Cast: Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino
Inventive, colorful, and original, Spy Kids manages to spoof spy films and move the genre forward by placing kids in the heart of the action. When Carmen and Juni Cortez discover their parents are spies, they take up the family business with a vengeance. Their latest mission: to rescue their parents from Floop, the power-hungry host of a kids' show, and his horde of little people, the Thumb-Thumbs.
What Parents Like: The family that spies together, oh, never mind.
What Kids Like: Cool gadgets and pint-sized heroes. As Carmen says, "Never send an adult to do a kid's job."