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The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids 

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Updated April 25, 2019 304 votes 22 voters 50 items

List Rules Vote up the best G and PG-Rated adventure movies for eight year old kids to watch.

It’s hard to hold the attention of a young child for two hours. However, this list of adventure movies for 8 year old kids may just keep them happy and occupied. These G-Rated selections are all appropriate movies for eight year olds and promise to deliver all the fun and magic that the cinema has to offer.

Many of these adventure movies are animated classics like Finding Nemo and Toy Story. However, a few live action films also made the cut. The Black Stallion may have been released nearly four decades ago, but the story is truly timeless.

Whether it’s Muppets or monsters or 101 dalmatians; let your child’s imagination soar with these perfect adventure films for eight year old kids. Also, let us know what you think. Vote thumbs up or thumbs down on all your adventure movie likes and dislikes. Don’t see one of your favorites? Go ahead and add it to the list below.

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

Released: 2016

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more
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The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

Released: 1988

Directed by: Don Bluth

The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and ...more
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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 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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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 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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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more
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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 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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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

Released: 2007

Directed by: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

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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Spider-Man: Into the Spi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 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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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 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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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

Released: 1994

Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more
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Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 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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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...more
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Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2001

Directed by: David Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

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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The Ten Commandments is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

Released: 1956

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, shot in VistaVision, and released by Paramount Pictures. It dramatizes the biblical story ...more
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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook

Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more
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Pete's Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Released: 1977

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is a live-action film but one of its title characters, a dragon named Elliott, is animated. The story ...more
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The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman

Released: 1981

Directed by: Richard Rich, Art Stevens, Ted Berman

he Fox and the Hound is a 1981 American animated drama film based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name, produced by Walt Disney Productions and released in the United States on July ...more
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The Muppets Take Manhatt... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Liza Minnelli

Released: 1984

Directed by: Frank Oz

The Muppets Take Manhattan is a 1984 American musical comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is the third of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets with ...more
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101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels

Released: 1996

101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Stephen Herek. It is the second adaptation of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One ...more
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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more
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The Black Stallion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton

Released: 1979

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

The Black Stallion is a 1979 American film based on the 1941 classic children's novel The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. It tells the story of Alec Ramsay, who is shipwrecked on a deserted ...more
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more
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Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 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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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston

Released: 1997

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more
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Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

Released: 1995

Directed by: Eric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 33rd film in the Walt Disney Animated ...more