2.1k voters

Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds

Updated September 28, 2020 8.9k votes 2.1k voters 196.4k views41 items

List RulesVote 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? They are movies that balance humor and education with some great CGI to boot. But the bet movies for four year olds tend to have some great jokes for adults as well. Be sure to vote up the movies that you would share with your own 4 year old and vote down any that other parents should avoid.

Which film do you think is the best for preschoolers? Look below to discover the best movie for a four year olds of all time!

  • Minions1

    ActorsSandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan

    Directed byPierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

    Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Despicable Me Franchise2

    Despicable Me Franchise

    Despicable Me is a computer-animated comedy film franchise distributed by Universal Pictures... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Moana3



    ActorsAuli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Moana 

    'Moana' Fan Theories That Might Just Be Right20 Small Details From Disney's 'Moana', Spotted By Fans

  • Finding Dory4

    ActorsEllen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

    Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh5

    ActorsClint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway, Ralph Wright, Sebastian Cabot

    Directed byJohn Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman

    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a 1977 American animated musical film produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 

    #29 of 58 The Best Disney Animated Movies#27 of 84 Great Movies That Take Place in Autumn

  • Curious George6

    ActorsDrew Barrymore, Will Ferrell, Ariel Winter, Dick Van Dyke, David Cross

    Directed byMatthew O'Callaghan

    Curious George is a 2006 American animated adventure family film based on the book series by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Curious George 

    #217 of 291 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time#19 of 46 The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu

  • Finding Nemo7

    ActorsEllen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana, Allison Janney, Albert Brooks

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

    Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Finding Nemo 

    Small But Interesting 'Finding Nemo' Details That Fans Noticed#66 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

  • Cars8



    ActorsTom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow, Paul Newman, John Goodman

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Joe Ranft

    Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tangled9

    ActorsMandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi, Brad Garrett, Laraine Newman

    Directed byNathan Greno, Byron Howard

    Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Tangled 

    Small But Poignant Details Fans Shared About 'Tangled' That Gave Us Our Happily Ever AfterEvery Song in Tangled, Ranked by Singability

  • Toy Story Franchise10
    Toy Story is a CGI animated film series and Disney media franchise that began with the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Toy Story Franchise 

    Small Details From The 'Toy Story' Movies Tougher To Catch Than The Claw#13 of 103 The Very Best Movie Franchises

  • The Gruffalo11

    The Gruffalo


    ActorsHelena Bonham Carter, Ringo Starr, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Robbie Coltrane

    Directed byJakob Schuh, Max Lang

    The Gruffalo is a 2009 British-German short computer animated film based on the picture book... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button


    #155 of 218 The Best G-Rated Family Movies#6 of 33 The Best Kids & Family Movies On Amazon Prime Video

  • Frozen12



    ActorsKristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds, Jonathan Groff

    Directed byChris Buck, Jennifer Lee

    Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Madagascar13

    ActorsChris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, David Schwimmer

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath

    Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Peanuts Movie14

    ActorsBill Melendez

    Directed bySteve Martino

    The Peanuts Movie is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Blue... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More The Peanuts Movie 

    #45 of 117 Movies That Need Sequels#6 of 11 The Best Movies and Series in the Peanuts Franchise

  • Ice Age15

    ActorsJack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski, Denis Leary, Alan Tudyk

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

    Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Ice Age 

    The Best Characters in the Ice Age Series, Ranked#128 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • The Snowman16

    ActorsDavid Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith

    Directed byDianne Jackson

    The Snowman is a 1982 short animated film adaptation of the children's book by English author...Amazon buy button

    More The Snowman 

    #48 of 127 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time#29 of 46 The Best '80s Cartoon Movies

  • Coco17



    ActorsAnthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt

    Directed byLee Unkrich

    Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Coco 

    Small But Meaningful Details In 'Coco' That Prove It's Time For A Rewatch10 Facinating Facts Most People Don't Know About The Dog Breed From Disney's 'Coco'

  • Paddington18



    ActorsNicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi

    Directed byPaul King

    Paddington is a 2014 British-French comedy film, directed by Paul King, written by King and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button


    #1074 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#13 of 14 14 Movies That Sounded Like Terrible Ideas But Somehow Turned Out Great

  • Horton Hears a Who!19

    ActorsSelena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell

    Directed bySteve Martino, Jimmy Hayward

    Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Horton Hears a Who! 

    #164 of 369 The Best Movies Based On Books#61 of 67 The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

  • My Neighbor Totoro20

    ActorsNoriko Hidaka, Ikue Ōtani, Sumi Shimamoto, Shigeru Shiba, Naoki Tatsuta

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

    My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More My Neighbor Totoro 

    There's Totally a My Neighbor Totoro Sequel, But You Can Only See It At The Ghibli Museum#241 of 355 The Best Rainy Day Movies

  • The Lion King21

    ActorsWhoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More The Lion King 

    'The Lion King' Fan Theories That Just Might Be True#216 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

  • The Jungle Book22

    ActorsClint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima, Sterling Holloway, J. Pat O'Malley

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Inside Out23

    ActorsAmy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Lewis Black

    Directed byPete Docter

    Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Inside Out 

    20 'Inside Out' Moments That Prove Just How Much Attention To Detail The Movie Has27 Easter Eggs Hidden in Pixar's Inside Out

  • Abominable24

    ActorsChloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson

    Directed byJill Culton

    Abominable is a 2019 American-Chinese computer-animated adventure film directed by Jull... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Muppet Movie25

    ActorsSteve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Bob Hope, Orson Welles

    Directed byJames Frawley

    The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More The Muppet Movie 

    #246 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#71 of 306 The Best Movies For Kids