10 Action Movies For Kids That Are Fantastic Family Watches

Action Movies For Kids
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Movies for kids can be dull, boring, idiotic, and worst still, packed with catchy songs that you end up singing along to in public places.

Yet, did you know there are some good action movies for kids as young as six that will entertain them and you equally?

These movies are fantastic and fun movies, perfect for family nights or rainy weekends. Blast through the 10 best movies below, ranked in order of age suitability:

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Action Movies For Kids

The Lego Movie (2014)

suitable for 6+

Voiced by Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, and Elizabeth Banks, this hilarious animated action movie has a 7.7 rating on IMDb and is well worth watching for any family that loves Lego.

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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

suitable for 7+

Voiced by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jay Baruchel, and Gerard Butler, this animated action movie combines breathtaking action sequences with a coming-of-age story that is a real tear-jerker. Scoring a whopping 8.1 rating on IMDb, this movie should be on every family’s watchlist.

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The Incredibles (2004)

suitable for 7+

Voiced by Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, and Samuel L. Jackson, this Pixar movie is fast-paced, constantly fun, and puts family at the heart of its story. It earned a rating of 8.1 on IMDb and is one of the best animations from the studio.

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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

suitable for 8+

This live-action game-come-movie is a triumph. Starring Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, and Jim Carey. This movie is worth watching just for Carey’s menacing but hilarious performance as Sonic’s nemesis Egg Man. This movie earned 6.5 on IMDb and is the perfect fast-paced family action movie.

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Superman: The Movie (1978)

suitable for 8+

This 1978 classic is perfect for children aged 8 and above. Starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, and Gene Hackman, this movie is the perfect nostalgia-popcorn flick for all. Especially if you are a parent who likes saying “they don’t make them like they used to”. Superman: The Move earned a rating of 7.4 on IMDb.

Action Movies For Kids

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

suitable for 9+

Fast, furious, action-packed, hilarious, and suitable for anyone over 9, Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse is easily the best-animated action movie. Earning 8.4 on IMDb, it actually deserves more. If you haven’t seen it, whether you like animation or not, watch it now.

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The Goonies (1985)

suitable for 10+

If you’ve got kids and you haven’t shared with them the wonders of The Goonies, what are you waiting for? This iconic family-friendly movie will have your kids curious about other kid movies from the 80s and unlock hours of parenting via TV. The Goonies earned a 7.7 on IMDb.

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Suitable for 11+

Another massive hit from the 80s makes this list of action movies for kids. One of the biggest franchises going, Indiana Jones is both full of action and perfect for a family night in. With elements of magic, adventure, and a fast-talking hero and menacing villains, there is something for everyone. The movie earned an 8.4 rating on IMDb.

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Ready Player One (2018)

suitable for 12+

If you’ve got gaming fans for kids, or if you are a gamer yourself, Ready Player One is a must-watch. It taps into fan favorites across a broad spectrum of mediums, from classic movies to famous games. And it does all that is a fantastic story directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie earned a rating of 7.4 on IMDb.

Action Movies For Kids

Jurassic Park (1993)

suitable for 12+

Another Steven Spielberg movie, this one is a 90s classic that changed visual effects forever. The movie brings dinosaurs to life and puts people on the buffet table. Some parents may not want to expose young children to this movie because there are a few moments that might give them nightmares. Yet any kid over 12 is in for a great action-packed movie. One most parents will love too. Jurassic Park earned a rating of 8.2 on IMDb.

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