26 Great Kids' Movies on Netflix for the Whole Family to Watch Together on Movie Night

Be the family that laughs, cries, and watches together with these kid-friendly flicks on Netflix.

Your challenge: Finding good kids' movies on Netflix that grownups and older kids can enjoy, too. Fortunately, there are plenty of options that the kids will love (and will be entertaining for people older than 10 too).

We've narrowed the list down to the best of the best, including a few old-school favorites you might remember from when you were a kid. Whether they're critically acclaimed, full of nostalgia, or beautiful works of art, kids of all ages will enjoy these kids' movies on Netflix, and adults can always find deeper meaning in the dialogue, artistry, and plot. Best of all? You can watch them all immediately—and as many times as you want—so go ahead and binge one or two.

Netflix-Produced Animated Family Movies

If you love animation, there are plenty of good movies on Netflix for kids—so check out a few of our favorites.

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio


Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro takes a fresh look at the classic story of a puppet come to life in this engaging (and gorgeous) stop-motion reimagining. Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, and Finn Wolfhard are all among the voice cast.


Extinct Kids' Movie

If you're looking for adorable animated animals (and a very vague lesson about environmentalism), Extinct features a pair of sweet doughnut-shaped creatures that travel into the future to find that they've somehow gone extinct. They join a crew of fellow extinct animals as they try to find their way back home. The show features comedy actors like Rachel Bloom, Catherine O'Hara, Ken Jeong, and Adam DeVine.

The Willoughbys

The Willoughbys Animated movie

This highly rated (and under-appreciated) 2020 animated film features a slightly-less-than-happy family—and the kids' dramatic attempts to create a happier home. It features Jane Krakowski, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, and Terry Crews in an all-star cast of voices.

Over the Moon

Best kids movies on Netflix - Over the Moon

A charming addition to the collection of original kids' movies on Netflix, this song-filled film follows a young girl named Fei Fei as she embarks on a legendary adventure to prove to her widower father that love is forever. Her journey takes her to the moon, where a mythical goddess and her miraculous world await. Full of color, adventure, and heartwarming messages about family and love, this is a kids' movie the whole family will love—and the soundtrack, featuring spectacular performances by Phillipa Soo of Hamilton, is bound to be a new family favorite. Rated PG.


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Probably the very best kids' Christmas movie on Netflix, this Netflix Original Film explores a fresh origin story for dear old Santa Claus. It follows a lazy postman who is sent to a far corner of the globe to learn some tough lessons; there, he unwittingly inspires an entire small town and learns a few things himself. While this kids' movie on Netflix is best left for Christmastime and winter, it's worth watching any time of year. Rated PG.

Back to the Outback

Back to the Outback movie

This December 2021 animated movie features a slew of Australian creatures in a zoo, who decide to band together to escape and head back to the Outback to live their lives. It teaches kids the lesson of not always judging a book by its cover (or a living thing by how it looks).

Blockbuster Animated Movies for Families

If you missed them in the theaters (or just love them enough for a second, third, or 10th go-round), these top animated kids' movies are currently available on Netflix.

Sing 2

Image of a pig and koala animated from Sing 2
Universal Pictures

The latest installment of this animated take on singing competitions boasts some serious star power—and teens and adults can try to figure out who's who in a cast that includes musicians like Halsey, Bono, Pharrell Williams, and Tori Kelly alongside Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Letitia Wright, and Reese Witherspoon.

The Lorax

The Lorax Movie Photo

Dr. Seuss's classic environmental tale is even more important today—and this charming animated version of the story is perfect for a family movie night.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

A sheep and a small blue dog-like creature standing in a hay field
Aardman Animations Ltd and STUDIOCANAL SA

The famed British claymation studio offers up this charming movie, where Shaun and his flock try to help an alien creature that crash-landed near their farm. If your kiddos fall in love with Shaun, there's a ton of other sheepy adventures to enjoy on Netflix.

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania Breaks Box Office Records

Monsters look (and act) decidedly goofy in this twist on all those classic creatures of the night, featuring hotel-keeper Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) worrying about his vampy daughter falling in love with a perfectly normal human. (P.S. Netflix also has all the sequels, too.)

The Bad Guys

The Bad Guys Movie

Fresh from the movie theaters, this 2022 comedy cartoon follows a group of animal villains who pretend to go good to stay under the radar—until one of them decides to become a better (not bad) guy.


Trolls Movie


The beloved so-ugly-they're-cute dolls from way back launched this hit movie which will literally give everyone the warm fuzzies. And with Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick in the lead of a star-studded cast, you know you'll get plenty of tunes to enjoy along the way.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Universal Studios

This prequel to the beloved Despicable Me franchise features a young Gru trying to join a supervillain ring—only to find himself hunted by them, with his trusty (and totally goofy) yellow Minions at his side.

Boss Baby

'The Boss Baby: Back in Business'


A literal baby-faced spy is at the heart of this hilarious cartoon—and the many sequels (and series) it spawned. (Many of those are on Netflix, too!)

Classic Family Movies on Netflix

Consider these live-action movies worthy of your next family movie night.

A League of Their Own

Geena Davis as Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own (1992)

1992 Columbia Pictures/IMDb

Older kids (and sports fans) will appreciate this ripped-from-real-life story of the legendary ladies of baseball who went pro during World War II.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Jim Carrey as Count Olaf menacing the Beaudelaire twins in dark comedy A Series of Unfortunate Events
Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks

Lemony Snicket's gothic, delightfully dark book series follows the three young Beaudelaire orphans as they try to escape the clutches of their sinister uncle Count Olaf and solve family secrets.

Currently on Netflix, you can catch the 2004 movie adaptation, with Jim Carrey as Count Olaf, and Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Emily Browning, and Catherine O'Hara among the cast. Or, if you have more time for a binge, check out Netflix's stellar series, starring Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf (alongside Joan Cusack, Alfre Woodard, and O'Hara again).


Matilda Movie

The Roald Dahl story of the precocious—and telekinetic—little girl who's seeking out a place where she belongs inspired a lovely 1990s film (starring Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, and Mara Wilson), along with an award-winning musical. You can catch both the original movie and a screen adaptation of the musical on Netflix now.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

Lyle Lyle Crocodile Movie

Columbia Pictures

You may have grown up on the adventures of Lyle as a crocodile living with a family in New York City—so set yourself up with a little nostalgia with this charming tale blending live-action and a CGI Lyle. The cast includes Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, and Shawn Mendes voicing Lyle.

Netflix Live-Action Family Movies

Netflix has plenty of non-animated family-friendly movies, whether you're looking for kid-approved documentaries or splashy adventure flicks.

The School for Good and Evil

School of Good and Evil Netflix

Helen Sloan / Netflix © 2022

Based on the bestselling fantasy novel, this movie about a school for epic fairy tale villains and heroes features a star-studded cast chewing the scenery to keep adults entertained—think Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron, and Patti LuPone.

Enola Holmes

Henry Cavil, Millie Bobby Brown, and Sam Claflin dressed in 19th century clothes for Enola Holmes movie

This modern twist on Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective series puts uber-detective Sherlock Holmes in a supporting role, while his kid sister Enola Holmes tackles mysteries and adventures.

Tween and teen watchers will love another chance to see Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown star as Enola—while adults may be more excited about Henry Cavill as Sherlock or Helena Bonham Carter as Eudoria Holmes—Sherlock and Enola's missing mother.

If you're looking for a double feature, an Enola Holmes sequel is also available.

Ivy and Bean

Bean wears purple overalls, Ivy is in dark makeup and clothing

Based on the popular kids' book series, Ivy and Bean follows a pair of opposites-attract pals (brash Bean and shy Ivy) on their adventures. And if your family loves the first one, there are two more movies in the series ready and waiting.

Puff: Wonders of the Reef

Tiny clownfish swimming in the ocean

For the animal-loving family, this short and sweet documentary follows a baby pufferfish as it finds a home in the Great Barrier Reef. (Actress Rose Byrne provides the narration.)

John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch

John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch

Comedian John Mulaney creates a send-up of some of those weird children's specials from the 1980s, in a delightfully oddball, music-filled special featuring a group of talented kids alongside a slew of celebs including David Byrne, Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford, and Andre De Shields.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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Based on a true story, this biographical film follows a young boy who builds a wind turbine to save his village in Malawi from famine. Along with the book of the same name, this story demonstrates the power of determination and perseverance and will inspire everyone to find their own way to help those around them. Rated TV-PG.


Moxie! Family Movie

This story of teen empowerment (with a little old-school riot grrl action) will definitely resonate with teen girls and their moms. (Amy Poehler plays the heroine's mom, and the cool up-and-comer band the Linda Lindas show up at the end too!)

Yes Day

Yes Day Family Movie

The beloved book by author Amy Krouse Rosenthal is made into a feature-length film as a mom and dad indulge their kids in a rollicking, adventurous day where the answer to every request is "Yes." (Jennifer Garner is on mom duty in the movie.)

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