7. Where The Wild Things Are
The Spike Jonze film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Caldecott winner may not be the most appropriate for children, but the book was certainly written with them in mind. The story follows Max, who causes such trouble that he is sent to bed without dinner. When his bedroom undergoes a jungle transformation, Max sails to the land of the Wild Things and becomes their king. Max eventually ends his "wild rumpus," drawn home by the promise of the people who love him best.