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Best kids movies on Netflix 2020


It’s not easy to find a movie that ticks boxes for every family member – so we’ve done the hard work for you.

From classics of the 1990s like Matilda to modern endeavors like Peter Rabbit, we’ve compiled the definitive list of the best movies for all ages on Netflix. Each of them has just enough to entertain young and old.

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Consult our list of best family movies on Netflix below.

Maze (1986)

Parents of a certain age will have fond memories of Jim Henson’s fantastic adventure with David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. The Muppet team travel to Alice in Wonderland’s territory as babysitter Connelly wants her younger brother to get into the clutches of the Goblin King (Bowie) and has only a few hours to save him from. a castle labyrinth. Full of weird creatures and catchy melodies, this is the one you will want your kids to love as much as you …

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Peter Rabbit (2017)

Beatrix Potter’s big-eared hero of the woods enters the 21st century on a thrilling adventure due as much to the cartoon chaos of Tom and Jerry or Looney Tunes as it is to the original stories written over 100 years ago. James Corden lends his voice to the titular rabbit.

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Peter Rabbit 2 delayed until August due to coronavirus

Mouse Hunt (1997)

This 1997 installment of family entertainment is hard to beat (but maybe not for viewers who fear rodents!). Nathan Lane and Lee Evans play unlucky brothers who inherit a valuable old house but discover it is already occupied by a pesky rodent. There’s a lot of slapstick, as the pair wreak havoc in their attempt to get rid of the furry demon, although adults may prefer Christopher Walken’s hilarious turn as an exterminator.

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My Neighbor Totoro – and other Studio Ghibli films

A scene from My Neighbor Totoro by Studio Ghibli

A scene from My Neighbor Totoro by Studio Ghibli

If you’re stuck at home and looking for something to watch with the kids, Netflix’s Studio Ghibli line of movies is for you. Arguably more adult-friendly than some of Disney’s offerings (yes, sometimes it can), there are plenty of great stories to choose from. My neighbor Totoro follows two girls and spirits into the forest near their house. If you’re looking for your next Studio Ghibli movie, there’s Spirited Away, which is probably more well-known, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Only Yesterday.

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Jam Space (1997)

Aliens arrive on Earth to kidnap the Looney Tunes gang as a new attraction in their failing intergalactic theme park. To keep their freedom, Bugs Bunny and his friends challenge the invaders in a high-stakes basketball game, calling on Michael Jordan to save the day and send the aliens back to where they came from …

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The BFG (2016)

Ruby Barnhill and Mark Rylance in The BFG

Ruby Barnhill and Mark Rylance in The BFG

Roald Dahl’s beloved book was brought to life in 2016, this time from directorial master Steven Spielberg. You already know the story: A little orphan (Ruby Barnhill) meets a gentle giant (Mark Ruffalo) who is supposed to eat her but instead protects her from truly horrible giants who terrorize them both. A wonderful, fantastic adventure for the whole family.

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Minions (2015)

Minions

Minions

Love ’em or’ em, the adorable yellow sidekicks of Despicable Me and Villain get their own movie in this prequel that sends a trio of fearless Minions to Sixties London in search of a truly evil leader. It’s an enjoyable experience, especially for young fans, helped a lot by a killer classic rock soundtrack. Sandra Bullock, Pierre Coffin, Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton to chaos.

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Mathilde (1996)

Mara Wilson as Mathilde

Mara Wilson as Mathilde

Roald Dahl fans will likely cherish this Danny DeVito-led story of the clever little girl who confronts her parents and a headmistress. Mara Wilson plays Matilda, sent by her selfish parents to prison-like Crunchem Hall School, where she meets her nemesis in the form of the vicious Miss Trunchball, played by Pam Ferris. Classic entertainment for children.

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Willy Free (1993)

Jason James Richter in Free Willy

Jason James Richter in Free Willy

This entertaining children’s film about a boy and his whale knows exactly what strings to pull and when. Australian director Simon Wincer combines animatronic models with snapshots of Keiko, the actual killer whale who plays Willy, with great skill.

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The Rugrats Movie (1998)

Characters from the popular Nickelodeon Rugrats TV series get their own movie in this fun animated adventure feature film. Celebrities who lend their voices are Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry and David Spade, as cute little Tommy Pickles persuades his friends to help him bring his newborn brother, Dil, back to the hospital so he can again having his parents to himself. …

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Klaus (2019)

Klaus (Photo: Netflix)

Klaus (Photo: Netflix)

A festive classic ideal for any time of the year. Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and Oscar winner JK Simmons are the voices in this charming Christmas animation about Jesper, a spoiled young mailman stationed above the Arctic Circle.

When Jesper meets a nice old toy maker, he begins to experience his seasonal glee in this Netflix Original film – one of the streaming service’s first forays into feature film animation.

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