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Good Movies for 6 Year Olds  

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Below you'll find the most awesome movies for 6 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best movies for 6 year olds come in many genres and from many different decades. Some great movies for six year olds to watch are live action while other good films for six year olds are cartoons. It won't surprise anyone to see that Disney and Pixar are responsible for many of the top films for 6 year olds, though there are many other great kid's movies listed here as well.

What titles will you see on this best movies for 6 year olds list? By the age of six, many kids are ready to experience the colorful adventures of The Wizard of Oz. Though the Wicked Witch may be a bit scary, Dorothy and her friends will fill little imaginations with wonder. Mary Poppins is another good movie that a six year old might enjoy watching.

If your kids like to build things, they will probably have a blast watching The Lego Movie. Other great movies that appear on this top movies for six year olds list include The Iron Giant, Hugo, and James and the Giant Peach.

Which movie do you think is the best for six year olds? Let your voice be heard by voting the best to the top of this list and add any other age appropriate movies all six year olds will love if they are not already listed.
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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 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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Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman
Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by John Stevenson and ...more

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#37 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #329 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #368 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more

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Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester
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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Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant
How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the British book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee
The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more

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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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Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway ...more

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Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy
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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Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow
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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#49 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #277 of 571 Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are #909 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of Joe Johnston and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it tells the story of an inventor who ...more

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#32 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #60 of 440 The Funniest '80s Movies #29 of 186 The Best Movies for Tweens

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Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers
Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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#10 of 600 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing 12 Things You Never Knew About The Making Of 'Shrek'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling
Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter. In the mind of a young girl, five personified emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), ...more

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#13 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #53 of 186 The Best Movies for Tweenslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo ...more

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#12 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimefeaturing The Dark Story Behind The Cancelled Sequel To E.T. The Extra-Terrestriallisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman
The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage
Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more

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Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks
The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. An ordinary Lego minifigure (Chris Pratt) who finds himself being the only one ...more

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Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett
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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#173 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #20 of 33 The Highest Grossing Movies of 2019, Rankedfeaturing Here's Where You've Heard Or Seen Everyone In 'The Lego Movie 2' Before

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Teri Hatcher, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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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#473 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #23 of 113 The Absolute Worst Animated Movies #54 of 59 The Best Adventure Movies for Kids

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Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Louise Gold
The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 American musical fantasy-comedy film and an adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1843 novel A Christmas Carol. It is the fourth in a series of live-action musical ...more

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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States, India and Pakistan as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus based on ...more

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Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds
The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley
James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was produced by Tim Burton and ...more

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