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The Best Adventure Movies for Kids

Updated September 11, 2020 9.6k votes 1.1k voters 83.6k views65 items

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List of best kids adventure movies. What are the top kids adventure movies? This is a list of the best kids adventure movies to watch that'll please the whole family. With a mix of new and old movies, you'll sure to have the adventure of a lifetime, if only for a couple hours. Looking for family-friendly adventure movies? This is a list of kid-friendly films to watch now. 

Kids these days are more tuned in than ever before. Not only do they want stellar graphics and visually stunning images, they also want a great story to follow along. This is why today movies are geared not only toward children, but for the family as a whole. Wondering what movie to watch for the next family movie night? Check out an action-adventure film that the whole family will love, and don't shy away from those animated films. Today, with CGI and other effects, even animated movies are stepping up their game and becoming more popular than ever before among more than just children. 

What are the top adventure movies for kids (and parents too)? This list ranks the best kids adventure movies, with classic and new hits that the whole family can enjoy together.  Also be sure to check out which of these movies are available on Netflix for kids.
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    Maleficent

    Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning
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    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutchersonm
    Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 2008 American 3-D science fantasy adventure film...  more

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    The Lion King

    Donald Glover, Beyoncé
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell
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    Spy Kids

    George Clooney, Teri Hatcher
    Spy Kids is a 2001 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed...  more

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    Alice in Wonderland

    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway
    Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure...  more

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    How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler
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    Hugo

    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz
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    Spirited Away

    Miyu Irino, Bunta Sugawara
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    Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez
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    Cars 2

    Owen Wilson, Michael Caine
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    Explorers

    Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix
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    Oz the Great and Powerful

    Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz
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    Looney Tunes: Back in Action

    Michael Jordan, Steve Martin
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    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning
    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a 2019 American fantasy film directed by Joachim Rønning, and...  more
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    Mr. Peabody & Sherman

    Stephen Colbert, Lake Bell
    Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a 2014 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film featuring the...  more

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    Mulan

    Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen

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    The One and Only Ivan

    Sam Rockwell, Brooklynn Prince
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    A.X.L.

    Alex Neustaedter, Becky G
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    Epic

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    Coraline

    Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning
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    Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

    Scott Menville, Hynden Walch
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    Stardust

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro
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    Earth to Echo

    Mary Pat Gleason, Jason Gray-Stanford
    Earth to Echo is a 2014 adventure film written by Henry Gayden and Andrew Panay and directed...  more

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    Rio 2

    Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx
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