Howl’s Moving Castle

Sophie (Emily Mortimer) has an uneventful life at her late father’s hat shop, but all that changes when she befriends wizard Howl (Christian Bale), who lives in a magical flying castle. However, the evil Witch of Waste (Lauren Bacall) takes issue with their budding relationship and casts a spell on young Sophie, which ages her prematurely. Now Howl must use all his magical talents to battle the jealous hag and return Sophie to her former youth and beauty.

This is a family favorite for us. The animation is spectacular and the story filled with great lessons for our pre-teen and teenage children. Plus, how often do you find a film everyone can agree on, that’s clean and leads to powerful discussions?

Runtime 1 hr 59 min
Rated PG
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