5 Top Movies Starring Toys That Came Alive

In all honesty, movie producers, actors, and directors have found a way of making us love certain movies by bringing some of our loved childhood toys to life – in films. Over time the movie industry has made toys a source of inspiration for big blockbuster movies. These toys are adapted to the big screens for viewers. Even more so, games or Digital collectibles are also adapted for big screens.

Toy based movies have grossed billions of dollars for the movie industry, from Toy story, Legos, Troll Dolls to Mr. Potato Head; these movies bring a positive nostalgia feeling for lovers of the film, even viewers. More so, a new movie Barbie played by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is highly anticipated.

Toy Story

It’s hard not to mention Toy Story. When discussing toy-based movies, the first of its kind, the toy story was the first animated movie made with a computer instead of previous animated films produced by just drawings on paper. The famous Apple genius Steve Jobs was part of what was Pixar’s first movie production. Toy stories reinvented the movie industry.

Film characters like Woody the cowboy and his space ranger friend, Buzz Lightyear, are some of the most popular toys we see today.

Toy story features the voices of Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, and a bunch of other movie stars. The story follows toys Buzz Lightyear, a modern toy, and Woody, an old-fashioned toy that come to life and compete for the affection of their owners.

Today, Toy Story has grossed over $300 million worldwide, making it the first of its kind to reach that mark. It was the second-highest selling movie of 1995.


The Transformers movie franchise is based on toys, Autobots, and Deception, who battle against each other for the fate of humanity. Today, movies, toys, books, and games have grossed $25 billion. The Transformers media franchise is among the few highest-grossing media franchises.


Bumblebee is a sci-fi movie based on Hasbro action figures toys; it’s part of the Transformers movie series, the film. It starred many Hollywood stars; Dylan O’Brien, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Drucker, John Ortiz, and Pamela Adlon and Micheal Bay directed Bumblebee.

It was an excellent movie for kids who loved Hasbro action figures, even for others. The film grossed $468 million worldwide; it was a box office success, the film was hailed for its action sequences, and settings give viewers a nostalgic feeling. A sequel to Bumblebee will be available on June 9, 2023 – Rise of the Beasts.


Trolls is a movie based on the toys: good luck and quirky trolls. It was a 2016 blockbuster; the story is about two trolls. Go on a journey to save their village from being destroyed by Bergens – creatures who eat trolls to feel happy. The voice of the stars used for the movie characters is Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and Zooey Deschanel.

Troll is a colorful movie with excellent visuals; the film grossed $346 million worldwide; the film’s original song Can’t Stop The Feeling! was also a hit song, selling over 4 million copies in the US only and over 15 million worldwide.

The Lego Movie

The Lego movie is a computer-animated movie released in 2014; the film is based on the Lego line of construction toys; it tells the story of Emmet, a Lego Minifigure, who helps stop the ill practices of a lousy businessman who plans on gluing everything in the Lego world into his sense of perfection. The film stars many Hollywood film stars who lend their voice to the film characters – Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, and Charlie Day.

The Lego Movie was a hit and commercial success; it grossed over 450 million dollars worldwide. Critics hailed The Lego Movie for its acting, story, animation, and humor. The movie earned a nomination for an Academy Award.


There are many other toy-based movies, some popular; some aren’t; Transformers, Ted, and Clue GI Joe are some of the best you could watch. With Barbie being available this year, most toy-based movies are one to watch.

We all love movies based on toys for many reasons, some to feel nostalgic, some to reminisce about our favorite childhood moments; whichever it is, toy-based movies are worth your movie-watching time.





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