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The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids

Updated April 26, 2019 275 votes 20 voters46 items

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Fantasy movies can take their spectators anywhere in the world, or even way out of this world. This list of fantasy movies for 8 year old kids includes appropriate selections and are sure to impress any child with an active imagination. It isn’t easy keeping the attention of a young tyke, however, these movies may just do the trick. Here are the top fantasy films for 8 year olds. If you've ever asked yourself, "what fantasy movies can eight year olds watch?" Then this list is for you.

Some of these fantasy flicks are animated and some are live action. The roundup includes some of the most popular Disney movies like Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. Old favorites like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory also made the cut.

Which do you think are the best fantasy films for 8 year olds? Let us know by voting thumbs up or thumbs down on the list below. Don’t see a fantastical magical fantasy movie on the list? Go ahead and add it.

  • 1
    The Dark Crystal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Dark Crystal

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz

    Released1982

    Directed byFrank Oz, Jim Henson

    The Dark Crystal is a 1982 American–British fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz.... more on Wikipedia
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    The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Little Mermaid

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig

    Released1937

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Matilda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Matilda

    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Sleeping Beauty

    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa

    Released1959

    Directed byClyde Geronimi

    Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara

    Released1993

    Directed byHenry Selick

    Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Spirited Away

    Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara

    Released2001

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

    Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy 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 Wikipedia
  • 9
    Coraline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Coraline

    Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning

    Released2009

    Directed byHenry Selick

    Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Fantasia

    Walt Disney, Corey Burton

    Released1940

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, T. Hee, Ford Beebe

    Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy 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 Wikipedia
  • 12
    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Alice in Wonderland

    Ed Wynn, Heather Angel

    Released1951

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

    Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 American animated musical fantasy comedy-adventure film produced... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Bedknobs and Broomsticks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall

    Released1971

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    This film is a 1971 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Casper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Casper

    Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman

    Released1995

    Directed byBrad Silberling, Phil Nibbelink

    Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Hercules is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy 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 Wikipedia
  • 16
    James and the Giant Peach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    James and the Giant Peach

    Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1996

    Directed byHenry Selick

    James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Beauty and the Beast

    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker

    Released1991

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

    Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

    Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman

    Released2007

    Directed byZach Helm

    Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is a 2007 fantasy comedy film written and directed by Zach... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    How to Train Your Dragon: The  is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett

    Released2019

    Directed byDean DeBlois

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Horton Hears a Who!

    Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey

    Released2008

    Directed bySteve Martino, Jimmy Hayward

    Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    The Spiderwick Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    The Spiderwick Chronicles

    Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen

    Released2008

    Directed byMark Waters

    The Spiderwick Chronicles is a 2008 American fantasy adventure film. It is the film adaptation... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy 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 Wikipedia
  • 23
    Percy Jackson & the Olympians: is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids

    Released2010

    Directed byChris Columbus

    This film is a 2010 fantasy adventure film directed by Chris Columbus.
  • 24
    Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 8 Year Old Kids
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    Peter Pan

    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll

    Released1953

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

    Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy 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 Wikipedia
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