Lilo & Stitch (2002) Directed By: Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders
How about a call back to your childhood as well as a warm, friendly film that won’t stress you out like the prior film on my list? Lilo & Stitch is often overlooked in the Disney canon despite hosting one of the most authentic relationships in any animated film period. With the team behind it, it isn’t all too surprising that the film allows the relationship between the two sisters to breath and develop, rather than putting sole focus on the more gimmick friendly hi-jinks of Stitch.Instead, family is the greater issue of the film and we’re allowed moments of emotional resonance from all of the characters. A very strong film that’s often forgotten but again Dean DeBlois at the helm (How to Train Your Dragon 2) it isn’t all that surprising in retrospect.
Where to find it: Netflix