Nothing screams quality content for kids like a big helping of existential dread. The villain in The NeverEnding Story is the absence of joy, imagination, life . . . everything, really. It's a cloud of darkness that leaves desolation in its wake, and in one particularly poignant and petrifying scene, Rock Biter sits and marvels at how his strength couldn't save his friends, before revealing that he's just going sit and wait for The Nothing to take him too. Our young minds had never been faced with the sense of hopelessness before that moment, but it's something we could never forget afterwards.