10 Must-See Adventure Films Starring Kids: From 'The Goonies' to 'E.T.'
As 'Earth to Echo' is set to hit theaters, taking a page from 'E.T.'s playbook in a story about kids discovering a friendly alien in their backyard, let’s look back at 10 of the best adventure films starring kids ages 10 and up.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Playing in the backyard is all fun and games until you get zapped by a shrinking ray and have to battle bees and ride ants. Actually, we’re okay with that last part.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of A
The adventures of Hogwarts’ MVPs hit their stride in this 2003 sequel from Alfonso Cauron, one of the series’ best films.
Tweens get to be mini-James Bonds in director Robert Rodriguez’s inspired and action-packed 2001 family film.
Flight of the Navigator
The number one reason why all Reagan-era kids added “time-traveling spaceship voiced by Pee-wee Herman” to their Christmas lists.
The Neverending Story
'The Neverending Story' perfectly captures how awesome -- and occasionally scary -- living inside your favorite book would be, complete with flying luckdragon!
Adventures in Babysitting
Getting lost in the big city is the best thing to happen to the film’s kid-centric cast. Well, that, and Elizabeth Shue.
Stand By Me
Equal parts poignant and chilling, Rob Reiner’s 1986 dramedy -- based on a short story by Stephen King -- is one of the best coming-of-age films ever.
The Monster Squad
This cult favorite about teenage monster slayers finally answers the age-old question of “Does Wolfman have nards?”
If you don’t want your own pet alien and a flying bicycle ride past the moon after seeing this movie, you’re some kind of wrong person.
Exciting searches for pirate gold? Check. Perilous booby traps? Double check. Cyndi Lauper-fueled soundtrack? Check and mate!