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These films pull at heart strings, make us laugh, make us cry and are beautiful not only in quality but also in their stories and creation, but are so often overlooked and ignored for the main stream classics of today.

This is my list for the 10 most underrated Children's films of all time.

10. Thunder Pants (2002)

We all know Rupert Grint for his role in the Harry Potter Series but just as the first film was released he also starred in this beautiful story about friendship, finding a unique talent, facing adversity, following your dreams and being proud of who you are.

This is a film about Patrick Smash and his unfortunate flatulence problem and his friend Alan.A. Alan who fortunately was a boy genius who could not smell and their adventure to put Patrick unique talent to use.


9. The Borrowers (1997)

This often forgotten movie featuring more big names than most i've seen including Tom Felton, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams, John Goodman and many others is a funny yet complex tale of a 4 inch tall family who want to save their home from a crooked lawyer. This story shows that size does not always matter and is light hearted but with adult comedic moments included so it's suitable for the whole family.


8. Babe (1995)

Released only a week after I was born making it almost 22 years old, this sweet tale of a pig who learns he can heard sheep is one for the whole family and can beat the test of time.

Babe is a prize pig who befriends a border collie called 'fly' and is a show pig but Babe has to battle 'Rex' (flys husband) and the force of social norm to avoid becoming Christmas Dinner.


7. The Iron Giant (1999)

A 9 year old boy, named Hogarth, finds an alien robot and forms a friendship with him. The robot is learning about human life and how to cope on earth when a government agent seeks to destroy the robot. Hogarth and a family friend must save the robot.

This film is sweet, and shows that even what appears to be a film aimed at boys can truly tug at heart strings and definitely creates a few tears.


6. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

Crysta is a fairy that lives in Ferngully, and believes humans are extinct, until a company comes to chop down the forest. Crysta accidentally shrinks one of the humans, Zak, and when he realises the damage that humans are doing to the forest, he and Crysta must find a way to not only stop humans but also save the forest from an evil monster who feeds off pollution.


5. The Road to El Dorado (2000)

Ever wondered what it would be like to be treated like gods and have all the gold in the world. Well Miguel and Tulio, two Spanish thieves, get a taste of that life when they escape a life sentence on slavery.

The two find themselves at the city of gold after winning a map, stealing a row boat and after a terrible throw of an apple, gaining a horse. This fun, light hearted story is a true story of sacrifice, doing what's right and friendship... and even has a little adult humour in there for the parents and older audience members.


4. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

One of the most heart breaking yet special films I can recommend. This film is about a stallion who is captured and forced to become a work horse. After meeting a captured Indian, the two develop a friendship and escape together, where Spirit meets another horse named Rain. The two fall in love and Spirit must choose between freedom, friendship, love and the life he left behind.

Expect tears throughout.


3. The Rescuers (1977) and The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

Two Mice, Bernard and Bianca are recuse mice who are sent on missions to save children. The first to save a young girl called Penny and the next to Save a young boy called Cody. These stories are gentle, emotional but also have comedic elements and are amazing in depth, story and creation.

A definite binge watch if you fancy a night in and it's suitable for the whole family.


2. Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (1998)

So it's getting close to Christmas and this is definitely a film to put on your Christmas list. This film is about two mice that evade a voracious cat, aid a kidnapped orphan, foil thieves and ultimately make our hearts melt. I would recommend this to anyone of any age and it is truly a special film.


1. Once Upon A Forest (1993)

This is my favourite film of all time and makes me cry every time. It's a tale about a young badger who becomes ill after an oil spill, poisons and pollutes their local forest. Three friends must venture out of the forest to find a special flower to make the medicine to save the young badgers life.

This is a film about bravery, friendship, trust and is honestly one of the most beautiful, heart warming films I have ever come across. If you haven't seen it, I advise you watch it. I love it and I am hoping once you watch it, you will too.


So that's my list for the TOP 10 Most Overlooked Children's Films...

Remember this is just my opinion so if you have any more or think another film is worthy of a place, let me know.