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The Very Best Children's Movies

Updated March 23, 2021 67.6k votes 4.9k voters 213.2k views204 items

List RulesVote for your personal favorite Children's films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

Kid's movies list--all of the best films for children that were ever made, including classics like E.T. and more recent kid's movies like Finding Nemo. Find out which of your favorite kid and family-friendly movies are currently streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime

This children's movie list is a great reference if you're looking for something to watch with the whole family tonight. This list of children's films also contains children's movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film.

These are the best children's movies of all time!

These are the top films in the children's genre. You know, movies for kids, or "children's cinema." "Children's Cinema" is made up. Totally not a real thing.

This list contains movies like The Secret Life of PetsThe Lion King, and Finding Nemo.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these children's movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theaters for the first time, this is a list of good children's movies that can be helpful in any situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest children's movies, here is the full children's movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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    Toy Story Franchise

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
    Toy Story is a CGI animated film series and Disney media franchise that began with the...  more

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    Despicable Me Franchise

    Steve Carell, Sandra Bullock
    Despicable Me is a computer-animated comedy film franchise distributed by Universal Pictures...  more

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    The Incredibles

    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter
    The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A...  more

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    101 Dalmations

    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees
    One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated...  more

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    Lady and the Tramp

    Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg
    Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film directed by Clyde...  more

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    Wreck-It Ralph

    Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch
    Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 comedy animation family film written by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee...  more

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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary
    The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy...  more

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    Happy Feet

    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman
    Happy Feet is a 2006 Australian-American computer-animated musical family film, directed,...  more

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    The Land Before Time

    Diana Ross, Frank Welker
    The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and...  more

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    The Little Mermaid

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes
    The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney...  more

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    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner
    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar...  more

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    Cinderella

    June Foray, Mike Douglas
    Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and...  more

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    Monsters, Inc.

    Billy Crystal, John Goodman
    Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter,...  more

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    Shrek

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy
    Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks,...  more

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker
    Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by...  more

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    Ice Age

    Jack Black, Ray Romano
    Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha...  more

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    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    Clint Howard, Howard Morris
    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a 1977 American animated musical film produced by...  more

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    This special is a 1966 American animated television film special directed by Chuck Jones. It...  more

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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci
    Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes...  more

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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and...  more

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    Mary Poppins

    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke
    Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced...  more

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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons
    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature...  more

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    Mulan

    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen
    Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney...  more

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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure...  more

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    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman
    WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar...  more

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