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Good Movies for 4 Year Olds  

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List Rules Vote up the best films appropriate for a four year old to watch.

This list has awesome and entertaining movies for 4 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best movies for 4 year olds come in many forms and from many genres. Some great movies for four year olds to watch are live action classics while other good films for four year olds are beloved animated movies. It should come as no surprise that Disney and Pixar are responsible for many of the top films for 4 year olds.

What films are ranked on this best movies for 4 year olds list? Every four year old girl loves the Disney princess masterpiece, Frozen. Between Anna, Elsa, and Olaf there is a lot to love, especially the music, in this empowering animated movie. Curious George is another popular movie that a four year old can watch.

The Peanuts characters have been around for decades, but they reached a new audience of children with the 2015 film, The Peanuts Movie. Other appropriate films that appear on this top movies for four year olds list include Horton Hears a Who!, The Gruffalo, and Finding Nemo.

Which film do you think is the best for preschoolers? Vote the best movies up to the number one spot on this list and add any other kids movies that all four year olds love!
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Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
jsnungaray added 2015
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 Franchise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
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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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Moana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
MandyAndAlly'sBarbieVideo's,AndGaming! added 2016
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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Curious George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
2006
Curious George is a 2006 American animated adventure family film based on the book series by H.A. and Margret Rey. It stars Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Dick Van Dyke, David Cross, Eugene Levy, ...more
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The Many Adventures of Winnie ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
1977
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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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
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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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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
MandyAndAlly'sBarbieVideo's,AndGaming! added 2010
Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ...more
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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
2003
Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more
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Cars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
Dustin added 2006
Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter, it is ...more
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The Gruffalo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
2009
The Gruffalo is a 2009 British-German short computer animated film based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Directed by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, ...more
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The Peanuts Movie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
2015
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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Leap! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
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Ballerina (titled Leap! in the United States) is a 2016 English-language internationally co-produced 3D computer-animated musical adventure comedy film co-directed by Éric Summer and ...more
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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
2013
Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more
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Coco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
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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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Toy Story Franchise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
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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The Snowman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
1982
The Snowman is a children's picture book without words by English author Raymond Briggs, first published in 1978 by Hamish Hamilton in the U.K., and published by Random House in the U.S. that ...more
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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
2005
Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in movie theaters on May 27, 2005. The film tells the story of four Central Park Zoo ...more
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Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
2002
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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Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
2008
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film based on the Dr. Seuss' book of the same name. The film was directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, ...more
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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
1967
The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more
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The Adventures of Elmo in Grou... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
1999
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is a 1999 American musical fantasy-comedy film directed by Gary Halvorson. It is the second theatrical feature-length film based on the popular U.S. ...more
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Paddington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
Bragi Schut added 2014
Paddington is a 2014 British-French comedy film, directed by Paul King, written by King and Hamish McColl, and produced by David Heyman. Based on Paddington Bear by Michael Bond, the film stars ...more
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Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
Chris Bachman added 2008
Ponyo, initially titled in English as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a 2008 Japanese animated fantasy comedy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli and Toho. It is ...more
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Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
2008
Tinker Bell is a 2008 computer animated film based on the Disney Fairies franchise produced by DisneyToon Studios. It revolves around Tinker Bell, a fairy character created by J. M. Barrie in ...more
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Movies for 4 Year Olds
Dustin added 1994
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more