25 Must-Watch Dragon Movies For Kids

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Dragons are known for their power, intelligence, and magical abilities. There are plenty of dragon movies for kids that portray these creatures as friendly companions and terrifying beasts. Most dragons are smart, sweet, bold, and strong and can take humans for a ride. Most of us enjoy watching such movies as they take us on a trip to the fantasy world. Check out our post on popular dragon movies and go on a movie spree with your children this weekend.

25 Dragon Kids Movies

1. The Lord of the Rings

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Sauron’s power spread far and wide from his fortress in Mordor’s Dark Tower. He gathered all of the Great Rings to himself, but he continued to look for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. Bilbo Baggins vanished on his birthday, leaving the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest for his young cousin Frodo: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord.

Where to stream: Prime Video

2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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The Company of Thorin Oakenshield will face even greater perils in their quest to reclaim their long-forgotten gold in Peter Jackson’s epic sequel. Bilbo Baggins has traveled through Middle-earth with his fourteen companions, fighting through the fire, Wargs, Goblins, and even escaping the creature known as Gollum after setting out from the safety of Bag End.

Where to stream: Prime Video

3. Harry Potter and the goblet of fire

Harry Potter and the goblet of fire, dragon movies for kids to watch

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Harry Potter wants to get away from the evil Dursleys and join Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys at the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush, and learn more about the mysterious events involving two other rival magic schools and a competition that hasn’t occurred in a century.

Where to stream: Prime Video

4. Dragonheart

Dragonheart, dragon movies for kids to watch

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Bowen, a disenchanted knight, befriends Draco, the last of the dragons, and the two deceive the villagers by pretending to “kill” Draco for money. As Bowen soon discovers, Draco is the same dragon who once saved his former student, King Einon, from death by giving him a piece of his heart. Einon has turned into a ruthless tyrant, and Bowen feels compelled to put him down.

Where to stream: Prime Video

5. Flight of Dragons

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In this dragon kid movie, Peter Dickinson, a 20th-century science-fiction writer, sets out to prove that dragons did exist by combining facts with fantasy and science with romance. Dickenson enjoys his magical adventure until a spell gone wrong traps his mind in the body of Gorbash, a friendly dragon.

Where to stream: Prime Video 

6. Mike The Knight: Journey to Dragon Mountain

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When Mike and Evie’s father returns to Glendragon with tales of an exciting adventure, they are overjoyed. The King informs them that Vikings have stolen a crystal from Dragon Mountain and that he must locate and return it before the giant dragon who lives there notices it is missing.

Where to stream: Prime Video

7. Shrek

Shrek, dragon movies for kids to watch

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Shrek terrifies anyone who has the misfortune of coming across him.  Even flowers and trees turn their backs on him to avoid his foul odor. In this hilarious dragon kid movie, a pink female dragon falls in love with a talking donkey.

Where to stream: Netflix

8. I Am Dragon

I am dragon, dragon movies for kids to watch

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Princess Miroslava is kidnapped by a dragon and taken to his castle on a remote island in the middle of her wedding. In this ethereal, heartwarming dragon kid movie, the emotional tension between Mira and Arman is palpable. The graphics are breathtaking and so lifelike that you’ll believe it’s a real dragon!

Where to stream: Prime Video

9. Reign of Fire

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In this dragon kid movie, Quinn Abercromby is the leader of a band of people who seek refuge in Old Norman castles from dragons. Will Quinn Abercromby and his team be able to defeat a group of fire-breathing dragons and reclaim control of the planet when they wreak havoc on the planet?

Where to stream: Prime Video

10. Pete’s Dragon

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Pete Healy, an orphaned boy, isn’t afraid of the forest because he’s lived there for a long time and has his best friend Elliot by his side to protect him. But there’s a problem. Elliot is a gigantic, flying green dragon. Pete, on the other hand, must find a way to protect Elliot when they are discovered hiding in the woods.

Where to stream: Hotstar VIP

11. The Reluctant Dragon

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Robert Benchley, a humorist, tries to track down Walt Disney to request that he adapts a short story about a gentle dragon who would much rather recite poetry than combat or be ferocious. Benchley gets a tour of Walt Disney Studios and learns about the process of animation along the way.

Where to stream: Disney+ Hotstar

12. Spirited Away

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Chihiro, a 10-year-old girl in the midst of a move to the suburbs, wanders into a strange town and discovers a world of spirits, dragons, and demons ruled by the mysterious Yubaba. She runs into Haku, who informs that Chihiro and her parents are in grave danger.

Where to stream: Netflix

13. Dragon Slayer

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Galen, a young sorcerer’s apprentice, must travel to a distant kingdom and kill a terrifying dragon that has enslaved the countryside. When he comes face to face with the dreaded monster, he faces his greatest challenge. Is his magic strong enough to defeat the dragon and save the virgins?

Where to stream: Prime Video

14. How to train your dragon

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Hiccup, the young Viking, must lead novices through the Hairy Hooligan Tribe’s initiation on the island of Berk. They must train their dragons or face permanent expulsion. Hiccup, who aspires to be a dragon hunter, meets a young dragon, Toothless the night fury, and an unlikely friendship is formed between the two.

Where to stream: Prime Video

15. The NeverEnding story

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Bastian isn’t anyone’s idea of a hero. He discovers a mysterious world of enchantment through the pages of an old book, The NeverEnding Story. Bastian enters the school’s attic to read about Atreyu’s mission to save Fantasia from darkness known as “The Nothing.” Watch dragon Falkor.

Where to stream: Prime Video

16. 47 Ronin

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Kai is an outcast who joins Oishi, the 47 Ronin’s leader. They bond together to retaliate the treacherous overlord who murdered their master and exiled their race. The warriors embark on a journey that will put them through a series of trials that would be fatal to ordinary warriors.

Where to stream: Netflix

17. Willow

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Willow is a fantastical adventure that transports you to a different time and place. Willow, a poor farmer, sets out on a mission to save a baby named Elora, who is destined to become a great queen but is currently in danger from the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda.

Where to stream: Prime Video

18. Merlin (2008)

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Merlin follows the story of an unlikely friendship between Merlin, a young man endowed with extraordinary magical abilities, and Prince Arthur, Camelot’s heir. The plot begins with the evil sorceress Mab and Frik Richardson training Merlin in otherworldly ways

Where to stream: Netflix

19. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

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Ghidorah is a three-headed golden dragon with two tails. Because of its speed, the dragon’s wings create shockwaves that can topple buildings. For the first time, Godzilla is working with other monsters. He fights alongside Rodan and Mothra to defeat Ghidorah.

Where to stream: Prime Video

20. Maleficent

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Maleficent cruelly places an irreversible curse on newborn infant Aurora, motivated by vengeance and a fierce desire to defend the moors over which she reigns. Aurora is caught in a conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her inheritance.

Where to stream: Disney+ Hotstar

21. Tales from Earthsea (2006)

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Ged, a wandering wizard, is trying to figure out what’s causing paranormal events and unusual occurrences in a mythical land, including dragon sightings. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren, a young teenage boy. They team up to figure out what’s going on.

Where to stream: Netflix

22. Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon

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When Tom and Jerry come across an unusual egg in the forest that hatches into a baby dragon named Puffy, they are forced to babysit the little dragon. Puffy adopts Tom as his son, while the enraged mother dragon demands the return of her child.

Where to stream: Amazon

23. Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers

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Dawn of the Dragon Racers is a short film that narrates the tale of how Dragon Racing came to be. Hiccup and his dragon academy pals squabble over who invented it first. The popular “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise continues in this family movie.

Where to stream: Netflix

24. Puff The Magic Dragon

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In this dragon kid movie, Puff, a friendly magic dragon, assists Jackie, a non-communicative boy, in overcoming his crippling fears. The dragon embarks on a fantastic journey to the island of Honah Lee with his soul force. They have adventures along the way that feed Jackie’s imagination and courage in unusual ways.

Where to stream: Amazon

25. Curse of the ring

Curse of the ring, dragon movies for kids to watch

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Siegfried meets the Queen of Island Brunhild in the crater of a fallen meteoroid and defeats her in an axe battle. Brunhild promises to wait for him in her kingdom if they fall in love. Siegfried forges a sword from the mysterious ore and becomes invincible by slaying a dragon and bathing in its blood.

Where to stream: Netflix

Children are amused by dragons. They captivate the imagination with the mythical world they represent, as well as the allure and strength of their form. These wonderful dragon kid movies showcase some of the most captivating mythical beasts, ranging from friendly to terrifying ones. If you enjoyed watching any of these movies, do share the list with your friend or someone who fancies riding a dragon!

Key Pointers

  • Dragons are mythical creatures that the kids find fascinating yet slightly scary.
  • Movies based on dragons are captivating and highly appealing to kids.
  • Whether the classic Harry Potter movies or the popular Shrek, these dragon movies are bound to capture the fancy and attention of your children.
  • Pick a favorite and enjoy a fun and thrilling dragon movie with your kids.

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Siddharth holds a certification in Relationship Coaching and a masters degree in communication and journalism from the University of Hyderabad. He has around six years of experience in various fields of writing and editing. As an associate editor at MomJunction, Siddharth writes on Relationship and edits the writers' articles to meet the website's editorial standards. Previously, he worked in the... more