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What makes a good littlespace movie?

For me, a good littlespace movie is one you can watch and enjoy in littlespace. It should be easy to watch, but also have an emotional story. It doesn’t have to be related to ageplay, although some of the ones I picked have themes of growing up and friendship, since I think those work best.

I tried to pick ones that you could enjoy whether in littlespace or not. The films listed all have some emotional depth to them, and they will all draw you in and keep you watching.

I added a little clip from each movie, if you haven’t seen any of them, check out the video and see if you might like it!

Best Littlespace Movies:

1: The Lion King (1994)

The Lion King is the greatest movie of all time. It has a charming story, characters, animation and soundtrack. But you knew that already, didn’t you? Who HASN’T seen this by now? If you haven’t seen it, GO WATCH IT! (Not the crappy remake version)


The Lion King (1994) 1h 28min | Animation, Adventure, Drama | 7 October 1994 (UK) Summary: A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Swahili, Xhosa, Zulu

2: The Land before Time (1988)

I watched this so many times growing up. Yes this list is basically going to be a 90s kid list of movies. A seriously emotional film about loss, hope, family and friendship that everyone needs to see at least once.

The story follows a cute lil dino called Littlefoot and his friends as they try to find their way back to their herd after they get separated.

This movie does have one really very sad scene at the beginning. I still can’t get through it without crying and I’m 28, but the rest of the film is totally worth it. Watching this movie from start to finish is such a cathartic experience, if you need a good cry, this is the one to watch.

Let your heart guide you. It’s whispers, so listen closely“ 😭😭😭

The Land Before Time (1988) 1h 9min | Animation, Adventure, Drama | 28 July 1989 (UK) Summary: An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.
Countries: USA, IrelandLanguages: English

3: Finding Nemo (2003)

Alright, time for a less sad movie. Finding Nemo is a wholesome movie about an overprotective father trying to find his son after getting separated. Awesome animation with memorable, complex characters and a surprisingly deep story.

Just keep swimming

Finding Nemo (2003) 1h 40min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 10 October 2003 (UK) Summary: After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
Countries: USA, AustraliaLanguages: English

Lilo and Stitch (2002)

An orphaned Hawaiian girl finds and adopts a cute little alien (which she believes is a dog), welcomes him in to their family and protects him from people chasing him.

Really nice and wholesome story about what it means to be family.

Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind…

Lilo & Stitch (2002) 1h 25min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 4 October 2002 (UK) Summary: A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Hawaiian

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

One of most iconic animated movies to come out of Japan.

For me, this movie is the best possible explanation of what it means to be little, and the benefits of having a childlike personality. There’s no other film quite like it.

The film follows two girls as they spend a year in the countryside while their mother is recovering from an illness.

The plot isn’t really the main focus in the movie, it’s more about the girls, and how they try to deal with their emotions with the help of a friendly spirit whom they name Totoro.

If you haven’t seen it, it’s a must watch, especially for littles and caregivers. It contains a lot of deep meaning about what it means to be a kid and how kids and adults deal with emotions differently.

My Neighbour Totoro (1988) 1h 26min | Animation, Family, Fantasy | 17 November 1989 (UK) Summary: When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
Countries: JapanLanguages: Japanese

Ice Age (2002)

There are so many Ice Age films now, but the first one is still the best.

Sid, Manny and Diego – a bunch of unlikely travelling friends return a young human to his tribe while migrating to avoid the impending ice age.

This is a funny and heartwarming film about friendship, family and forgiveness. Through the film we see the friendship build in to an unconventional family.

It has an awesome soundtrack too.

Ice Age (2002) 1h 21min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 22 March 2002 (UK) Summary: Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Spirited Away (2001)

Another Ghibli film. Often called the greatest animation of all time.

I don’t want to ruin the story for you, since it’s definitely worth watching without knowing the plot beforehand, but basically the story follows a young girl called Chihiro, who accidentally stumbles in to the spirit world while on the way to her new house with her parents.

Her parents eat some food that was meant to be for the spirits, and get turned in to pigs. Chihiro has to work in the spirit world to try to free her parents.

The movie is scary, sweet, tense, funny, and wonderful the whole way through. You’ll still be thinking about this movie a week after you’ve finished watching it.

Another absolute must watch. (For anyone, not only littles!)

Don’t worry – no spoilers!

Spirited Away (2001) 2h 5min | Animation, Adventure, Family | 12 September 2003 (UK) Summary: During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
Countries: JapanLanguages: Japanese

Bambi (1942)

Cute, wholesome Disney film that is just as moving today as it was almost 70 years ago when it was released.

Bambi is a cute little deer baby. As winter takes its toll on the forest, we see Bambi growing up, forming friendships, dealing with heartbreak and loss, having fun and building a family.

This film is almost 70 years old now, but it hasn’t lost its charm.

There is one sad scene, you probably know the scene I’m talking about…

Brr brr brr brr BRRRR!

Bambi (1942) 1h 10min | Animation, Drama, Family | 1 January 1943 (UK) Summary: The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Oliver & Company (1988)

I watched this a lot growing up. It’s an animated Disney loosely based on Oliver Twist, if Oliver was a cute lil kitty.

The main character (Oliver) was abandoned in the streets when he was born, and has to learn to survive and thrive in the streets of NYC.

Oliver & Company (1988) 1h 14min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 13 October 1989 (UK) Summary: A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Wall · E (2008)

Wall-E is an endearing love story, and a sci fi epic rolled in to one.

If you don’t like sci fi, don’t let it put you off.

Wall-E is a lonely little robot who has been left behind on Earth to clean up after humanity ruined it. He meets a strange visitor and falls in love, leading him on an adventure in to space and deciding the fate of humankind in the process.

This movie will subvert your expectations! If you’ve not seen it, it’s really worth watching.

WALL·E (2008) 1h 38min | Animation, Adventure, Family | 18 July 2008 (UK) Summary: In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Spirit – Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

Matt Damon is a horse. What more do you need to know?

The story is kind of simple, Spirit is captured by soldiers, who try to tame him. The movie follows his struggle trying to make his way back to his herd.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) 1h 23min | Animation, Adventure, Drama | 5 July 2002 (UK) Summary: A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Shrek (2001)

I KNOW you’re already seen Shrek. If you haven’t, go watch it!

Shrek is a hilarious comedy about a misunderstood ogre who just wants to live in peace in his swamp. In order to get his swamp back he ends up going on a quest to attempt to rescue a princess to please the local Lord.

He meets some friends who don’t judge him for being an ogre, and realises living alone in a swamp isn’t going to make him happy.

Ogres are like onions..

Shrek (2001) 1h 30min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 29 June 2001 (UK) Summary: A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.
Countries: USALanguages: English

UP (2009)

If the opening scene from UP doesn’t make you cry, nothing will. (Relationship goals)

An uplifting (literally) story of love and loss. The main character Mr Fredrickson is bitter about hopes and dreams he hasn’t managed to accomplish in his life, and decides on a whim to travel to Paradise Falls.

With a relatable characters, a sweet story and a really memorable soundtrack this is one of my favorites.

Up (2009) 1h 36min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 9 October 2009 (UK) Summary: 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Countries: USALanguages: English

The many adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

The film is read like a story by the narrator. They even animated the book as part of the film.

The adventures of Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Eyore, Tigger, Rabbit and Christopher Robin are completely timeless, wholesome and satisfying to watch. (the original Winnie the Pooh book was written in 1926!)

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) 1h 14min | Animation, Comedy, Family | 5 April 1977 (UK) Summary: A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Thanks for reading!

If you have any more suggestions share them in the comments! I would love to find some more great movies for littlespace.

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