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The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds

Updated September 23, 2020 6.8k votes 1.5k voters 123.0k views41 items

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

There are all kinds of fantastic movies for 5 year olds, from animation to live-action, 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 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 The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    Despicable Me Franchise

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    Minions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    ActorsSandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan

    Directed byPierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

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    Moana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    Moana

    2016

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

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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    Toy Story Franchise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    Frozen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    Frozen

    2013

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

    Directed byChris Buck, Jennifer Lee

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    WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    WALL-E

    2008

    ActorsSigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy, Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

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    Kung Fu Panda Franchise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    ActorsWhoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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    The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds

    ActorsDiana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi, Pat Hingle, Helen Shaver

    Directed byDon Bluth

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    Cars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    Hotel Transylvania is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds

    ActorsSelena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg, Steve Buscemi, David Spade

    Directed byGenndy Tartakovsky

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    Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    ActorsJulie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester, Paul Frees, Ed Wynn

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

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    Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    ActorsDebbie Reynolds, Danny Bonaduce, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

    Directed byCharles August Nichols, Iwao Takamoto

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    Ponyo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    Ponyo

    2008

    ActorsNozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, George Tokoro, Akiko Yano, Kazushige Nagashima

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds

    ActorsAngela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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    Shrek Franchise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    Peter Rabbit

    2018

    ActorsDomhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, James Corden, Daisy Ridley

    Directed byWill Gluck

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    The Lego Movie 2: The Second P is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds

    ActorsChris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Channing Tatum

    Directed byMike Mitchell

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    The Boss Baby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    The Boss Baby

    2017

    ActorsAlec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow

    Directed byTom McGrath

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    Lilo & Stitch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds

    ActorsTia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson, Daveigh Chase, David Ogden Stiers

    Directed byDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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    Babe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    Babe

    1995

    ActorsHugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes, Roscoe Lee Browne, Magda Szubanski

    Directed byChris Noonan

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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds

    ActorsSally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker, Don Ameche, Jean Smart

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

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    Abominable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    ActorsChloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson

    Directed byJill Culton

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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds

    ActorsBilly Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald, Adriana Caselotti, Moroni Olsen

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell

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    The Croods is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies For 5 Year Olds
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    ActorsEmma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Cloris Leachman, Catherine Keener

    Directed byChris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco

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