Children's Stuff The Best Movies for 3 Year Olds  

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The films on this list of the best movies for 3 year olds have been ranked as the best by the community for this age group. Though young children might not grasp all the plot points of these movies, their bright colors and memorable characters will captivate the imaginations of 3 year olds. What are the best movies for 3 year olds to watch?
 
This list features the best movies for 3 year olds, many of which are also great for other children of any age. The best movies for a 3 year old will stimulate their brain by including a simple storyline that a child could broadly understand (stories about animals are great) and usually feature music, which is a great way to help your 3 year old sing along with his or her favorite furry friends!
 
These films are the best movies 3 year olds will love and include Finding Nemo, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Toy Story, Shrek, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Goonies, The Lion King, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and The Wizard of Oz. Vote up the best movies for 3 year olds to watch or add a film you think is great that isn't already on the list below.
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Minions Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

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Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for 3 Year Olds
Despicable Me 3 Anita Briem, Pierre Coffin, Elsie Fisher

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

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The Land Before Time Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for 3 Year Olds
Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

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Kung Fu Panda Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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The Jungle Book Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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

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Rio Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Jane Lynch

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Toy Story 2 Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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

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Up is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for 3 Year Olds
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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

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Brave Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

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The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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Toy Story 3 Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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

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The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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Pinocchio Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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Kiki's Delivery Service Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi, Akio Ōtsuka

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Snoopy, Come Home Bill Melendez, Christopher DeFaria, Linda Ercoli

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The Brave Little Toaster Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Joe Ranft

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Lauren Graham

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The Nut Job Katherine Heigl, Liam Neeson, Brendan Fraser

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Dumbo Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

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

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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Babe Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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Bambi Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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Peter Pan June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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The Muppets Take Manhattan Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Liza Minnelli

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The Care Bears Movie Mickey Rooney, Melleny Brown, Cree Summer

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill

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Robin Hood Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman

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Swiss Family Robinson John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk

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Fantastic Mr. Fox George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie Cam Clarke, Yuri Lowenthal, Brian K. Roberts

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March of the Penguins Romane Bohringer, Charles Berling, Jules Sitruk