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The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Only movies rated G or PG released on or after January, 1 2015

If you're looking for the best movies to watch with your kids, this list of new children's films is for you. Featuring the best kids movies released in 2015 and on, our ranking of family friendly films includes a variety of movies safe and fun for younger audiences. What is the best new kids movie from the past few years?

Looking for the newest Disney and Pixar movies? Inside Out and Zootopia are two of the best movies both kids and adults can enjoy. Other animated movies children will love are Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, and The Lego Batman Movie. For family friendly live-action movies, check out Goosebumps and Monster Trucks

Vote up the best new movies for kids and feel free to add any new and popular children's movies missing from the list. 

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Storks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer
Storks is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland. Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages, but when an order ...more
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Ice Age: Collision Course is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary
Ice Age: Collision Course is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios. It is the fifth installment in the Ice Age film series and the sequel to Ice ...more
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Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride
The Angry Birds Movie (or simply Angry Birds)[5] is a 2016 Finnish-American 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy film based on the video game series of the same name. It was directed by ...more
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Alice Through the Looking Glas... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska
Alice Through the Looking Glass is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by James Bobin, based on the characters by Lewis Carroll and the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. ...more
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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw
Tomorrowland is a 2015 American science-fiction mystery adventure film directed by Brad Bird. A disillusioned genius inventor (George Clooney) and a teenage science enthusiast (Britt Robertson) ...more
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Shaun the Sheep Movie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Omid Djalili, John Sparkes
Shaun the Sheep Movie is a 2015 British stop-motion animated comedy film produced by Aardman Animations, based on the Shaun the Sheep television series, which itself is a spin-off from the ...more
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Captain Underpants: The First ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (or simply Captain Underpants) is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated superhero adventure comedy film based on the children's novel series of the same ...more
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Ve... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, based on the Marvel Comics character. ...more
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Smurfs The Lost Village is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello
Smurfs: The Lost Village is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and The Kerner Entertainment Company, with animation by Sony Pictures ...more
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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer V... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Dracula (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez), Johnny (Andy ...more
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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Ou... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a 2015 American animated/live action adventure comedy film, based on the Nickelodeon television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by Stephen ...more
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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wre... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah ...more
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Natalie Yu added Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 romantic/dark fantasy musical film directed by Bill Condon. The film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation ...more
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How to Train Your Dragon: The ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a ...more
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Mary Poppins Returns is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw
Mary Poppins Returns is a 2018 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall. In 1935, during the era of the Great Depression in the United Kingdom, the now grown-up Jane (Emily ...more
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Paddington 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins
Paddington 2 is a 2017 comedy film directed by Paul King, based on the stories by Michael Bond. Now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, Paddington ...more
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Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
dedog added John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson
Ferdinand is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Carlos Saldanha. After Ferdinand (John Cena), a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured ...more
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Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito
Dumbo is a 2019 American fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton, based on the story by Helen Aberson. Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a one-armed war veteran and former circus star, is ...more
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The Nut Job 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Temuera Morrison
Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a 2019 American family film directed by James Bobin, based on the Nickelodeon series. Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents ...more
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Leap! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Bragi Schut added Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler
Ballerina (titled Leap! in the United States) is a 2016 English-language internationally co-produced 3D computer-animated musical adventure comedy film co-directed by Éric Summer and ...more
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Monster Trucks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Amy Ryan
Monster Trucks is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Chris Wedge. A young man (Lucas Till) working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being ...more
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones
The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau, and a remake of the 1994 animated film. When tragedy strikes home, Simba (Donald Glover) must step ...more
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Toy Story 4 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal
Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Josh Cooley. Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang go on a search when Bo Peep (Annie Potts) goes missing.
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The Lego Movie 2: The Second P... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
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