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Movies: Best Kids & Family Movies

A children's film, or family film, is a film genre that contains children or relates to them in the context of home and family. Children's films are made specifically for children and not necessarily for the general audience, while family films are made for a wider appeal with a general audience in mind. Children's films come in several major forms like realism, fantasy, adventure, animation, war, musicals, and literary adaptations. [Wikipedia]

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(2001)

PG
| 2h 32min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 4,749 votes)

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Directed by Chris Columbus - With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, ...

Up(2009)

3.9/5 (with 4,567 votes)

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life.

Directed by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

Inside Out(2015)

PG
| 1h 34min | Drama, Comedy, Animation, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 4,511 votes)

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Directed by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen

Finding Nemo(2003)

G
| 1h 40min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 4,150 votes)

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way.

Directed by Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2(2011)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Kids & Family, Fantasy, Adventure
4.0/5 (with 4,066 votes)

Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's formidable skills.

Directed by David Yates - With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, ...

Beauty and the Beast(2017)

3.4/5 (with 4,063 votes)

A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.

Directed by Bill Condon - With Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, ...

Back to the Future(1985)

4.1/5 (with 4,021 votes)

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis - With Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Michael J. Fox, Thomas F. Wilson, Marc McClure, ...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets(2002)

PG
| 2h 41min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 4,005 votes)

Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.

Directed by Chris Columbus - With Daniel Radcliffe, Warwick Davis, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh, Alan Rickman, ...

WALL·E(2008)

G
| 1h 38min | Animation, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 4,003 votes)

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL·E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.

Directed by Andrew Stanton

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 4,003 votes)

In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.

Directed by David Yates - With Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, ...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(2004)

PG
| 2h 21min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 3,992 votes)

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón - With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Richard Griffiths, ...

Big Hero 6(2014)

3.9/5 (with 3,948 votes)

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Directed by Chris Williams, Don Hall

Despicable Me(2010)

PG
| 1h 35min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 3,948 votes)

Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.

Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Monsters, Inc.(2001)

G
| 1h 32min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 3,932 votes)

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

Directed by Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, David Silverman

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(2005)

PG-13
| 2h 37min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 3,833 votes)

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.

Directed by Mike Newell - With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, ...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix(2007)

PG-13
| 2h 18min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 3,762 votes)

Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed 'Dumbledore's Army' – to defend themselves against the dark arts.

Directed by David Yates - With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1(2010)

PG-13
| 2h 26min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 3,758 votes)

Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the world is more dangerous than ever.

Directed by David Yates - With Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, Helen McCrory, ...

The Lion King(1994)

G
| 1h 29min | Kids & Family, Animation, Drama
4.1/5 (with 3,634 votes)

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.

Directed by Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince(2009)

PG
| 2h 33min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 3,629 votes)

As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Directed by David Yates - With Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman, ...

Toy Story(1995)

G
| 1h 21min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 3,618 votes)

Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.

Directed by John Lasseter

Zootopia(2016)

3.9/5 (with 3,565 votes)

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

The Incredibles(2004)

3.8/5 (with 3,544 votes)

Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.

Directed by Brad Bird

Frozen(2013)

3.7/5 (with 3,477 votes)

Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Ratatouille(2007)

3.8/5 (with 3,065 votes)

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Directed by Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

Alice in Wonderland(2010)

PG
| 1h 48min | Kids & Family, Fantasy, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 3,057 votes)

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called 'Underland,' she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason – to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

Directed by Tim Burton - With Johnny Depp, Hannah Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Marton Csokas, Lindsay Duncan, ...

Minions(2015)

3.2/5 (with 3,049 votes)

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda - With Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Jennifer Saunders, Michael Keaton, ...

Toy Story 3(2010)

G
| 1h 43min | Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 3,040 votes)

Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.

Directed by Lee Unkrich

Maleficent(2014)

3.5/5 (with 2,989 votes)

The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her heart into stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading King's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

Directed by Robert Stromberg - With Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson, ...

Brave(2012)

3.4/5 (with 2,953 votes)

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Mérida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Mérida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.

Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell

Despicable Me 2(2013)

PG
| 1h 38min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 2,855 votes)

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud