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The Best Movies for 8 Year Old Boys

Updated April 26, 2019 521 votes 19 voters41 items

List RulesVote up the best G and PG-Rated movies for eight year old boys to watch.

Kids today have a lot of different ways to entertain themselves. This list of good movies for 8 year old boys should be added to any young ones entertainment agenda. The next time it rains or snows or your kid says he’s bored; check out the best films for 8 year olds. If you've ever asked yourself, "what movies can eight year old boys watch?" Then this list is for you.

These are all appropriate movies for eight year olds and have are sure to entertain them. Some are animated classics like Cars and Toy Story. However, live action films like Planet of the Apes and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory also made the cut because their tales are truly timeless.

There is nothing more magical for a young child like a well-made movie. Which do you think are the top films for 8 year old boys? Make your voice heard. Vote up or down on the list below. If we missed any kids movies that you love, go ahead and add them.  

  • 1
    Star Wars
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    Star Wars

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1977

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    The Land Before Time
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    2

    The Land Before Time

    Diana Ross, Frank Welker

    Released1988

    Directed byDon Bluth

    The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    The Sandlot
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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

    The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Goonies
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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

    The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    The Last Starfighter
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    The Last Starfighter

    Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston

    Released1984

    Directed byNick Castle

    The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Hercules
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    2

    Hercules

    Danny DeVito, James Woods

    Released1997

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Fox and the Hound
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    2

    The Fox and the Hound

    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney

    Released1981

    Directed byRichard Rich, Art Stevens, Ted Berman

    he Fox and the Hound is a 1981 American animated drama film based on the Daniel P. Mannix... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    The Iron Giant
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    2

    The Iron Giant

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

    Released1999

    Directed byBrad Bird

    The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    The Muppets Take Manhattan
    10
    2

    The Muppets Take Manhattan

    Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields

    Released1984

    Directed byFrank Oz

    The Muppets Take Manhattan is a 1984 American musical comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Treasure Planet
    10
    2

    Treasure Planet

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson

    Released2002

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction adventure film directed by Ron... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Tron
    10
    2

    Tron

    Jeff Bridges, David Warner

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Lisberger

    Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Finding Nemo
    10
    2

    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

    Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Polar Express
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    10

    The Polar Express

    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler

    Released2004

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    The Polar Express is a 2004 American motion capture computer-animated musical Christmas... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Home Alone
    9
    2

    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Titan A.E.
    10
    5

    Titan A.E.

    Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon

    Released2000

    Directed byDon Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello

    Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by both... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson

    Released1971

    Directed byMel Stuart

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Big Hero 6
    8
    2

    Big Hero 6

    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph

    Released2014

    Directed byChris Williams, Don Hall

    Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    The Karate Kid
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    5

    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G.... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Free Willy
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    Free Willy

    Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen

    Released1993

    Directed bySimon Wincer

    Free Willy is a 1993 American family drama film that was released by Warner Bros. under its... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Toy Story 3
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    8

    Toy Story 3

    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released2010

    Directed byLee Unkrich

    Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Aladdin
    6
    2

    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    An American Tail
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    2

    An American Tail

    Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn

    Released1986

    Directed byDon Bluth

    An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Monsters, Inc.
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    Monsters, Inc.

    Billy Crystal, John Goodman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

    Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    The Jungle Book
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    The Jungle Book

    Clint Howard, George Sanders

    Released1967

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Benji
    8
    2

    Benji

    Edgar Buchanan, Frances Bavier

    Released1974

    Directed byJoe Camp

    This tail-wagging tale begins as Benji visits his pals Cindy and Paul, whose father Paul... more on Wikipedia