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 friends for kids of all ages. They're great for rainy-day playdates or those family movie nights when you want something sweet without any of the "mush" that younger kids don't always go for.

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Charlotte's Web (2006) Movie Poster Image
Enchanting take on a beloved children's classic.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Dear Dracula Movie Poster Image
Sweet, funny story of friendship is a treat for the family.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Toy Story (1995) Movie Poster Image
Pixar classic is one of the best kids' movies of all time.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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WALL-E Movie Poster Image
Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Ernest & Celestine Movie Poster Image
Touching animated story celebrates unlikely friendships.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Fox and the Hound Movie Poster Image
Heartwarming tale of friendship, but expect some peril.
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(Release Year: 1981)
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Movie Poster Image
Adventurous animal tale will have kids riveted.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Ice Age Movie Poster Image
Clever, funny, touching; like a great road movie.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Shrek Movie Poster Image
Gross-out laughs meet a marvelous fairy tale mix.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Chicken Run Movie Poster Image
Charming animated escape tale has some peril, scares.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Poster Image
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Madagascar Movie Poster Image
Cute story has some crude humor and innuendo.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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The Cheetah Girls Movie Poster Image
Singers celebrate diversity and independence.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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The Sandlot Movie Poster Image
Lighthearted, nostalgic tween comedy; some language.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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My Girl Movie Poster Image
Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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Life of Pi Movie Poster Image
Beautiful, emotional, intense story of faith and friendship.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Movie Poster Image
Sensitive portrayal of four girls' friendships.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Beaches Movie Poster Image
'80s tearjerker about friendship is emotionally intense.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Movie Poster Image
Classic tale of two famous outlaws; violence, cursing.
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(Release Year: 1969)
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The Shawshank Redemption Movie Poster Image
Gritty prison tale has positive messages, lots of profanity.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Bridesmaids Movie Poster Image
Crude but sincere comedy about friendship and confidence.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Thelma and Louise Movie Poster Image
Now-classic feminist road movie best for very mature teens.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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