23/07/2012 11:14 BST

Top 10 Films Every Child Should Watch Before They Turn 9 1/2 (VIDEOS)

The top ten films every child should watch before they turn nine 1/2 have been revealed.

In research carried out for LoveFilm, child psychologist Dr Kairen Cullen asked over 5,000 grown-ups what their favourite kids’ classics were before creating a definitive list of films children should watch to learn essential life-lessons.

Favourites spanned 70 years, from The Wizard of Oz right through to modern day animation Up.

Despite decades separating many of the top ten, Dr Cullen identified vital common themes which are key to enhancing young minds, making them ideal viewing for children during their formative years.

Check out the results and the reasons in our slideshow below...