A good children’s movie can be a wonderful thing. Finding a movie that will interest everyone in the family can be difficult. There are so many options and platforms available to watch. It can be difficult to find something worthwhile that is suitable for children. Of the many streaming services now available, netflix has a great selection of pre-categorized children’s movies in a Children and family movies genre title.
Regardless of age, many children’s films can appeal to a wider audience. As an adult, many kids movies are some of the best content available today. Whether you like dragons, movies with talking animals, or a meaningful storyline, there’s something for everyone in Netflix’s catalog. The best part of choosing a kids movie is watching it with family and friends. Here are the best kids movies on Netflix that you should watch on your next family movie night.
11 Sing 2
Sing 2 tells the story of a group of animal performers trying to put on the greatest stage show ever, but to do so, they need Clay Calloway (voiced by Bono), a reclusive performer from the past to join them . With an all-star voice cast including Halsey as Porsha, Scarlett Johansson as Ash and Pharrell Williams as Alfonso, the sequel to Sing 2 is sure to please any music lover. With covers of hit songs and talking animals, it is sure to please young and old alike.
ten The beast from the sea
The beast from the sea is an adorable Netflix Original animated film about a girl named Maisie Brumble, voiced by Zaris-Angel Hator, who hides out on a boat owned by a sea monster hunter named Jacob Holland, voiced by Karl Urban. She finds herself on this epic adventure learning about herself along the way. The beast from the sea is portrayed by an all-star cast, including Jared Harris as Captain James Crow, Dan Stevens as Admiral Eric Hornagold, and Jim Carter as King.
9 Wish Dragon
Wish Dragon is another cute animated movie about a wish-granting dragon, produced by legendary actor Jackie Chan. The best part about this movie is the dragon named Long (voiced by John Cho) who is kinda cynical and hilarious. Wish Dragon also stars Jimmy Wong as Din Song, Constance Wu as Mrs. Song, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Li Na Wang. The movie tells a coming-of-age story without being too predictable about it. All in all, this is a great family option that everyone will enjoy.
House is the story of a purple alien named Oh, who is part of a race of aliens called Boov trying to take over the Earth. When Oh, voiced by Jim Parsons, meets Tip, voiced by Rihanna, they go on a journey together to try and save Tip’s mother and the rest of the world from aliens. Throughout the story, Oh and Tip find out who they want to be in the universe.
Paddington is a live-action animated comedy about a talking teddy bear. Based on the acclaimed Paddington Bear children’s books created by Michael Bond, Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) is a reimagined version of a beloved character for the more modern generation. Adults who grew up with Paddington books will love seeing the character come to life and kids who have yet to discover the magic of Paddington are sure to appreciate his silly mistakes and learning experiences. Paddington contains an incredible cast, with Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Nicole Kidman taking on the live-action roles.
6 Penguins of Madagascar: the movie
Penguins of Madagascar: the movie tells the story of a group of penguins (Tom McGrath as Skipper, Chris Miller as Kowalski, Conrad Vernon as Rico and Christopher Knights as Private) originally seen in the 2005 film, Madagascar, who seek to stop the power-hungry Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world. The penguins join an organization called North Wind (think stupid FBI) to try and jump on Brine. Agent Classified, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, sort of becomes their handler leading to a hilarious movie.
5 The Smurfs
The Smurfs is a classic cartoon that most adults will recognize. The film brings new animation styles to the beloved characters and will attract many young people to watch the film. The Smurfs combines both live action and animation to create an interesting tale. In this story, Smurfs including Papa (Jonathan Winters), Clumsy (Anton Yelchi), Smurfette (Katy Perry), Grouchy (George Lopez), Brainy (Fred Armisen) and Gutsy (Alan Cumming) are transported to a real-world apartment while on the run from their longtime nemesis, an evil wizard named Gargamel, played by Hank Azaria, who wants to capture Clumsy Smurf and use him to obtain a powerful wand. The Smurfs get help from the married couple who live in the apartment, Patrick and Grace Winslow, played by Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays.
4 How to Train Your Dragon 2
The continuation of the How to train your dragon the movie is so much more entertaining. Based on Cressida Cowell’s book series, the How to train your dragon films tell the story of a Viking village living alongside dragons. In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless discover a cave that houses a secret land full of wild dragons. When the power-hungry Drago, voiced by Djimon Hounsou, discovers the secret, he will stop at nothing to take control of the dragons that live there.
3 Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs is based on the children’s book of the same name written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ronald Barrett. In the film, inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) whose inventions leave something to be desired, invents a machine to drop food from the sky. When that invention goes down the drain like everything else, he teams up with weatherman, Sam Sparks (voiced by Anna Faris) and local celebrity, Baby Brent (voiced by Andy Samberg), to try to fix his mistake.
2 Ghost Patrol
Ghost Patrol is another animated film, but this one is a little different. In the movie Ghost Patrolthe children Gabi and Spence, voiced by Jdelighted Turner and Lili Beaudoin, and their dog Spooky, voiced by Kathleen Barr, protect their town from ghosts. The problem is that they have never seen anything supernatural. When kids get a call about a local mansion being haunted, they must uncover the clues and solve the case for their first real haunted house. This film reminds us that scooby-doo vibe of days gone by in a new and fresh way. Kids will definitely love this movie and parents will appreciate the nostalgic idea of it.
Sahara is a hidden gem on Netflix. The movie is an animated film about two snakes and a scorpion who live in the desert where the dusty area snakes and the oasis area snakes are not allowed to interact. The film tells the story of a cobra named Ajar and his best friend, a scorpion named Pitt. Ajar, voiced by Robert Naylor, encounters another snake Eva, voiced by Angela Galuppo, who gets captured by a snake charmer leading Ajar and Pitt, voiced by Daniel Brochu, on an adventure through the desert to save his life. Sahara gives viewers a lesson to never give up and pursue what’s important to them. Whereas critics did not like the filmchildren who love snakes will be delighted to see the animated characters talking on the screen.