Family movie night is always a bonding experience – you get to laugh, cry and hide behind cushions when things get a bit scary together. If you’re looking for ideas for your next movie night with the kids, then here are 12 fantastically fun family movies to rent online.
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While cinemas may be closed, there are lots of options for streaming movies at the moment, on services from Netflix to Disney+. But if you don’t have these options or you just want to rent a one-off movie, then the family movies on this list are all available to rent on Rakuten.tv.
So rustle up some popcorn, turn down the lights and snuggle under the blanket for some family movie fun!
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Family Movies To Rent Online
#1. Trolls World Tour
Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder when a member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme.
With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends, set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.
#2. Frozen II
Well, we had to include Frozen II on our list, it’s such a good follow up to the original.
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom.
Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll face a dangerous but remarkable journey. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen II, she must hope they are enough.
#3. Sonic the Hedgehog
The world needed a hero, we got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic The Hedgehog, aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik.
Now it’s super-villain vs. super-sonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using his unique power for world domination. Sonic teams up with The Donut Lord, aka Sheriff Tom Wachowski, to save the planet in this live-action adventure comedy the whole family will love.
When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in a modern Chinese city, she and her mischievous friends, Jin and Peng, name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.
But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish, a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara to help Everest get home.
#5. Polar Squad
It’s time to run with the big dogs, in this sweet and hilarious icy adventure! Swifty the Arctic Fox works in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic’s star husky courier). To prove himself worthy, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a mysterious package to a secret location.
There, he comes face to face with Otto Von Walrus, a blubbery evil genius. Swifty soon discovers Otto Von Walrus’ plan to drill beneath Arctic surface to unleash enough ancient gas to melt the Arctic, in order to reign as the world’s supreme leader.
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#6. The Call of the Wild
Based on Jack London’s legendary adventure, The Call of the Wild is a cinematic experience of a lifetime. Twentieth Century Fox vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transported to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s.
As the newest rookie on a mail-delivery dogsled team – and later its leader – Buck has embarked on an extraordinary coming-of-age journey that will lead him to ultimately discover his true place in the world and become his own master.
#7. Missing Link
Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr Link, who is 8 feet tall and covered in fur, recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.
Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, the trio encounters their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world. Through it all, they learn that sometimes one can find a family in the places one least expects.
#8. Spies in Disguise
Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is…not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo is forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic…pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril.
#9. Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
It’s one small step for lamb in Shaun’s new out of this world adventure! When a mischievous alien crash-lands near Mossy Bottom farm, Shaun sets on a thrilling rescue mission to help return her home, while a secret government UFO organisation is hot on their trail. Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon before it’s too late?
From the multi-award-winning studio that brought you Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, hold on to your seats as we blast off on an exciting and heart-warming sci-fi comedy adventure.
#10. Jumanji: The Next Level
In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.
#11. Song of the Sea
Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea.
The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.
#12. The Breadwinner
The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive.
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