Summer is coming to an end which means it's more important than ever to find time to get together with the whole family. Family movie night is a great way to do just that. If you're a Netflix subscriber, you have access to a huge collection of family films available on-demand that will be much more preferable than sifting through the old DVD collection. Although, with so much available, sifting through the DVD collection might be easier. Since the lineup changes so much and it includes so many offerings, we've done the searching for you and created our list of the best family movies on Netflix right now.
Looking for something that will appeal to slightly older kids? If you're a PG-13 household, School of Rock is an awesome choice for the entire family. Jack Black stars as guitarist Dewey Finn who, after getting thrown out of his band, is soon desperate for work. So, he cons his way into a substitute music teacher position at an elite private elementary school, where he exposes the sheltered children to the magic of rock and roll, despite drawing the ire of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). As he taps into the musical talent within the kids, Dewey starts chasing redemption at a local Battle of the Bands.
Rotten Tomatoes: 92% Stars: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White Director: Richard Linklater PG-13 109 minutes
Without a doubt, Labyrinth is a little weird. But it's a good weird that families with both young children and young adults can enjoy. After all, it's Jim Henson, and he always knew how to thread the needle to appeal to people of all ages. This puppet-driven fantasy is no different, with an exquisitely wacky performance by David Bowie as a goblin king who abducts a baby boy, prompting the boy's teenage sister (Jennifer Connelly) to venture into a giant maze to rescue him.
Rotten Tomatoes: 73% Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud Director: Jim Henson PG 101 minutes
With a great voice cast headed up by Jim Parsons, Rihanna, and Steve Martin, Home is an exciting, intergalactic adventure for the whole family. When aliens known as the Boov conquer Earth and begin to relocate the human population, one little girl, Tip, manages to evade escape. But when she crosses paths with a fugitive Boov named Oh, the two form an odd couple with similar aims. Together, they form a friendship and seek out Tip's mother to help save humanity.
Rotten Tomatoes: 52% Stars: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin Director: Tim Johnson PG 94 minutes
If you're on the fence about a family dog, don't watch Beethoven . If you've already got a dog who you love, go ahead and watch Beethoven and appreciate how much better behaved your dog is. When the Newton family adopts a St. Bernard puppy called Beethoven, patriarch George soon finds himself feeling less appreciated. But when a nasty vet tries to steal Beethoven to perform a deadly experiment, George will have to get in line with the family to protect their pup.
Rotten Tomatoes: 30% Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones Director: Brian Levant PG 86 minutes
Pee-wee Herman is back in a new adventure in this Netflix original introducing a new generation of fans to the plucky adventurer. When Pee-wee meets a mysterious, inspiring stranger (Joe Manganiello), he decides it's finally time to take his first-ever holiday, hitting the road for his biggest adventure yet.
Rotten Tomatoes: 80% Stars: Paul Reubens, Tara Buck, Joe Manganiello John Lee PG 90 minutes
Fans of Cobra Kai in the house? Educate them on the original source material because The Karate Kid trilogy is on Netflix. After moving to Southern California with his mother, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) soon finds himself the target of a group of bullies from the Cobra Kai karate dojo. When Daniel befriends his building's older repairman Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), he unwittingly finds a master martial arts trainer of his very own. Mr. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to defeat the brutal Cobra Kai in competition.
Rotten Tomatoes: 84% Stars: Ralph Macchio, Randee Heller, Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, Elisabeth Shue, William Zabka Director: John G. Avildsen PG 126 minutes
Dennis the Menace may have fallen from the modern zeitgeist, but that's all the more reason to revisit the classic character with your modern family. That, and the performance of Walter Matthau as the grumpy Mr. Wilson. When mischievous, troublemaking Dennis Mitchell's parents must leave town for work and can't find a babysitter, they finally must ask grumpy old Mr. Wilson and his wife, Martha, to take care of Dennis. But when burglar Switchblade Sam descends on the neighborhood to steal Mr. Wilson's coin collection, he takes Dennis as a hostage, forcing Mr. Wilson to put aside old animosities.
Rotten Tomatoes: 27% Stars: Mason Gamble, Walter Matthau, Christopher Lloyd Nick Castle PG 96 minutes
If you're going to do a family movie night, why not watch a movie about a dysfunctional family coming together? This Lord/Miller ( The Lego Movie ) animated romp is a ton of fun for everyone. Young Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson) feels a bit like an outcast in her family of outcasts, but she knows she'll find her people once she leaves for her first year of film school. Worried about losing his daughter permanently, Katie's dad cancels her flight to LA and decides to do a family road trip instead. However, family bonding time is interrupted by the global uprising of electronic devices, organized by a scorned artificial intelligence (A.I.) named Pal. With the rest of the world rounded up and due for banishment to space, the Mitchells must come together to save their family and the planet.
Rotten Tomatoes: 98% Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph Michael Rianda PG 114 minutes
Roald Dahl's beloved story about a little girl and her friendship with a giant gets the CGI Spielberg treatment in this family-friendly epic. Initially scared by the 24-foot behemoth (voiced by Mark Rylance) peeking through her window, 10-year-old Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) soon realizes that he's actually a Big Friendly Giant. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of nastier giants like Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater, and the like. As the threat becomes imminent, Sophie must travel to London with her new friend to convince Queen Victoria to rid the land of bad giants once and for all.
Rotten Tomatoes: 74% Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton Steven Spielberg PG 115 minutes
As Millennials are growing up and having their own kids, there are few family movies that check as many nostalgia and fun boxes as Good Burger . An absolute smash hit for '90s babies, Good Burger still resonates with kids of all ages. Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell star as a couple of teen misfits working at a modest burger joint to earn a few bucks. But when the burger conglomerate Mondo Burger opens across the street, Good Burger is threatened with closure. Fortunately, dim-witted Ed (Mitchell) has an accidental ace-in-the-hole: His secret sauce.
Rotten Tomatoes: 32% Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Sinbad Brian Robbins PG 95 minutes
Netflix's remake of the classic doggy hero tale is a heart-warming, fun adventure for the whole family. Siblings Carter (Gabriel Bateman) and Frankie (Darby Camp) are struggling with a family that's falling apart at the seams. The only silver lining appears to be Benji, a stray dog that has struck up a special friendship with the children. But when they stumble into serious danger, Benji will have to save the day.
Rotten Tomatoes: 60% Stars: Gabriel Bateman, Darby Camp, Jerod Haynes Director: Brandon Camp PG 114 minutes
Monster House is a rare family-friendly horror story. Mitchel Musso voices as Dustin James "D.J." Walters, a young boy who has a contentious relationship with his cranky neighbor, Horace Nebbercracker (Steve Buscemi). After Nebbercracker suffers a heart attack, D.J. and his friends, Chowder (Sam Lerner) and Jenny (Spencer Locke), learn that Nebbercracker's house may be the true monster on the block. And they're the only ones who can save the neighborhood from a dire fate.
Rotten Tomatoes: 75% Stars: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi Director: Gil Kenan PG 90 minutes
Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Sean Cullen, and Ricky Gervais lend their voices to this computer-animated film based on the book of the same name by Lois Lowry. It's about the Willoughbys, two neglectful parents, and their unique children who try to survive on their own until a mysterious nanny arrives. Despite the presumably sad subject matter about orphaned children with bad parents, critics loved the film and lauded its silliness that is "anchored in genuine emotion."
Rotten Tomatoes: 90% Stars: Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Ricky Gervais Director: Kris Pearn PG 92 minutes
While it may not be the same Invader Zim millennials grew up watching, the Netflix-adapted Enter the Florpus will still get the entire family reeling. The story tracks Zim (Richard Steven Horvitz) after the events of the original TV series, seeing the little alien in the throes of an existential dilemma. As he's fighting for a chance to make a difference and attempting to unlock his true purpose on Earth, Zim's arch-nemesis plots his downfall in the shadows. Can the little alien gain the confidence he needs to overcome his human rival, or will he only be a memory? With a critics review score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes , no family can go wrong with Invader Zim and his Florpus adventures.
Rotten Tomatoes: 100% Stars: Jhonen Vasquez, Richard Steven Horvitz Directors: Hae Young Jung, Young Kyun Park, Jhonen Vasquez TV-Y7 71 minutes
Given the ample amount of time on everyone's hands nowadays, Hugo is an unmissable family-friendly escape into a world that uniquely portrays this unstoppable temporal movement. Martin Scorsese's steampunk adventure captures a 1931 Paris through the eyes of a 12-year-old and has an emotional weight unlike any of his previous films. Hugo's (Asa Butterfield) adventures in the railway station are where the narrative and themes are expressed most boisterously, depicting a world made vibrant by its art, yet inundated with controlled abandon. Hugo is a tale of spellbinding woe and familial hardship, proving the necessity of creativity to thrive. It's not an award winner for nothing, after all.
Rotten Tomatoes: 93% Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley Director: Martin Scorsese PG 129 minutes
Like any franchise, it's probably best to start with the first How to Train Your Dragon . But you won't be completely lost if you jump in with the equally outstanding sequel. Five years since Hiccup and his dragon friend Toothless united the dragons and Vikings of Berk, the town is more intrepid and more peaceful than ever. However, when Hiccup and Toothless discover a secret cave out in the ocean that's filled with hundreds of wild dragons, they begin to ask questions. Soon, they find that the dragons answer to a mysterious rider, and they're just the first domino to fall as a power-hungry warlord closes in on Berk.
Rotten Tomatoes: 91% Stars: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler Directors: Dean DeBlois PG 102 minutes
During the Golden Age of Nickelodeon, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius stood out for its unique premise and a heavy focus on science. Jimmy Neutron is an 11-year-old boy whose intellect is matched by none. Of course, his brain results in the arrival of an alien species who want to kidnap and sacrifice Earth's parents to Poultra, the species' god, who is incidentally a three-headed chicken. Smart and humorous, the movie was the launching pad for the franchise, which brought two different television shows to Nickelodeon over the following decade.
Rotten Tomatoes: 74% Stars: Debi Derryberry, Rob Paulsen, Jeffrey Garcia Director: John A. Davis G 90 minutes
The classic duo of Mr. Peabody and Sherman gets a modern update for a new generation in this 2014 animated hit. Mr. Peabody is the most accomplished dog in the world, and with his mischievous boy Sherman, they travel time and space together in their time machine, the WABAC. But when Sherman takes the WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they inadvertently tear a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on history. Before past, present, and future are forever altered, Mr. Peabody must put everything back together again, simultaneously making the world right and becoming a parent.
Rotten Tomatoes: 81% Stars: Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Max Charles Directors: Rob Minkoff PG 92 minutes
This Pokémon movie is a CGI remake of the massively popular 1998 Pokémon film, Pokémon: The First Movie . It doesn't quite meet the hype of the original movie, which many of today's parents probably went bananas for as kids, but it's nonetheless a fun trip down nostalgia lane for adults and an action-packed ride for kids. Starring all the characters from the original Pokémon series, the movie follows Ash, Brock, and Misty as they discover the enormously powerful psychic Pokémon Mewtwo and realize he's not the villain he's made out to be.
Rotten Tomatoes: 44% Stars: Ikue Otani, Rica, Matsumoto Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Tetsuo Yajima, Motonori Sakakibara PG 98 minutes
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