Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples — it’s a chance for kids to celebrate the ones they love, too. If you’re looking for a V-Day-themed option for your next movie night, look no further than these sweet picks, all of which tackle topics like friendship and loyalty in a way little ones will appreciate.
Charlie Brown narrates this Peanuts installment, focused around his blanket-toting pal Linus. Linus falls in love with his teacher, Miss Othmar, and decides to buy her some Valentine’s Day candy — even after his friend Violet warns him not to. That’s when things get messy.
If they’ve already seen the cartoon, show them the live-action version of the Disney classic, all about a young woman who learns there’s more to people than meets the eye.
All of the Madagascar stars are back in this adorable Valentine’s Day flick. Alex the lion was used to getting valentines from admirers when he lived at the zoo, but now that he resides in Africa, he has to find new ways to celebrate V-Day. Meanwhile, Marty the zebra takes a potion that makes him irresistible to the female animals in the jungle.
Two pups from opposite worlds fall for each other, and the result is one of the greatest love stories ever told (or at least, ever told by Disney). Fact: It is impossible not to melt over the iconic spaghetti and meatball scene.
Barney and his friends exchange valentines, but he receives an extra special one from the Queen of Hearts. She invites everyone to her Valentine Castle for a day of adventure.
Two garden gnomes who live in rival neighbors’ yards fall in love in this twist on the Shakespeare classic. They must fight for their love as their human owners, Miss Capulet and Mr. Montague, feud over whose garden is the best.
Spanky McFarland is president of the “He-Man Woman Haters Club.” His best friend and fellow club member Alfalfa is chosen to drive the gang’s go-kart in the upcoming soap box derby. The group is ready to take home first place, ’til they learn that Alfalfa’s been hiding a secret sweetheart, Darla — a clear violation of their “no girls allowed” policy. Will Alfalfa pick his best friends and the soap box derby championship, or his new love Darla?
If you can make it through the first 15 minutes (warning: they will wreck you), you’ll be rewarded with a heartwarming tale about all kinds of love. Balloon salesman Carl, who recently lost his wife and best friend, Ellie, decides life’s too short not to follow your dreams. He’s always wanted to see South America, so, with a little help from “Wilderness Explorer” Russell and Kevin the dog, he decides to fly there — by tying hundreds of balloons to his home. During their journey, the trio form an unshakeable bond, and learn important lessons about friendship and family.
Princess Giselle finds herself in the middle of New York City after an evil queen tricks her into leaving her magical world behind. Her betrothed, Prince Edward, sets out to find her, but in the course of exploring her new home, Giselle falls in love with another man.
Shrek the ogre finds his swamp filled with fairytale creatures who have been banished by the evil Lord Farquaad. Farquaad makes a deal with Shrek: Rescue the woman he hopes to marry in exchange for the deed to his land. Shrek finds Princess Fiona, but on his way back to Farquaad, begins to fall in love with her. The princess, meanwhile, is keeping a big secret — one she worries will turn everyone against her.