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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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November 30, 2023
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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 just 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 movies that are free to watch (with ads) with the Amazon Freevee channel.

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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.


Babe (1995)

A pig in Babe
Universal Pictures
What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Director: Chris Noonan
  • Main cast: Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann, Hugo Weaving, Miriam Flynn, James Cromwell, Russi Taylor
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Ratings: 6.9 — IMDB / 97% — Rotten Tomatoes

Babe misfit pig on a big farm. Raised by a dog he calls mum, along with a host of other animals, Babe thinks he could be the greatest sheep pig of all time, and he’s out to prove it.

An absolute family classic, Babe is truly a gem for viewers of any age. A tale of finding your place in the world, told with charm and whimsy, it’s easily among the best family movies on Prime Video.

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


Madagascar (2005)

Madagascar
DreamWorks
What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Director: Eric Darnell
  • Main cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.9 — IMDB / 55% — Rotten Tomatoes

Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippo are best buds living in New York’s Central Park Zoo. Despite a life of comfort in captivity, Marty sets out to escape and explore the world with the help of his friends — and a group of penguins.

Despite numerous sequels and spinoffs, Madagascar never quite achieved the fame of Shrek or Pixar classics, but it’s a whole lot of fun for the whole family.

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


Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (2022)

Sonic and Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - best new streaming movies
Paramount Pictures

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 122 minutes
  • Director: Jeff Fowler
  • Main cast: James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz
  • Genre: Animated/Comedy/Video Game
  • Ratings: 6.5 — IMDB / 69% — Rotten Tomatoes

Sonic is still on Earth, but the evil Dr. Robotnik has also returned to Earth with a new criminal partner, Knuckles. Can the superfast hedgehog and his new friend, Tails, stop this new evil duo?

If you love the first Sonic movie, you should also love the sequel to this video game adaptation. Ben Schwartz once again voices Sonic, and Jim Carrey is his usual manic self as Dr. Robonik. This proves that a video game movie can really work if you stick with the source material.

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.


Clifford The Big Red Dog (2021)

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Paramount

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 96 minutes
  • Director: Walt Becker
  • Main cast: Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Tony Hale
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Ratings: 5.9 — IMDB / 58% — Rotten Tomatoes

A girl finds a small red puppy and brings it to her family at their New York City apartment. Things get complicated when the puppy grows quickly to become a huge but still friendly, 10-foot dog.

The children’s book series gets adapted into this movie. It certainly generates lots of laughs for kids to see Clifford perform his antics when he gets to his full and giant size. Fans of both the children’s books and people who are seeing Clifford for the first time will enjoy this movie.

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


DC League of Super-Pets (2022)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Director: Jared Stern
  • Main cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, John Krasinski, Keanu Reeves, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Ratings: 7.1 — IMDB / 72% — Rotten Tomatoes

A dog called Bark Kent, privately Krypto? Superman tries to get his dog to make friends at the shelter because Bark Kent is jealous of losing him to Lois Lane? A shelter full of animals with superpowers? Every aspect of this kid’s movie is hilarious. Anything voiced by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart is going to be funny and entertaining, so give this Amazon Prime gem a watch.

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


Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Agent Cody Banks
MGM

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 102 minutes
  • Director: Harald Zwart
  • Main cast: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon
  • Genre: Comedy/Spy Action
  • Ratings: 5.1 — IMDB / 38% — Rotten Tomatoes

Cody Banks seems to be an ordinary high-school student on the surface. However, he also happens to be an agent for the CIA, and his mission is to get close to a fellow student who has a father who wants to attack the US with small nanobots.

Lots of kids dream of being James Bond or some kind of secret agent with loads of cool gadgets and adventures. This movie offers some wish fulfillment for those children with plenty of action and visual effects. You can catch the sequel to this movie on Amazon Prime as well.

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


Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017)

Mary and the Witchs Flower
Toho
What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Main cast: Yuki Amami, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Hana Sugisaki, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hikari Mitsushima, Jiro Sato, Kenichi Endo
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
  • Ratings: 6.8 — IMDB / 89% — Rotten Tomatoes

Mary Smith lives with her great-aunt in the country. One day, she follows a mysterious cat into the forest where she finds a strange flower and an old broom. These ordinary items may not be as ordinary as they seem.

This gorgeous anime film is a perfect choice for fans of How’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro and other films by Hayao Miyazaki.

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


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Sony Pictures Releasing
What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Director: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
  • Main cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Samberg, Mr. T, Bruce Campbell
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.9 — IMDB / 86% — Rotten Tomatoes

The citizens of Chewandswallow are treated to an infinite supply of food when inventor Flint Lockwood comes up with a machine that makes clouds rain food. But when he loses control and the food storms won’t stop, he has to think fast to avert disaster.

If you or your kids like wacky humor, then look no further than Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. From the directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and featuring an all-star voice cast, it’s a real treat.

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.


Rumble (2021)

rumble amazon prime
Paramount

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 104 minutes
  • Director: Hamish Grieve
  • Main cast: Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Geraldine Viswanathan
  • Genre: Animated/Comedy/Sports
  • Ratings: 5.9 — IMDB / 44% — Rotten Tomatoes

This animated movie takes place on an alternate Earth where huge monsters get recruited to join a wrestling league where they fight each other. However, one of these big monsters doesn’t seem to have what it takes to be a top wrestler until a human trains him to step into the ring.

This animated film has a cool premise, combining two things kids love: monsters and professional WWE-style wrestling. The voice cast is terrific, and the visuals are very entertaining. This movie is perfect for young fans of sports, wrestling or otherwise.

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


Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Director: Brad Silberling
  • Main cast: Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Kara Hoffman, Shelby Hoffman
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
  • Rating:s 6.8 — IMDB / 72% — Rotten Tomatoes

Very entertaining, albeit a little dark. If you plan on watching this with children, remember that the humor is understated at times (for a child), and what is funny to you, may seem a little alarming for your kid. Jim Carrey is hilarious in this role of a villain, we’d suggest you follow this up with the new series that has been released with the same name.

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.