The Very Best Children's Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Children's films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

Kid's movies list--all of the best films for children that were ever made, including classics like E.T. and more recent kid's movies like Finding Nemo. Find out which of your favorite kid and family-friendly movies are currently streaming on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime

This children's movie list is a great reference if you're looking for something to watch with the whole family tonight. This list of children's films also contains children's movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film.

These are the best children's movies of all time!

These are the top films in the children's genre. You know, movies for kids, or "children's cinema." "Children's Cinema" is made up. Totally not a real thing.

This list contains movies like The Lion King, and Finding Nemo.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these children's movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theaters for the first time, this is a list of good children's movies that can be helpful in any situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest children's movies, here is the full children's movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Children\'s movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Danny DeVito and Robert Rodriguez.

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    Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Minions Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

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    Despicable Me 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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    Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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    Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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    The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Tangled is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Tangled Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

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    Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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    Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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    Up is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Dumbo Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

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    The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Bambi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Bambi Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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

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    Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Madagascar Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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    Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Alice in Wonderland Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


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

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    101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    101 Dalmatians Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels

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    Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    Pocahontas Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

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    Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Peter Pan June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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    Mulan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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    Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    Spy Kids George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino

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    Howl's Moving Castle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    Howl's Moving Castle Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura

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    The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    Jane Lynch, David Cross, Jesse McCartney

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    Night at the Museum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino

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    The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    The Muppet Movie Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

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    Babe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Babe Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes

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    Over the Hedge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    Over the Hedge Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell

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    The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


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

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    A Bug's Life is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    A Bug's Life Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey

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    The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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    Hercules is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Hercules Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston

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    G-Force is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    G-Force Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi

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    One Hundred and One Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    One Hundred and One Dalmatians Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley

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    Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Fantasia Walt Disney, Corey Burton, Leopold Stokowski

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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

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    The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    The Aristocats Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

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    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis

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    Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Toy Story 2 Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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    Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    Charlotte's Web Debbie Reynolds, Danny Bonaduce, Henry Gibson

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    Return to Never Land is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies


    Return to Never Land Frank Welker, Dan Castellaneta, Jim Cummings

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    Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Lady and the Tramp Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon

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    Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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

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    The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies

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    The Jungle Book Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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