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The Best Live Action Film Franchises for Kids

List RulesRank each movie series as a whole.

Here are the best live action series for kids and the whole family. Featuring kids comedies, action movies, adventure series, and sports movies, the most popular live action kids series are also some of the best movies for kids. What are the best live action kids series? 

You can't rank the best film series for kids without the Home Alone movies and the 3 Ninjas series. Other good film franchises for kids include the Spy Kids franchise, The Bad News Bears movies, and the Air Bud series. 

Vote up the best kids film franchises. Feel free to add any live action children's film series missing from the list. No animated movies! 

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    Home Alone (1990)
    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
    Home Alone 3 (1997)
    Home Alone 4 (2002)
    Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012)

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    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Franchise

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    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
    Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
    Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)

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    Beethoven Franchise

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    Beethoven (1992)
    Beethoven's 2nd (1993)
    Beethoven's 3rd (2000)
    Beethoven's 4th (2001)
    Beethoven's 5th (2003)
    Beethoven's Big Break (2008)
    Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011)
    Beethoven's Treasure Tail (2014)

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    Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara
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    Released2011 - Present

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Spy Kids (2001)
    Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
    Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
    Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011)

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    The Muppet Movie (1979)
    The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
    The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
    The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
    Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
    Muppets from Space (1999)
    The Muppets (2011)
    Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

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    Free Willy (1993)
    Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
    Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
    Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)

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    Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson
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    Released1992 - 1996

    Directed byStephen Herek, Sam Weisman, Robert Lieberman

    The Mighty Ducks (1992)
    D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
    D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

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    The Love Bug (1968)
    Herbie Rides Again (1974)
    Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
    Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
    The Love Bug (1997)
    Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

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    Air Bud Franchise

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    Air Bud (1997)
    Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998)
    Air Bud: World Pup (2000)
    Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
    Air Bud: Spikes Back (2003) 

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    The NeverEnding Story (1984)
    The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
    The NeverEnding Story III (1994)

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    Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
    Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
    Beyond Witch Mountain (1982)
    Escape to Witch Mountain (1995)
    Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

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    Benji (1974)
    For the Love of Benji (1977)
    Benji's Very Own Christmas Story (1978)
    Oh! Heavenly Dog (1980)
    Benji the Hunted (1987)
    Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)

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    3 Ninjas (1992)
    3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)
    3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995)
    3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)

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    The Bad News Bears (1976)
    The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)
    The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)
    Bad News Bears (2005)

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