Excellent Adventure Movies for Family Fun

Few stories are as compelling as those that involve a journey or a quest. These adventure movies are full of fantastic voyages and thrilling action for kids of all ages, from the colorful ocean expedition of Finding Nemo to the rock 'n' roll time travel of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Many also help show the power of courage, perseverance, and teamwork. For more great stories, try our Adventure TV Shows and Adventure Books lists.

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The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

age 3+

Sesame Street fans will love this sweet movie.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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Curious George: Cape Ahoy

age 3+

Simple, charming ocean story is fun for preschoolers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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PAW Patrol: The Movie

age 4+

Brave, talented pups save the day in pre-K adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

age 4+

A few tense scenes add drama to family and friendship tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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The Voyages of Young Doctor Dolittle

age 4+

Sweet animal adventure has some mild peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Barbie Princess Adventure

age 5+

Royal musical has positive messages, mild peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Bolt

age 5+

Super-dog adventure is fun, age-appropriate for kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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Finding Nemo

age 5+

Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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Mulan

age 5+

Disneyfied but dignified tale of Chinese warrior.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)
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My Little Pony: A New Generation

age 5+

Sweet tale of acceptance has some mildly scary scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Ponyo

age 5+

Miyazaki's stunning adventure is geared to younger kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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Tangled

age 5+

Fantastic princess adventure is fun, with great messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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Toy Story 2

age 5+

Stunning, witty, exciting, enchanting, and moving.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

age 6+

A fantastical car story custom-made for kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1968)
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The Emperor's New Groove

age 6+

More fun, goofy cartoon antics than Disney polish.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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Epic

age 6+

Animated adventure amuses but doesn't live up to its title.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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George of the Jungle

age 6+

Live-action take on popular tale is family fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

age 6+

Adventurous animal tale will have kids riveted.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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Ice Age

age 6+

Clever, funny, touching; like a great road movie.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild

age 6+

Peril, potty humor in sequel about family and growing up.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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