Parenting Good Movies for 5 Year Olds  

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

Listed here are all kinds of fantastic movies for 5 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best movies for 5 year olds can be funny or heart-warming. Some great movies for five year olds to watch are animated while other good films for five year olds are live action - but all likely feature fun characters and silly jokes. It shouldn't surprise any parents that Disney and Pixar have made many of the top films for 5 year olds listed here.

So which top films are ranked on this best movies for 5 year olds list? When Shrek was released back in 2001, movie fans of all ages fell in love with the lovable ogre and his friend, Donkey. This great film remains popular with kids ages five and beyond to this day. Mary Poppins is another timeless movie that a five year old can watch.

When it comes to holiday movies, who doesn't love the sense of wonder in the Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street? Other good films that appear on this top movies for five year olds list include WALL-E, Beauty and the Beast and Kung Fu Panda.

How will we ever determine which movie deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving the best films appropriate for 5 year olds a thumbs up and add any others you know this age group would love.
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Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Movies for 5 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 5 Year Olds
jsnungaray added
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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Kung Fu Panda Franchise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
The Kung Fu Panda franchise from DreamWorks Animation consists of three films: Kung Fu Panda (2008), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016). The first two were distributed by ...more

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
1973
Charlotte's Web is a 1973 American animated musical film produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Sagittarius Productions and based upon the 1952 children's book of the same name by E. B. ...more

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The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
1988
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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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
1964
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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Moana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
Mizzy1234 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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The Lego Movie 2: The Second P... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
2019
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a 2019 3D computer-animated space action musical comedy film directed by Mike Mitchell. Now a Master Builder, life for Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt) is ...more

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Movies for 5 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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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
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

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Cars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
Cars is a CGI-animated film series and Disney media franchise set in a world populated by anthropomorphic vehicles. The franchise began with the 2006 film, Cars, produced by Pixar Animation ...more

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The Boss Baby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
Mizzy1234 added 2017
The Boss Baby is a 2017 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Tom McGrath, loosely based on the 2010 book by Marla Frazee. A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby (Alec Baldwin) ...more

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Toy Story Franchise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Movies for 5 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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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
2008
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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
1991
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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Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
1937
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the ...more

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Shrek Franchise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
The Shrek franchise from DreamWorks Animation, based on William Steig's picture book Shrek!, consists of four computer-animated films including: Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third ...more

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Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
Mizzy1234 added 2018
Peter Rabbit is a 2018 3D live-action/CGI animated adventure comedy film directed by Will Gluck, based on the stories by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit's (James Corden) feud with Mr. McGregor ...more

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Annie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
1982
Annie is a 1982 American musical comedy-drama film adapted from Broadway musical of the same name by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan, which in turn is based on Little Orphan ...more

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Hotel Transylvania 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
Mizzy1234 added 2015
Hotel Transylvania 2 is a 2015 American 3D computer animated comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Mavis and Johnny have a young son named Dennis, whose lack of any vampire abilities ...more

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Hotel Transylvania is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
Mizzy1234 added 2012
Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 American 3D computer animated fantasy comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation. It was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Samurai Jack, Dexter's ...more

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Planes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
2013
Planes is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated sports comedy film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise and the first ...more

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Babe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
1995
Babe is a 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith's 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the USA, ...more

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
1993
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sheila Burnford. Directed ...more

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Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
FreeandBlack 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