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Good Movies for 4-Year-Olds

Updated September 28, 2020 8.7k votes 2.0k voters 189.1k views40 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!

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  • 1
    Minions
    678
    240

    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
  • 2
    Despicable Me Franchise
    551
    215

    Despicable Me Franchise

    Despicable Me is a computer-animated comedy film franchise distributed by Universal Pictures... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Moana
    283
    114

    Moana

    2016

    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

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  • 4
    Finding Dory
    158
    58

    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
  • 5
    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    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
  • 6
    Curious George
    231
    121

    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

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  • 7
    Finding Nemo
    238
    131

    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
  • 8
    Cars
    211
    115

    Cars

    2006

    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
  • 9
    Toy Story Franchise
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  • 10
    Tangled
    137
    63

    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
  • 11
    The Gruffalo
    180
    114

    The Gruffalo

    2009

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

    Directed byJakob Schuh, Max Lang

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  • 12
    Frozen
    300
    219

    Frozen

    2013

    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

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  • 13
    Madagascar
    149
    95

    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
  • 14
    The Peanuts Movie

    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

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  • 15
    The Snowman
    118
    75

    ActorsDavid Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith

    Directed byDianne Jackson

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  • 16
    Ice Age
    131
    87

    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

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  • 17
    Paddington
    66
    29

    Paddington

    2014

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

    Directed byPaul King

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  • 18
    Coco
    121
    82
    Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 19
    Horton Hears a Who!

    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

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  • 20
    The Willoughbys

    ActorsWill Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short

    Directed byKris Pearn, Cory Evans

    The Willoughbys is a 2020 American-Canadian computer animated comedy drama film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    The Lion King
    157
    129

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

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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  • 22
    The Jungle Book

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

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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  • 23
    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    ActorsMatt Damon, James Cromwell, Charles Napier, Robert Cait, Richard McGonagle

    Directed byLorna Cook, Kelly Asbury

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  • 24
    The Muppet Movie

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

    Directed byJames Frawley

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  • 25
    Abominable
    35
    10

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

    Directed byJill Culton

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