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The Best G-Rated Children's Movies  

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This list takes the best G-Rated children's movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all which movie is truly the greatest of all time. These popular G-Rated films were all hits among kids and families, and they feature a range of top directors and actors. If you think the top G-Rated Children's movie isn't as high as it should be, then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific children's film, you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list features movies like Toy Story and The Sound of Music—two movies that have stood the test of time, becoming kid favorites across the globe. 

If you're trying to find out "What are the best G-Rated children's movies?" and "What are the most famous G-Rated children's movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Between Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services, there are thousands of great children's movies rated G, so get out there and start watching. Before you do that, though, go ahead and vote for your favorite kids films below.

David Lynch and Alfonso Cuarón are among the directors that have worked on a Children\'s G film.

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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
looksharp added Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills
The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by ...more
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101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels
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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The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi
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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The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers
The Aristocats is a 1970 American animated feature film produced and released by Walt Disney Productions and features the voices of Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Phil Harris, Dean Clark, ...more
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The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman
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 Emperor's New Groove is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
M_Daemon added John Goodman, David Spade, Tom Jones
The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 American animated buddy comedy film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation, the 40th film in Disney's animated features canon. It was directed by Mark ...more
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Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film based on the Dr. Seuss' book of the same name. The film was directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, ...more
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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston
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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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Dakota Fanning
Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the popular book of the same name by E. B. White. It is directed by Gary Winick and produced by Paramount ...more
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sheila Burnford. Directed ...more
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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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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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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
SamjhanaDhital added Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton
Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault and Little Briar Rose by The Brothers Grimm. The 16th ...more
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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
looksharp added June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel
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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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro
Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the ...more
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Balto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated historical adventure drama film directed by Simon Wells, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is loosely ...more
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The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor
The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's ...more
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The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard
The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more
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My Neighbor Totoro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Noriko Hidaka, Ikue Ōtani, Sumi Shimamoto
My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film – which stars the voice actors Noriko Hidaka, Chika ...more
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Trolls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Alisha Binda added Anna Kendrick, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jason Schwartzman
Trolls is a working title of an upcoming 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film directed by Mike Mitchell, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. ...more
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Meet the Robinsons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West
Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 30, 2007. The 47th animated feature in ...more
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Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton
Dumbo is an American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and premiered on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. Sound was recorded conventionally using the RCA System. One voice ...more
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Rio is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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Rio is a 2011 animated adventure comedy film directed by Carlos Saldanha and written by Don Rhymer.
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Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer
Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Directed by former Disney animation directors Don Bluth ...more
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Doctor Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Richard Attenborough, Norm Macdonald, Rex Harrison
Doctor Dolittle is a 1967 American musical film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley and Richard Attenborough. It was adapted by Leslie ...more
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The Rescuers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page
The Rescuers is a 1977 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 23rd film in the Walt Disney ...more