What are the best movies that all kids should watch?

asked by Anonymous
819 contributors
35 solutions
  1. 54

    #1Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins 1964 is a Disney classic and winner of five Academy Awards, including best actress to Julie Andrews, best song, and best visual effects. The movie is about a magical English nanny. A 2018 sequel called Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins.

    Movies

    Check price

    Pranav Patel
    Written on July 10, 2017
    "Mary Poppins is a timeless classic. I loved it as a child and my kids do as well. Every child should see Mary Poppins. There are catchy songs and fun adventures. Mary teaches the children how to be nice and share, which is something every kid should learn. I am happy that Mary Poppins has stood the test of time and has been released on many formats that were current for a given year. Everyone, not just children, should watch this movie at least once."
  2. 50

    #2Inside Out

    Inside Out

    Inside Out is an adventure comedy animated movie directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen, and starred by Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, and Lewis Black. This tells the story of young Riley dealing with her emotions.

    Movies

    Check price

    Arthur Cruz
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "I think Inside out is a great movie for kids."
  3. 50

    #3My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro is one of the classics from Studio Ghibli. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, this tale of magic, love, fantasy and adventure shows us the story of two young little sisters, Satsuki and Mei, that move with their father to a new house in the countryside while her mother is at the hospital. There, they will meet a forest spirit called Totoro only visible for the kids.

    Movies

    Check price

    Wei Xie
    Written on August 15, 2017
    "I really enjoyed this movie, and now that it is re-worked that makes one of my favorite family films even better! I love the easy going storytelling and it makes it very easy to follow along. This is one of my all-time favorite family movies and everyone should watch this at least once."
  1. 47

    #4E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a fantasy movie directed by Steven Spielberg starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote and Drew Barrymore in 1982. This film won two Golden Globe Awards and four Academy Awards. 

    Movies

    Check price

    Dhruv Rangan
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Everyone should watch ET. Its a classic story of an adorable alien, brought home like a lost puppy. You can't help but fall in love. He wants to go home, and so him and the kid go on an amazing adventure that any kid would be delighted to follow. Make sure your kids see this classic."
  2. 44

    #5The Muppet Movie

    The Muppet Movie

    This is the first full-length movie of the Muppets, the famous creation of Jim Henson. See Kermit the Frog, heading to Hollywood to fulfill his dream of entering the showbiz world. With him, we will find their friends Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy that want to be film stars too. A classic.

    Movies

    Check price

    Amber Perry
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "My kids love to watch movies and so do I. I was looking for something child-friendly for my kids to watch and I found The Muppets Movie. It's one of my favorite family movies and my kids love it. They are huge fans of the Muppets now. They request to watch it over and over again sometimes. I highly recommend it if you have kids. The characters are very cute and memorable and it's a great addition to any movie collection."
  3. 44

    #6Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo is an animated film from Pixar directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee UnkrichIt. It tells the story of a clownfish looking for his son, Nemo, when he's is captured by a scuba diver. The movie shows the love of a father for his son and captures the feeling of loneliness. 

    Movies

    Check price

    Alan Bates
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "Your favorite little clownfish stars in one of the best underwater stories of all time. Pixar presents the story of Nemo's adventure after being captured underwater. Your kids will enjoy this epic children's movie known for years as it is one the most successful and popular stories of our time. This movie is a classic and you should definitely add it to the collection for your child. The story of Dory will be a joy to your child for years to come."
  4. 43

    #7The NeverEnding Story

    The NeverEnding Story
    An ’80s movie classic, The NeverEnding Story tells the tale of a young boy named Bastian Bux. Constantly tormented by bullies at school and forever lectured by his father for daydreaming, Bastian seeks refuge one day in an old bookstore. There, he is shown an ancient volume decorated with mysterious symbols. Despite a warning that the book could be dangerous, Bastian decides to 'borrow' it. As he begins to read through the book, the boy not only loses himself in the pages but comes to realize he’s actually part of the story.
    Movies

    Check price

    Joshua Edwards
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "The NeverEnding Story is one of the best movies of the 80s. Although a lot of childrens movies seemed pretty dark in the 80s this one was not too dark or scary. I loved this movie although i would say Labrynth might be the top 80s movies this would be a very close second. It had mystery and fantasy and a flying dog what could be better. i would recommend this to kids and adults to this day, it still stands up as one of the best kids movies of all time. "
  5. 37

    #8The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    A grandfather reads a book to his homesick grandson, making him discover the magic in the book--a legendary tale of love, adventures, magic, fencing, giants, princesses and pirates. Based on the book by William Goldman, this movie is a classic that everyone loves in one of the most remembered movies from the 80s.

    Movies

    Check price

    Sharon Bradley
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "The Princess Bride is a classic for a reason: it has humor, romance, swashbuckling action and a sweet message that many kids will enjoy again and again. It has a certain sense of meta-humor throughout the narrative--particularly when it goes back to showing the grandfather reading the book to his grandson, who starts out skeptical of any book with the word "princess" in it but ends up being engrossed by the end-which will be a hit with the older kids. Younger kids will enjoy the fantasy style adventure, although they may be a bit bored by the romance storyline or scared by certain thrilling sequences. Still, with some parental guidance, the film is something all kids should watch."
  6. 35

    #9Anne of the Green Gables

    Anne of the Green Gables

    A timeless classic series of novel, this movie adaptation is still one of the most remembered. Anne Shirley is a little and unwanted orphan that arrives by mistake to the Green Gables farm in Prince Edward's Island, property of Marilla and Mathew, two brothers in their old ages that never married. A story about family, love, coming of age that has been a classic for children for many, many years.

    Movies

    Check price

    Sean Murray
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "This is great explanation of the basic plot of Anne of Green Gables but it leaves out one major point. The book is really boring. In know someone who actually used the book to fall asleep when they were having difficulty drifting off. A good read for some but really boring for others."
  7. 34

    #10Toy Story

    Toy Story

    Toy Story tells the story of toys that come to life when the children fall asleep or aren't home and live their own adventures. Directed by John Lasseter, the animated film was released on November 1995.

    Movies

    Check price

    Jin Ding
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "We were having a family night and were looking for a movies that both the kids and adults would enjoy. Even though we had seen Toy Story before we decided to watch it again. The kids loved it as did I. Every kid, adults, anyone would watch this movie."
  8. 34

    #11The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant is an animated sci-film directed by Brad Bird. Released in 1999, the movie was based on the novel The Iron Man written by Ted Hughes. It featured the voices of Eli Marienthal, Jennifer Aniston, and Vin Diesel.

    Movies

    Check price

    Theresa Baker
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "Honestly one of the best movies I've ever watched. I decided to watch this about a week ago with my son. He is seven, and sometimes he gets antsy about halfway through a longer movie. But this held him riveted to the screen start to finish. There is nothing bad to be said about this movie, it's definitely a classic in animation films. "
  9. 30

    #12Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3 is a 2010 computer-animated movie directed by Lee Unkrich and starring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. It is about Woody, Buzz and the rest of Andy's toys mistakenly donated to a daycare center run by an evil teddy bear. 

    Movies

    Check price

    Bruce Fernandez
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Yes, this is what we are talking about; Toy Story 3. Every kid should watch, not just the 3 but whole Toy Story sequel. Even reading the name of the movie brought really great childhood memories on me."
  10. 28

    #13Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is an epic space-opera motion picture starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and more. Written and directed by George Lucas, the 1977 film became the first of the original Star Wars trilogy.

    Movies

    Check price

    Arjun Jayaraman
    Written on September 23, 2017
    "This is a classic sci fi movie that I believe everyone should see. I first saw Star wars back when I was very young and it got me hooked on Sci Fi movies ever since. This is a much watch for people of all ages."
  11. 27

    #14The Goonies

    The Goonies

    The Goonies is a timeless classic, reuniting the talent of Spielberg, Richard Donner and Chris Columbus, that created an epic adventure. A bunch of children all of different ages will go on a treasure hunt for a pirate's treasure when they find a map hidden,  that will help the family of Mikey and Brand to pay the money to save their house from being demolished, 

    Movies

    Check price

    Aaryan Rathore
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "One of the wackiest kids movies of all-time, this timeless classic is a non-stop adventure of a group of kids on the trail of a pirate's treasure. With memorable characters and crazy sets, this tale of friendship and adventure will keep everyone entertained until the end. "
  12. 25

    #15Gremlins

    Gremlins

    A Christmas story like no other. A man buys a strange kind of pet called Mogwai as a Christmas present for his son, but they must keep the following rules: keep it away from water, out of the light and never to feed it after midnight.

    Movies

    Check price

    Steven Ramos
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "Gremlins is one of my favorite movies growing up as a 90s kid. I think this is one of those movies that every kid should watch this, a lot of things can be carried on in life that makes it fun, like saying "bright light" every time someone turns on a light in the house!"
  13. 23

    #16Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is the first movie in the Indiana Jones series. It is about Indiana Jones, an archaeology professor racing to find the legendary Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do and use it for bad purposes.

    Movies

    Check price

    Ronald Santos
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "When I was a child I would watch the Indiana Jones movies all the time. Raiders of the Lost Ark is not only mine, but possibly the worlds, favorite installment in the series. I always engrossed myself in the movie. pretending to go on a great adventure to search for the Lost Ark, fighting Nazi's, and overall just being a very resourceful person. I watched it as a kid and I think you should let your kids watch it too. "
  14. 23

    #17The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    The Incredibles is Pixar's sixth feature film. This Oscar-winning animated film's story centers on a family of undercover superheroes trying to live the quiet suburban life and then forced into action to save the world.

    Movies

    Check price

    John Davis
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "My favorite Pixar movie. I watch this constantly with my daughters and love it. ITs a great story line and goes away from the traditional pixar themes. Cannot wait for the sequel next year."
  15. 18

    #18Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first.

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the third film in the Indiana Jones series, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1989. 

    Movies

    Check price

    Kevin Duncan
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I was thinking of a way to relive my youth one evening and I said to myself "Indiana Jones". I loved the series with Harrison Ford directed by Stephen Spielberg, great stuff. So I checked out Amazon videos and quickly downloaded one of my favorites from the past "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". It brought back tons of memories and it was just as good as the first time I saw it. Amazon rules! "
  16. 17

    #19The Avengers

    The Avengers

    The Avengers is a superhero action and fantasy movie directed by Joss Whedon. It was the first major crossover in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and starred Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth. It was released in 2012.

    Movies

    Check price

    Jesse James
    Written on August 12, 2017
    "I watch the Avengers every time it come on tv because I love that movie.I have seen all the Avengers and have all the DVDs.I think it's the best action movie for kids"
  17. 17

    #20Kung Fu Panda

    Kung Fu Panda

    Kung Fu Panda is an animated movie directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson. It tells the story of a panda named Po who learns martial arts as the Dragon Warrior in order to save everyone. 

    Movies

    Check price

    Bryan Richardson
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Jack Black deserves an Emmy for this one. I feel like only he would of done a perfect job here. I don't see anyone else being up to par with him here and doing a job this good. I feel like there has not been a better performance since I started watching all of films as a kid. The whole film is done well and they really seem to get the job done overall with the special effects. The story is just fine as well"
  18. 16

    #21Wall-E

    Wall-E

    Wall-E is Pixar's ninth feature film. It is set in the future where humans left Earth on a ship called Axiom, while a small waste-collecting robot designed to clean-up the planet meets another robot named EVE and falls in love with her.

    Movies

    Check price

    Andrea Ford
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "Wall-E is a great movie that shows how the laziness and stupidity of mankind will be its downfall in a funny heartwarming way. It has very good ratings and is enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a story of a robot who falls in love with another robot and unknowingly saves mankind. "
  19. 15

    #22Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast is an animated fantasy motion picture that features the voices of Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, and Jesse Corti. It was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise and was released on November 22, 1991.

    Movies

    Check price

    Nathan Wood
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "Despite the whole issue of stockholm syndrome, the story itself was involving, and the songs are always great. The animation was excellent, as well as the voice acting. This is definitely a movie that all kids should see."
  20. 15

    #23Babe

    Babe

    Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a piglet named Babe (Christine Cavanaugh) at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly (Miriam Margolyes) and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy?

    Movies

    Varies by plan

    Abel Aranda
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Babe is certainly a nice kid's movie. But I think that's where the praise of it can end. It's a coming of age tale, in a way that just about every kid's movie is coming of age. There isn't much that differentiates it from another. I think a better example is something like Homeward Bound, Babe is at the end of the day just a mediocre movie."
  21. 12

    #24Finding Dory

    Finding Dory

    Finding Dory is the story of Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. 

    Movies

    Check price

    Terry Morris
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "This movie is great for children and adults alike. The story is and characters are funny and engaging, and the animation is vibrant. This is one of those movies the kids will want to watch over and over again."
  22. 11

    #25Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy Pixar film. It is an animation, adventure, and comedy movie about a rat who can cook and makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

    Movies

    Check price

    Alan Thompson
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Ratatouille is one of my favorite movies and received very positive reviews from critics as well as the general public. The story is inspiring and has a good message for children. It is an animated movie that all children should watch."
  23. 10

    #26Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    A toon hating detective is a rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. 

    Movies

    Check price

    Mary Dixon
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Who Framed Roger Rabbit - a great film for kids and adults alike. I agree that it is one of the best movies that kids should watch. It's a rare treat to see humans interacting with cartoons!"
  24. 7

    #27The Lion King

    The Lion King

    The Lion King is a 1994 Disney adventure drama animated film directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, and starred by Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons and James Earl Jones. This tells the story of Simba of the Pride Rock.

    Movies

    Check price

    Russell Gardner
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "The Lion King is one of the all time great Disney movies. It is well made, heartfelt, and iconic. The story has a good message, and it is enjoyable for all ages. Every kid should see this movie at least once. It is one of my favorite movies from my childhood, and I'm sure your kids will like it too. It also has a fantastic soundtrack."
  25. 7

    #28How to Train Your Dragon

    How to Train Your Dragon

    How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 computer-animated film directed by Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois. It stars the voices of Jay Baruchel & Gerard Butler. It is about a young Viking named Hiccup & his friendship with a dragon named Toothless. 

    Movies

    Check price

    Judith McDonald
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "How to Train Your Dragon is a great movie for kids. It features a cute dragon that becomes friends with a boy. They work together to save their worlds. I teaches kids that you can work together with others even if you have preconceived notions about them. It is a wholesome movie all kids can watch and parents need not worry their kids will see anything they don't need to."
  26. 5

    #29A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story is a 1983 Christmas comedy film directed by Bob Clark. Set in the 40's, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

    Movies

    Check price

    Phillip Dunn
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "This is one of my favorite childhood Christmas movies! I will never forget how Ralphie got his tongue stuck to a pole and then there was his father with that silly leg lamp! LOL! Highly recommended!"
  27. 2

    #30The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a 2005 British stop-motion animated comedy film. Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

    Movies

    Check price

    Cheshta Rao
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "There are so few children's mysteries, that I believe this to be a great first movie for children in the mystery genre. Wallace & Gromit are a great pair that allow children to question, explore, and enjoy the animated comedy to figure out who is sabotaging the garden. The stop-motion animation makes for a more than cartoon, less than live actor feel, that kids can enjoy!"
  28. 1

    #31The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 comedy-drama film based on the novel of Charles Dickens, directed by Brian Henson, and starred by Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, and Steve Whitmire. This tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser.

    Movies

    Check price

    Madison Bradley
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "The Muppet Christmas Carol takes a classic movie and puts a spin on it for children to enjoy, though I am sure some adults would love it just as much. The Muppet characters become the stories characters, with Kermit slipping into the rold of Bob Cratchit. This is a Christmas movie that the entire family will love. "
  29. 1

    #32Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

    The Phantom Menace was the return of George Lucas to the franchise that made him famous. The movie tells the story of Annakin Sakywalker, who later will become Darth Vader, as a child and how he was recruited to be a Jedi. 

    Movies

    Check price

    Stephanie Chapman
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "All kids need to watch the phantom menace, it's like an insta-kid classic! Fun for the whole family in fact."
  30. 1

    #33Coco

    Coco

    Coco is an animated comedic adventure motion picture that features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt. It was written and directed by Lee Unkrich and was co-directed by Adrian Molina.

    Movies

    Check price

    Mildred Henry
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "Coco is a feel good movie for kids and adults alike. It is animated and seems to be myth like in Disney fashion. It's a good movie to take the family too on a weekend or to sit at home and watch in privacy with your family and your own popcorn."
  31. 1

    #34Minions

    Minions

    Minions is an animated prequel movie to 'Despicable Me'. Featuring three unlikely heroes - Bob, Stuart, and Kevin - they embark on a journey to find the most despicable villain to lead their tribe.

    Movies

    Check price

    Dolores Vásquez
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "All kids must see this movie. You will laugh yourself silly right along with your kids. You will also find yourself repeating some of the lines for years to come!"
  32. 0

    #35Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    Back to the Future is a sci-fi comedy movie directed by Robert Zemeckis starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson. It follows the adventures of a teenager and his friend, as a scientist creates a time machine with a car.

    Movies

    Check price

    Aaron Wood
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Back to the Future is a classic and for good reason. It's the perfect teen/young adult movie as even now so many decades letter, I think everyone can connect with the characters and situations. Also Doc is probably one of the most iconic and memorable characters ever made. Awesome movie."

Summary

Best What are the best movies that all kids should watch
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Mary PoppinsMovies 54 Paid
2Inside OutMovies 50 Paid
3My Neighbor TotoroMovies 50 Paid
4E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Movies 47 Paid
5The Muppet Movie Movies 44 Paid
6Finding NemoMovies 44 Paid
7The NeverEnding Story Movies 43 Paid
8The Princess BrideMovies 37 Paid
9Anne of the Green GablesMovies 35 Paid
10Toy Story Movies 34 Paid
Close

This action requires you to be logged in

Quickly sign in with your social media account:

What interests you most? (Select at least 3)

This will help us to keep things fresh and relevant!

Close

Now that you’ve found a solution...

Why not join our community of sharp minds and pro-active posters?

Be part of a rewarding interactive knowledge exchange!
Close

Join These Inquisitive Minds

Engage, learn and share with a friendly community versed in a massive range of trending topics.