Good Movies for 6 and 7 Year Old??

Updated on June 27, 2013
L.O. asks from Sterling Heights, MI
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My daughter said she wants to watch movies about real people... as in not Disney cartoons anymore.. she loves wizard of oz.. and willy wonka..

any ideas of good family friendly movies that your kids like??

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answers from Chicago on

Mary Poppins
The Sound of Music
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Herbie the Love Bug
Nanny McPhee

ETA: Oh yeah, I forgot my kids also love "Shark Boy and Lava Girl"

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answers from Montgomery on

Swiss Family Robinson, Parent Trap, Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, The early Harry Potter, Hook, Peter Pan (the one with humans Jason Isaiah, Lynn Redgrave), The Santa Clause Movies, Jumanji (if she is a mature 7), The Secret Garden, Chronicles of Narnia (also for a mature 7) Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Black Stallion...I brought the kidz in (now in teens) and we looked through our collection! Have Fun!!! :)

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answers from Springfield on

Back to the Future
Harry Potter (the first two)
Star Wars (the original trilogy)
White Fang
Alvin and the Chipmunks
The Muppets
Night at the Museum
Spy Kids
Camp Rock

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answers from Detroit on

The Never Ending Story, the Princess Bride, the Labyrinth, Princess Diaries, ET, Wizards of Waverly Place (not sure what the movie is actually called), Flight of the Navigator, the Sandlot, Spy Kids, The Last Mimzy, Mighty Joe Young, Home Alone, Free Willy, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, JUMANJI, Zathura, The Parent Trap (both the new and the old versions), Homeward Bound, Snow Dogs, Ella Enchanted, Beethoven, Peter Pan (the one with actors), Mary Kate and Ashley Movies, Harry Potter, The Goonies, The Little Rascals, Casper, Babe, Transformers, Scooby-Doo, Where The Wild Things Are, Cheaper by the Dozen, Bridge to Terabithia, The Muppets movies, Matilda, Tooth Fairy, Elf, Herbie, Star Wars, Back the the Future (may be pushing it on the age... or not), Annie, Mrs. Doubtfire, BIG (another one that may push it a bit), Karate Kid, Indiana Jones, Mary Poppins, etc. :)

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answers from Dallas on

Honey I Shrunk the Kids
The Little Rascals (1994 movie)
Back to the Future (although we did have to explain the order of things to our 7 y.o)
Star Wars
Spy Kids

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answers from Grand Forks on

There are a couple of live action Scooby Doo movies, Harry Potter and Spykids.

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answers from Kalamazoo on

Our daughter is just about 6 and really loves "real" movies. That would include:

Soul Surfer
Letters to God
Dophin Tale

She also enjoys:
Free Willy, Black Stalion, Santa Paws, and yes Wizard of Oz. We usually sit with them as we watch the movies for prime times to interject.


answers from Lansing on

Some good suggestions a few I thought of were

The secret garden
Ramona and Beezus
Judy Moody and the not bummer summer


answers from Milwaukee on

The new Wizard of Oz prequil - forgot the name (Great and Powerful Oz) or something like that.



answers from Chicago on

Parent trap (the original with haley mills)
that darn cat (original with haley mills)
chitty chitty bang bang
bed knobs and broom sticks



answers from Honolulu on

Nim's Island

CJ7 (a foreign film, very good)



answers from Boston on

I know they aren't about "people" but my kids like all of the movies about puppies (Air Buddies movies etc). They also liked Jumanji, Matilda, & Parent Trap as mentioned below. We recently watched the Neverending Story with our 5 and 8 year old daughters and they both liked it.



answers from Chicago on

Hugo ( my 6 yr old Loved it)
diary of a Wimpy Kid
Free Willy
Mary Poppins



answers from Minneapolis on

My 6 year old daughter really likes:
Princess Diaries 1 & 2
Princess Bride
All the Star Wars
All the Lord of the Rings
All the Spider-Man
For some reason she LOVES Avatar (not the disney guy but the blue guys on Pandora)



answers from Dallas on

Rodger's and Hamerstien's Cinderella, both the 60s version and the one with Brandie. Princess Bride, Ever After, Stuart Little. Home Alone
The Peter Pan with Robin Williams, maybe Hook?

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