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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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Despicable Me Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Movies for 5 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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Minions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
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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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#59 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #354 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #362 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
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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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Kung Fu Panda Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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#49 of 206 The Best Comedies Rated PG #7 of 77 The Best Computer Animation Movies

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Toy Story Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 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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#6 of 119 The Very Best Movie Franchises #12 of 59 The Best Adventure Movies for Kidsfeaturing The Best 'Toy Story' Puns

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The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 6 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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#28 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #120 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Cars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 9 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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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Hotel Transylvania is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
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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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#84 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #110 of 116 The Scariest Giant Monster Movies

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
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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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Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
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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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The Boss Baby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
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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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#98 of 102 The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked #84 of 87 Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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Snow White and the Seven... is listed (or ranked) 17 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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#25 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #38 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #142 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Books

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Abominable is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
2019
Abominable is a 2019 American-Chinese computer-animated adventure film directed by Jull Culton. When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in ...more
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 19 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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The Lego Movie 2: The Se... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Shrek Franchise is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Hotel Transylvania 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
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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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#129 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #78 of 103 The Best Halloween Movies for Kids #66 of 72 The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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Homeward Bound: The Incr... is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Lilo & Stitch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
2002
Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated action-adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 21, 2002. The 42nd ...more

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#30 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #106 of 119 The Very Best Movie Franchisesfeaturing 'Lilo & Stitch' Fan Theories That Just Might Be True

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Klaus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Movies for 5 Year Olds
2019
Klaus is a 2019 Spanish animated film directed by Sergio Pablos. The town of Smeerensburg gets a new postman, Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) who befriends a toymaker Klaus (J.K. Simmons) and ...more

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