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Good Movies For 8 Year Olds

Updated April 30, 2021 3.1k votes 618 voters 61.6k views179 items

List RulesVote up the best films appropriate for an eight year old to watch.

This list has tons of wonderful movies for 8 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Just like the best TV shows for 8 year olds, the best movies for 8 year olds come in many forms and span many genres. Some great movies for eight year olds to watch are animated or cartoons, while other good films for eight year olds are live action. It should come as no surprise that Disney and Pixar are responsible for many of the top kids films for 8 year olds, though there are many other classic films listed here as well. All of these family movies are great for eight year old girls and eight year old boys.

What kinds of movies will you find on this best movies for 8 year olds list? Eight is a great age to introduce children to the galaxy far, far away - that is, the Star Wars franchise. The original trilogy - featuring Leia, Luke, and Han Solo - is especially entertaining for younger viewers. Back to the Future is another fun movie that an 8 year old can watch.

Combining romance and adventure, The Princess Bride has elements that will appeal to many eight year olds - and lots of good jokes for Mom and Dad to enjoy, too. Other films that are featured on this top movies for 8 year olds list include The Nightmare Before Christmas, The NeverEnding Story, and The Karate Kid.

Do you have a favorite movie for eight year olds? Give the best films a thumbs up and add any other films appropriate for 8 year olds if they aren't already listed.

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    Despicable Me Franchise

    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm
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    Jumanji

    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson

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    Star Wars Franchise

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

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    Back to the Future Franchise

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

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    Hook

    Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman

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    James and the Giant Peach

    Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss

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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

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    The Secret Garden

    Maggie Smith, Irène Jacob

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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara

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    Hugo

    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman

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    Beethoven

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Duchovny

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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

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    Matilda

    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak

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    Freaky Friday

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Monster House

    Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Labyrinth

    Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie

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    October Sky

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern

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    A Christmas Story

    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

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    ParaNorman

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