Best Foreign Films for Kids

Don't let the subtitles scare you -- there's lots of fun to be had watching movies in other languages. Expand your kids' movie horizons with some of our favorite foreign films, from anime classics such as Kiki's Delivery Service to martial arts masterpieces such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Exposing your kids to other cultures is also a great way to challenge prejudices and cultural stereotypes. You might even be able to inspire your kids to learn another language after viewing these films!

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Kiki's Delivery Service Movie Poster Image
A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Knight Rusty Movie Poster Image
German animated knight quest is fun for kids of all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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My Neighbor Totoro Movie Poster Image
Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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The Red Balloon Movie Poster Image
Imaginative story told entirely through vivid visuals.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1957)
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Howl's Moving Castle Movie Poster Image
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Spirited Away Movie Poster Image
Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Belle and Sebastian Movie Poster Image
Beautiful film about WWII has intense themes, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Wind Rises Movie Poster Image
Lovely, contemplative tale of famed aeronautical engineer.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Movie Poster Image
Magical, award-winning martial-arts fairy tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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A Bag of Marbles Movie Poster Image
Powerful story of boys' WWII survival has peril, violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Life Is Beautiful Movie Poster Image
Wrenching Holocaust fable with bittersweet humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Small Change Movie Poster Image
Gentle French coming-of-age film is best for teens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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Cinema Paradiso Movie Poster Image
Charming Italian film about friendship has sex, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Amelie Movie Poster Image
Thoughtful, charming for 16+.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Girlhood Movie Poster Image
French film offers bleak, affecting look at troubled teen.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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