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The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids 

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The films on this list of the best movies for 10 year olds have been ranked by the community as the best films for this age group. Movies for 10 year olds tell stories kids can relate to and have memorable characters. What are the best movies for 10 year old kids?

This list has good movies for 10 year olds, many of which have been top box office hits and have received multiple awards as well. These kids movies span many genres, from musicals, to animated features, to comedies, and dramas. Though not too complicated for kids to understand, films for 10 year olds are more developed than some other kids movies. With that being said, some of the best movies for 10-year-olds are old kids movies.

This list features the new and classic movies for 10 year old kids, including The Wizard of Oz, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Toy Story 2, Up, Toy Story 3, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Lego Movie, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Mary Poppins, The Princess Bride, and The Iron Giant. Vote up the best movies for 10 year olds below or add a film your 10 year old loves that isn't already on the list.

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
but chickens double d added Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

Released: 1990

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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Home Alone 2: Lost in Ne... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
but chickens double d added Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry

Released: 1992

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith

Released: 2019

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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Wreck-It Ralph is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
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Released: 2012

Directed by: Rich Moore

Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 comedy animation family film written by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee and directed by Rich Moore.

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Released: 1995

Directed by: John Lasseter

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more

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Elf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
but chickens double d added Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more

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Minions is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
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Released: 2015

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and is a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are ...more

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestri... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

Released: 1982

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
but chickens double d added Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2008

Directed by: John Stevenson, Mark Osborne

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
but chickens double d added Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1977

Directed by: George Lucas

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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brad Bird

The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more

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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
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Released: 1989

Directed by: Joe Johnston

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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

Released: 2007

Directed by: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

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Harry Potter Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

Released: 1964

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

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Willy Wonka & the Ch... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
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Released: 1971

Directed by: Mel Stuart

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film, a film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and ...more

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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
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Released: 2005

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

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Spider-Man: Homecoming ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya

Released: 2017

Directed by: Jon Watts

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinc... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
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Released: 1966

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam

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How to Train Your Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the British book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The ...more

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Abominable is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for 10-Year-Old Kids
Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jill Culton

Abominable is a 2019 American-Chinese computer-animated adventure film directed by Jull Culton. When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in ...more