50 of the Best Family Movies on Netflix

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Best Family Movies wrinkleintime#26. A Wrinkle in Time

With help from a neighbor, Meg and her brother search for their missing father, who disappeared while doing confidential government research.

Cast: Katie Stuart, David Dorfman, Gregory Smith

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

This programme is: Family-friendly

Rating: U 2 Episodes

Best Family Movies disney-dumbo#27. Dumbo

This vintage Disney classic follows Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears and a lack of confidence who learns to surmount all obstacles.

Cast: Sterling Holloway, Herman Bing, Verna Felton

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 2 to 4, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films for ages 8 to 10

This film is: Feel-good

Rating: G Duration: 63 minutes

Best Family Movies hoodwinked#28. Hoodwinked

Investigators searching for a candy recipe thief uncover a tangled web of messy delights in this animated spoof of the Little Red Riding Hood story.

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi

Genre: Children & Family Films, Films for ages 5 to 7, Films for ages 8 to 10, Films based on children’s books

This film is: Wacky

Rating: G Duration: 81 minutes

Best Family Movies cool-runnings#29. Cool Runnings

When Derice Bannock’s chances of qualifying for Jamaica’s track team are dashed, he and his islander friends attempt to form a bobsled team.

Starring: John Candy, Leon

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Genre: Children & Family Films, Comedies, Sports Films, Sports Comedies

This film is: Wacky, Inspiring, Feel-good

Rating: PG Duration: 98 minutes

Best Family Movies hook#30. Hook

Peter Pan, the boy who wasn’t supposed to grow up, did just that. But vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter’s kids, forcing him to return to Neverland.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams

Director: Steven Spielberg

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, Feel-good

Rating: U Duration: 141 minutes

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Best Family Movies heidi#31. Heidi

When young Heidi is orphaned, she’s sent to the mountains to live with her stern grandfather and gradually warms his heart with her charm.

Starring: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt

Director: Allan Dwan

Rating: G Duration: 88 minutes

Best Family Movies incredible-journey#32. The Incredible Journey

This Disney classic follows the adventures of two dogs and a cat that embark on a quest to find their owners, who’ve gone on vacation.

Starring: Émile Genest, John Drainie

Director: Fletcher Markle

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, Heartfelt, Inspiring, Feel-good, Family-friendly

Rating: U Duration: 80 minutes

Best Family Movies herbie goes bananas#33. Herbie Goes Bananas

The fourth installment in the popular film franchise featuring the magical Volkswagen Bug finds D.J. and Pete on their way to Brazil to enter their special car in the renowned Grande Premio race.

Starring: Cloris Leachman, Charles Martin Smith

Director: Vincent McEveety

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: Feel-good

Rating: U Duration: 93 minutes

Best Family Movies the-kid#34. The Kid

A work-obsessed businessman meets a charming 8-year-old version of himself who can’t believe that he turned out so badly.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin

Director: Jon Turteltaub

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

This film is: Sentimental

Rating: PG Duration: 104 minutes

Best Family Movies muppets from space#35. Muppets from Space

The Muppets spring into action when Gonzo’s attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency.

Starring: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy

Director: Tim Hill

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, Feel-good, Family-friendly

Rating: U Duration: 88 minutes

Best Family Movies treasure-island#36. Treasure Island

Authentic locales and musket-roaring action set the stage as author Robert Louis Stevenson’s timeless adventure yarn of buccaneers and buried gold is brought to life in this sumptuous Disney production.

Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton

Director: Byron Haskin

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: Full of suspense

Rating: U Duration: 95 minutes

Best Family Movies narnia-lion-witch-wardrobe#37. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Sent away to a country home for safety during World War II, four children discover a magical wardrobe that leads them to the enchanted land of Narnia.

Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley

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: Emotional, Imaginative

Rating: PG Duration: 140 minutes

Best Family Movies narnia-prince-caspian#38. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz.

Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley

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: Exciting, Imaginative

Rating: PG Duration: 149 minutes

Best Family Movies chicken-run#39. Chicken Run

Rocky the Rooster and Ginger the Chicken lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the farm where they are being held captive.

Cast: Mel Gibson, Phil Daniels, Lynn Ferguson

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, Quirky, Witty

Rating: G Duration: 84 minutes

Best Family Movies brother-bear#40. Brother Bear 

The son of an Indian chief who was killed by a bear vows vengeance, but is transformed by spirits into the very thing he sought to slay.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Jason Raize

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

This film is: Emotional

Rating: G Duration: 85 minutes

Best Family Movies three-men-anda-baby#40. Three Men and a Baby

When an infant named Mary is left on their doorstep, three bachelor roommates channel their feminine side and become surrogate parents to the tyke.

Cast: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

Genre: Comedies

This film is: Wacky, Feel-good

Rating: G Duration: 102 mins

Best Family Movies princess#41. Princess: A Modern Fairytale

When William spends the last of his money at a charity ball for a date with a princess, little does he know he’s bought the real deal.

Cast: Nora Zehetner, Kip Pardue, Nicole Gale Anderson

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

Rating: G Duration: 88 minutes

Best Family Movies tale-of-desperaux#42. The Tale of Despereaux

This star-studded adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s book tells the tale of an unusually gifted mouse who falls in love with a human princess.

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson

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: Family-friendly

Rating: G Duration: 93 minutes

Best Family Movies spaceballs#42. Spaceballs

In this spoof of the Star Wars trilogy, the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch fetching Princess Vespa and steal her planet’s air.

Cast: Bill Pullman, John Candy, Rick Moranis

Genre: Comedies, Cult Films, Cult Comedies, Spoofs & Satires

This film is: Wacky, Irreverent, Absurd

Rating: PG Duration: 96 minutes

Best Family Movies rescuers#43. The Rescuers

Brave mice Bernard and Miss Bianca embark on a mission to save a missing orphan who sent an urgent call for help from the depths of Devil’s Bayou.

Cast: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

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

This film is: Feel-good

Rating: U Duration: 77 minutes

Best Family Movies rescuers-down-under#44. The Rescuers Down Under

A poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows how to find the bird, and the Rescuers must save the day. More Info

Starring: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor

Directors: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel

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

This film is: Feel-good

Rating: U Duration: 77 minutes

Best Family Movies the island at the top of the world#45. The Island at the Top of the World

In this adventure story set at the turn of the century, Sir Anthony Ross arranges an airship expedition to the Arctic to look for his son, who has disappeared while searching for a Viking tribe.

Cast: David Hartman, Donald Sinden, Jacques Marin

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

This film is: Imaginative

Rating: U Duration: 93 minutes

Best Family Movies tooth-do-you-believe#46. Tooth: Do You Believe in Fairies?

When Tooth the rebel tooth fairy gives all the money belonging to her fellow fairies away to young Tolly (Maisie Preston) and Tom (Rory Copus), she accidentally jeopardizes the upcoming Christmas holiday.

Cast: Yasmin Paige, Maise Preston, Rory Copus

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

This film is: Imaginative, Quirky, Family-friendly

Rating: U Duration: 87 minutes

Best Family Movies secret of nimh#47. The Secret of Nimh

This animated adventure chronicles the trials of a brave, widowed field mouse who must transplant her family to escape a farmer’s plow.

Cast: Derek Jacobi, Elizabeth Hartman, Arthur Malet

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

This film is: Imaginative, Sentimental

Rating: U Duration: 82 minutes

Best Family Movies ghostbusters#48. Ghostbusters

Parapsychologists create a business exterminating ghouls and hobgoblins — and end up facing one killer demon in a cellist’s apartment.

Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis

Genre: Children & Family Films, Comedies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Comedies

This film is: Wacky, Imaginative

Rating: PG Duration: 105 minutes

Best Family Movies bridge-to-terabithia#49. Bridge to Terabithia

New classmate Leslie unlocks a mesmerizing world of fantasy and imagination for fifth-grader Jesse in this adventure based on the best-selling novel.

Cast: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel

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: 91 minutes

Best Family Movies larger than life#50. Larger Than Life

When his estranged father passes away, motivational speaker Jack Corcoran inherits an enormous debt and an elephant named Vera.

Cast: Bill Murray, Janeane Garofalo, Pat Hingle

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

This film is: Wacky, Quirky

Rating: PG Duration: 89 minutes

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