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The Best Movies for Preschool Kids

Updated September 27, 2019 9.1k votes 1.5k voters 74.9k views56 items
The films on this list of the best movies for preschoolers have been ranked by the community as the greatest for this age group. Movies for preschoolers are simple, colorful, and fun, with recognizable characters and catchy songs. What are the best movies for preschoolers? 
 
This list features the best movies for preschoolers, many of which are also great for children of any age! The best films for preschool age kids will stimulate their brain by including a storyline that a child can understand (stories about animals are great) and usually feature music, which is a great way to get your preschoolers singing and dancing along with his or her favorite furry friends in these films.
 
These movies are the best films that preschoolers will love and this list includes kids movies like Toy Story, Up, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Frozen, Shrek, The Lion King, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and The Wizard of Oz. Vote up the best movies that your preschooler loves or add a film you think is great but isn't already on the list.
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    Minions
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    Minions

    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

    Released2015

    Directed byPierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

    Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Despicable Me Franchise
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    Despicable Me Franchise

    Despicable Me is a computer-animated comedy film franchise distributed by Universal Pictures... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Lady and the Tramp
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    Lady and the Tramp

    Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg

    Released1955

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

    Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film directed by Clyde... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Little Mermaid
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    The Little Mermaid

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
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    Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

    Clint Howard, Howard Morris

    Released1974

    Directed byJohn Lounsbery

    Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too is a 1974 animated feature from Disney released as a double... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
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    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    Clint Howard, Howard Morris

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman

    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a 1977 American animated musical film produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Mary Poppins
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    Mary Poppins

    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

    Released1964

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    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 WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
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    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett

    Released2019

    Directed byDean DeBlois

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    The Sound of Music
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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

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    Rio
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    Rio

    Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx

    Released2011

    Directed byCarlos Saldanha

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    Finding Nemo
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    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 WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Peter Pan
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    Peter Pan

    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll

    Released1953

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

    Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Toy Story
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    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

    Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Hercules
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    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 WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Lion King
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Tangled
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    Tangled

    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman

    Released2010

    Directed byNathan Greno, Byron Howard

    Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Frozen
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    Frozen

    Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

    Released2014

    Directed byChris Buck, Jennifer Lee

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    Monsters, Inc.
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    Monsters, Inc.

    Billy Crystal, John Goodman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

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    Ratatouille
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    Ratatouille

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo

    Released2007

    Directed byBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava

    Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Beauty and the Beast
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    Beauty and the Beast

    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker

    Released1991

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

    Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    How to Train Your Dragon
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    How to Train Your Dragon

    Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

    Released2010

    Directed byDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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    Up
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    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner

    Released2009

    Directed byPete Docter

    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Bambi
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    Bambi

    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards

    Released1942

    Directed byJames Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield, Bill Roberts, Norman Wright

    Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Muppets
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    The Muppets

    Katy Perry, Lady Gaga

    Released2011

    Directed byJames Bobin

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