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Here are the best family movies on Amazon Prime right now

We've got a whole list of family flicks ready for you to stream with your fam. Take a look.
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Published onMarch 1, 2024

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Family time often involves sitting on the couch with the whole gang and watching a nice movie. Who doesn’t love to get the family together, pop some corn, and hit play on the remote? As an Amazon Prime subscriber, you’ve got plenty of family-oriented titles to choose from, with new movies added every week. It’s become a major Netflix alternative in the streaming wars. We’ve taken the time to curate some of the best family movies on Amazon Prime Video, so you and the kids don’t have to sift through the entire exhaustive library. Just remember that some of these movies are more for older kids and teens than for little ones, so choose accordingly.

Don’t have Amazon Prime already? You can sign up for $14.99 a month or $139 a year. There’s also a cheaper option if you want Amazon Prime Video without the shopping perks. Also, don’t forget there’s a 30-day free trial for new members. We have also included a few free movies to watch (with ads) with the Amazon Freevee channel.

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Amazon Prime Video offers access to thousands of movies and TV shows to stream. That includes great original shows and movies like The Boys and The Tomorrow War. You can also sign up for other premium services within Amazon Prime Video.

Best family movies on Amazon Prime

Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this list of the best Amazon Prime family movies as new ones are released.


Troop Zero (2019)

Troop Zero
Amazon

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 92 minutes
  • Director: Bert & Bertie
  • Main cast: Mckenna Grace, Viola Davis, Jim Gaffigan
  • Genre: Pre-Teen Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.9 — IMDB / 68% — Rotten Tomatoes

One of the best family movies on Amazon Prime is this film, which follows the story of a group of misfit elementary school children. They are trying to win a talent show so their voices can be recorded and sent to space.

Troop Zero is a perfect example of a great family movie on Amazon Prime Video. The movie is a light-hearted comedy, with the young students full of zest and spunk. The adults in the cast, especially Viola Davis, also offer great performances as well.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)

Kyle Allen and Kathryn Newton sit on a bed looking at a map in The Map of Tiny Perfect Things - best prime video original movies
Amazon

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Run time: 98 minutes
  • Director: Ian Samuals
  • Main cast: Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, Jermaine Harris
  • Genre: Romance/Sci-fi
  • Ratings: 6.9 — IMDB / 76% — Rotten Tomatoes

Two teenagers, Margaret and Mark, find themselves stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day repeatedly. As they try to escape the loop, they also look for perfect moments in their city to try and escape the loop.

Time loop movies are nothing new, but this one manages to add a few new wrinkles to that sub-genre. The performances by Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen are also solid. This is great for teens to watch on a date night or for any other kind of night.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


Cinderella (2021)

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Amazon
Camila Cabello and Billy Porter star in CINDERELLA Photo: Kerry Brown © 2021 Amazon Content Services LLC

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 113 minutes
  • Director: Kay Cannon
  • Main cast: Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, Nicholas Galitzine
  • Genre: Fantasy/Musical
  • Ratings: 4.3 — IMDB / 42% — Rotten Tomatoes

The popular fairy tale gets a new musical adaptation. Cinderella wants to go to the royal ball, and her “Fab G” helps make that happen, despite Cinderella’s evil stepmother and step-sisters.

Pop singer Camila Cabello does a solid job in the title role, with some modern language and sensibilities. The standout performance goes to Billy Porter, who performs excellently as Cinderella’s “Fab G.” Musicals are usually good for family viewing, and this movie has some very hummable tunes as well.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


The Aeronauts (2019)

Two people in a hot air balloon in The Aeronauts
Amazon

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Run time: 100 minutes
  • Director: Tom Harper
  • Main cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Courtenay
  • Genre: Historical drama
  • Ratings: 6.6 — IMDB / 72% — Rotten Tomatoes

In the 19th century, a meteorologist teams up with a professional aeronaut (hot air balloon pilot) to prove that they could predict the weather. They managed to take a balloon up to the incredible (at that time) height of 30,000 feet.

This film, based loosely on true events, shows that people were going high up in the sky for decades before airplanes were invented. The visual effects showing this incredible journey are also well done. If you want to watch an entertaining historical adventure, this is a good one to stream and one of the best family movies on Amazon Prime.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022)

hotel transyvania amazon prime
Sony Animation

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 97 minutes
  • Director: Derek Drymon, Jennifer Kluska
  • Main cast: Brian Hull, Jim Gaffigan, Andy Samberg
  • Genre: Animated/Fantasy
  • Ratings: 6.0 — IMDB / 49% — Rotten Tomatoes

The fourth film in the Hotel Transylvania series features a machine that mistakenly turns Dracula and some other monsters at the hotel into humans. At the same time, the boyfriend of Dracula’s daughter transforms from a human into a monster. The group must go on a quest to a lost land in South America, where they must find a cure before their transformations become permanent.

While not quite as good as the previous three entries in this series, this movie is still entertaining for the whole family. The Freaky Friday-style plot gives the characters some new perspectives on each other. While Adam Sandler has retired from his voice role as Dracula, Andy Samberg returns as his son-in-law.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


Pinocchio (2022)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Main cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hanks, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Angus Wright, Cynthia Erivo, Sheila Atim, Lorraine Bracco
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Ratings: 5.1 — IMDB / 28% — Rotten Tomatoes

Geppetto, a lonely woodcarver sculpts a puppet boy from pine and names him Pinocchio. When a magical fairy brings Pinocchio to life, he begins a journey to become fully human, getting tempted and deceived as he understands the morality of being human.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


Eloise at the Plaza (2003)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-G
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Director: Kevin Lima
  • Main cast: Sofia Vassilieva, Kintaro Akiyama, Julie Andrews, Kenneth Welsh, Jeffrey Tambor, Tannis Burnett, Gavin Creel
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.5 — IMDB / N.A. — Rotten Tomatoes

Eloise is a six-year-old girl who roams New York City’s elegant Plaza Hotel, driving her poised nanny to her wit’s end. Eloise turns into Cupid for a lonely prince and attends a high society ball, leading to loads of fun and humor in this family-friendly tale.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
Fifth Season

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Director: Tyler Nilson
  • Main cast: Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson, Thomas Haden Church, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, Jon Bernthal
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
  • Ratings: 7.6 — IMDB / 95% — Rotten Tomatoes

Zak dreams of being a professional wrestler. He befriends Tyler, an aimless fisherman down on his luck, and bond in pursuit of their ambitions against all odds. With heart and humor, this story reminds us that true friendship can empower us to achieve the impossible.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


Snow Day (2000)

snow day amazon prime family movie
Paramount

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 89 minutes
  • Director: Chris Koch
  • Main cast: Chris Elliott, Mark Webber, Jean Smart, Chevy Chase
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 5.1 — IMDB / 29% — Rotten Tomatoes

A major snowstorm has hit a small New York town. The town’s children conspire to keep the school snowed in so they can have a day off, but will the adults get the upper hand?

This movie has turned into a cult classic for many people. There’s a lot of slapstick in this film, and it’s just fun to watch the kids “battle” the adults to have a snow day. Plus, it has Chevy Chase, which is usually a good sign of a funny movie.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


The Wolf and the Lion (2021)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Director: Gilles de Maistre
  • Main cast: Molly Kunz, Graham Greene, Charlie Carrick, Derek Johns, Rebecca Croll, Rhys Slack, Evan Buliung
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
  • Ratings: 6.2 — IMDB / 29% — Rotten Tomatoes

When a young musician returns to her late grandfather’s cabin, she discovers an orphaned wolf cub and lion pup. She raises them, but when danger strikes, the newfound family must embark on a trek through the wilderness to stay together against forces trying to tear them apart.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Director: Rob Letterman
  • Main cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Rita Ora
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Ratings: 6.5 — IMDB / 68% — Rotten Tomatoes

A Pikachu that can talk teams up with a former Pokémon trainer to find his missing detective father and unravel a mystery enshrouding their city. This reveals a secret experiment gone haywire. With a convoluted scheme afoot, this duo races to save their city from a disastrous fate.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


The Real Macaw (1998)

The Real Macaw (1998)
Becker Entertainment

What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Director: Mario Andreacchio
  • Main cast: Jamie Croft, Deborra-Lee Furness, Joe Petruzzi, John Waters, Jason Robards, John Goodman, Gerry Connolly
  • Genre: Family, Adventure
  • Ratings: 5.4 — IMDB / N.A. — Rotten Tomatoes

A talking parrot may know the location of buried treasure, providing hope for his elderly owner who’s facing threats of being sent to a nursing home.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Freevee.


The Bad Guys (2022)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Director: Pierre Perifel
  • Main cast: Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson, Anthony Ramos, Richard Ayoade, Zazie Beetz
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure
  • Ratings: 6.8 — IMDB / 88% — Rotten Tomatoes

A crew of criminal outcasts plan to pull off one last heist and reinvent themselves as model citizens. When a new villain threatens the city, the bad guys might just have to become the good guys to stop him.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


On a Wing and a Prayer (2023)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Director: Sean McNamara
  • Main cast: Dennis Quaid, Heather Graham, Jesse Metcalfe, Abbey Rhyne, Jessi Case, Brett Rice, Rocky Myers
  • Genre: Drama
  • Ratings: 5.5 — IMDB / 16% — Rotten Tomatoes

When a private plane pilot dies mid-flight, passenger Doug White is forced to take the controls. With his terrified wife and daughters on board and no co-pilot, Doug must try to land the aircraft himself, guided by air traffic control.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


My Spy (2020)

Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman in My Spy
Amazon

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Run time: 99 minutes
  • Director: Peter Segal
  • Main cast: Dave Bautista, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman
  • Genre: Spy/Adventure
  • Ratings: 6.3 — IMDB / 48% — Rotten Tomatoes

An undercover CIA operative is caught spying by a nine-year-old girl. She finds out and then blackmails him into teaching her the basics of espionage.

This is a cute mix of superspy movies and a kid’s adventure story. Dave Bautista has some nice chemistry with his young co-star Chloe Coleman, and there’s plenty of action for the parents to enjoy as well. This movie is supposed to get a sequel at some point, so hopefully, that will happen before Coleman gets too old.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Director: Chris Sanders
  • Main cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Ratings: 8.1 — IMDB / 99% — Rotten Tomatoes

After giving this one a watch, we’re very sure there’s a stronger, socially relevant message behind this innocent family movie. Hiccup (the protagonist) is supposed to have a natural affinity for killing dragons, which he doesn’t. He accidentally befriends and tames one, and the story takes off from there. The movie progresses from the village of Berk hating dragons, to understanding and accepting them.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


Wonderstruck (2017)

Julianne Moore in Wonderstruck
Amazon

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 116 minutes
  • Director: Todd Hayes
  • Main cast: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds
  • Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
  • Ratings: 6.2 — IMDB / 68% — Rotten Tomatoes

This 2017 Amazon Prime Video original is set in two different timelines. One of them, filmed in black and white, is set in 1927 when a young girl runs away to try to find her mother. In 1977, a young boy also runs away from his home to find his father. How are these two characters linked, and will they be successful in their quests to find their missing parents?

This feels like an old-fashioned children’s story but it’s told with some impressive production values and visual effects. You may recognize Millicent Simmonds as a young girl in the 1920s. She later became much better known as the daughter in the two A Quiet Place movies.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Director: Masanori Hata
  • Main cast: Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, René Auberjonois, Danny Mann, Laura Mooney, Bernard Erhard, Bill Martin
  • Genre:  Animation, Adventure
  • Ratings: 7.1 — IMDB / 55% — Rotten Tomatoes

Each night, young Nemo embarks on extraordinary dream adventures in the magical realm of Slumberland. But every morning, just as things get interesting, he tumbles out of bed and back to reality. Nemo longs to reach the kingdom and meet its lovely Princess, but first, he must overcome nightmares, temptation, and his own restless slumber.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: 6
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Director: Jeff Fowler
  • Main cast: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Neal McDonough
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.5 — IMDB / 63% — Rotten Tomatoes

On a distant planet, a quick-footed blue hedgehog named Sonic enjoys life with his guardian Longclaw. But when they’re attacked by a hostile tribe, Longclaw desperately sends Sonic to Earth for his own safety using a magical portal ring.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Prime Video.


MouseHunt (1997)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Director: Gore Verbinski
  • Main cast: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin, Eric Christmas, Michael Jeter, Debra Christofferson
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.5 — IMDB / 44% — Rotten Tomatoes

This one mirrors the very elements that make Home Alone and Baby’s Day Out hilarious. Watch two adults be thwarted by a mouse over and over again. You cannot help but sympathize and laugh at their misfortune. Mousehunt will never get old.

Ready to watch? You can find the movie right here on Amazon Prime.


So those are some of the best family movies on Amazon Prime Video right now. We will update this post as more movies are added and others are removed.

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