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The Best Kids Movies of 2017 

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Updated May 12, 2020 11k votes 2.4k voters 253.1k views 24 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.

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Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt

Directed by: Lee 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 ...more

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Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker

Directed by: Pierre 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 ...more

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Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay

Directed by: Stephen 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 ...more

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The Boss Baby Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2017

Directed by: Tom 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) ...more

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Ferdinand John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson

Directed by: Carlos 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 ...more

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A Dog's Purpose Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, Juliet Rylance

Directed by: Lasse 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 ...more
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Beauty and the Beast Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

Released: 2017

Directed by: Bill 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 ...more

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Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch

Directed by: David 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 ...more

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Released: 2017

Directed by: Taika 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 ...more

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The Lego Batman Movie Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera

Released: 2017

Directed by: Chris 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 ...more

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Cars 3 Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer

Directed by: Brian 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 ...more

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Leap! Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler

Directed by: Eric 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 ...more

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Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello

Directed by: Kelly 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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Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush
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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Jason Drucker, Owen Asztalos, Charlie Wright

Directed by: David 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. ...more
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Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen

Released: 2017

Directed by: Charlie 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 ...more
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The Emoji Movie T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden

Directed by: Tony 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, ...more

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Jeff Dunham, Joe Pingue, Rob Tinkler

Released: 2016

Directed by: Cal Brunker

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The Star Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi

Directed by: Timothy 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 ...more
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Monster Trucks Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan

Released: 2017

Directed by: Chris 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 ...more

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Transformers: The Last Knight Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci

Released: 2017

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more
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Power Rangers Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler

Directed by: Dean 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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Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J. K. Simmons

Released: 2016

Directed by: Ash 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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Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman

Released: 2017

Directed by: Jayson 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.