50 of the Best Family Movies on Netflix

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It’s movie night at home, but what movie to watch? Sometimes choosing the actual film to watch can be so time consuming. But not anymore! Here are 50 of the best Family Movies on Netflix that the whole family will enjoy watching, all available streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs via a wide range of devices.

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Best Family Movies up#1. Up

After a lifetime of dreaming about traveling the world, 78-year-old homebody Carl flies away on an unbelievable adventure with Russell, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer, unexpectedly in tow.

Cast: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12

This film is: Emotional, Imaginative, Sentimental, Family-friendly

Rating: G Duration: 96 minutes

Best Family Movies parent trap#2. The Parent Trap

When Hallie Parker and Annie James meet at summer camp, they think they have nothing in common — only to discover that they’re identical twins.

Soon, they’re up to their freckles in a scheme to switch places and get their parents back together.

Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12

Rating: G Duration: 128 mins

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Best Family Movies sword in the stone#3. The Sword in the Stone

A humble young squire named Wart allies himself with the powerful magician Merlin and discovers his destiny as England’s next king.

A humble young squire named Wart allies himself with the powerful magician Merlin and discovers his destiny. No one would have guessed that a sword trapped in a churchyard stone would transform Wart into the legendary King Arthur.

Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson

Rating: U Duration: 79 minutes

Best Family Movies roald-dahls-matilda#4. Matilda

Cursed with uncaring parents and a cruel school principal, 6-year-old Matilda escapes into books. But with a kindly teacher on her side, Matilda discovers hidden powers within herself — which she uses to strike back against the bullies in her life.

Stars: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12, Family Comedies

This film is: Quirky

Rating: PG Duration: 98 mins

Best Family Movies daddy-daycare#5. Daddy Day Care

When a conscientious father loses his lucrative dot-com job and faces economic ruin, he joins two friends in opening a business called Daddy Day Care. But as the venture takes off, it attracts the attention of a rival who doesn’t like competition.

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12, Family Features

This film is: Wacky

Rating: PG Duration: 92 mins

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Best Family Movies the-pacifier#6. The Pacifier

A Navy SEAL who ends up as a baby sitter for a crop of unruly kids is shocked to discover that it’s the hardest job he’s ever had. His mission? Protect the children of a scientist who was killed while working on a top-secret government project.

Stars: Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Faith Ford

Genre: Children & Family Films, Comedies, Action Comedies, Films for ages 8 to 10

This film is: Feel-good

Rating: PG Duration: 95 mins

Best Family Movies ratatouille#7. Ratatouille

Growing up beneath a five-star Parisian restaurant, Remy the rat inherits a taste for fine food. But his culinary ambitions only anger his practical father, who wishes his son could just eat garbage like everyone else.

Stars: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12

This film is: Wacky, Imaginative, Feel-good

Rating: G Duration: 111 mins

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Best Family Movies g-force#8. G-Force

When a billionaire sets out to take over the world through a diabolical scheme involving household appliances, there is only one U.S. special forces unit capable of handling the job — a squad of highly trained guinea pigs.

Will Arnett, Bill Nighy and Zach Galifianakis star in this live-action/computer-animated adventure, which features top voice talent from Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi and Tracy Morgan.

Rating: PG Duration: 88 mins

Best Family Movies spy-kids#9. Spy Kids

The tables are turned when pint-sized kids Carmen and Juni must rescue their secret-agent parents from the diabolical clutches of Alexander Minion, who’s after a powerful artificial brain that will automate his army of kid robots to do his bidding.

Stars: Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12, Family Adventures

This film is: Wacky, Feel-good, Family-friendly

Rating: PG Duration: 87 mins

Best Family Movies babys-day-out#10. Baby’s Day Out

After three bumbling hoodlums kidnap a toddler from a wealthy family, they discover that orchestrating the crime was much easier than holding onto the tiny heir. Home Alone screenwriter John Hughes penned this comic children’s adventure.

Stars: Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12, Family Adventures

This film is: Wacky

Rating: PG Duration: 98 mins

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Best Family Movies lady-tramp#11. Lady and the Tramp

Lady, a pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a jaunty, freedom-loving mutt with a heart of gold, share romance and adventure despite their night-and-day backgrounds in this classic slice of Disney animation.

Highlighted by memorable songs, this film features a cast of memorable characters — from Peg (voiced by Peggy Lee), an ex-showgirl Pekingese, to Si and Am (also voiced by Lee), two of the most devious felines ever to prowl across the screen.

Rating: G Duration: 75 mins

Best Family Movies cloudy-with-change-of-meatballs#12. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

When inventor Flint Lockwood makes clouds rain food, the citizens of Chewandswallow can feed themselves. But a bowl of disaster is about to overflow.

Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12

This film is: Wacky, Imaginative

Rating: G Duration: 89 mins

Best Family Movies mary-poppins#13. Mary Poppins

Oscar winning Julie Andrews stars as the “practically perfect” nanny who revolutionises the prim and proper Banks family in this Disney classic.

Stars: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson

Genre: Children & Family Films, Musicals, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films for ages 8 to 10

This film is: Imaginative, Feel-good, Family-friendly, Witty

Rating: U Duration: 139 mins

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Best Family Movies cars2#14. Cars

When Race Car lightening McQueen heads to Europe for the World Grand Prix he drives into some international intrigue in this clever animated sequel

Stars: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12

This film is: Exciting, Imaginative, Feel-good, Family-friendly

Rating: G Duration: 106 mins

Best Family Movies madeline#15. Madeleine

To save her boarding school from the Real Estate market a mischievous French girl uses her wits to discourage prospective buyers

Stars: Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Hatty Jones

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films based on children’s books, Family Adventures

This film is: Wacky, Feel-good

Rating: PG Duration: 88 mins

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golden-seal#16. The Golden Seal

A lonely 10-year-old makes an incredible friend when he finds a legendary golden seal, known to visit the Aleutian Islands once every seven years.

Cast: Steve Railsback, Michael Beck, Penelope Milford

Genre: Dramas, Dramas based on a book, Dramas based on contemporary literature

This film is: Emotional, Heartfelt, Sentimental

Rating: PG Duration: 94 minutes

Best Family Movies aristocats#17. The Aristocats

When Madame Adelaide leaves her fortune to her prized cat Duchess and Duchess’s kittens, her butler plots to steal the money and kidnap the heirs.

Starring: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films for ages 8 to 10, Animal Tales

This film is: Imaginative, Feel-good

Rating: U Duration: 78 minutes

Best Family Movies pooh-heffalump-movie#18. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie

Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and the lovable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood embark on a journey of discovery in search of the elusive Heffalump.

Cast:  Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Nikita Hopkins

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 2 to 4, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films based on children’s books

This film is: Feel-good, Family-friendly

Rating: G Duration: 68 minutes

Best Family Movies zookeeper#19. Zookeeper

When an unlucky-in-love zookeeper tells his romantic woes to the zoo animals, the critters advise him how to win the heart of the woman who got away.

Cast: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb

Genre: Children & Family Films, Comedies, Films for ages 11 to 12, Family Features

This film is: Wacky

Rating: PG Duration: 101 minutes

Best Family Movies red-dog#20. Red Dog

This is the story of a lovable canine that roams the outback and finds his way into the hearts of each and every person he meets along the way.

Cast: Rachael Taylor, Josh Lucas, Noah Taylor

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12, Animal Tales

This film is: Emotional, Sentimental

Rating: PG Duration: 88 minutes

Best Family Movies wall-e#21. WALL-E

In a future world where humans have destroyed Earth ecologically and evacuated the planet, only dutiful robot WALL-E is left to clean up the mess.

Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12

This film is: Wacky, Imaginative, Feel-good, Family-friendly

Rating: G Duration: 98 minutes

Best Family Movies rango#23. Rango

Johnny Depp lends his voice to the title character, an adventurous family pet who leaves home to learn more about himself in this comic animated tale.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12, Family Features

This film is: Imaginative, Irreverent, Quirky, Feel-good, Witty

Rating: PG Duration: 107 minutes

Best Family Movies ella-enchanted#24. Ella Enchanted

Burdened with the “gift” of obedience by a fairy godmother, Ella searches for a way to lift the curse that prevents her from pursuing her dreams.

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12, Films based on children’s books

This film is: Imaginative

Rating: PG Duration: 96 minutes

Best Family Movies jumanji#25. Jumanji

When two siblings discover an enchanted board game that’s a portal to a magical world, they meet a man who’s been trapped inside the game for years.

Cast: Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films for ages 11 to 12, Films based on children’s books

This film is: Imaginative

Rating: PG Duration: 104 minutes

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