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Mix Up Theatre's Top 20 Movies

Updated: May 29, 2023

As voted for by you! Here's Mix Up Theatre's 20 Highest Rated Movies...

The Top 20 Highest Rated Movies at Mix Up Theatre! Cast your votes...

Mix Up Theatre's Top 20 Movies

1. Raising Arizona (1987)

2. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (2022)

Available on: BBC iPlayer

Stewart - ★★★★★

"A beautiful animated film following the strangely interlinked lives of two teenagers. The characters are fully rounded, likeable and the audience fully invests in their story. The story is part body swap comedy and part intense end of the world drama. The visuals are absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous film to be swept away into including those beautiful shots of the sky. See this one now if you haven't already - and if you have, watch it again."

Stewart - ★★★★★

"This anime takes a very unique take on mental health whilst a young man tries to come to terms with how he bullied a deaf girl when he was younger. The characters in this film are extremely well rounded and there's a lot of characters in here also so it's quite a feat to do everyone justice. The animation is stunning, the music fitting, the characters are all well rounded and likeable and the whole story is very sad but ultimately uplifting. The film really shows how bullying effects everyone and the effects it can have on people as they get older, a very important film."

5. Princess Mononoke (1997)

Available on: Netflix

6. Nomadland (2020)

Available on: Disney+

Available on: Disney+

Daniel (Age 11) - ★★★★★

'Spider Man No Way Home was a great film!

The action scenes were awesome and creative.

I loved seeing all the villains from the other spider man films and seeing the other spider men.

The storyline was gripping and exciting with the perfect balance between action and character development. The ending had an awesome fight scene with everybody in it and the very end was interesting and didn't do what you expected it to do.

All and all it was a great film with great action and a great storyline.'

8. Billy Elliot: The Musical Live (20140

9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)

Available on: Netflix

Available on: Netflix

Cameron (Age 18) - ★★★★★

"The Father is a uniquely wonderful film in its ability to have the story come

from the perspective of a man with dementia. The cast in the film is absolutely

outstanding with both Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman playing such

believable characters. The characterisation of an ill person is always difficult,

but Anthony nails it by embodying all the unique and seemingly random things

people with dementia do. The gem that makes this film truly different is the

way its filmed. By having seemingly unconnected events with different

characters suddenly joining together confuses the audience. It means the

audience has more sympathy for Anthony’s character as the viewers are just as

confused as he is – you must see it to fully understand it.

This film is unique but very convincing in building a story around a man with

dementia by, quite literally, placing the audience in his shoes. A must watch!

(and bring tissues)."

Jan (Age 11) - ★★★★

"I liked most of the songs. But I didn't like the idea of Matilda being telepathic. The headteacher was a very funny character. I really enjoyed the part when Matilda dyes her Dad's hair green."

12. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Available on: Netflix

13. Back to the Future (1985)

14. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Available on: Disney+

15. The Impossible (2012)

16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)

Available on: Netflix

Available on: Disney+

Mylo (Age 13) - ★★★★★

"JoJo Rabbit was a brilliant film, it contrasted the joys of a child's imagination with the brutal world that Germany was at that time. It was filmed from the child's perspective, exaggerating the contrast and giving a sense of playfulness. The film had meaningful moments, moments of great sadness and happy moments that brought it all together. The emotions brought on by these moments were shown through great use of filming techniques and engaging dialogue. Altogether, it is a film which is interesting and enjoyable whilst making you think and appreciate the hardship that many Germans suffered."

In Cinemas

Nina (Age 10) - ★★★★★

"This movie was one of the best movies I have seen. Of course nothing could beat Matilda the musical but I reckon super Mario bros was second to Matilda the musical. This movie is about Mario and his brother Luigi who have made an advert because they have now decided to save Brooklyn by plumbing. But one day they get transported through a pipe and Luigi ends up in Bowsers world, in which he gets attacked, and Mario ends up in Toadstool world, in which he meets Toad the explorer. Toad gets him to Princess Peach who teaches Mario to survive and fight using power ups. Then they all go to the Donkey Kong kingdom and get the monkeys to help fight Bowser. But they lose the army. Then Bowser reveals he has a secret desire to marry Peach and Peach agrees. She only agrees because Bowser promises not to hurt the Toads. Then some fighting happens at the wedding and everything goes a bit bonkers. All in all this is a great and adventure filled movie which I would recommend to people who like Mario themed stuff. This is a five star review movie and I love it."

19. The King of Comedy (1983)

Available on: Disney+

Available on: Disney+

Jasmine (Age 15) - ★★★★★

"The witches are back!

Hocus pocus is back with a magically great sequel! I think that this movie rivaled the original for best movie and will definitely become an annual family Halloween favorite. Going into the movie I thought that it would be just another quick cash grab cashing in on the original HOWEVER this movie does the opposite, it creates a fun and interesting plot which above all is hilarious. Though some jokes were overplayed, I felt like it paid homage to the original instead of copying it.

Have a spooky Halloween! "

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