying to make these visions come true results in trouble, and hilarious situations, for the girl and her friends.

Stars: Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol, Kyle Massey

Votes: 16,722

24. Lizzie McGuire (2001–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The daily adventures of an adolescent girl whose real thoughts and emotions are expressed by her sarcastic animated alter ego. New episodes starting November 12th 2020 on Disney+.

Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine, Lalaine

Votes: 16,508

25. Hannah Montana (2006–2011)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Adventures of a teenage pop star who keeps her identity secret from even her closest friends by using a disguise on-stage.

Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Billy Ray Cyrus

Votes: 34,907

26. The Suite Life on Deck (2008–2011)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Spin-off of the hit Disney Channel series "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," in which twin brothers Zack and Cody Martin and hotel heiress London Tipton enroll in a semester-at-sea program aboard a ship called the SS Tipton.

Stars: Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song, Debby Ryan

Votes: 14,298

27. Sonny with a Chance (2009–2011)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Sonny, a talented Midwestern girl, has won a nationwide talent search to move to Los Angeles and star in a popular television series. Sonny's home and work life is documented along with her adjustment to life in the spotlight.

Stars: Demi Lovato, Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Brandon Mychal Smith

Votes: 9,940

28. Jessie (2011–2015)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A Texan teen moves to New York City to follow her dreams and ends up as a nanny for a high profile couple's four children.

Stars: Debby Ryan, Peyton List, Cameron Boyce, Karan Brar

Votes: 11,451

29. iCarly (2007–2012)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Carly hosts her own home-grown web show, iCarly, Carly and sidekick Sam's regular Web casts ultimately feature everything from comedy sketches and talent contests to interviews, recipes, and problem-solving.

Stars: Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

Votes: 30,168

30. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

Votes: 163,427 | Gross: $183.37M

31. Strange Days at Blake Holsey High (2002–2006)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Five kids and their science teacher have a variety of preternatural adventures at "Black Hole High," a mysterious boarding school.

Stars: Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Shadia Simmons, Michael Seater, Noah Reid

Votes: 1,161

32. Darcy's Wild Life (2004–2006)

30 min | Comedy, Family

Darcy leaves life in the city to live in the countryside.

Stars: Sara Paxton, Natalie Radford, Kerry Michael Saxena, Shannon Collis

Votes: 362

33. Hercules (1997)

G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods, Josh Keaton

Votes: 191,273 | Gross: $99.05M

34. The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008 Video)

G | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

In the kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love of an underground music club and sets off to a daring adventure to bring restoration of music back to Atlantica.

Director: Peggy Holmes | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Jim Cummings, Sally Field

Votes: 7,716

35. Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure (2001 Video)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Seeking the freedom to be a wild dog, the son of Lady and the Tramp runs away to join a gang of junkyard dogs.

Directors: Darrell Rooney, Jeannine Roussel | Stars: Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Chazz Palminteri, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 9,738

36. Peter Pan 2: Return to Never Land (2002)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

49 Metascore

In London during World War II, this is the story of Wendy's daughter, Jane, who is kidnapped by Captain Hook and Peter Pan must come to the rescue.

Directors: Robin Budd, Donovan Cook | Stars: Blayne Weaver, Harriet Owen, Corey Burton, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 17,249 | Gross: $48.43M

37. Peter Pan (2003)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 63,317 | Gross: $48.46M

38. Tarzan & Jane (2002 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

After being married an entire year, Jane thinks back on some of her and Tarzan's adventures as she searches for something special to mark the occasion with.

Directors: Steve Loter, Victor Cook, Don MacKinnon, Lisa Schaffer | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Olivia d'Abo, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings

Votes: 5,154

39. Recess (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Comic tales of a group of good friends, four boys and two girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis, Rickey D'Shon Collins

Votes: 20,928

40. Motocrossed (2001 TV Movie)

TV-G | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A young girl secretly poses as her twin brother to win the big motocross race for him after he breaks his leg.

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Alana Austin, Trever O'Brien, Riley Smith, Mary-Margaret Humes

Votes: 4,211



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