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The Best Kids Movies of 2017

Updated May 12, 2020 14.1k votes 2.5k voters 253.5k 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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    Leap! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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    Leap!

    Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan

    Directed byEric Summer, Eric Warin

    Ballerina (titled Leap! in the United States) is a 2016 English-language internationally... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Lego Ninjago Movie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Wonder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Coco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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    Coco

    Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal

    Directed byLee Unkrich

    Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Boss Baby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Captain Underpants: The First  is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017

    Directed byDavid Soren

    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (or simply Captain Underpants) is a 2017 American 3D... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Cars 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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    Power Rangers

    Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott

    Directed byDean Israelite

    Power Rangers is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Dean Israelite, based on the Saban... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film, and the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    A Dog's Purpose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Emoji Movie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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    The Emoji Movie

    T.J. Miller, Anna Faris

    Directed byTony Leondis

    The Emoji Movie is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated buddy adventure comedy film written... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    The Lego Batman Movie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Rock Dog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Smurfs: The Lost Village is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Star is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Transformers: The Last Knight is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    My Little Pony: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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