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The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids 

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Updated May 13, 2019 288 votes 14 voters 40 items

List Rules Vote up the best adventure movies for ten year old kids to watch.

This list of appropriate adventure movies for 10 year old kids is a mix of animated and live-action films. It also includes several G and PG-Rated selections; so there really is something for every young one. Here are some of the best adventure films that 10 year olds can and should watch.

Take your kids on a space adventure with SpaceCamp. Travel down the rabbit hole to Wonderland alongside Alice in the updated 2010 Tim Burton directed Alice in Wonderland. Or, put on your sleuth hat and work the conspiracy case alongside a rookie bunny cop and a con artist fox with the Oscar-winning animated Disney romp Zootopia. Those films may all be extremely different, but they all take their spectators on an epic and appropriate adventure.

What are the top adventure films for 10 year olds? Your votes will decide the number one spot. If we missed any adventure flicks you think would be perfect for a 10 year old, go ahead and add them to the list below. 

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Up is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Pete Docter

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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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ...more
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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill

Released: 1968

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical film loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. The film's script is by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes and its ...more
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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tim Burton

Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more
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An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise

Released: 1986

Directed by: Don Bluth

An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The film tells the story of Fievel ...more
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Harry Potter and the Pri... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

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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Spider-Man: Into the Spi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, based on the Marvel Comics character. ...more
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Free Willy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside

Released: 1993

Directed by: Simon Wincer

Free Willy is a 1993 American family drama film that was released by Warner Bros. under its Family Entertainment label. The film stars Jason James Richter as a delinquent boy who becomes ...more
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The Chronicles of Narnia... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure film directed by Andrew Adamson and based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published ...more
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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

Released: 1953

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It is the 14th film in the ...more
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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm

Released: 2004

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

The Polar Express is a 2004 American motion capture computer-animated musical Christmas fantasy film based on the children's book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. Written, produced, and ...more
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The Sword in the Stone ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

Released: 1963

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 American animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on December 25, 1963 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 18th film in ...more
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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more
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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 2005

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in movie theaters on May 27, 2005. The film tells the story of four Central Park Zoo ...more
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Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara, Ryunosuke Kamiki

Released: 2001

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, ...more
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Hook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

Released: 1991

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie. When Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan ...more
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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Released: 2016

Directed by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more
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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

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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Lassie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Michelle Williams, Helen Slater, Richard Farnsworth

Released: 1994

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Lassie is a 1994 adventure family film directed by Daniel Petrie and featuring the fictional collie Lassie.
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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Released: 1995

Directed by: John Lasseter

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more
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Indiana Jones and the Ra... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

Released: 1981

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more
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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Spy Kids is a 2001 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the first installment in the Spy Kids series. Alexa Vega and Daryl ...more
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis

Released: 1989

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of Joe Johnston and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it tells the story of an inventor who ...more
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Legend is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 10 Year Old Kids
Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara

Released: 1985

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Legend is a 1985 British-American fantasy adventure film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty, Cork Hubbert, and ...more