As promised, I’m here with part 2 of my Most Rewatched series.
I talk about movies a lot IRL, but I haven’t done much of it here on A Sparkle Of Grace, so this has been fun for me.
Today we are talking Animated movies!
Inside Out (2015)
Riley is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old girl, but her life turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Her emotions led by Joy, try to guide her through this stressful time. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are unexpectedly swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear, and Disgust. Throughout the movie, different parts of Riley’s mind begin to fade, family, friendship, hockey, honesty, and fun. The emotions have to learn to work together to restore Riley to her family and a new version of herself.
This movie has the cute factor for sure, I can’t really see it being for little kids. The theme of a happy little girl dealing with a huge life change, learning how to process new emotions as she is growing up is quite interesting for a kid’s movie. I feel like little kids will enjoy the fun, and the rest of us can appreciate the psychology of it.
It’s a heartfelt gem of a movie.
Short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, WALL-E is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet. During 700 years, WALL-E has formed a personality, and he’s more than a little lonely. Then he spots EVE, a sleek bot sent to Earth on a scanning mission. WALL-E embarks on an adventure when he follows EVE across the galaxy.
This is one of my all-time favorites! I just watched it again after not seeing it for a couple of years, and it’s still just as good. I would never have thought I could love a little robot quite so much, but WALL-E is so adorable, and all he really wants is to hold someone’s hand.
78-year-old Carl Fredricksen is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. Grumpy Carl’s worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house.
It has everything, a sweet love story, humor, adventure, and a dog named Dug. If you haven’t seen Up yet, what is wrong with you!
I still say squirrel every time I or someone I’m talking to gets distracted.
Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Max is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a happy life in New York until his owner adopts Duke. During their walk, they encounter a group of alley cats. The end up in a truck bound for the pound. A bunny named Snowball swoops in to save them from captivity. In exchange, Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who’ve done them wrong.
Its bright, ridiculous, and charming, the little details of Chloe, and Norman get me every time. It’s just pure fun and laughs. Its one of the most-watched in our household that nobody gets tired of.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Hiro is a Robotics prodigy. His older brother, Tadashi, has created Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot. He transforms Baymax and his other friends, Go Go Tamago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred into a band of high-tech heroes.
The first time I watched this was on an airplane, and it made me laugh and cry, I probably looked a little crazy. A super sweet robot gets me every time. Big Hero 6 also has kinda an Avengers/ comic book feel to it.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Hiccup is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His appearance and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, even though his father is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking. When he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people’s future.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Five years have passed since Hiccup and Toothless united the dragons and Vikings of Berk. Now, they spend their time mapping the island’s territories. During one of their adventures, the pair discover a secret cave that houses hundreds of wild dragons and a mysterious dragon rider. Hiccup and Toothless then find themselves at the center of a battle to defend Berk from a power-hungry warrior named Drago.
How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World (2019)
All seems well on the island of Berk as Vikings and dragons live together in peace and harmony. Now the Viking leader, Hiccup, faces the pressure of being a young leader trying to prove his ability, both to himself and those he loves. When the evil Grimmel launches a devious plan to wipe out all the dragons, Hiccup must unite the clans to find the Hidden World. This unknown land holds the key to saving Toothless and his flying friends.
I couldn’t decide which one of these was best, so I had to include them all! This is one of the few trilogies I’ve seen where all three are equally good. They are nothing like the books, but that doesn’t bother me. The animation is stunning, they are action-packed and funny. Dreamworks did a fabulous job with these.
There are a lot more that I love but these were the top of my list.
What are some of your favorite animated movies?