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The Best Family And Kids Movies Of 2018 

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Updated May 12, 2020 4.7k votes 1.2k voters 142.6k views 21 items

List Rules Vote for the best kids films released in 2018.

Whether you have kids or just appreciate children's media, you can vote on this list of 2018 kids movies to help determine the best kids movies of 2018. With a wide array of films to choose from, 2018 is sure to be an exciting year for children's films. 

Featuring animated movies and live-action films, this list of 2018 family films includes Monster Family and Early Man. Other good family-friendly movies are Peter Rabbit and Mary and the Witch's Flower. 

What do you think are the best kids movies this year? Vote for the best kids films of 2018 below. Feel free to add anything you feel is missing. 

Looking for more family-friendly movies, here is a list of 2020 kids movies.

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Incredibles 2 Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

Released: 2018

Directed by: Brad Bird

Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is out ...more

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Peter Rabbit Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill

Released: 2018

Directed by: Will Gluck

Peter Rabbit is a 2018 3D live-action/CGI animated adventure comedy film directed by Will Gluck, based on the stories by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit's (James Corden) feud with Mr. McGregor ...more
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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez

Released: 2018

Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Dracula (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez), Johnny (Andy ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Mark Gatiss

Released: 2018

Directed by: Marc Forster

Christopher Robin is a 2018 American comedy-drama adventure film directed by Marc Forster, inspired by A. A. Milne's book. All grown up with no sense of imagination, Christopher Robin (Ewan ...more
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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer

Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah ...more

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney

The Grinch is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated Christmas comedy film directed by Peter Candeland and Yarrow Cheney, based on the Dr. Seuss story. The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) hatches a ...more

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Smallfoot Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya

Released: 2018

Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick

Smallfoot is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Karey Kirkpatrick. Migo (Channing Tatum) is a Yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as ...more
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Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis, Darby Camp

Released: 2018

Directed by: Clay Kaytis

The Christmas Chronicles is a 2018 American Christmas family film directed by Clay Kaytis. The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus ...more
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Paddington 2 Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Released: 2017

Directed by: Paul King

Paddington 2 is a 2017 comedy film directed by Paul King, based on the stories by Michael Bond. Now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, Paddington ...more

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle McLachlan

Released: 2018

Directed by: Eli Roth

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a 2018 American fantasy horror film directed by Eli Roth, based on the novel by John Bellairs. A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) aids his ...more
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John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis

Released: 2018

Directed by: Kevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander

Next Gen is a 2018 computer-animated science fiction action comedy drama film directed by Kevin R. Adams and Joe Ksander. After awakening a powerful robot in a secret lab, Mai (Charlyne Yi) and ...more

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez

Released: 2018

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 American fantasy film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on works by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. After being led by her ...more
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Colossal_Rooster added James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2018

Directed by: John Stevenson

Sherlock Gnomes is a 2018 British-American 3D computer-animated fantasy romantic comedy mystery film directed by John Stevenson. Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) recruit detective ...more
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Laila Berzins, Pappy Faulkner, Sandy Fox

Released: 2017

Directed by: Ben Stassen, Jeremy Degruson

The Son of Bigfoot (also released internationally in English as Bigfoot Junior) is a 2017 Belgian-French computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Ben Stassen and Jeremy Degruson. A young ...more
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Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams

Released: 2018

Directed by: Nick Park

Early Man is a 2018 British stop-motion animated adventure comedy film directed by Nick Park. At the dawn of time when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, a caveman ...more
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gérard Depardieu

Released: 2018

Directed by: Richard Lanni

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is a 2018 computer-animated biographical family film directed by Richard Lanni. The true story of the most decorated dog in American military history, Sgt. Stubby, ...more
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Alex Neustaedter, Becky G, Alex MacNicoll

Released: 2018

Directed by: Oliver Daly

A-X-L is an 2018 American adventure film directed by Oliver Daly. The life of a teenage boy (Alex Neustaedter) is forever altered by a chance encounter with a dog created from cutting edge ...more
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Emily Watson, Nick Frost, Jessica Brown Findlay

Released: 2018

Directed by: Holger Tappe

Monster Family is a 2017 British-German computer animated horror comedy film directed by Holger Tappe, based on the children's book by David Safier. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Frank ...more
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Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, Ludacris

Released: 2018

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Show Dogs is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell. Max (Ludacris), a macho but lonely Rottweiler police dog, is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious ...more
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Gnome Alone Becky G, Josh Peck, Olivia Holt

Released: 2018

Directed by: Peter Lepeniotis

Gnome Alone is a 2018 Canadian-American computer-animated comedy film directed by Peter Lepeniotis. When Chloe (Becky G) discovers that her new home's garden gnomes are not what they seem. She ...more

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Mary And The Witch's Flower Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent

Released: 2017

Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Mary and the Witch's Flower is a 2017 Japanese anime fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart. A young girl encounters a strange flower that ...more