8 Places to Watch Free Kids Movies Online

Kid-friendly movies are easy to find on these websites

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There's no need to pay for the movies the kids want to see because there are hundreds of free kids movies online. These free movies for kids can all be found at websites where it's legal to watch their movies. They all have separate areas where children can go and catch up on the latest movies as well as some of their favorite free TV shows.

There's a wide variety of free kids movies online that include classics from your childhood as well as the big blockbuster hits of the past few years. These movies are great for any age of child as well as some that the whole family will enjoy.

If your kids like to watch movies on their tablet, consider a free movie app. Also be sure to check out how to get free movies for your kids through Redbox. There are also a lot of other free movie websites that have movies that everyone will enjoy.

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Popcornflix

Popcorn Flix website

What We Like

  • The staff picks section is great for finding out about new films.

  • Horror movies are on a separate website.

What We Don't Like

  • Download movies to watch later.

  • Movies include commercial interruptions.

Visit the Family section at Popcornflix to browse family-friendly movies perfect for the kids in your life. Big movie posters make it easy for kids to pick out what they want to watch.

Some of the more popular free kids' movies we've been able to find here include Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, White Fang, Benji, Popeye, and Jack and the Beanstalk.

There are also free cartoons here that the kids might like, including Popular Mechanics, Sky Dancers, Pet Alien, My Strange Pet, Stoked, Puppy in My Pocket, Life With Derek, and Secret Millionaires.

The player at Popcornflix is easy enough for the kids to manage all on their own. There are ads every 20 minutes on all the movies and TV shows here.

Popcornflix Kids is a website much like Popcornflix but includes only kids movies from their selection, which you might prefer so that the kids can't accidentally find an adult movie.

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Yidio

Yidio web site

What We Like

  • Larger collection than other sites; pulls from other streaming services.

  • Don't have to sign up to watch movies hosted on Yidio.

What We Don't Like

  • A lot of movies listed are not free to watch.

  • Video quality is decent yet inconsistent.

Yidio searches all the free movie websites and puts lists together so that all the movies in one place, including free movies for kids. To view these, browse to the Kids and Family movie section.

Inside this movie section, you can sort by popularity and recently added selections, and filter the kids movies by rating such as PG, PG-13, and NC-17.

Some great free kids movies we've spotted here include Escape From Planet Earth, Hoodwinked Too!, Spirit of the Forest, Cop Dog, The Snowman, Mia and the Migoo, Finding Rin Tin Tin, Lion of Oz, and Soccer Mom.

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Tubi

Tubi web site

What We Like

  • "Not on Netflix" section has movies not found elsewhere.

  • Adjust video quality to suit your internet connection.

What We Don't Like

  • Streaming service not available in every country.

  • The same ads play over and over again.

Tubi has a section for family movies and kids' shows. Although you can't organize the films by rating or popularity, a single, full page of free kids' movies makes it easy to browse.

The Happy Elf, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Igor, The Secret of Nimh, Little Bear Movie, The Amazing Feats of Young Hercules, Eloise: Eloise Goes to School, and Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away are just some of the movies we've seen available at Tubi.

Tubi has free TV shows for kids, too, including Family Game Night, Transformers, Sabrina, Babar, Rescue Heroes, and G.I. Joe.

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Vudu

Free kids movies at Vudu

What We Like

  • Hundreds of free movies.

  • Lets you buy and rent new movies.

What We Don't Like

  • You have to watch ads.

  • Can't sort the kids movies by popularity.

  • Requires a free user account.

Vudu is an excellent movie streaming site with a section dedicated to children called Family & Kids. It has hundreds of movies you can stream absolutely free; you just have to watch ads to support the site.

A few of the free movies for kids that you can stream at Vudu include Charlotte's Web, Happy Feet, Dennis the Menace, Daddy Day Camp, Mac and Me, and Dinosaur Island.

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SnagFilms

Snag Films web site

What We Like

  • Matches video quality to your internet speed automatically.

  • Some movies available in HD.

What We Don't Like

  • Buffering issues may occur with higher quality videos.

  • No option for subtitles.

SnagFilms is mainly a website for free documentaries, but it also has dozens of free kids' movies in the Kids & Family section.

There are a few recent movies here but primarily lots of classic family movies for everyone to enjoy.

Some kids and family movies they have at SnagFilms include Dragon Hunters, Pocahontas: The Legend, Babysitters Beware, The Little Wizard: Guardian of the Magic Crystals, The Nutcracker, and The Toy Shop.

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Pluto TV

Pluto web site

What We Like

  • Convenient TV-like channel guide interface.

  • Rewind shows.

What We Don't Like

  • No option to watch shows on demand.

  • No subtitles available.

Kids can watch free movies all day long with Pluto TV. It's 100% free and works on a computer, smart TV, and mobile device.

Pluto TV streams kids-related movies live on Channel 520. If you use the Pluto TV mobile app, you can also watch on-demand kids movies any time you want without waiting for something you like to show up on that channel.

Pluto TV has been known to play kids movies like Alpha And Omega movies, Jungle Girl and the Lost Island of Dinosaurs, Sea Level, Agent Cody Banks, The Invincible Iron Man, Planet Hulk, Almighty Thor, and Igor.

You can find the kids movies on the Pluto TV app through the FUN FOR THE FAMILY section in the Free Movies + TV section. 

Kids can also find 80s and 90s cartoons on Channel 526, and other classic cartoons on Channel 531. See the Pluto TV Guide for more information on other kid-friendly channels.

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Classic Cinema Online

Classic Cinema Online web site

What We Like

  • Includes links to movies hosted on other websites.

  • Video player supports subtitles.

What We Don't Like

  • Poor quality for older movies.

  • Targets adults who want to relive childhood.

Classic Cinema Online has more than a dozen family movies that are a great way to introduce kids to classic movies.

These movies are mostly from the 1930s and 1940s and include classics like Pinocchio, Million Dollar Kid, Lassie: The Painted Hills, and Where the Red Fern Grows.

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YouTube

YouTube kids movie playlist

What We Like

  • Hosts obscure shows and movies that are hard to find elsewhere.

  • Share movies from your own private collection.

What We Don't Like

  • Movies are frequently removed for copyright reasons.

  • Longer movies are often divided into parts, some of which could be missing.

YouTube may not be the first place you think of when you want to watch a movie online, but they actually have a huge collection of free movies including free kids movies and family movies.

The trick to finding free movies on YouTube — given that the free areas of YouTube are meant for shorter videos — is to find a channel, playlist, or service that can locate the kid-friendly movies for you.

For example, YouTube has a dedicated link to free movies that includes films for kids, too. Another place to find free kids movies on YouTube is on the r/fullmoviesonyoutube sub on Reddit.

The free kids' ​movies you'll find at YouTube include titles like Agent Cody Banks, Igor, The Velveteen Rabbit, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Princess and Goblin, Tarzan, Good Boy!, and All Dogs Go to Heaven.

You'll also find some classic cartoons you can watch for free here, including Superman, Popeye, and Christmas Classics.