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The Best G-Rated Family Movies  

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List of G-Rated family movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best G-Rated family movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest G-Rated Family movie of all time is. If you think the top family movie with a G rating 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 G-Rated Family films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific family film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list features WALL-E, Toy Story and more.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best G-Rated family movies?" and "What are the most famous G-Rated family movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new family movies that are rated G. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great family movies rated G, so get out there and start watching.

Share this list with your friends to see if their votes change the order of the list. (218 items) Then check out our list of the best musical movies for kids.

What kind of directors have worked on Family G movies in the past? Charlie Chaplin and Alfonso Cuarón both have, as have other great directors.

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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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#31 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #47 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #52 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske. The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog ...more

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#27 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #37 of 505 The Best Duos of All Time #42 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise
An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The film tells the story of Fievel ...more

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#65 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #102 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #74 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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John Cleese, Diana Rigg, Jim Henson
The Great Muppet Caper is a 1981 mystery musical comedy film directed by Jim Henson. It is the second of a series of live-action musical feature films, starring Jim Henson's Muppets. This film ...more

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#124 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #405 of 575 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #254 of 992 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll
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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#18 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #183 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Bookslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Mel Blanc, Don Messick, James Darren
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! is a 1964 animated feature film produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and released by Columbia Pictures. The film stars the voices of Daws Butler, Don Messick, Julie ...more

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#362 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #43 of 199 The Best G-Rated Animation Movies #74 of 195 The Best G-Rated Comedies

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Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway
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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#85 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #118 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #104 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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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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#201 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books #143 of 493 The Funniest '90s Moviesfeaturing The Live Action 101 Dalmatians Is The Most Insane Fever Dream Of A Movie

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Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi, Akio Ōtsuka
Kiki's Delivery Service is a 1989 Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli. It was written, produced and directed by Hayao Miyazaki as an adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same ...more

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#96 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #144 of 186 The Best Movies for Tweens #320 of 409 The Best Rainy Day Movies

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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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#48 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #236 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #35 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton
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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#39 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #813 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #39 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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The Shaggy D.A. Suzanne Pleshette, Dick Van Patten, Tim Conway
The Shaggy D.A. is a 1976 film sequel to 1959's The Shaggy Dog produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and written by Don Tait, based on the original film and ...more

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#90 of 173 The Best Movies for Families #37 of 80 The Best Live Action Animal Movies for Kids #57 of 178 The Greatest Animal Movies Ever Made

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Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald
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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#38 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #142 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books #25 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn
A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film directed by Kevin Lima The film's plot revolves around the father-son relationship between Goofy and Max as Goofy believes that he's ...more

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#97 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #987 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing 'A Goofy Movie' Fan Theories That Just Might Be True

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LaChance added Tim Curry, Kathleen Barr, Benjamin Millepied
Barbie in the Nutcracker is a 2001 computer animated and motion capture-based direct-to-video Barbie film directed by Owen Hurley. It was the first Barbie film since 1987's Barbie and the ...more

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#296 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #31 of 81 The Best Winter Movies #48 of 80 The Best Tim Curry Movies

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Debbie Reynolds, Danny Bonaduce, Henry Gibson
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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#103 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #946 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #134 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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Jodie Foster, Dick Van Patten, John Astin
Freaky Friday is a 1976 American fantasy comedy film directed by Gary Nelson and starring Barbara Harris as Ellen Andrews, Jodie Foster as her daughter Annabel, and John Astin as her husband, ...more

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#35 of 186 The Best Movies for Tweens #48 of 78 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels #198 of 591 The Best '70s Movies

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best G-Rated Family Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick
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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#1 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Lion King Is Full Of Baloneylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Macaulay Culkin, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart
The Pagemaster is a 1994 American live-action/animated fantasy adventure film starring Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Welker and Leonard Nimoy. The ...more

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#172 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #270 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Booksfeaturing 'The Pagemaster' Is An Unhinged Fever Dream That Is Somehow Even Creepier As An Adult

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John Cleese, Jack Palance, Frank Welker
The Swan Princess is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy film based on the ballet "Swan Lake". Starring the voice talents of Jack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright, and Sandy ...more

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#142 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #161 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #235 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies

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Kiefer Sutherland, Peter O'Toole, Phyllis Diller
The Nutcracker Prince is a 1990 animated romantic fantasy film made by Lacewood Productions and released by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film was directed by Paul Schibli and based on the story ...more

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#63 of 163 The Best Musical Movies Rated G #77 of 199 The Best G-Rated Animation Movies #41 of 70 The Best Kiefer Sutherland Movies

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Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima
The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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#33 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #253 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Jungle Book Was Originally Written To Prove That White People Are The Superior Race

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Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes
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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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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#68 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #442 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #48 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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LaChance added Catherine O'Hara, Kathleen Barr, Chiara Zanni
Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses is a direct-to-video computer animated Barbie film directed by Greg Richardson and loosely based on the fairytale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses". ...more