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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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Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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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 Lion King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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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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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
M_Daemon added Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1991

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

Released: 1964

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill ...more

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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
M_Daemon added 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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Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
looksharp added Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee ...more

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Winnie the Pooh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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Released: 2011

Directed by: Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall

Winnie the Pooh is a 2011 film directed By Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, and written by Burny Mattinson.

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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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Released: 2016

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton, and a sequel to Finding Nemo. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory (Ellen ...more

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
M_Daemon added 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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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more

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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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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Cars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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Released: 2006

Directed by: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft

Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter, it is ...more

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Willy Wonka & the Ch... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

Released: 1971

Directed by: Mel Stuart

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film, a film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and ...more

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The Many Adventures of W... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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Released: 1977

Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a 1977 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. It is the 22nd animated feature ...more

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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Released: 1950

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the fairy tale "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault, it is ...more

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Debbie Reynolds, Danny Bonaduce, Henry Gibson

Released: 1973

Directed by: Charles August Nichols, Iwao Takamoto

Charlotte's Web is a 1973 American animated musical film produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Sagittarius Productions and based upon the 1952 children's book of the same name by E. B. ...more

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Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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Released: 2013

Directed by: Dan Scanlon

Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert Wise

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway ...more

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Snow White and the Seven... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

Released: 1937

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell, + more

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the ...more

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Babe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
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Released: 1995

Directed by: Chris Noonan

Babe is a 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith's 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the USA, ...more

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The Emperor's New Groove... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
M_Daemon added John Goodman, David Spade, Tom Jones

Released: 2000

Directed by: Mark Dindal

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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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best G-Rated Children's Movies
Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

Released: 1942

Directed by: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield, Bill Roberts, Norman Wright, + more

Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was ...more

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