Best Kids Movies of 2016

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I think most people would agree that 2016 was a pretty dismal year for many reasons. One thing that did bring joy, however, was the movies, and this year there was a rather magical selection of films for kids and families – in fact it was so good that for the first time ever in Movies4Kids’ history it was really hard to pick just 10 movies of the year.

So thank you to all the filmmakers, writers, actors, animators, and production crews who made some amazing movies that brightened up our lives in 2016 – and here are the best of the best (drumroll, please) – Movies4Kids Best Kids Movies Of The Year!

 

(click on the name of each movie to read the Movies4Kids review)

 

10: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

 

 

9: PETE’S DRAGON

 

 

8: SING STREET

 

 

7: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

 

 

6: THE JUNGLE BOOK

 

 

5: YOUR NAME

 

 

4: MOANA

 

 

3: ZOOTROPOLIS (Zootopia)

 

 

2: KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

 

 

And the Movies4Kids Film of the Year:

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

Click here for our interview with Hunt For The Wilderpeople star Julian Dennison.

 

 

 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

monster_callsA Monster Calls – one of the best films I saw in 2016, this superb drama about grief and imagination opens on New Year’s Day. It’s so good it has already guaranteed itself a place on Movies4Kids list of films of 2017. Our review will be live on December 29th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ghostbusters – The original is still the best but this 21st century update, with its superb female lead cast, was still one of the most enjoyable movies of the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Finding Dory – Number 11 on the list of films of the year, this was just as adorable as Finding Nemo and even more fun.

 

 

 

 

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Eddie The Eagle – One for all the family, this boasted top performances from Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, plus a great soundtrack. And it gave us new appreciation for anyone taking up such a dangerous-looking sport as ski jumping.

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