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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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Moana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more

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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling
Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter. In the mind of a young girl, five personified emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), ...more

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#14 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #750 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Coco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich. Aspiring musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (Gael ...more

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Minions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton
Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and is a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are ...more

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#59 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #353 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #359 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba
Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more

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#1,193 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Most Satisfying Easter Eggs in Zootopialisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Sing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Sing
Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane
Sing is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. The film stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, ...more

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Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
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Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell
Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is out ...more

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#88 of 184 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made #96 of 180 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Madefeaturing Easter Eggs In 'Incredibles 2' You Definitely Missed

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The Good Dinosaur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott
The Good Dinosaur is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film directed by Peter Sohn. In a fictional Earth in which dinosaurs never became extinct, a young Apatosaurus ...more

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#58 of 58 The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals #72 of 109 The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

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The Secret Life of Pets ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Louis C.K., Lake Bell, Kevin Hart
The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Chris Renaud. The quiet life of a terrier named Max (Louis C.K.) is upended when his owner takes in Duke ...more

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#106 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #37 of 177 The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked #56 of 84 Great Movies That Take Place in Autumn

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Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker
Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Despicable Me film series. Gru (Steve Carell) faces off ...more

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#495 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #990 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #271 of 317 The Best Movies for Kids

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The Boss Baby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
The Boss Baby
Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi
The Boss Baby is a 2017 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Tom McGrath, loosely based on the 2010 book by Marla Frazee. A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby (Alec Baldwin) ...more

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#98 of 102 The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked #83 of 88 Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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Kung Fu Panda 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman
Kung Fu Panda 3 is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. Continuing his "legendary adventures of ...more

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#134 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #347 of 748 The Greatest Action Movies of All Time

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
The Jungle Book
Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba
The Jungle Book is a 2016 fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Jon Favreau. Based on Rudyard Kipling's eponymous collective works and inspired by Walt Disney's 1967 animated film ...more

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Kubo and the Two Strings... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey
Kubo and the Two Strings is a 2016 American 3D stop-motion action fantasy film directed and produced by Travis Knight. The film revolves around Kubo, a young boy who wields a magical shamisen ...more

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#91 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #32 of 177 The Very Best Movies of 2016, Ranked #490 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill
Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton, and a sequel to Finding Nemo. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory (Ellen ...more

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#934 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #106 of 180 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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Home is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Steve Martin
Home is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated buddy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on Adam Rex's 2007 children's book The True ...more

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Hotel Transylvania 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Mel Brooks
Hotel Transylvania 2 is a 2015 American 3D computer animated comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Mavis and Johnny have a young son named Dennis, whose lack of any vampire abilities ...more

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#130 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #78 of 103 The Best Halloween Movies for Kids #66 of 72 The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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The Lego Batman Movie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
The Lego Batman Movie
Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera
The Lego Batman Movie is a 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Chris McKay. A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to ...more

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#18 of 102 The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked #84 of 108 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time

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Trolls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel
Trolls is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film based on the dolls of the same name created by Thomas Dam. The film revolves around two trolls on a quest to save their village ...more

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#377 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #51 of 54 The Worst Movies of 2016

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The Kid Who Would Be Kin... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Patrick Stewart, Louis Serkis, Tom Taylor
The Kid Who Would Be King is a 2019 British adventure drama film directed by Joe Cornish. After discovering the mythical sword Excalibur, Alex (Louis Serkis) and his friends must thwart a ...more
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The Peanuts Movie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller
The Peanuts Movie is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox based on Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. The ...more

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The Greatest Showman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
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Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams
The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American biographical musical drama film directed by Michael Gracey. American showman P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) becomes the founder of the circus that became the ...more

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#1,174 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #23 of 102 The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked

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Cars 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Cars 3
Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer
Cars 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar. After being trounced in many races by hightech racer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), many begin to wonder if the ...more

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#491 of 590 The Best Animated Films Ever #39 of 102 The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked #375 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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The BFG is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton
The BFG is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. In the film, an orphan human girl ...more

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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Kids Movies of the Last Few Years
Jack Black, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan
Goosebumps is a 2015 American comedy horror fantasy film directed by Rob Letterman and written by Mike White and Darren Lemke. It is based on the children's book series of the same name by R. L. ...more

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