In reality, babies are usually seen as adorable little gurgling, burping and pooping creatures. But in the movies they can be so much more. They can save the world, speak multiple languages fluently and even go sightseeing in the big city. It’s been a while since an infant responsible for unbelievable feats has graced the big screen. But now we needn’t wait any longer. Boss Baby opens March 31 nationwide. In celebration of these pint-sized heroes, here are eight more incredible babies found on film.
Most Likely to Be a CEO Baby
Boss Baby Templeton in Boss Baby (2017)
It’s not every day we meet a suit-wearing, briefcase-wielding baby (voiced by Alec Baldwin no less). But that’s what we get in Boss Baby. In this new DreamWorks comedy, the gifted infant joins forces with his 7-year-old brother to stop an evil plot planned by the CEO of Puppy Co..
Most Talkative Baby
Mikey in Look Who’s Talking (1989)
Bruce Willis lends his voice to baby Mikey in this old-school rom-com starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. The 3-month-old infant’s POV is at the forefront of the tale of a single mom dating and attempting to find love.
Baby with the Most Bite
Sunny in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
There is toddler teething and occasional nipping, then there is Sunny. The youngest Baudelaire child communicates through biting rather than talking and has no hesitation in using her sharp teeth to get her way (or to use them as a handy tool).
Boh in Spirited Away(2001)
Yubaba, the witch in Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award winning masterpiece, is overly protective of her gigantic (and we mean HUGE) baby Boh. Although the baby appears to be an inflated infant, the child can actually speak and walk well.
Most Super-Powered Baby
Jack Jack Baby in The Incredibles (2004)
“The only normal one is Jack-Jack, and he’s not even toilet trained,” says Violet Parr about her baby brother in Pixar’s The Incredibles. But Violet is wrong, very, very wrong. While the family is away, saving the world, Jack Jack’s talents not only surprise but completely shock his babysitter.
Sly in Baby Geniuses (1999)
In this star-studded comedy – featuring Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Kim Cattrall, among others – gifted babies are held hostage by a company called BABYCO. Researchers there are attempting to decode baby talk to figure out the secrets of the universe (which all babies are born with, according to the script). But things get complicated when Sly – the smartest baby of them all – escapes and tries to free the rest of the babies.
Baby Most Likely to Become a Spy
Maria in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011)
Most of the time, the youngest member of the Wilson family is strapped to her mom (a secret agent played by Jessica Alba). Apparently spending this quality time with her mom pays off for baby Maria, who shows off some incredible moves by the end of the movie.
Most Adventurous Baby
Baby Bink in Baby’s Day Out (1994)
Forget the teen tales, in Baby’s Day Out John Hughes focuses on a much younger protagonist. The kidnappers who grab Baby Bink get more than they expect with this extraordinary infant.
In this animated movie set 20,000 years ago, a saber-toothed tiger, a woolly mammoth and a sloth set out on a dangerous journey to return a human baby to his parents leading him through blizzards and into the path of predators.
Most Helpful Baby
Baby Moana inMoana(2016)
Even before she sets out on a mission as a teenager to save her people, baby Moana shows compassion and saves a baby turtle.