Sitting down with your kids to watch a movie can making for a relaxing and entertaining evening — as long as everyone enjoys what they’re watching. That can be hard considering adults tend to lean toward adult humor, and kids are usually drawn to cartoons. However, Hollywood is finally figuring it out. Many kids’ movies are now being made to appeal to both children and adults. Ready to reconnect with your inner-child? Here are seven children’s movies that you can enjoy too.
1. Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
The newest installment of the Muppets is definitely a movie the whole family can enjoy. Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) asks Kermit the Frog and his friends to go on a world tour, which is actually all part of his sinister plan. Badguy is in cahoots with Constantine, the world’s most evil frog, to become the greatest thieves of all time. As part of the plan, Constantine gets everyone to think Kermit is him, resulting in Kermit getting sent to prison. Constantine impersonates Kermit on the tour, using it as a cover for his thievery.
Eventually, Walter, Fozzie, and Animal realize that Kermit isn’t actually Kermit and set out to rescue him. Forbes writes that this movie is “above all an incredibly entertaining comic adventure. It is the very definition of all-ages entertainment, with belly laughs for young and old. It may not be a profound work of art, but Muppets Most Wanted is a genuinely hilarious comic sequel.”