kids The Best Kids Movies of 2013  

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List of the best kids movies of 2013, as ranked by film critics and movie lovers. Finding movies that are appropriate for children can be a difficult task for any responsible parent. Since movies can often guide the way a kid thinks about the world, it’s important for parents to find family films that have appropriate content, which includes a strong moral center,language fit for children, and little to no violence. These sorts of kid-friendly films can be tough to find, but in 2013 there were plenty of great options that were perfect for children and the whole family to watch together.

The films featured on this list are perfectly appropriate for all ages, from young children who love familiar characters to older people who are interested in new stories. Many of the kid movies released in 2013 consisted of sequels, prequels, and other familiar stories, with films like Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, and Oz The Great and Powerful. While a lot of these films were animated, there were also a lot of live action films with heartwarming family moments. Most of the movies are also likely available within the selection of family movies on Netflix.

What are the best kids movies of 2013? This list includes the top films from 2013 that children will love and parents will feel safe letting them watch again and again.

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Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

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Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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Monsters University Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

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The Croods Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds

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Epic Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler

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Oz the Great and Powerful Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, James Franco

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Turbo Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds

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The Smurfs 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2013
The Smurfs 2 Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Christina Ricci

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2013
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, James Caan

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Thor: The Dark World Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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Planes Teri Hatcher, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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Ender's Game Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis

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Saving Mr. Banks Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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Free Birds Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson

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Escape from Planet Earth Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Jake Abel

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The Book Thief Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Heike Makatsch

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Walking with Dinosaurs Karl Urban, Justin Long, John Leguizamo

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From up on Poppy Hill Masami Nagasawa, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yuriko Ishida

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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Tara Strong, Tabitha St. Germain, Kathleen Barr

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Grace Unplugged AJ Michalka, Kevin Pollak, James Denton