American movies for children

List of the best American movies for children selected by visitors to our site: Back to the Future, Home Alone, Alice in Wonderland, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jumanji, Beethoven, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Babe.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersTeens, Scientists, Losers, Inventors, Partners
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Time machine, Multi-part, Fate
PlaceSmall cities
TimeFuture
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Light, Worth watching

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersChildrens, Heroes, Family
PlotRobbery, Relationship, Vacation, Holidays
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleFor children, Popular, Light, Cute, Soulful

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersDogs, Kings, Mice, Brides, Cats
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Wedding
PlaceFantastic worlds, Party, Portals to other worlds
StyleFor children, Exciting, Spectacular, By books, Atmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:58
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Wizards, Elves, Gnomes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Fighting Evil, Magic, Saving the World
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Harry Potter, Witch, Teachers, Childrens
PlotAdventure, Magic, Friendship, Superpowers, Teleportation
PlaceSchool, Forest, England, Castle, London
TimeNew Year
StyleInteresting, For children, Popular, Exciting, Kind

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersChildrens, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Birthday, Candies
StyleInteresting, For children, Exciting, By books, Fancy

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, India, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Duration01:44
CharactersAnimals, Heroes, Family
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceJungle, Fantastic worlds, Parallel worlds, Small cities
StyleFor children, Exciting, Fancy

When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for freedom is to finish the game, which proves risky as all three find themselves running from giant rhinoceroses, evil monkeys and other terrifying creatures.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Animals, Heroes, Family, Losers
PlotAdventure, Life, Family life
StyleFor children, Cute, Soulful

The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the local vet has a secret and horrible sideline, which requires lots of dogs for experiments. Beethoven is on the bad doctor's list.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersPirates, Immortals, Military, Alcoholics
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Sea battles, Mystery
PlacePrison, Sea, Islands, Ships, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Atmospheric, Good music

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:31
CharactersDogs, Horses, Family, Mice, Farmers
PlotFriendship, Mystery, Fear, Rivalry
StyleFor children, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

Babe is a little pig who doesn't quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mum, Babe realises that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep pig of all time, and Farmer Hogget knows it. With the help of the sheep dogs, Babe learns that a pig can be anything that he wants to be.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Japan
CharactersAnimals, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel
PlaceShips
StyleFor children, Light

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China, Canada
Duration01:35
CharactersAnimals, Childrens, Bears, Family, Losers
PlotAdventure, Life, Friendship, Family life, Adoption
PlaceJungle, England, London
StyleFor children, Exciting, Cute, By books, Touching

After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary Brown. Although Paddington's amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde has designs on the rare bear and his hide.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersFamily, Brothers, Orphans, Actors, Parents
PlotAdventure, Betrayal, Inheritance
PlaceCaves
StyleFor children, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gothic

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved looches, Billy Connolly, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an imposter named Jude Law.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersHorses, Dragons, Giants, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Expeditions, Rivalry
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Fascinating, Serious

The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany
CharactersCats, Friends, Mice
PlotAdventure
PlaceHotels
StyleFor children, Womens in main roles

Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse get kicked out of their home and relocate to a fancy New York hotel, where a scrappy employee named Kayla will lose her job if she can’t evict Jerry before a high-class wedding at the hotel. Her solution? Hiring Tom to get rid of the pesky mouse.

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Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan, France
CharactersAnimals, Pigs, Singers
PlotDancing, Adventure
StyleFor children, Inspirational, Good music

The film follows Buster and his new cast who now have their sights set on debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, he and his singers must sneak into the Crystal Entertainment offices, run by the ruthless wolf mogul Jimmy Crystal, where the gang pitches the ridiculous idea of casting the lion rock legend Clay Calloway in their show. Buster must embark on a quest to find the now-isolated Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada, China
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure, Time travel, Friendship
StyleFor children

When two flummels are transported into the present day, they learn that their species has become extinct, and they must travel back in time to try to save their race.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersWitch, Kings, Pirates, Wizards
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Chase
PlaceVillage, England
StyleFor children, Fascinating

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersHeroes, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Travel, Space wars
PlaceSpace, Moon
TimeFuture
StyleFor children, Exciting, Epic, Serious, For men

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:41
CharactersKings, Monsters, Knights, Heroes, Owls
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceLabyrinths, Castle
StyleFor children, Fancy, Gothic

Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into the world of the fairytale to rescue him from the Goblin King!

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Childrens, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Magic, Friendship, Loneliness, Dreams
PlaceSchool
StyleFor children, Sad ones, To cry, Vivid, Bright

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:24
CharactersPirates, Indians, Mermaids, Childrens, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Martial Arts, Chase
PlaceSpace, Islands, Fantastic worlds, Parallel worlds, London
StyleFor children, Exciting, Action, Steampunk, Fairy tales

Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save Neverland from the ruthless pirate Blackbeard. Along the way, the rebellious and mischievous boy discovers his true destiny, becoming the hero forever known as Peter Pan.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Australia, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersKings, Monsters, Childrens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Loneliness
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds
StyleFor children, Light, Fascinating, Fancy, Touching

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Talking dogs, Detectives, Scooby Doo
PlotAdventure, Investigation
PlaceUSA
StyleFor children

In Scooby-Doo’s greatest adventure yet, see the never-before told story of how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined forces with young detectives Fred, Velma, and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, toughest mystery ever: an evil plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone ever imagined.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, India, China, Hong Kong
Duration02:47
CharactersDogs, Teens, Puppies, Widows
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Cancer, Growing up
PlaceUSA
StyleFor children, Kind, Cute, Soulful, Touching

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Australia, United Kingdom
CharactersRabbits, Friends
PlotAdventure
StyleFor children, Uplifting, Bright

Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, comedy, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Batman, Heroes, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleFor children

Batman teams up with the Scooby gang when villains from both of their worlds unite to wreak havoc on the city. Featuring classic DC villains like the Joker, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and the Riddler alongside heroes like Aquaman, Black Canary, and Plastic Man. Also featuring classic Scooby-Doo villains like the Ghost Clown, Space Kook, and Miner 49er.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, adventure, family, family, cartoon, cartoon, short, music
CountryUSA
CharactersMusicians, Family
PlotAdventure, Life after death, Music, Art, Meaning of life
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Soulful, Philosophical

Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersChildrens, Family, Pupils, Wizards, Parents
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness, Fear
PlaceSchool
StyleFor children, Sad ones, Inspirational, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
CharactersBarbie
StyleFor children

Join Barbie in a colourful, modern-day fairytale filled with fashion, friends and fun! Barbie and her dog Sequin jet off to visit her Aunt's amazing fashion house in Paris, and much to her surprise it's about to be shut down forever. After she discovers three enchanting Flairies with sparkle-magic powers, Barbie comes up with a brilliant idea to save the business. She even inspires Alice, a shy fashion designer, and together they create a dazzling runway fashion show. Barbie shows that magic happens when you believe in yourself.





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