Best and most fun Kids & Family movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

All the marketeers in the world know that the kids market is an incredibly interesting one. And they have gotten darn good at finding ways to crawl into the minds of children in the most imaginative ways possible. We would not say this is a very good thing. But quite often, giving kids what they want, can work out wonderfully. Because at the end of the day, kids also want to see sincere movies that feel like magic. We have gathered the greatest ones here.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best kids movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Steven Spielberg, Tony Bancroft & Pete Docter our new kids genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

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Popular actorsEmily Blunt, Sylvester Stallone & John Krasinski
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Anticipated 2017 kids movies to watch

    Beauty and the Beast (Friday March 17, 2017)

    Beauty and the Beast film poster Director
    Bill Condon
    Dan Stevens
    Emma Watson
    Luke Evans

    Almost 25 years after the animated film that enchanted young and old, the live action version of French classic 'The Beauty and the Beast' arrives....Read more

Best kids movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

2010's best rated kids movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    The BFG (Friday July 1, 2016)

    The BFG film poster Director
    Steven Spielberg
    Mark Rylance
    Ruby Barnhill
    Penelope Wilton

    Finally it arrived, Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved classic children's book 'The BFG'. Spielberg stayed true to the book, while adding his distinctive touch. A beautiful and timeless story that will trigger everyone's imagination. ...Read more

    Ma vie de Courgette (Sunday May 15, 2016)

    Ma vie de Courgette film poster Director
    Claude Barras
    Gaspard Schlatter
    Sixtine Murat
    Paulin Jaccoud

    Icarus is a ten year old boy who lives with his alcoholic mother. When she suddenly dies, Icarus is placed in a foster home where he and an eccentric bunch of orphan kids learn to cope with the difficulties they've all encountered in their lives. A heartwarming, unique and often hilarious stop-motion film that is not afraid to show the darker sides of childhood. ...Read more

    Kauwboy (Wednesday April 18, 2012)

    Kauwboy film poster Director
    Boudewijn Koole
    Rick Lens
    Loek Peters
    Cahit Ölmez

    Reminiscent of Ken Loach's classic 'Kes', this modest but beautiful Dutch children's film tells the story of young Jojo and his rough, unpredictable father. When Jojo finds a wounded bird, he wants to take care of it. At the same time, his father's situation deteriorate. ...Read more

    The Rocket (Friday April 19, 2013)

    The Rocket film poster Director
    Kim Mordaunt
    Sitthiphon Disamoe
    Loungnam Kaosainam
    Suthep Po-ngam

    It's not often we see a film from Laos, let alone such a wonderful and touching children's movie. 'The Rocket' tells the story of Ahlo, a young boy living in a tribal village deep in the rainforest of Laos. According to his family, Ahlo is the bearer of bad luck. And indeed, trouble and tragedy always seems to find him. But then he decides to take part in a dangerous Rocket Contest to prove everyone wrong....Read more

    Le Nouveau (Wednesday December 23, 2015)

    Le Nouveau film poster Director
    Rudi Rosenberg
    Réphaël Ghrenassia
    Joshua Raccah
    Géraldine Martineau

    Benoit is eleven years old and just got started at a new school. Soon all the popular kids are picking on him. When he throws a birthday party, only three kids show up, which his life even worse. But these three kids appear to have a lot in common with Benoit. A charming French with lots of recognizable situations and naturalistic acting. Tip!...Read more

    Lamb (Wednesday May 20, 2015)

    Lamb film poster Director
    Yared Zeleke
    Rediat Amare
    Kidist Siyum
    Welela Assefa

    Ten years old Ephraim just moved to a village in the heartland of Ethiopia. He is supposed to become a man, but much rather spends his tim cooking with the women. ...Read more

    Paper Planes (Wednesday December 27, 2017)

    Paper Planes film poster Director
    Robert Connolly
    Sam Worthington
    Ed Oxenbould
    Deborah Mailman

    Dylan lives in a small village with his dad. His mother recently passed away. But then his new teacher introduces him to something that brings back his spirit; paper plane contests. Dylan's good at it. In fact, he might make it to the World Championships in Tokyo. A funny and touching family film. ...Read more

    Pete’s Dragon (Friday August 12, 2016)

    Pete’s Dragon film poster Director
    David Lowery
    Bryce Dallas Howard
    Robert Redford
    Oakes Fegley

    A remake of the 1970's classic animation film, Pete's Dragon is a tender film about a young boy living happily in the woods with his friend Elliott, a enormous but very shy dragon. One day, a forester stumbles upon them, which sets into motion an unfortunate series of events... ...Read more

    Queen of Katwe (Friday September 30, 2016)

    Queen of Katwe film poster Director
    Mira Nair
    Madina Nalwanga
    David Oyelowo
    Lupita Nyong'o

    Somewhat sentimental but nonetheless highly enjoyable coming of age film about Phiona, a girl from the slums of Uganda with an unusual dream; she wants to become an international chess champion. The pretty, colorful images of Kampala and young Madina Nalwanga's charismatic acting make this film stand out from your average sports drama's. ...Read more