Movies for children

Movies for children
List of the best movies for children selected by visitors to our site: The Kid Who Would Be King, Mio in the Land of Faraway, Upon the Magic Roads, Incredibles 2, Alice in Wonderland, Babe, Beethoven, The NeverEnding Story, Love and Lies, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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

Genre
Country
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55

Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

Mio in the Land of Faraway (1987)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountrySweden, Soviet Union, Norway
Duration01:39

They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king.

Upon the Magic Roads (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryRussia

Romantic John the Fool and his friend Foal set out on a series of unpredictable adventures in different magical worlds. The two buddies will have to outsmart an evil tyrant king, catch the firebird, and find John’s true love.

Incredibles 2 (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of the problems of his three children.

Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:48

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.

Babe (1995)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:31

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.

Beethoven (1992)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

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.

The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, West Germany
Duration01:34

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Love and Lies (1980)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:26

Vam i ne snilos... A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates uneasiness in both of them. Also because of that, the boy's mother is very jealous and tries to separate them. The only person that tries to help them is their teacher who has relationship problems of her own.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32

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.

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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54

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.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:58

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.

Jumanji (1995)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, India, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Duration01:44

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.

Capt. Grant's Family (1936)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreadventure, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:23

The son and daughter of a lost-at-sea captain recruit help to find him on the basis of an incomplete note found in a bottle, and encounter adventures in Patagonia, Australia, and New Zealand... Based on Jules Verne novel.

Stardust (2007)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:07

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.

Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:11

A satirical comedy about the excessive restrictions that children face during their vacation in a Young Pioneer camp.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

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.

Cinderella (1947)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:24

Based on a classic fairytale "Cinderella" brilliantly adapted by Yevgeni Shvarts.

When I Will Become a Giant (1978)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:23

Inspired by Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, 8th grader Petya Kopeykin tries to prove everyone that bravery and honor still exist in today's world.

Labyrinth (1986)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:41

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!

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48

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.

Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors (1963)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:15

Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors is a 1964 Soviet fairy tale film directed by Aleksandr Rou based on a story with the same name by Vitali Gubarev. Both the surreal story by Vladimir Gubarev, together with the 1964 film, written in a Through The Looking Glass style. Alice-type Soviet girl, named Olya meets her counterpart Yalo, while looking into the mirror. Yalo is an absolute antipode to Olya, for example where Olya is precise and neat, Yalo is absent-minded, careless, etc. The explicit plot relates to Olya learning to see herself differently, but this occurs through an experience in the Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors which serves as a mechanism for commenting on the ability of a society to manufacture a false reality.

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

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.

Father Frost (1964)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:24

A fairy tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together.

Mary Poppins, Goodbye (1983)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, musical, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:21

A family hires a babysitter who seems to possess magical powers.

Back to the Future (1985)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

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.

Home Alone (1990)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

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.

Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

This 1986 Disney adventure tells the story of 12-year-old David who lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. When he awakens from being accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, he finds that eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but just as perplexed as he is by the fact that he hasn't aged. When a NASA scientist discovers a UFO nearby, David gets the chance to unravel the mystery and recover the life he lost.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

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.

Paddington (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China, Canada
Duration01:35

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.




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