Movies for Kids

Movies for kids are so much fun for the whole family and there are many great movies to choose from. It can be difficult to choose appropriate movies for kids so I always check the movie ratings looking for G and PG for children under age 13. For kids aged 13 and above, PG-13 rated movies can be added to the list of possibilities.  It's a good move to check movie ratings and reviews before heading to the theater, renting, buying, or viewing a movie.

I've found that if you can find a good movie in 3D that kids go wild for that!

Movie Ratings from Motion Picture Association of America

  • G -- General Audience -- Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
  • PG -- Parental Guidance Suggested -- May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
  • PG-13 -- Parents Strongly Cautioned -- Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

Here is a site I've found to check movie reviews:

Here are some general guidelines in summary:

  • For Babies and toddlers, look for movies rated G.
  • For kids age 6 - 12 look for movies with a rating G or PG.
  • Ages 13 up to 17 Look for movies with rating G, PG, or PG-13.

Movies for Kids -- Rated G and PG

As you check reviews for movies, look for indications that kids in your child's age range have enjoyed the movie. A two-year old and a six-year-old might not appreciate the same movie, but then again some movies appeal to all ages, like Disney's Nemo! As you watch movies with your child you will begin to be better able to gauge their interest in certain types of movies.

These have been some of our grandson's favorite movies (mine too!).

Favorite General Movies for Kids

  • Babe G
  • The Polar Express Presented in 3-D G
  • Charlotte's Web G
  • For the Love of Benji G
  • Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! G
  • Tom and Jerry: The Movie G
  • Teenage Mutant Nija Turtles: The Original Movie PG
  • Shark Tale PG
  • Dr. Seuss' The Lorax PG
  • Dr. Seuss' The Cat In the Hat PG
  • Despicable Me PG
  • Beethoven PG
  • Open Season PG
  • The Lego Movie PG
  • Stuart Little PG
  • Dino Dan: Dino Party NR
  • Dinosaurs: The Complete First and Second Seasons

Favorite Disney Movies for Kids

  • Nemo G
  • Monster's, Inc. G
  • Monster's University G
  • A Bug's Life G
  • Aladdin G
  • The Lion King G
  • Cars G
  • Toy Story G
  • 101 Dalmations G
  • Dinosaur PG
  • Frozen PG
  • Planes PG

Favorite Educational Kids Movies

Some great first movies for babies are the Baby Einstein series and for older kids, the Leap Frog series.

    Baby Einstein Series (a few listed):

  • Discovering Shapes
  • Baby's Favorite Places
  • Baby's First Moves

     Leap Frog Series (a few listed):

  • Scout & Friends Phonics Farm
  • Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory
  • Word Caper
  • The Amazing Alphabet
  • Scout & Friends Number Land

Favorite Christian Kids Movies

Some fun Christian moves our grandson enjoys are from the Veggie Tales Series.

     Veggie Tales Series (a few listed):

  • Jonah - A Veggie Tales Movie 
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie 
  • Veggie Tales: The Little Drummer Boy 
  • Veggie Tales: LarryBoy and the Rumor Weed 
  • LarryBoy: The Good, the Bad, and the Eggly