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The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009

Updated August 12, 2019 11.3k votes 1.2k voters 35.9k views45 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    Shrek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Shrek

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2001

    Directed byAndrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

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  • 2
    Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Monsters, Inc.

    Billy Crystal, John Goodman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

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  • 3
    Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

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  • 4
    The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    The Incredibles

    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter

    Released2004

    Directed byBrad Bird

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  • 5
    Up is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner

    Released2009

    Directed byPete Docter

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  • 6
    Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Ratatouille

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo

    Released2007

    Directed byBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava

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  • 7
    Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Shrek 2

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2004

    Directed byKelly Asbury, Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon

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  • 8
    Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Ice Age

    Jack Black, Ray Romano

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

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  • 9
    Elf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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  • 10
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer' is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 11
    Cars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Cars

    Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Joe Ranft

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  • 12
    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Released2000

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • 13
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2005

    Directed byMike Newell

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  • 14
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner  is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2004

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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  • 15
    Harry Potter and the Order of  is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Yates

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  • 16
    Harry Potter and the Chamber o is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 17
    Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Kung Fu Panda

    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Stevenson, Mark Osborne

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  • 18
    Charlie and the Chocolate Fact is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • 19
    Night at the Museum Franchise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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  • 20
    High School Musical is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    High School Musical

    Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

    Released2006

    Directed byKenny Ortega

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  • 21
    The Chronicles of Narnia Franc is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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  • 22
    The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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    The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    The Cat in the Hat

    Paris Hilton, Alec Baldwin

    Released2003

    Directed byBo Welch

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  • 24
    Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Freaky Friday

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2003

    Directed byMark Waters

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  • 25
    Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kids Movies, 2000-2009
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    Charlotte's Web

    Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey

    Released2006

    Directed byGary Winick

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