6. Wall-E (2008)
If we could split Wall-E into two halves, the first half would be much higher in this list. For a film to successfully engage an audience for the entirety of the first half with almost no speech, it is something special. Despite being a robot, Wall-E’s love and care for his pet cockroach immediately established Wall-E as a kind, endearing and clumsy protagonist, which an audience could emotionally connect with. Unfortunately, the second half of the film did not have the magic of the first, with slapstick robot chase sequences and the Captain’s struggle to control the computer overpowering the beauty and simplicity of the relationship between Wall-E and Eva. Yet, the fast-paced audio and visual aspects of the second half was arguably necessary to keep the younger audience engaged. And the second half is saved with the scene between Eva and Wall-E where they dance through space using a fire extinguisher. Beautiful.