Best Family Movies to Stream on Netflix (and Everywhere Else)
By Lily Rose
We know exactly what your family should watch on the next family movie night. We have compiled a list of titles everyone will enjoy, from all your favorite streaming sites, including Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime.
Our list includes heartwarming animated movies such as Over the Moon and Coco, the fast-paced Marvel flicks Black Panther and Captain Marvel, family-friendly comedies including new releases such as Yes Day and Raya and the Last Dragonas well as throwbacks from your own childhood that the whole family will be in to no matter what age they are.
Grab your kids, your teens, your pets and maybe some popcorn. It's time to get cozy on the couch (or wherever you'll be spending some quality time with the fam this evening), and stream our family movie picks that we're sure everyone will enjoy.
Over the Moon
In this animated musical film, a young girl builds a rocket to the moon in hopes of meeting the legendary goddess of the moon, Chang'e, who is said to live there. The 2020 movie, which touches on themes such as family, love and traditions, features the voices of Phillipa Soo, John Cho, Sandra Oh and Ken Jeong.
Jennifer Garner and Édgar Ramírez play parents who promise to say "yes" to every silly, fun and fantastical whim their kids might have -- for 24 hours. The 2021 family movie is based on the children's book of the same name by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld.
Take your family on a trip to Wakanda and discover why this 2018 title won Marvel its first Academy Award and ignited a full-on cultural movement. Plus, you’ll see the late Chadwick Boseman in one of the most exciting roles of his career.
In the 1997 version of the classic fairytale, Brandy stars as the first Black Cinderella, alongside Whitney Houston, who plays her Fairy Godmother. Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters and Jason Alexander also appear in the fan-favorite flick.
Your little one might not be so scared of monsters after watching this Pixar movie that shows just how human monsters can actually be. Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi are the voices to these colorful creatures in this 2001 animated flick all about friendship and courage.
Can’t get enough Monsters Inc? Make it a double feature and go back in time to Sully and Mike’s college days in this 2013 Pixar prequel. See how this unlikely duo became monster BFFs when they began as little more than strangers.
Starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, Soul tells the story of a man whose life on Earth is cut short, so when he inadvertently lands in The Great Before, he sets out in search of a second chance at living his life to the fullest.
Disney's fantasy-adventure movie about a warrior who attempts to unite humans and dragons back into the same society is available to stream for $29.99 on Disney+ Premier Access. The title, which features the voices of Star Wars' Kelly Marie Tran and The Farewell's Awkwafina, touches on the importance of kindness, friendship and sharing -- but also features a ton of cool action sequences.
The 2017 animated film about an aspiring singer-songwriter who visits the magical Land of the Dead is full of Mexican Day of the Dead traditions, gorgeous music and heartfelt lessons about the enduring love of family that will give you and your loved ones all the feels.
Streamed these movies recently? If you're looking for even more great film recommendations that you can watch with your entire family, check out these titles. They're kid and adult-approved, which means they're sure to be a hit with all family members big and small.