The Absolute Best Kid Movies That Came Out in 2017

Although we're all waiting patiently for the Olaf's Frozen Adventure short film to hit theaters ahead of Disney/Pixar's Coco on Nov. 22, this year has already been full of new hit movies that our kids have added to their rotations of favorites. From sequels to already beloved flicks and remakes of old classics to completely new films with lovable characters, 2017 has been good to us (at least, as far as family movies are concerned).

Ahead, we gathered our favorite releases from this year, which, if you haven't seen them yet, are perfect to add to your family movie-night list.

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The Lego Batman Movie

What it's about: This hilarious Lego version of Batman deals with Bruce Wayne's usual struggle of dealing with constant criminals in Gotham City as well as the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

Who's in it: Will Arnett voices Batman, but other voices include Ralph Fiennes, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, and Mariah Carey.

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Beauty and the Beast

What it's about: The live-action reboot of this Disney classic brought the animated story to life.

Who's in it: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Ian McKellen.

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Despicable Me 3

What it's about: In this new adventure, Gru's long-lost twin brother, Drew, is introduced — along with some serious sibling rivalry.

Who's in it: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, and Russell Brand are all back to voice your favorite characters.

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Cars 3

What it's about: When Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the racing scene by newer, faster racers, he looks to find a way back in through a young race technician who wants to win for herself.

Who's in it: Owen Wilson reprised his voice role as Lightning McQueen.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

What it's about: The mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage is unraveled in this second installation.

Who's in it: Chris Pratt and the rest of the gang are back, and Kurt Russell joined the cast.

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Boss Baby

What it's about: A suit-wearing baby beyond his years joins forces with his 7-year-old brother to stop the wicked plan of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Who's in it: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, and Jimmy Kimmel all lend their voices to this comedy.

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The Lego Ninjago Movie

What it's about: Six teenage ninjas (no, not turtles) must defend their home, Ninjago, by night using their gifted warrior skills.

Who's in it: Olivia Munn, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Abbi Jacobson, Jackie Chan, Michael Peña, and Fred Armisen all helped voice the Lego comedy.

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My Little Pony: The Movie

What it's about: Every kid's favorite ponies are back and better than ever as a dark force threatens Ponyville. The "Mane 6" must journey beyond Equestria, where they meet new friends who help them to use friendship as a power.

Who's in it: Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba, and Zoe Saldana make up this all-star voice cast.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

What it's about: Based on the true story of author A. A. Milne's story about his son, Christopher Robin — the worldwide phenomenon Winnie the PoohGoodbye Christopher Robin shares the deeper background behind the book's conception.

Who's in it: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, and Kelly Macdonald.

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

What it's about: Based on the first book of the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey about two BFF pranksters, this movie delves into Captain Underpants's origin. (Spoiler alert: he's their mean school principal hypnotized into thinking he's a superhero!)

Who's in it: Jordan Peele, Nick Kroll, Kristen Schaal, Kevin Hart, and Ed Helms all lend their voices to this LOL-worthy flick.

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Smurfs: The Lost Village

What it's about: The biggest secret in Smurf history is set to be discovered when Smurfette and her friends find a mysterious map that sends them through the Forbidden Forest.

Who's in it: Joe Manganiello, Rainn Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, and Demi Lovato lend their voices to the Smurf characters we all know and love.