Best Kids Movies to Watch for in 2017

Parents, we get you. Planning is everything, especially when it comes to keeping your little ones entertained. If going to the movies is your jam, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled this list of the best new kids movies coming to the big screen in 2017.

Best Kids Movies to Watch for in 2017

Summer Releases

Captain Underpants

Sure to be one of the most highly anticipated upcoming kids movies in 2017, Captain Underpants will hit theaters on June 2. Fans of Dav Pilkey’s original book will love the animated story of two kids who transform their principal into a comic book hero. Adults will also be quick to recognize the unmistakable voices of Kevin Hart and Ed Helms who bring this old tale the comedic dimension it was always meant to have. Opens 6/2.

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Cars 3

The Disney/Pixar dream team is back again this summer with the third installment of Cars. Lightning McQueen is back and fighting to stay on top as a new generation of racers take over the speedways, leaving McQueen in their dust. Not one to give up easily, McQueen enlists the help of a young race technician eager to keep #95 a Piston Cup champion. With the first film premiering in 2006, kids of all ages have grown up with McQueen and his friends, making Cars 3 a movie the whole family can enjoy. Opens 6/16.

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Despicable Me 3

Saving the world from evil continues to be a family affair in the new addition to the Despicable Me franchise as Gru is introduced to his long lost twin brother, Dru. Together, with the help of Gru’s daughters and minions, they must come up with a plan to stop the new big bad, Balthazar Bratt, from taking over the world. Despicable Me 3 is amongst good company seeing as its predecessors have been the biggest animated hits of the past few years, ensuring that this third installment will become an instant family favorite, guaranteed to bring smiles to faces of kids and adults alike. Opens 6/30.

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The Emoji Movie

If you’ve ever wondered what your phone thinks of you, then Sony’s summer blockbuster could very well answer all of your questions. Bringing to life the characters we all use every day, The Emoji Movie is sure to be filled with relatable humor that the whole family can laugh along with. Voiced by an all-star cast that includes the likes of Patrick Stewart, Maya Rudolph, and James Corden, The Emoji Movie is one ‘app-venture’ you won’t want to miss out on. Opens 7/28.

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Fall Releases

My Little Pony: The Movie

Adapted from the TV series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the movie will follow the adventures of everyone’s favorite ponies as they work together to defeat the dark forces threatening Ponyville. Fun for the kids and a bit of nostalgia for the parents, My Little Pony is a great way to catch up with the magical ponies we all know and love, now voiced by Hollywood stars Taye Diggs, Emily Blunt and Kristin Chenoweth. Opens 10/6.


If you’re of the majority who believes Pixar can do no wrong, you’re going to love Coco, a kids movie centered around a Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) theme. Follow a young boy’s journey as he navigates an old family mystery through music and colorful cultural allusions. Coco is an easy way to introduce new beliefs and traditions into your child’s life making it an education and entertainment win-win. Opens 11/22.

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