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The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids

Updated April 25, 2019 709 votes 22 voters50 items

List RulesVote 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.

  • 1
    Moana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Moana

    Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2016

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 2
    Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

    Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 3
    WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman

    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

    WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

    Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Ratatouille

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo

    Released2007

    Directed byBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava

    Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 6
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Ve is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld

    Released2018

    Directed byBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Land Before Time

    Diana Ross, Frank Welker

    Released1988

    Directed byDon Bluth

    The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Monsters, Inc.

    Billy Crystal, John Goodman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

    Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    The Ten Commandments is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Ten Commandments

    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price

    Released1956

    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

    The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Tangled is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Tangled

    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman

    Released2010

    Directed byNathan Greno, Byron Howard

    Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Mulan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Mulan

    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Bancroft, Barry Cook

    Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Pete's Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Pete's Dragon

    Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters

    Released1977

    Directed byDon Chaffey

    Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Fox and the Hound

    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney

    Released1981

    Directed byRichard Rich, Art Stevens, Ted Berman

    he Fox and the Hound is a 1981 American animated drama film based on the Daniel P. Mannix... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    The Muppets Take Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Muppets Take Manhattan

    Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields

    Released1984

    Directed byFrank Oz

    The Muppets Take Manhattan is a 1984 American musical comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    101 Dalmatians

    Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close

    Released1996

    101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    The Black Stallion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Black Stallion

    Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

    Released1979

    Directed byCarroll Ballard

    The Black Stallion is a 1979 American film based on the 1941 classic children's novel The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Spy Kids

    George Clooney, Teri Hatcher

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Spy Kids is a 2001 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Hercules is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Hercules

    Danny DeVito, James Woods

    Released1997

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 24
    Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Pocahontas

    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale

    Released1995

    Directed byEric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

    Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 25
    The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Polar Express

    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler

    Released2004

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    The Polar Express is a 2004 American motion capture computer-animated musical Christmas... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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