Best Kids' Movies

Best Kids' Movies That'll Transport You Back to Your Childhood

The most alluring part about Hollywood and the movies it spurns out is that there is always something for everybody. Here you will find in no particular order, a mixed variety of 100+ kids' movies ever made. So go ahead and relive your childhood by browsing through the list in this Buzzle article.
I believe, most of us grew up watching a lot of movies and now when it comes to suggesting some to our kids, we wonder if a particular movie is apt, or kid-friendly. You need not worry too much, for there are tons of top kids' movies that have been created over time and appeal to children of all ages from all corners of the world. Some of these movies are the best animated films, whereas some tell the tale of childish fantasies. Either way, they are completely fascinating in nature, and in fact, some of the films are even loved by grownups and adults alike. So watch them with your children or gift them some DVDs, and show them the wonderful world of colorful characters and mythical creatures that will truly leave them spellbound.

Recording some of the movies sounds like a never-ending task, still we have tried to classify maximum number of these top movies for kids and arranged them in these four categories.

Index for Movie Genre

Adventure | Animation | Comedy | Family

Adventure/Fantasy

The Wizard of Oz
(1939)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
(1954)

To Kill a Mockingbird
(1962)

The Great Race
(1965)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
(1969)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
(1971)

Hugo
(2011)

The Four Musketeers
(1974)

Escape to Witch Mountain
(1975)

Star Wars
(1977)

Pete's Dragon
(1977)

Superman
(1978)

The Black Stallion
(1979)

The Raiders of the Lost Ark
(1981)

ET: The Extra Terrestrial
(1982)

The Neverending Story
(1984)

Back to the Future
(1985)

The Goonies
(1985)

Labyrinth
(1986)

Flight of the Navigator
(1986)

SpaceCamp
(1986)

Adventures in Babysitting
(1987)

Big
(1988)

Bambi
(1942)

Captain America
(1990)

Hook
(1991)

Jurassic Park
(1993)

Brave
(2012)

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
(1993)

Jumanji
(1995)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000)

The Shaggy D.A.
(1976)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
(2001)

Spider-Man
(2002)

Spy Kids
(2001)

Agent Cody Banks
(2003)

Holes
(2003)

Kiki's Delivery Service
(1989)

National Treasure
(2004)

Fantastic Four
(2005)

The Chronicles of Narnia
(2005)

Batman Begins
(2005)

Enchanted
(2007)

The Incredible Hulk
(2007)

Iron Man
(2008)

Avatar
(2009)

Where the Wild Things Are
(2009)

Alice in Wonderland
(2010)

Life of Pi
(2012)

The Avengers
(2012)

Animation

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
(1937)

Pinocchio
(1940)

Dumbo
(1941)

Bambi
(1942)

Cinderella
(1950)

Peter Pan
(1953)

Lady and the Tramp
(1955)

Sleeping Beauty
(1959)

The Sword in the Stone
(1963)

The Jungle Book
(1967)

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1977)

The Fox and the Hound
(1981)

The Snowman
(1982)

The Secret of NIMH
(1982)

The Last Unicorn
(1982)

Castle in the Sky
(1986)

The Land Before Time
(1988)

My Neighbor Totoro
(1988)

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
(1989)

The Little Mermaid
(1989)

All Dogs Go to Heaven
(1989)

Kiki's Delivery Service
(1989)

Beauty and the Beast
(1991)

FernGully: The Last Rainforest
(1992)

Aladdin
(1992)

The Nightmare Before Christmas
(1993)

The Lion King
(1994)

Thumbelina
(1994)

The Swan Princess
(1994)

Toy Story
(1995)

James and the Giant Peach
(1996)

Anastasia
(1997)

The Rugrats Movie
(1998)

Bug's Life
(1998)

The Iron Giant
(1999)

Tarzan
(1999)

Chicken Run
(2000)

Despicable Me
(2010)

Shrek
(2001)

Spirited Away
(2001)

Ice Age
(2002)

Lilo & Stitch
(2002)

The Powerpuff Girls
(2002)

Finding Nemo
(2003)

Brother Bear
(2003)

Stellaluna
(2004)

The Incredibles
(2004)

Madagascar
(2005)

Curious George
(2006)

Open Season
(2006)

Happy Feet
(2006)

Cars
(2006)

Alvin and the Chipmunks
(2007)

Ratatouille
(2007)

The Simpsons Movie
(2007)

Igor
(2008)

Kung Fu Panda
(2008)

Bolt
(2008)

WALL-E
(2008)

Tinker Bell
(2008)

Fantastic Mr. Fox
(2009)

Monsters Vs. Aliens
(2009)

Coraline
(2009)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
(2009)

The Princess and the Frog
(2009)

Up
(2009)

Tangled
(2010)

How to Train Your Dragon
(2010)

Puss in Boots
(2011)

The Adventures of Tintin
(2011)

Rio
(2011)

Hotel Transylvania
(2012)
Comedy

The Kid Brother
(1927)

Duck Soup
(1933)

Bright Eyes
(1934)

Modern Times
(1936)

Bringing up Baby
(1938)

The Absent-Minded Professor
(1961)

Mary Poppins
(1964)

The Muppet
(2011)

A Christmas Story
(1983)

Ghostbusters
(1984)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
(1988)

Wayne's World
(1992)

The Mighty Ducks
(1994)

Mrs. Doubtfire
(1993)

The Santa Clause
(1994)

Little Rascals
(1994)

The Mask
(1994)

Casper
(1995)

Babe
(1995)

Monsters, Inc.
(2001)

Freaky Friday
(2003)

Elf
(2003)

Charlotte's Web
(2006)

Nacho Libre
(2006)
Family

It's a Wonderful Life
(1946)

The Ugly Dachshund
(1966)

Old Yeller
(1957)

The Sound of Music
(1965)

Born Free
(1966)

The Love Bug
(1968)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(1968)

Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971)

Fiddler on the Roof
(1971)

Benji
(1974)

Gus
(1976)

The Gods Must Be Crazy
(1980)

Annie
(1982)

The Karate Kid
(1984)

Hoosiers
(1986)

The Princess Bride
(1987)

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
(1989)

Home Alone
(1990)

Beethoven
(1992)

The Secret Garden
(1993)

The Sandlot
(1993)

Dennis the Menace
(1993)

Black Beauty
(1994)

Little Giants
(1994)

Little Women
(1994)

Matilda
(1996)

101 Dalmatians
(1996)

Children of Heaven
(1997)

Air Bud
(1997)

Stepmom
(1998)

The Parent Trap
(1998)

My Dog Skip
(2000)

Shaolin Soccer
(2001)

The Princess Diaries
(2001)

Bend It Like Beckham
(2002)

Spellbound
(2002)

Secondhand Lions
(2003)

Finding Neverland
(2004)

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
(2005)

High School Musical
(2006)

Nancy Drew
(2007)

Mr. Bean's Holiday
(2007)

Marley & Me
(2008)

Hachi: A Dog's Tale
(2009)

Pollyanna
(1960)

We Bought a Zoo
(2011)

Some of these movies were released way before your child was even born, but that does not mean that they are obsolete. Irrespective of the year in which these movies for kids were released, they have a certain charm about them that lives on for many, many years. The kind of excitement and feelings that they generate in children is something to be marveled at, and they will forever remain true classics in this particular genre. Your children will undoubtedly love each and every one of these movies listed here, and you can enjoy a great time with your family while watching these films. These movies will always be remembered as classics and all-time favorites for kids, no matter how many more movies Hollywood ends up churning out.
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