film The Best Adventure Movies for Kids  

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List of best kids adventure movies. What are the top kids adventure movies? This is a list of the best kids adventure movies to watch that'll please the whole family. With a mix of new and old movies, you'll sure to have the adventure of a lifetime, if only for a couple hours. Looking for family-friendly adventure movies? This is a list of kid-friendly films to watch now. 

Kids these days are more tuned in than ever before. Not only do they want stellar graphics and visually stunning images, they also want a great story to follow along. This is why today movies are geared not only toward children, but for the family as a whole. Wondering what movie to watch for the next family movie night? Check out an action-adventure film that the whole family will love, and don't shy away from those animated films. Today, with CGI and other effects, even animated movies are stepping up their game and becoming more popular than ever before among more than just children. 

What are the top adventure movies for kids (and parents too)? This list ranks the best kids adventure movies, with classic and new hits that the whole family can enjoy together.  Also be sure to check out which of these movies are available on Netflix for kids.

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The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis

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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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Toy Story 3 Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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Toy Story 2 Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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The NeverEnding Story Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

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Maleficent Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple

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How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

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Bolt Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz

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The Parent Trap Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

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Cars 2 Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave

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The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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Wreck-It Ralph Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Mindy Kaling

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough

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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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Oz the Great and Powerful Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

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Hook Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

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Spirited Away Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

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Planes Teri Hatcher, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Hugo Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

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Earth to Echo Mary Pat Gleason, Jason Gray-Stanford, Astro

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas

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Explorers Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Stephen Colbert, Lake Bell, Ariel Winter

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Rio 2 Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Bruno Mars

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Epic Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler

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Stardust Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, George Clooney

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel

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The Last Airbender Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Seychelle Gabriel

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Lego Atlantis: The Movie Jeff Bennett, Bruce Boxleitner, Rachael MacFarlane