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The Very Best Children's Movies  

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List Rules Vote 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.

Children\'s movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Danny DeVito and Robert Rodriguez.

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Despicable Me is a computer-animated comedy film franchise distributed by Universal Pictures and produced by Illumination Entertainment. It consists of three feature films, ten short films and ...more
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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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#59 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #354 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #359 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Happy Feet is a 2006 Australian-American computer-animated musical family film, directed, produced and co-written by George Miller. It was produced at Sydney-based visual effects and animation ...more

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#60 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #51 of 173 Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicalslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more

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#4 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Incredibles Fan Theorieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more

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#18 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #58 of 575 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more

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#8 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing Fan Theories About ‘Monsters, Inc.’listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske. The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog ...more

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#27 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #159 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #42 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and adapted from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel of the same ...more

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#34 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #295 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #618 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Toy Story is a CGI animated film series and Disney media franchise that began with the original 1995 film, Toy Story, produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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#6 of 118 The Very Best Movie Franchises #12 of 59 The Best Adventure Movies for Kidsfeaturing The Best Toy Story Characters in the Whole Series, Ranked

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Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the fairy tale "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault, it is ...more

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies
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Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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#9 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing 12 Things You Never Knew About The Making Of 'Shrek'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and ...more

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#30 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #47 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #120 of 575 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Up is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies
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Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

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#5 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Most Adventurous Quotes From Disney and Pixar's 'Up'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film, a film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and ...more

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#29 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #4 of 59 Every Movie Coming To Netflix In January 2020featuring There's A Theory That 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' Is Actually About A Tormented Killer

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Wreck-It Ralph is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies
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Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 comedy animation family film written by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee and directed by Rich Moore.

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#36 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #262 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #67 of 107 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Children's Movies
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Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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#23 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Moviesfeaturing The Story Behind ‘Angels With Filthy Souls,’ The Fake Black-And-White Movie Inside ‘Home Alone’listed on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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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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#4 of 78 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novelsfeaturing The Best Characters in the Chronicles of Narnia, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a 1977 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. It is the 22nd animated feature ...more

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#84 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #123 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #101 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill ...more

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Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge from a story by Michael J. Wilson. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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#43 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #109 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Best Characters in the Ice Age Series, Ranked

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WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more

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This special is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children's book by Dr. Seuss, the story of The Grinch trying to take away ...more

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Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more

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