Parenting The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015  

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List Rules Only movies rated G or PG released on or 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
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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Minions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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The Secret Life of Pets is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Sing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Kubo and the Two Strings is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey Kubo and the Two Strings is a 2016 American 3D stop-motion action fantasy film directed and produced by Travis Knight. The film revolves around Kubo, a young boy who wields a magical shamisen ...more

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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Kung Fu Panda 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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 Boss Baby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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) 11 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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The Good Dinosaur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Home is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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The Lego Batman Movie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Hotel Transylvania 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Mel Brooks Hotel Transylvania 2 is a 2015 American 3D computer animated comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Mavis and Johnny have a young son named Dennis, whose lack of any vampire abilities ...more

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Trolls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Coco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
starwarssuperfan added Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell 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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The Peanuts Movie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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) 21 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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) 22 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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The Greatest Showman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Unconquered44 added 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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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Storks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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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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Ice Age: Collision Course is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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) 28 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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) 29 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Alice Through the Looking Glas... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Captain Underpants: The First ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Smurfs The Lost Village is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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 SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Ou... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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The Land Before Time XIV: Jour... is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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The Nut Job 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan

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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
psychicmoon added Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an ...more

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Monster Trucks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Queen of Katwe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer V... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez 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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Nine Lives is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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Paper Planes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Gizmo24 added Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure film directed by Andrew Adamson and based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published ...more

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Norm of the North is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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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The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Gizmo24 added Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more

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Strange Magic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley Strange Magic is a 2015 American computer-animated jukebox musical fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Gary Rydstrom. A realm is divided between a land of fairies and light, and a land of ...more

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Rock Dog is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
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

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Big Hero 6 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015
Bragi Schut added Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt ...more