A List of The Top 10 Best Kids Movies of All Time

Want to occupy your kids with a movie that is both fun and safe to watch? The best part of it is you can sit along with them and enjoy the film as much as they do. We have compiled for you 10 of the best kids movies of all time.

Don’t forget to check out some of the best family movies of all time and the best Christmas movies for a great holiday season.


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1.    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

  • IMDB Rating: 1/10
  • Movie Length: 102 minutes
  • Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor
  • Actors: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
  • Gross revenue: $22.2 million

My list of Kids movies begins with one of the very first supernatural yet fun movies ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

Dorothy (Judy Garland), a young girl lives in Kansas and has her home swept away by a tornado and landing in a magical land. Dorothy learns that the only way she can return home is by meeting the Wizard (Frank Morgan) and making him grant her wish. On her way, Dorothy meets a scarecrow who requires a brain, a Tinman who needs a heart and a Lion whose only desire is to have courage. She reaches the Wizard and asks him to help all of them. He agrees but only on one condition.

2.    ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

  • IMDB Rating: 9/10
  • Movie Length: 121 minutes
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Actors: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote
  • Gross revenue: $792.9 million

Elliot (Henry Thomas) befriends an alien who is accidentally left behind on Planet Earth by his species. E.T starts to fall sick being away from his home and as the government take it in their hands to interfere, Elliot and his siblings must find a way to send E.T back to his home. Don’t forget to put ET on your list of Kids movies because trust me your kid will love it.

3.    Monsters Inc. (2001)

  • IMDB Rating: 1/10
  • Movie Length: 92 minutes
  • Director: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
  • Actors: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi
  • Gross revenue: $289.9 million

Monstropolis is a city which stays powered by the screams of children. Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sullivan (John Goodman) are best friends, and one night as Sullivan is returning from the human world after scaring children he is followed by a two-year-old girl named Boo. Mike and Sulley have to do whatever it takes to send her back home before anyone finds out.

4.    Finding Nemo (2003)

  • IMDB Rating: 1/10
  • Movie Length: 100 minutes
  • Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
  • Actors: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
  • Gross revenue: $380.8 million

A heart touching movie about a clownfish who is taken away by a diver and how his dad travels across the ocean with his forgetful friend Dori to find his son and bring him back home

This is a kids movie but elders don’t worry you’ll enjoy it too.

5.    The Incredibles (2004)

  • IMDB Rating: 8/10
  • Movie Length: 115 minutes
  • Director: Brad Bird
  • Actors: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee
  • Gross revenue: $261.4 million

Superheroes are forced to live an ordinary civilian’s life after Mr Incredible saves a man who didn’t want to be saved. Mr Incredible (power of super strength) and his wife (elastic girl) have three children Violet (invisible), Dash (super speed) and Jack-Jack (not sure as to what his power is). Everything is going as usual when one day Mr Incredible is given the job of fighting an alien. He secretly starts on a dangerous mission without telling anyone including his wife.

6.    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

  • IMDB Rating: 9/10
  • Movie Length: 143 minutes
  • Director: Andrew Adamson
  • Actors: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes
  • Gross revenue: $291.7 million

The movie is set during the time of War where four siblings, two boys and two girls are sent away to live in the house of a Professor until the war is over. The children are to make no noise or disturb the professor in any way. On a beautiful day, they decide to play ‘hide and seek’, and the youngest sister hiding in a wardrobe ends up in a magical land of Narnia.

I watched this movie when I was in class eight and was stuck to my chair until the end. It is a must watch kids movie.

7.    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

  • IMDB Rating: 7/10
  • Movie Length: 115 minutes
  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Actors: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter
  • Gross revenue: $206.4 million

Willie Wonka’s (Johnny Depp) chocolates are the favourite chocolate of all the children around the world, but no one has an idea of what happens inside the factory as none from the country is employed there. One day, a message is sent out to the world that seven lucky children who find a golden ticket in their chocolate will be given a tour into the factory and receive a gift at the end. Charlie (Freddie Highmore) is a poor boy who lives in a home with his parents and four grandparents and is the only poor child to win the golden ticket. As the children enter the factory, the sight is too beautiful as if a dream.

This kid’s movie gives the moral of the love of a family and how they keep you grounded. So, if you are planning to watch it together with your kids you may be surprised at how much fun you have.

8.    Madagascar (2005)

  • IMDB Rating: 9/10
  • Movie Length: 86 minutes
  • Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
  • Actors: Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sasha Baron Cohen
  • Gross revenue: $193.6 million

The Zoo of New York is home to four best friends: Alex the Lion, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippopotamus and Marty the Zebra. They have the perfect life where they are taken care of, fed and pampered but Marty wants something more he wishes to venture into the wild. A group of Penguins escape the Zoo, and Marty follows them. As a result, his friends follow him. The four get into trouble at a railway station and are deported in a ship back to where they came from, but on their way, their boxes fall into the ocean and end up on the island of Madagascar.

9.    Kung Fu Panda (2008)

  • IMDB Rating: 6/10
  • Movie Length: 92 minutes
  • Director: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
  • Actors: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman
  • Gross revenue: $215.4 million

Po is raised by a Duck as his own in the Noodles Shop. Po’s only dream is to be able to learn Kung Fu from the one and only Master Shifu and his five disciples known as the ‘Furious Five’. His life changes when one fine day he is chosen to be the ‘Dragon Warrior’.

10.  Moana (2016)

  • IMDB Rating: 6/10
  • Movie Length: 107 minutes
  • Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Actors: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
  • Gross revenue: $643.03 million

Moana is the daughter of the chief of a village. She is chosen by the ocean to find Maui, a Demigod and restore the heart of the Goddess of Life Te fiti. Her father does not allow her to venture into the ocean while her grandmother encourages her to explore and do what her heart desires. When her village starts facing trouble as the dark days of Maui’s mistake befalls them, Moana must venture into the ocean and save her people.


Making the final cut on my list of kids movies is Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Moana’.


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