Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

One of Irwin Allens’ (of disaster film fame) first films, this story follows a futuristic sub as it races across the world towards the Mariana Trench, where it must set off a rocket that will save the world from being burned to a crisp by an unexplainable ring of fire encircling the earth. Walter Pidgeon stars as the leader of this intrepid group. Co-starring are Peter Lorre and Barbara Eden as the few that believe the plan will work.

1hr. 45min.

Megamind (2010)

It seems from literally birth that villain Megamind (Will Ferrell) and hero Metro Man (Brad Pitt) are locked in an endless battle of good vs evil.  When one of Megaminds’ plans finally defeats Metro Man, there seems to suddenly be nothing for Megamind to strive for.  He quickly decides to create another superhero for him to fight.  Unfortunately he chooses the slacker Hal (Jonah Hill) who quickly uses his powers for evil.  Now it is up to Megamind to save the city and the girl of his dreams Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey), in this hilarious comedy that turns the superhero genre upside-down.

1hr. 36min.

WALL-E (2008)

In the future, Earth has been overrun with garbage, so humans have fled the world on giant spaceships and left behind Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth class or Wall-E to clean it all up.  After years, only one Wall-E is left continuing his job, while also entertaining himself with what he finds.  Soon after he finds a plant growing, a ship deploys an EVE probe and it’s love-at-first-sight (for Wall-E anyway).  Just as she’s warming up to his quirky ways, Wall-E shows her the plant and everything changes.

Winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Wall-E was also nominated for Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

1hr. 38min.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

Quirky inventor Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) is on the verge of a scientific breakthrough, but no one except his wife (Marcia Strassman) and their kids (Amy O’Neill and Robert Oliveri) believe in him.  When an accident causes the Szalinski kids and their neighbors (Thomas Wilson Brown and Jared Rushton) to be shrunk to the size of bugs and put out with the trash, it’s up to the resourceful kids to battle through the biggest adventure of their lives; the Backyard!

Featuring some (still) impressive special effects, this film was a box office smash, opening at #2 behind Batman.

1hr. 33min.

Superman the Movie (1978)

Arguably the best Superman film of all time, Christopher Reeves plays the titular superhero from Krypton who is sent to Earth by his parents in order to escape the fate of his doomed planet.  On earth he discovers his powers and is determined to use them for good.

He finds love with the reporter Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) and his nemesis in the criminal mastermind Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman).

2hr. 23min.