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List Rules Top children's films suitable for young audiences

If you have kids, you know you are always on the lookout for a movie that they will love and that you can sit through without clawing your own soul out. These are movies that transcend the whole kids-are-idiots-and-therefore-must-be-talked-down-to trap that many movie makers seem to fall into when it comes to Family Fare. This list of the best movies for kids offers some great suggestions for keeping the little ones happy. And who knows? You might enjoy them, too! Be sure to vote for the kids' movies you like the most, and vote down any you don't. Also, feel free to add additional movies for children to the list, and rerank it anyway you see fit.

What makes a great kids movie? Two words: Great animation. Many of the best children's movies ever are animated films, with wonderful characters, a great story line and outstanding animation work. Several movies listed here are among the top 50 greatest animated films of all time (not surprisingly).

Need examples? Choose any Pixar movie. No, really, *any* movie ever made my Pixar. The greatest Pixar characters are instant classics, beloved by children young and old. Another great example: holiday movies. Check out this list of the best Halloween movies for kids, and you'll see.

If you're looking for other ideas, you might find success with some popular children's books with movie adaptations. Don't forget that the best Disney princess movies are all great for children of all ages, too. And of course, some of the greatest animal movies ever made are often fantastic children's films.  Many of these movies are also popular kids movies on Netflix.

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Despicable Me 
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Minions 
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Despicable Me 2 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Happy Feet 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Toy Story 
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Finding Nemo 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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The Lion King 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Kung Fu Panda 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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The Little Mermaid 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Mary Poppins 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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The Sound of Music 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Up 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Kids
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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The Incredibles 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Beauty and the Beast 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Aladdin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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The Wizard of Oz 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Peter Pan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Alice in Wonderland 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Spirited Away 
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Harry Potter and the Chamber o... 
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... 
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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... 
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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... 
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Toy Story 2 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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The Goonies 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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The NeverEnding Story 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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WALL-E 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Pinocchio 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Frozen 
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Monsters, Inc. 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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How to Train Your Dragon 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Nanny McPhee 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Home Alone 
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Matilda 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Spy Kids 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Jumanji 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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One Hundred and One Dalmatians 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Ratatouille 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Cinderella 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Babe 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Cars 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Hook 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Hotel Transylvania 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Toy Story 3 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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Inside Out 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies for Kids

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A Christmas Carol 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies for Kids