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The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated October 29, 2020 34.3k votes 9.1k voters 218.1k views39 items

List RulesOnly movies rated G or PG released on or after January, 1 2018.

If you're looking for the best movies to watch with your kids, this list of new movies for kids is for you. Featuring the best kids movies recently released, 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? They are some of the best movies both kids and adults can enjoy. Other animated movies children will love are the LEGO movies. You'll also find great new family friendly live-action movies, check out the list below. 

Vote up the good new kids movies and see which new and popular children's movies missing from the list.

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  • 1
    The Boss Baby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Boss Baby

    Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi

    Released2017

    Directed byTom McGrath

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    Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Incredibles 2

    Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter

    Released2018

    Directed byBrad Bird

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    Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Despicable Me 3

    Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

    Released2017

    Directed byPierre Coffin and Kyle Balda

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    Coco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Coco

    Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal

    Directed byLee Unkrich

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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Ve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld

    Released2018

    Directed byBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

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    The Greatest Showman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Greatest Showman

    Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron

    Released2017

    Directed byMichael Gracey

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    Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

    John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman

    Released2018

    Directed byRich Moore, Phil Johnston

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    The Lego Batman Movie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Lego Batman Movie

    Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis

    Released2017

    Directed byChris McKay

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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Beauty and the Beast

    Emma Watson, Dan Stevens

    Released2017

    Directed byBill Condon

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    The Kid Who Would Be King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Kid Who Would Be King

    Patrick Stewart, Louis Serkis

    Released2019

    Directed byJoe Cornish

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  • 11
    Cars 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Cars 3

    Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo

    Released2017

    Directed byBrian Fee

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    Toy Story 4 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Toy Story 4

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

    Released2019

    Directed byJosh Cooley

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  • 13
    Paddington 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Paddington 2

    Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville

    Released2017

    Directed byPaul King

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    How to Train Your Dragon: The  is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett

    Released2019

    Directed byDean DeBlois

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  • 15
    Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer V is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

    Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg

    Released2018

    Directed byGenndy Tartakovsky

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    The Angry Birds Movie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Angry Birds Movie

    Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad

    Directed byClay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly

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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Lion King

    Donald Glover, Beyoncé

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Favreau

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    Smurfs The Lost Village is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Smurfs The Lost Village

    Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson

    Released2017

    Directed byKelly Asbury

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    Leap! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Leap!

    Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan

    Directed byEric Summer, Eric Warin

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  • 20
    Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Ferdinand

    John Cena, Kate McKinnon

    Directed byCarlos Saldanha

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    Mary Poppins Returns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Mary Poppins Returns

    Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Directed byRob Marshall

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    Abominable is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Abominable

    Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai

    Released2019

    Directed byJill Culton

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    Captain Underpants: The First  is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid Soren

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  • 24
    Magic Camp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Magic Camp

    Mark Waters

    Released2020

    Directed byAdam DeVine, Jeffrey Tambor, Gillian Jacobs

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    Dora and the Lost City of Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Kids Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez

    Released2019

    Directed byJames Bobin

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