Top 20 Best Kid Moviesby jessitaran | created - 25 Jul 2014 | updated - 25 Jul 2014 | Public
Kid movies that are funny, well produced, intelligently written, well acted, have a non-standard cast of characters, and don't follow a cliched, story line.
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1. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma (Eartha Kitt), and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha (John Goodman), the gentle llama herder.
Votes: 165,323 | Gross: $89.30M
One of the least known/appreciated Disney movies ever made, but also one of the funniest.
2. Mulan (1998)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.
Votes: 229,292 | Gross: $120.62M
There still aren't very many seriously kick-ass, take-charge, self-determined, physically competent heroines out there. Mulan is one of the best.
3. Meet the Robinsons (2007)
G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.
Votes: 81,491 | Gross: $97.82M
Redefines traditional notions of 'family
4. Spirited Away (2001)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
Votes: 574,064 | Gross: $10.06M
Riveting story, but may be a bit slow moving and/or uncomfortably strange for younger kids (though not as scary as Princess Mononoke -as well as just a much better movie overall).
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.
Votes: 180,580 | Gross: $21.00M
6. Ponyo (2008)
G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.
Votes: 109,748 | Gross: $15.09M
Amazingly beautiful. Anyone, of any age, will be able to appreciate this movie.
7. The Dark Crystal (1982)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.
Votes: 57,026 | Gross: $40.58M
8. The Last Mimzy (2007)
PG | 90 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine!
Votes: 20,229 | Gross: $21.47M
9. Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends.
Votes: 9,888 | Gross: $32.65M
One of the few dog movies for kids that doesn't have a tragic ending
10. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
Votes: 164,834 | Gross: $4.00M
12. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
Votes: 367,134 | Gross: $30.86M
13. The Muppet Movie (1979)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.
Votes: 30,036 | Gross: $76.66M
One of the funniest kid's movies ever made
14. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
Votes: 171,277 | Gross: $156.45M
A lot of kids probably aren't going to get the classic Looney Toons references - but it's a good way to get them interested in watching older cartoons
15. Black Beauty (1971)
G | 106 min | Drama, Family, Western
When farmer Evan's mare has a fine son, he promises the black stallion to his son Joe. The youngster enjoy growing up as playmates. Alas, once the good squire is buried, his mean heir, who ... See full summary »
16. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
Votes: 245,907 | Gross: $1.11M
18. Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006 TV Movie)
189 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.
BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE EVER!!!!
19. Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.
Votes: 123,102 | Gross: $154.53M
20. A Wrinkle in Time (2003 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 251 min | Family, Fantasy, Adventure
A young girl and her genius kid brother are aided by three curious witches in their search for their missing scientist father, captive of an omnipotent otherworldly villain simply called 'It' whose evil is slowly infecting the universe.
21. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)
TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Ok - so this isn't technically a 'movie' - it's a TV series. That said, if you're looking for something to watch with your kids that will actually hold your interest as well (rather than making you just want to pound your head into the wall repeatedly), this is a really good bet. Not only that - but there are so many episodes, you'll be well supplied with family entertainment for MONTHS.