parenting The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015  

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List Rules Only movies rated G or PG released after January, 1 2015.

If you're looking for the best movies to watch with your kids, this list of new children's films is for you. Featuring the best kids movies released in 2015 and on, our ranking of family friendly films includes a variety of movies safe and fun for younger audiences. What is the best new kids movie from the past few years?

Looking for the newest Disney and Pixar movies? Inside Out and Zootopia are two of the best movies both kids and adults can enjoy. Other animated movies children will love are Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, and The Lego Batman Movie. For family friendly live-action movies, check out Goosebumps and Monster Trucks

Vote up the best new movies for kids and feel free to add any new and popular children's movies missing from the list. 

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Moana Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more

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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Inside Out Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter. In the mind of a young girl, five personified emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), ...more

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Minions is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Minions Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton 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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Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Despicable Me 3 Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker 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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The Secret Life of Pets is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
The Secret Life of Pets Louis C.K., Lake Bell, Kevin Hart The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Chris Renaud. The quiet life of a terrier named Max (Louis C.K.) is upended when his owner takes in Duke ...more

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Zootopia Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more

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Kubo and the Two Strings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Kubo and the Two Strings Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey

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Sing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Sing Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane Sing is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. The film stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, ...more

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The Boss Baby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
The Boss Baby Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi 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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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
The Jungle Book Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba The Jungle Book is a 2016 fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Jon Favreau. Based on Rudyard Kipling's eponymous collective works and inspired by Walt Disney's 1967 animated film ...more

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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Finding Dory Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton, and a sequel to Finding Nemo. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory (Ellen ...more

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Kung Fu Panda 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Kung Fu Panda 3 Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman Kung Fu Panda 3 is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. Continuing his "legendary adventures of ...more

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The Good Dinosaur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
The Good Dinosaur Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott The Good Dinosaur is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film directed by Peter Sohn. In a fictional Earth in which dinosaurs never became extinct, a young Apatosaurus ...more

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Home is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Home Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Steve Martin Home is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated buddy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on Adam Rex's 2007 children's book The True ...more

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Hotel Transylvania 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Hotel Transylvania 2 Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Mel Brooks

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The Lego Batman Movie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
The Lego Batman Movie Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera 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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Trolls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Trolls Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel Trolls is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film based on the dolls of the same name created by Thomas Dam. The film revolves around two trolls on a quest to save their village ...more

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The Peanuts Movie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
The Peanuts Movie Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller The Peanuts Movie is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox based on Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. The ...more

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The BFG is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
The BFG Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton The BFG is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. In the film, an orphan human girl ...more

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Cars 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Cars 3 Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer 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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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Goosebumps Jack Black, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan Goosebumps is an upcoming 2015 American comedy horror fantasy film directed by Rob Letterman and written by Mike White and Darren Lemke. It is based on the children's book series of the same ...more

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The Angry Birds Movie Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride The Angry Birds Movie (or simply Angry Birds)[5] is a 2016 Finnish-American 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy film based on the video game series of the same name. It was directed by ...more

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Storks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Storks Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer Storks is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland. Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages, but when an order ...more

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Coco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Coco Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt 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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Ice Age: Collision Course is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Ice Age: Collision Course Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary Ice Age: Collision Course is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios. It is the fifth installment in the Ice Age film series and the sequel to Ice ...more

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Tinker Bell and the Legend of ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Ginnifer Goodwin, Rosario Dawson, Mae Whitman Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast is a 2014 American computer-animated fantasy film directed by Steve Loter. Fun and talented animal fairy Fawn (Ginnifer Goodwin) believes you can't ...more

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Shaun the Sheep Movie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Shaun the Sheep Movie Omid Djalili, John Sparkes Shaun the Sheep Movie is a 2015 British stop-motion animated comedy film produced by Aardman Animations, based on the Shaun the Sheep television series, which itself is a spin-off from the ...more

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The Greatest Showman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Unconquered44 added The Greatest Showman Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American biographical musical drama film directed by Michael Gracey. American showman P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) becomes the founder of the circus that became the ...more

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Captain Underpants: The First ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch 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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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Tomorrowland George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw Tomorrowland is a 2015 American science-fiction mystery adventure film directed by Brad Bird. A disillusioned genius inventor (George Clooney) and a teenage science enthusiast (Britt Robertson) ...more

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Alice Through the Looking Glas... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Alice Through the Looking Glass Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen Alice in Wonderland 2 is a 2016 fantasy adventure film written by Linda Woolverton and directed by James Bobin.

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Ou... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a 2015 American animated/live action adventure comedy film, based on the Nickelodeon television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by Stephen ...more

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Smurfs The Lost Village is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Smurfs The Lost Village Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello 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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The Land Before Time XIV: Jour... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave Felix Avitia, Meghan Strange, Aria Curzon

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The Nut Job 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Jason Drucker, Owen Asztalos, Charlie Wright 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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Queen of Katwe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Queen of Katwe Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine Queen of Katwe is a 2016 American biographical sports drama film directed by Mira Nair. A Ugandan girl (Madina Nalwanga) sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of

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Monster Trucks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Monster Trucks Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan 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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Paper Planes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Paper Planes Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Peter Rowsthorn Paper Planes is an Australian family drama film directed by Robert Connolly which he co-wrote with Steve Worland. The film stars Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Julian Dennison and Ed Oxenbould. ...more

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Nine Lives is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Nine Lives Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell Nine Lives is a 2016 English-language French comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. The plot follows a workaholic father (Kevin Spacey) who has his mind trapped inside of his daughter's new ...more

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Strange Magic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Strange Magic Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley

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Norm of the North is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Norm of the North Heather Graham, Rob Schneider, Bill Nighy Norm of the North is a 2012 animation adventure drama film written by Daniel Altiere and Steven Altiere, directed by Anthony Bell.

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Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Ratchet & Clank Kevin Michael Richardson, Armin Shimerman, Michael Bell Ratchet & Clank is an upcoming 3D computer-animated science fiction buddy comedy action film based on the platforming video game series of the same name by Insomniac Games. Series developer, ...more

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Rock Dog is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Rock Dog Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J. K. Simmons 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