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Good Movies for 9 Year Olds 

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Updated January 8, 2020 4.3k votes 827 voters 42.2k views 71 items

List Rules Vote up the best films appropriate for a nine year old to watch.

When it comes to movies for 9 year olds, this list, ranked from best to worst by user votes, has them all! The best movies for 9 year olds come in many forms. Some great movies for nine year olds to watch are animated and funny, while other good films for nine year olds are live action, with a touch of drama. Disney and Pixar are unsurprisingly responsible for many of the top films for 9 year olds, but there are also a number of the films below are based on famous children's books.

What fantastic films appear on this best movies for 9 year olds list? By the age of nine, most kids are obsessed with watching the Harry Potter series. The earlier films are great for younger children, but nine year olds can begin to handle the darkness of the later installments of the franchise, too. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is another fun movie that a nine year old can watch.

For nine year old sports fans, The Sandlot is an entertaining movie full of friendship, sportsmanship and all the pains of growing up. Other great films featured on this top movies for 9 year olds list include National Treasure, James and the Giant Peach, and Holes.

Which movie do you think deserves to be at at the top of this list? Give the best movies a thumbs up and add any other films appropriate for 8 year old kids if they aren't already listed.
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Released: 2015

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

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Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

Released: 1984

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, starring Ralph Macchio, who was 22 years old during principal ...more

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James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

Released: 1993

Directed by: David M. Evans

The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more

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Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...more

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Spider-Man: Homecoming ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Movies for 9 Year Olds
oliverg2028 added Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya

Released: 2017

Directed by: Jon Watts

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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Movies for 9 Year Olds
oliverg2028 added Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Gunn

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Avengers: Infinity War ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Movies for 9 Year Olds
oliverg2028 added Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Movies for 9 Year Olds
oliverg2028 added Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

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Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

Released: 1993

Directed by: Henry Selick

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Thor Franchise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Movies for 9 Year Olds
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Keri Russell, Allison Mack, Rick Moranis

Released: 1989

Directed by: Joe Johnston

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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Movies for 9 Year Olds
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Released: 2017

Directed by: Taika Waititi

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Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2006

Directed by: Gil Kenan

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Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli

Released: 1992

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Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

Released: 1996

Directed by: Henry Selick

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Released: 1998

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

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