Best Bear Movies for Kids

Whether they're cuddly (like Winnie the Pooh) or fierce (like Iorek Byrnison of The Golden Compass), the movies on this list boast some of Hollywood's most memorable bears. We are sure you'll be beary amused and have a rip-roaring time with these grrrreat picks. For more animal tales, check out Best Animal Movies for Kids and Best Animal Documentaries.

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

age 3+

Remains faithful to A. A. Milne's beloved classic stories.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1977)
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MOVIE

The Jungle Book (Animated)

age 4+

Jaunty animation meets jazzy songs in Disney classic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1967)
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MOVIE

The Little Bear Movie

age 4+

Gentle tale of bear friendship has a few tense moments.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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MOVIE

Boonie Bears: To the Rescue

age 5+

Bears save little girl in frantic tale; cartoon violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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MOVIE

Brother Bear

age 5+

Cute bear tale has some peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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MOVIE

Brother Bear 2

age 5+

Bear's warm-furry quest finds love and friends.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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MOVIE

Great Bear Rainforest: Land of the Spirit Bear

age 5+

Immersive nature docu offers scenic awe and animal awwws.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2019)
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MOVIE

The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas!

age 5+

Sweet, noncommercial holiday story best for young kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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MOVIE

Arctic Tale

age 6+

Kid-friendly film serves up inconvenient truth.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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MOVIE

Bears

age 6+

Some tense moments in Disney's nature documentary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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MOVIE

Kung Fu Panda

age 6+

Appealing kid-friendly comedy; some scary scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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MOVIE

Kung Fu Panda 2

age 6+

Panda hero saves the day in surprisingly deep family film.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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MOVIE

Open Season

age 6+

Animated animal buddy film is crude but funny.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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MOVIE

Paddington

age 6+

Charming story about beloved bear has some scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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MOVIE

Paddington 2

age 6+

Charming, heartfelt sequel entertains, inspires compassion.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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MOVIE

Pandas

age 6+

Educational doc about scientists training pandas to go wild.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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MOVIE

To the Arctic

age 6+

Educational documentary explores life in the frozen wild.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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MOVIE

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

age 7+

Inventive, book-based misfit tale is sweet and funny.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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MOVIE

Brave

age 8+

Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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MOVIE

Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story

age 8+

Inspiring true story of teen boy making a difference.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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