The 10 Best Movies About Kid Heroes


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The 10 best movies about kid heroes is thinking back to elementary school days to determine which movies about kid heroes do the very best job of capturing that childhood wonder. Check out our picks in the gallery below!

There’s nothing like a good adventure movie, especially when you’re a kid. Seeing people your age carrying out some of the most daring and risky plans on-screen is enough to inspire a whole summer’s worth of schemes and hi-jinx. There might not be as many movies about kid heroes these days—luckily, these films from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s (and even one from the 50s) are timeless enough to still be effective.

From aliens far from home to kids endowed with magic powers, the wonders of childhood imagination are best explored on the big screen. Steven Spielberg knows this better than anyone, but he’s not the only one to get the job done—if Spielberg is the king, then Chris Columbus is the prince. These guys, in conjunction with everyone else on this list, are responsible for the best movies about kid heroes.