Movies About Friends

Some movie characters just go together: Buzz and Woody, Butch and Sundance, Thelma and Louise. We've picked out our favorite movies about friendship for kids of all ages. They're great for rainy days, play dates, or those family movie nights when you want something sweet without any of the "mush" that younger kids don't always go for. These are also great picks if you want to foster character strengths like compassion, empathy, and teamwork. For more great media featuring iconic groups and duos, try our list of Books About Friendship.

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Charlotte's Web (2006)

age 5+

Enchanting take on a beloved children's classic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Dear Dracula

age 5+

Sweet, funny story of friendship is a treat for the family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Lilo and Stitch

age 5+

Cute story, great characters, fabulous soundtrack.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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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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Toy Story (1995)

age 5+

Pixar classic is one of the best kids' movies of all time.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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WALL-E

age 5+

Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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Ernest & Celestine

age 6+

Touching animated story celebrates unlikely friendships.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Finding Dory

age 6+

Delightful sequel promotes teamwork; some sadness, scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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The Fox and the Hound

age 6+

Heartwarming tale of friendship, but expect some peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1981)
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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 Iron Giant

age 6+

Touching robot-kid friendship tale has great messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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Luca

age 6+

Sweet fish-out-of-water story about friendship, adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Minions: The Rise of Gru

age 6+

Origin story is a groovy '70s adventure; slapstick violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Shrek

age 6+

Gross-out laughs meet a marvelous fairy tale mix.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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Vivo

age 6+

Touching musical about family and love has a little peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Big Hero 6

age 7+

Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Chicken Run

age 7+

Charming animated escape tale has some peril, scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

age 7+

Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1982)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

age 7+

First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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