film The Best Movies for Boys  

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The films on this list of the best movies for boys have been ranked as the absolute best by the community when it comes to movies boys and young men will love. Great movies for boys often include adventure, scifi, battles, and stories about friendship. What are the best movies for boys?

This list ranks the best movies for boys to see, many of which have been top box office hits and have received many awards as well. The best movies for boys often have an intensely dramatic theme with plenty of action, adventure, and survival elements. Films boys will love cover many different genres, but are usually action or adventure movies.

This list features the best boy’s movies including: Stand by Me, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, The NeverEnding Story, War Games, Old Yeller, The Karate Kid, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park. Vote up the movies appropriate for boys that you think are the best or add a great film you think all boys should watch that isn't already on the list.
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Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for Boys
Despicable Me 3 Anita Briem, Pierre Coffin, Elsie Fisher

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Minions Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Return of the Jedi Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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

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The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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The Iron Giant Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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

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Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Boys
Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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Holes Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette

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Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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Ice Age Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski

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The NeverEnding Story Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

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Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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Dead Poets Society Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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King Kong Fay Wray, Merian C. Cooper, Bruce Cabot

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The Bridge on the River Kwai Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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WarGames Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy

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Ben-Hur Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Mike Mazurki

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Miracle Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies for Boys
The Goonies

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Old Yeller Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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Swiss Family Robinson John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk

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Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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The Rocketeer Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

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Peter Pan June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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Gettysburg Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

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Where the Red Fern Grows James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Lonny Chapman

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The Bear Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, Jack Wallace

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Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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The Smurfs Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara, Joan Rivers