Must See Movies

before you grow up

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  • Literacy
  • Art and Design
  • English
  • History
  • Geography
  • PSHE Education

For ages

  • 5-7
  • 7-11
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The resources and prize draw

Looking to plan some fun-filled activities for your pupils this summer? Register now and download one of our brand new free resources for a chance to win a private screening for your class at a local cinema or a runner-up prize of one of 40 sets of 10 DVDs from the Must See Movies Before You Grow Up list!

All the films chosen are definite must-sees for children, with engaging storylines and characters, and will help educate your students about films from years past and present, and develop their knowledge of the wider world: THE 50 movies everyone must see before they grow up!


Our cross-curricular resources have been designed for pupils aged 5-11 and focus on the following themes:

  • Heroes & Villains
  • Classics
  • Thrills & Chills
  • Kids Rule!
  • Adventure

Each resource is suitable to use in your classroom or film club and activities are closely linked to the PSHE, English, Literacy, Art and Design, History and Geography curriculums. The activities and materials included within each theme can accompany any of the 10 films listed in that section, which Into Film Club leaders can easily order from the Into Film catalogue.*

Register now to download the resources and for a chance to win a private screening for your class at a local cinema, or one of 40 available sets of 10 DVDs from the Must See Movies Before You Grow Up film list.**

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The top 50 Must See Movies Before You Grow Up are...


  • Heroes & Villains

Beauty and the Beast (1991), Fantastic Mr Fox (2009), Frozen (2013), Shrek (2001), Space Jam (1996), Spirited Away (2001), The LEGO Movie (2014), The Lion King (1994), The Lorax (2012), The Princess Bride (1987).


  • Classics

101 Dalmatians (1961), Babe; The Gallant Pig (1995), Dumbo (1941), Mary Poppins  (1964), Nanny McPhee (2005), Oliver! (1968), The Iron Giant (1999), The Jungle Book (1967), The Secret Garden (1993), Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971).


  • Thrills & Chills 

A Little Princess (1995), Coraline (2009), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Jumanji (1995), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), Star Wars; A New Hope (1977), The Gruffalo (2009), The Witches (1990), Wallace and Gromit; The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Zootropolis (2016).


  • Kids Rule!

Annie (1982), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982), Free Willy (1993), Home (2015), Hook (1991), How To Train Your Dragon (2010), Matilda (1996), Swallows and Amazons (2016), The BFG (2016).


  • Adventure

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Night at the Museum (2006), Paddington (2014), Shaun The Sheep Movie (2015), The Adventures of TinTin (2011), The Never-Ending Story (1984), The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Toy Story (1995), Trolls (2016), Up (2009).


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*All films are available to order from the Into Film catalogue except for Star Wars: A New Hope.

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