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Good Movies for 7 Year Olds

Updated September 30, 2019 3.8k votes 855 voters 41.1k views31 items

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

This list has all the most awesome movies for 7 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best movies for 7 year olds are from many different genres and decades. Some great movies for seven year olds to watch are animated or CGI heavy, while other good films for seven year olds are live action and rich with diverse characters. Unsurprisingly, Disney and Pixar are behind many of the top films for 7 year olds.

What great films are on this best movies for 7 year olds list? Seven year olds are developing their own senses of humor and love to be surprised, so The Nightmare Before Christmas is a great film for this age group. With the creative mind of Tim Burton behind the project, Mom and Dad will also enjoy this stop-animation classic. Star Wars is also a good movie for a seven year old to watch - and a great way to introduce the science fiction genre.

Your seven year old will be saying, “wax on, wax off,” after he or she watches Ralph Macchio in the original Karate Kid. Other great movies that are featured on this top films for seven year olds list include James and the Giant Peach, Wreck-It Ralph and Despicable Me.

What film do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give the best movies a thumbs up and add any other films appropriate for 7 year olds that aren't already listed.
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  • Minions1
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    Minions

    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

    Released2015

    Directed byPierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

    Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle...  more
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  • Despicable Me Franchise2
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    Despicable Me Franchise

    Steve Carell, Sandra Bullock

    Released2010 - Present

    Directed byPierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda

    Despicable Me is a computer-animated comedy film franchise distributed by Universal Pictures...  more
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  • Hotel Transylvania3
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    Hotel Transylvania

    Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler

    Released2012

    Directed byGenndy Tartakovsky

    Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 American 3D computer animated fantasy comedy film produced by...  more
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  • The Dark Crystal4
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    The Dark Crystal

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz

    Released1982

    Directed byFrank Oz, Jim Henson

    The Dark Crystal is a 1982 American–British fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz....  more
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  • Big Hero 65
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    Big Hero 6

    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph

    Released2014

    Directed byChris Williams, Don Hall

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  • Home Alone6
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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes...  more
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  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids7
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    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    Keri Russell, Allison Mack

    Released1989

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 soft science fiction-family film. The directorial debut of...  more
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  • The Karate Kid8
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    The Karate Kid

    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G....  more
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  • Star Wars9
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    Star Wars

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1977

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The...  more
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  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial10
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and...  more
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  • Elf11
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau

    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David...  more
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  • Up12
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    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner

    Released2009

    Directed byPete Docter

    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar...  more
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  • The Sound of Music13
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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

    The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise...  more
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  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit14
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1988

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed...  more
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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas15
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara

    Released1993

    Directed byHenry Selick

    Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the...  more
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  • Flight of the Navigator16
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    Flight of the Navigator

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens

    Released1986

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 comic science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and...  more
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  • How to Train Your Dragon17
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    How to Train Your Dragon

    Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

    Released2010

    Directed byDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

    How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by...  more
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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox18
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    George Clooney, Meryl Streep

    Released2009

    Directed byWes Anderson

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  • The Red Balloon19
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    The Red Balloon

    Renaud Séchan, Georges Sellier

    Released1956

    Directed byAlbert Lamorisse

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  • Abominable20
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    Abominable

    Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai

    Released2019

    Directed byJill Culton

    Abominable is a 2019 American-Chinese computer-animated adventure film directed by Jull...  more
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  • The Parent Trap21
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    The Parent Trap

    Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid

    Released1998

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and...  more
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  • Sing22
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    Sing

    Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

    Directed byGarth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet

    Sing is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Illumination...  more
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  • Wreck-It Ralph23
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    Wreck-It Ralph

    Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch

    Released2012

    Directed byRich Moore

    Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 comedy animation family film written by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee...  more
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  • James and the Giant Peach24
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    James and the Giant Peach

    Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1996

    Directed byHenry Selick

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  • ParaNorman25
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    ParaNorman

    Anna Kendrick, John Goodman

    Released2012

    Directed bySam Fell, Chris Butler

    ParaNorman is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film produced by Laika,...  more
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