30 Best Family-Friendly Movies Streaming on Netflix

Sparing yourself some time for entertainment is probably the best treat you can give yourself. Whether that’s when the day starts, in the middle of the day, at the end of the day, or on the weekend, a good piece of entertainment will certainly serve its purpose if it’s got that quality to make one’s time worthwhile and enjoyable.

Today, we’ll look at some movies that we believe have the quality to make the few hours of yours worthwhile. More specifically, we’ll look at family-friendly movies today that top the list of entertainment streaming on Netflix. So without any further ado, we’ll get straight into our guide on the 30 best family-friendly movies streaming on Netflix.

30 Best Family-Friendly Movies Streaming on Netflix

30 Best Family-Friendly Movies Streaming on Netflix

1. The Addams Family(1991)

The Addams Family is a comedy/family movie from 1991, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Angelica Huston, Christina Ricci, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, and Carel Struycken. Although there has been a recent animated version of The Addams Family, the one we have here is the original movie from 1991. The movie portrays the life of an evil doctor, who hires an imposter to masquerade as a family’s missing relative so as to loot them.

IMDb = 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 64%

2. All Dogs Go to Heaven(1989)

All Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 animated movie directed by Don Bluth. This particular movie has a great line of cast that includes Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, and Vic Tayback. The story of the movie revolves around Charlie, a canine casino owner, and a gambler named Carface. Carface kills Charlie who later returns to Earth from heaven with the use of a magical watch. Upon his return, Charlie deducts a plan to seek revenge from Carface, which involves an orphan girl. As the plan is being executed, Charlie finds out that the orphan girl is being exploited by Carface, and Charlie is left to come up with a decision whether to revenge on or rescue one.

IMDb = 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 44%

3. The Angry Birds Movie 2(2019)

This is the second animated comedy/family movie on our list, directed by Thurop Van Orman. The movie involves a few of the greatest stars to cast such as Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Bill Harder, etc. The movie features a simple story where Zeta, the leader of Eagle Island, plans to occupy Bird and Piggy islands. In order to prevent the worst that’s to come, Bird must consider joining forces with Leonard’s team.

IMDb = 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 73%

4. The Breadwinner(2017)

The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated war movie that delivers an exceptional emotional story. The film is directed by Nora Twomey and the title holds multiple awards and nominations. The story of the movie revolves around the life of an 11-year-old girl Pravan living under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. Her father gets wrongfully arrested one day after which she dresses up as a boy in order to find jobs to support her family. During her struggle, she finds out about a new world of freedom and danger, which drives her to embark on a new quest to find her father and reunite her family as it was.

IMDb = 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 95%

5. Charlotte’s Web(2006)

Charlotte’s Web is a 2006 animated family movie directed by Gary Winick. This is an adaptation from the original novel by E.B. White, which was one of the greatest impacts in many of our early life as children. The story of the movie revolves around a pig named Wilbur who was adopted by young Fern and sold to her uncle who intends to slaughter Wilbur for food. The second main character in the movie is a spider named Charlotte who vows to save Wilbur from being slaughtered.

IMDb = 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 78%

6. Chicken Little(2005)

Chicken Little is another animated movie we have on our list. Directed by Mark Dindal and released in 2005, the movie displays the story of Chicken Little who tries to let everyone know of the world’s ending as a piece of sky falls upon him. However, no one chooses to believe him but his friends. Together, they get to work to save the world from ending.

IMDb = 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 37%

7. The Croods(2013)

Directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, The Croods makes an amazing animated movie starring some of the most famous cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, and Nicolas Cage. Being an amazing creating, The Croods is in fact one of the best family-friendly movies out there. The movie revolves around the life of a family of cave people, who embarks on a journey in search of new shelter when their cave gets destroyed. Along the journey, a young boy named Guy happens to have an unexpected encounter with the family. However, they start creating a bond with each other as the young boy helps the family find their new shelter.

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IMDb = 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 71%

8. Dennis the Menace(1993)

Dennis the Menace is probably one of the best comic strips that anyone will ever know. What we have on our list is the 1993 adaptation directed by Nick Castle. This comedy family entertainment is worthwhile to watch as Dennis the menace creates the greatest troubles you’ll ever witness. The neighbor, Mr and Mrs Wilson is tasked with looking after Dennis as his parents go out of town. However, they later regret their decision as Dennis turns out to be such a menace.

IMDb = 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 27%

9. The Grinch(2018)

The Grinch is an animated comedy/family movie directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier. The cast of the movie includes one of the best actors Benedict Cumberbatch, taking on the role of Grinch. The story of the film portrays Grinch teaming up with his as a spoilsport so as to ruin the festive cheer of the village of Whoville, which Grinch finds annoying.

IMDb = 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 60%

10. Hook(1991)

Hook is a 1991 family fantasy film directed by Steven Speilberg, which includes one of the best lines of cast starring Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams. As with the story of the movie, Peter Pan is forced to return to neverland as his children get abducted by Captain Hook. In order to save his kids from his old foe, he battles against Hook with the help of Tinkerbell and Lost Boys.

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IMDb = 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 29%

11. Hop(2011)

Directed by Tim Hill, Hop is a comedy family movie that portrays the life of Fred and the Easter Bunny. Fred is someone who has never looked at life with a serious perspective. One day, he accidentally injures the Easter Bunny for which Fred is forced to take him in as his house guest. However, the movie clearly shows how they both struggle to cope with the situation they’re both in. But the things that they learn together as they grow up are certainly of great value.

IMDb = 5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 41%

12. How to Train Your Dragon 2(2014)

The sequel of How to Train Your Dragon is another animated masterpiece from Dean DeBlois. Released back in 2014, this is a family movie that portrays the life of Hiccup and Toothless, a dragon. The story of this movie is simple as Hiccup and Toothless prepare to fight off Drago, a dragon trapper who’s determined to dominate over any dragon.

IMDb = 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 76%

13. Hugo(2011)

Hugo makes it a personal favorite in this list rather than weighing it according to reviews. It is a 2011 adventure/fantasy movie meant for families. Hugo is directed by Martin Scorsese and its cast includes Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Mortez, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, etc. The movie revolves around the life of an orphan boy who is on a mission to find a key that will get a unique machine to work to its purpose, which was his late father’s automation.

IMDb = 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 93%

14. The Karate Kid(2010)

The Karate Kid is probably one of those movies that a lot of us as children grew up watching. It is a family drama movie displaying the life of a young kid named Dre and a maintenance man named Mr. Han. The cast includes two of the most famous figures, Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. When Dre keeps getting bullied on, his unexpected encounter with the maintenance man Mr. Han changes his life upside down. As the film goes by, Mr. Han starts to teach Dre Kung Fu, making himself a Kung Fu expert more than a maintenance man that he is.

IMDb = 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 66%

15. Klaus(2019)

Klaus is a 2019 animated family movie directed by Sergio Pablos. This movie has one of the best ratings and reviews online among the animated films out there. The movie revolves around a postman, who proves himself to be the worst postman at the academy, and Santa Claus. When the postman gets posted to a frozen town in the north, his career eventually leads him into Santa Claus’s hideout.

IMDb = 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 94%

16. The Little Prince(2015)

Directed by Mark Osborne, The Little Prine is another animated family movie that involves a great line of cast, which includes Mackenzie Foy, Rachel McAdams, and Jeff Bridges. The movie portrays the life of a girl, to whom the Aviator introduced a world where she rediscovers her childhood. The film is all about emotional value as it conveys how valuable human relationships are.

IMDb = 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 93%

17. The Lorax(2012)

The Lorax is an animated family movie directed by Chris Renaud, which is made whole with a cast that involves Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, and Betty White. The movie portrays the life of Ted, a 12-year-old boy, as he embarks on a journey to find the long-extinct Truffula tree in order to impress the girl of his dream. However, the journey that he sets out on turns into something much more than a search quest, whin him having to overcome a number of obstacles.

IMDb = 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 64%

18. Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro(1979)

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, The Castle of Cagliostro happened to be the film that changed the movie history as well as the debut of this legendary director. The movie tells the story of the master thief Lupin III as he goes to Cagliostro. He sets out on the journey as he finds out that the money he robbed was counterfeited and Cagliostro was rumored to be the source of the forgery. However, there he finds a beautiful princess who was forced to marrying the count so that he can find the legendary treasure of Cagliostro. However, as Lupin was already there, he decides to rescue the princess and prevent the count from succeeding. On his quest of doing so, he teams up with Inspector Zenigata and the fellow thief Fujiko Mine.

IMDb = 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 95%

19. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa(2008)

The sequel to Madagascar is an animated adventure movie, which falls into this list as another personal favorite. Directed by Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell, the movie revolves around Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria as they find themselves in Africa. Alex reaches to meet his long-lost parent in Africa. However, things turn into a disaster as his father’s rival, Makunga, is determined to stop at nothing in order to be the king to gain control over the jungle.

IMDb = 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 64%

20. Mary and the Witch’s Flower(2017)

Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, this is an animated fantasy movie starring Kate Winslet, Ruby Barnhill, Jim Broadbent, etc. The movie portrays the life of young Mary, who follows a mysterious cat into the forest. The cat ultimately leads her to an old broomstick and the strange and rare Fly-by-night flower that blossoms only once in every 7 years. The two of her findings take her to the far away Endor  College. As she finds herself in the college and tells a lie, Mary is forced to risk her life in order to set things straight.

IMDb = 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 89%

21. The NeverEnding Story(1984)

The NeverEnding Story is a 1984 family fantasy movie directed by Wolfgang Petersen. The story of the movie revolves around the life of Bastain. Bastain finds himself in an old bookstore, taking refuge from his dull life and his bullies at school. As he’s in the bookstore, he starts reading an old storybook, to which he finds himself drawn into its mythical world of Fantasia.

IMDb = 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 80%

22. The Pirates! Band of Misfits(2012)

Directed by Peter Lord and released in 2012, this is an animated family movie that portrays the life of pirates. Although the title failed to collect any actual award, it still has won multiple notable nominations. Pirate Captain and crew find themselves the need of traveling to Victorian London in an attempt to win the Pirate of the Year award. To get their hands on the award, they face some of the best pirates from all over the world to ultimately secure the most amount of booty.

IMDb = 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 86%

23. The Princess and the Frog(2009)

The Princess and the Frog is another classic movie, one of those that impacted billions of childhood lives. Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, this is an animated movie falling in the musical genre. The movie tells the story of a young waitress, Tiana, and a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. Their life together makes the movie a purely unique creation.

IMDb = 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 85%

24. Ralph Breaks the Internet(2018)

Ralph Breaks the Internet falls as the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph from 2012. This sequel is an animated family comedy directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. The story of this movie revolves around Ralph and his friend Vanellope as they’re on a quest to save the game, Sugar Rush. To attempt this, they visit the uncharted land of the Internet through a Wi-Fi router at the arcade, prepared to take on any challenges that may come right at them.

IMDb = 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 88%

25. The Secret Life of Pets 2(2019)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is the sequel to its part 1 released back in 2016. The second part we have here is directed by Chris Renaud and Chris Hart is one of the most famous figures among the cast and he plays one of the most important roles in the film. The movie portrays the life of different pets as Max meets the sheepdog Rooster who helps him with his fears. Meanwhile, Gidget loses Max’s favorite and is on the hunt for it and Snowball is on a mission to rescue a white tiger cub named Hu.

IMDb = 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 60%

26. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon(2019)

Directed by Will Becher and Richard Phelan, this is an animated family movie that portrays the incidents happening between an alien and Shaun the sheep. As an alien crash lands near the Bossy Bottom farm, a sinister organization starts developing plans to capture the alien. However, Shaun decides to prevent them from succeeding as he offers a helping hand for the alien to return to her home planet safely.

IMDb = 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 96%

27. Song of the Sea(2014)

Song of the Sea is an animated family movie directed by Tomm Moore. Among the animated movies out there, this one is considered as one with the best rating online. The story of this movie revolves around an Irish youth and his mute sister, who he finds is a selkie. He discovers that his mute sister must find her voice in order to free the supernatural creatures from the spell of a Celtic goddess.

IMDb = 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 99%

28. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse(2018)

This is another animated action family movie that falls into the list of the few of the best rated animated movies ever made. Directed by Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, and Bob Persichetti, this movie portrays Miles Morales, a superhero who gains superpowers from a spider bite, protecting the city in the name of Spider-Man. The movie takes a turn as he soon meets alternate versions of himself, and together, they engage in an epic battle in an attempt to save the multiverse.

IMDb = 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 97%

29. Turbo(2013)

Directed by David Soren, Turbo is another animated family movie that makes it into the list as a personal favorite. The movie involves a great line of cast like Ryan Reynolds, Snoop Dogg, Ken Jeong, etc. The movie portrays the life of Turbo, a snail obsessed with speed having an unusual goal: to be the world’s greatest racer. When a freak accident gives him the power of speed, his dream evolves and he enters the Indianapolis 500 to race against the world’s best racers. With a dedicated pit crew of trash-talking junkies, he sets out on a quest to chase his dream, letting no limitations keep him from achieving his goal.

IMDb = 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 66%

30. The Willoughbys(2020)

The Willoughbys is a 2020 animated comedy movie directed by Kris Pearn. The cast starring in the movie includes Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, and Jane Krakowski. The movie follows a simple story where four old-fashioned siblings set out on a new venture into the modern world with their new nanny when they were neglected by their parents.

IMDb = 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes = 90%

 

 

Coming to a conclusion, that covers up the 30 of the best family-friendly movies streaming on Netflix. One thing we can note is that most of the movies listed above are animations, which are obviously the best for kids as well as families as a whole. That said, we hope reading the guide above has brought some valuable information and help to you. Please let us know by commenting down below if you have any further queries regarding the same.

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