The best movies for toddlers for your next night in

Despicable Me

Photograph: Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment

8. Despicable Me

This film trio of fun-loving animated goodness is irresistible. When a nefarious villain stumbles upon three orphan girls, his plans to steal the moon are put on hold for the new little ladies in his life who are determined to call him dad. 

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This story about a grouchy ogre who lives in a swamp features all the fairy tale characters under the sun, colourful animation, an easy-to-follow plot, and jokes that will fly over little one’s heads but which the grown-ups will find funny.