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Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds 

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Updated June 8, 2020 7.4k votes 1.9k voters 175k views 40 items

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!, Moana, 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

Actors: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, + more

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

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
jsnungaray added Despicable Me Franchise
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

Actors: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, + more

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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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'Moana' Fan Theories That Might Just Be Right #23 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #73 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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The Many Adventures of W... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
1977

Actors: Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway, Ralph Wright, Sebastian Cabot, + more

Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman

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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#57 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #87 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #92 of 299 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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Curious George is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
2006

Actors: Drew Barrymore, Will Ferrell, Ariel Winter, Dick Van Dyke, David Cross, + more

Directed by: Matthew O'Callaghan

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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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
2003

Actors: Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana, Allison Janney, Albert Brooks, + more

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

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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Toy Story Franchise is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
2013

Actors: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds, Jonathan Groff, + more

Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

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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Cars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
Dustin added 2006

Actors: Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow, Paul Newman, John Goodman, + more

Directed by: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft

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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#73 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #963 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #781 of 1,138 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
MandyAndAlly'sBarbieVideo's,AndGaming! added 2016

Actors: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, + more

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

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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#21 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #976 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #39 of 88 Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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The Gruffalo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
The Gruffalo 2009

Actors: Helena Bonham Carter, Ringo Starr, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Robbie Coltrane, + more

Directed by: Jakob Schuh, Max Lang

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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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
MandyAndAlly'sBarbieVideo's,AndGaming! added 2010

Actors: Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi, Brad Garrett, Laraine Newman, + more

Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

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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Every Song in Tangled, Ranked by Singability #62 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #58 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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The Peanuts Movie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
2015

Actors: Bill Melendez

Directed by: Steve Martino

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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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
2005

Actors: Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, David Schwimmer, + more

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

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) 15 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
2002

Actors: Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski, Denis Leary, Alan Tudyk, + more

Directed by: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

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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The Snowman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
1982

Directed by: Dianne Jackson

The Snowman is a 1982 short animated film adaptation of the children's book by English author Raymond Brigg.

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#121 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #64 of 101 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time #51 of 100 The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1980s

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
Dustin added 1994

Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson, + more

Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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

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Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
2008

Actors: Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, + more

Directed by: Steve Martino, Jimmy Hayward

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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Coco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
MandyAndAlly'sBarbieVideo's,AndGaming! added

Actors: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia, + more

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

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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The Willoughbys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
2020

Actors: Jane Krakowski, Maya Rudolph, Ricky Gervais

Directed by: Kris Pearn, Cory Evans

The Willoughbys is a 2020 American-Canadian computer animated comedy drama film directed by Kris Pearn and Cory Evans, based on the children's book by Lois Lowry. When the four Willoughby ...more
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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
1967

Actors: Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima, Sterling Holloway, J. Pat O'Malley, + more

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

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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Leap! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
MandyAndAlly'sBarbieVideo's,AndGaming! added Leap!

Actors: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler, Carly Rae Jepsen

Directed by: Eric Summer, Eric Warin

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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#165 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #320 of 372 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #17 of 47 The Best Family Comedy Movies On Netflix

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The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
1979

Actors: Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Bob Hope, Orson Welles, + more

Directed by: James Frawley

The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's ...more

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#124 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #279 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #209 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Paddington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
Bragi Schut added Paddington 2014

Actors: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, + more

Directed by: Paul King

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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Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds
2008

Actors: Lucy Liu, Kristin Chenoweth, Raven-Symoné, Anjelica Huston, America Ferrera, + more

Directed by: Bradley Raymond

Tinker Bell is a 2008 computer animated film and the first installment in the Disney Fairies franchise produced by DisneyToon Studios. It revolves around Tinker Bell, a fairy character created ...more

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