parenting The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite children films that were released in the 2000s

Although fans of kids movies will tell argue that the ‘90s had the best releases, there were many classic children's films released in the '00s as well. On this list, live-action and animation coexist, giving us some familiar characters as well as some completely novel inventions.


Many of the best ‘00s kids movies deal with one principle character: Harry Potter. With five films on this list, Harry and company dominated the box office in the mid-2000s. Based on the books by JK Rowling, the
Harry Potter series became one of the most successful young adult franchises in history. Here, you'll also find fan-favorite animated flicks like Shrek, employing the voice talent of Eddie Murphy and Mike Meyers, as well as Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo. Acclaimed director Wes Anderson also took a stab at the kids movie genre in the 2000s with Fantastic Mr. Fox, a stop-motion animated film with a formidable voice cast including George Clooney and Meryl Streep.


Vote up the best '00s kids movies, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more

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Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more

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Up is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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Harry Potter and the Order of ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar ...more

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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. ...more

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Harry Potter and the Chamber o... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, John Cleese Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

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Elf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Elif Yağmur ÖZTÜRK added Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Bryce Dallas Howard Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, based on the 1957 story of the same name by ...more

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, ...more

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Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Shrek 2 Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. It is the second installment in ...more

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Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Ice Age Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge from a story by Michael J. Wilson. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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Cars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Cars Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter, it is ...more

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Charlotte's Web Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Dakota Fanning Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the popular book of the same name by E. B. White. It is directed by Gary Winick and produced by Paramount ...more

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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Freaky Friday Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon Freaky Friday is a 2003 comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers. It stars Lindsay Lohan as Anna Coleman and Jamie Lee Curtis as her mother. In the film their souls are ...more

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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is the second film adaptation of the 1964 British book of the same name by Roald Dahl and stars ...more

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Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Kung Fu Panda Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by John Stevenson and ...more

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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Enchanted Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. ...more

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Shrek the Third is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Shrek the Third Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third installment in the Shrek franchise. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and is the first in the series ...more

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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
A Christmas Carol Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens ...more

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The Lizzie McGuire Movie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
The Lizzie McGuire Movie Hilary Duff, Evangeline Lilly, Haylie Duff The Lizzie McGuire Movie is a 2003 American teen comedy film which was released by Walt Disney Pictures on May 2, 2003. The film serves as the finale of the television series Lizzie McGuire. It ...more

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Elif Yağmur ÖZTÜRK added The Cat in the Hat Paris Hilton, Alec Baldwin, Dakota Fanning Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is a 2003 American fantasy comedy film directed by Bo Welch based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss book The Cat in the Hat. The film stars Mike Myers in the title role of the ...more

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High School Musical is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
High School Musical Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/children's romantic comedy musical television film and the first installment in the High School Musical trilogy. Upon its release on January 20, 2006, ...more

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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Taylor Momsen, Steve Buscemi, Carla Gugino Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams is a 2002 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the second installment in the Spy Kids film ...more

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Coco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Defterbarley64 added Coco Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich. Aspiring musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (Gael ...more

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Star Wars: Episode VIII - The ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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Wonder is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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Petes Dragon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Defterbarley64 added Petes Dragon Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley Pete's Dragon is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by David Lowery, written by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, and produced by James Whitaker. The film is a remake of the 1977 musical ...more

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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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The Tale of Despereaux is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
The Tale of Despereaux Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver The Tale of Despereaux is a 2008 British-American-French computer-animated adventure fantasy comedy family film directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen and produced by Gary Ross and Allison ...more

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Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who steals food each night from three ...more

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Hugo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Hugo Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee Hugo is a 2011 American 3D historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin Scorsese and adapted for the screen by John Logan. Based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of ...more

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Spy Kids: All the Time in the ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Jessica Alba, Ricky Gervais, Antonio Banderas Spy Kids: All the Time in the World is a 2011 Latino-American 4D family-oriented, comedy adventure film directed by Robert Rodriguez and it is the fourth and final installment in the Spy Kids ...more