Disney has delighted children and adults alike for generations, and in that spirit, here is a listing of the 10 best kids’ films to take on your trip. From the old classics to more modern entries, this list ranks the world’s most-loved kids’ movies, promising not just to keep the children happy, but to entertain the whole family.
1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Disney is always a crowd-pleaser, especially on a road trip, and this is no different when it comes to Disney’s first feature-length film. Released in 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is probably the most popular children’s film of all time. The Cash Lady leader board shows the film scored 98% with critics and 78% with audiences. It brought in an impressive $1,021,330,000 in box-office revenue. All these scores combined mean that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs top the leader board with an overall score of 91.77.
2. The Lion King
The Lion King was released in 1994 and was an instant success, featuring not only some of the world’s most-loved actors, but other celebrities such as Elton John. This scored 93% with both critics and audiences and pulled in $827,500,405 in box-office revenue, giving The Lion King a total score of 90.34.
3. One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One Hundred and One Dalmatians was released in 1961 and was Disney’s 17th feature film. The movie scored an impressive 98% rate with critics and 76% with audiences with a box-office revenue of $936,225,101, giving it an overall score of 88.29.
Released in 1940, Fantasia remains one of Disney’s most popular films, not only due to its storyline but also its beautiful and innovative animation. The film consists of eight animated segments set to classical music and conducted by the iconic Leopold Stokowski. It scored 94% with critics and 83% with audiences, with a box-office total of $778,117,595, making it the 24th highest-grossing film of all time when adjusted for inflation. Fantasia has a total score of 84.78.
5. Finding Nemo
The first non-Disney entry on the list is Pixar’s 2003 film, Finding Nemo. With an impressive critic score of 99% and an audience score of 86%, Finding Nemo brought in $559,944,647, leaving it with a total score of 81.92.
6. Beauty and The Beast
Beauty and The Beast was the 30th film released by Disney and the third film of Disney’s Renaissance Period, where the studio focused on producing movies based on well-known stories. Many people, such as the critics at Film Magazine, believe it to be the best Disney Renaissance film, but its total score brings it behind The Lion King. It scored 94% with critics and 92% with audiences, with a total score of 80.81.
7. Toy Story 4
Coming in just behind at number seven is Toy Story 4 with an overall score of 80.79. It was the fourth in the Toy Story series and was released by Pixar in 2019. It scored high in both critic and audiences scores, 97% and 94%, respectively; and brought in $434,038,008 at the box office.
8. Toy Story 3
Next on the list is Toy Story 3, which scored 98% with critics and 89% with audiences. The 2010 film made Pixar $479,175,469 in box office revenue, and has been given a total score of 80.32.
9. Toy Story
The first in the Toy Story series came out in 1991, enjoying huge critical acclaim with an unheard-of critic score of 100%. It was also hugely popular with audiences of all ages, with an 89% audience score. Bringing in $400,288,462 in box-office revenue, Toy Story has a total score of 80.27.
Aladdin, based on a Middle-Eastern folk tale was released by Disney in 1992 to huge commercial and critical success. $477,620,310 made it the highest-grossing film of the year. With a critic score of 95% and an audience score of 92%, Aladdin is the 10th film on the list, with a total score of 80.24.