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The Best Kids Movies of 2017

Updated May 12, 2020 14.8k votes 2.5k voters 254.4k views24 items

Here are the best kids movies of 2017. Featuring animated films and live-action family dramas, these 2017 kids movies are perfect for children, pre-teens, and adults who are young at heart. What is the best kids movie of 2017?

Disney and Pixar's Coco is easily one of the best movies this year as well as one of the best animated movies of 2017. Lego also released The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie, two good action comedies for kids. Other great 2017 family friendly movies include Beauty and the Beast, Despicable Me 3, Wonder, and The Boss Baby.

Vote up the best kids movies of 2017 and feel free to add any 2017 family movies missing from the list.

Want more family-friendly films? Here is a list of 2020 kids movies.

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    Wonder

    Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson

    Directed byStephen Chbosky

    Wonder is a 2017 American family comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky, based on the novel by R.J. Palacio. With the help of his mother (Julia Roberts) and father (Owen Wilson), a boy with...  more

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    Ferdinand

    John Cena, Kate McKinnon

    Directed byCarlos Saldanha

    Ferdinand is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Carlos Saldanha. After Ferdinand (John Cena), a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and...  more

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    The Boss Baby

    Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi

    Released2017

    Directed byTom McGrath

    The Boss Baby is a 2017 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Tom McGrath, loosely based on the 2010 book by Marla Frazee. A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby (Alec Baldwin) pairs up...  more
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

    Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an the...  more

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    Cars 3

    Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo

    Directed byBrian Fee

    Cars 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar. After being trounced in many races by hightech racer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), many begin to wonder if the famous...  more

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    Leap!

    Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan

    Released2016

    Directed byEric Summer, Eric Warin

    Ballerina (titled Leap! in the United States) is a 2016 English-language internationally co-produced 3D computer-animated musical adventure comedy film co-directed by Éric Summer and Éric Warin. It...  more

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    The Lego Ninjago Movie

    Dave Franco, Justin Theroux

    Released2017

    Directed byCharlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan

    The Lego Ninjago Movie is an 2017 Danish-American 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film that is being directed by Charlie Bean. Six teenagers are "hired" by an old master (Jackie Chan)...  more
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    Released2017

    Directed byJoachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film, and the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is...  more

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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

    Jason Drucker, Owen Asztalos

    Directed byDavid Bowers

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is a 2017 American family road comedy film, based on the book of the same name by Jeff Kinney. The film takes place one year after the events of Dog Days. Greg...  more
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    Coco

    Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal

    Released2017

    Directed byLee Unkrich

    Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich. Aspiring musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (Gael Garcia...  more

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    Despicable Me 3

    Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

    Directed byPierre Coffin and Kyle Balda

    Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Despicable Me film series. Gru (Steve Carell) faces off against...  more
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    A Dog's Purpose

    Britt Robertson, KJ Apa

    Directed byLasse Hallstrom

    A Dog's Purpose is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on a 2010 novel by W. Bruce Cameron (who also co-wrote the screenplay). The film focuses on a dog whose life is...  more
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    The Emoji Movie

    T.J. Miller, Anna Faris

    Released2017

    Directed byTony Leondis

    The Emoji Movie is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated buddy adventure comedy film written and directed by Tony Leondis. Gene (T.J. Miller), a multi-expressional emoji who lives in a phone, sets out...  more

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Emma Watson, Dan Stevens

    Released2017

    Directed byBill Condon

    Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 romantic/dark fantasy musical film directed by Bill Condon. The film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of...  more

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    Released2017

    Directed byDavid Soren

    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (or simply Captain Underpants) is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated superhero adventure comedy film based on the children's novel series of the same name...  more
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    The Lego Batman Movie

    Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis

    Released2017

    Directed byChris McKay

    The Lego Batman Movie is a 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Chris McKay. A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule...  more

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    Transformers: The Last Knight

    Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel

    Released2017

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Transformers: The Last Knight is a 2017 American science-fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and the fifth film in the series. With Optimus Prime gone, the Autobots...  more
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    Smurfs: The Lost Village

    Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson

    Directed byKelly Asbury

    Smurfs: The Lost Village is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and The Kerner Entertainment Company, with animation by Sony Pictures...  more
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    The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

    Jeff Dunham, Joe Pingue

    Released2016

    Directed byCal Brunker

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    Monster Trucks

    Lucas Till, Jane Levy

    Released2017

    Directed byChris Wedge

    Monster Trucks is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Chris Wedge. A young man (Lucas Till) working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by...  more
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    The Star

    Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez

    Directed byTimothy Reckart

    The Star is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated Christian adventure comedy film directed by Timothy Reckart. A small but brave donkey (Steven Yeun) and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of...  more
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    Rock Dog

    Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard

    Released2016

    Directed byAsh Brannon

    Rock Dog is a 2016 computer-animated comedy film directed by Ash Brannon, based on the Chinese graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog by Zheng Jun. A young Tibetan Mastiff (Luke Wilson) leaves his home...  more
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    Power Rangers

    Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott

    Released2017

    Directed byDean Israelite

    Power Rangers is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Dean Israelite, based on the Saban franchise. A group of high school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their...  more

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    My Little Pony: The Movie

    Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball

    Released2017

    Directed byJayson Thiessen

    My Little Pony: The Movie is a 2017 Canadian–American animated musical fantasy film directed by Jayson Thiessen, based on the television series My Little Pony....  more