Here are the best family movies on Amazon Prime right now

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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.

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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

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.

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

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.

Cinderella (2021)

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Camila Cabello and Billy Porter star in CINDERELLA
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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.

The Aeronauts (2019)

Two people in a hot air balloon in The Aeronauts

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 manage 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.

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022)

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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.

Babe (1995)

A pig in Babe
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.

Madagascar (2005)

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.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (2022)

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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.

Snow Day (2000)

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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.

Clifford The Big Red Dog (2021)

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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.

Space Jam (1996)

Space Jam
What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Director: Joe Pytka
  • Main cast: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington, Eric Gordon, Penny Bae Bridges, Brandon Hammond
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Ratings: 6.5 — IMDB / 43% — Rotten Tomatoes

The Tune Squad are at risk of losing their home and being carted off to a faraway planet as tourist attractions if they don’t win a basketball tournament against a group of aliens. But their foes have stolen the abilities of NBA players. With little hope, the Tunes turn to the best player alive, Michael Jordan, for help.

If you’re a fan of the Loony Tunes, basketball, or the champ himself, Michale Jordan, you’ll want to make sure that the live-action/animation hybrid Space Jam is on your watchlist for your next family movie night.

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Agent Cody Banks

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 that 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.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017)

Mary and the Witchs Flower
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.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
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 humour, 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.

My Spy (2020)

Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman in My Spy

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.

The Black Stallion (1979)

The Black Stallion

What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 102 minutes
  • Director: Carroll Ballard
  • Main cast: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr
  • Genre: Drama
  • Ratings: 7.4 — IMDB / 90% — Rotten Tomatoes

In the 1940s, a boy bonds with a powerful black horse on a ship heading to Africa. The ship later sinks, but both the boy and the horse manage to swim to an island, where they are later rescued. The boy, with some help from a former jockey, tries to train the horse to race.

This may be the best adaptation of the classic children’s story and certainly one of the best family movies on Amazon Prime. The cinematography is beautiful, and you feel the bond between the boy and his horse from the screen. This is just some good old-fashioned movie storytelling without any visual or CGI effects.

Wonderstruck (2017)

Julianne Moore in Wonderstruck

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.

Rumble (2021)

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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.

Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009)

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What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 94 minutes
  • Director: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
  • Main cast: Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen
  • Genre: Animated/Scifi
  • Ratings: 6.4 — IMDB / 74% — Rotten Tomatoes

The government recruits a team of monsters, most of which are huge. They are assigned to try to fight off an alien invasion of Earth, but they also have their own baggage to sort out.

This CGI-animated movie combines 1950s sci-fi themes with modern storytelling. There’s some great visuals for the giant monsters, combined with some excellent voice talent all around.

The Last Unicorn (1982)

The Last Unicorn

What you need to know:

  • Rating: G
  • Run time: 94 minutes
  • Director: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
  • Main cast: Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow
  • Genre: Animated/Fantasy/Musical
  • Ratings: 7.3 — IMDB /77% — Rotten Tomatoes

A young unicorn in a fantasy kingdom is on the run from an evil king that wants to kill all unicorns. She teams up with a clumsy sorcerer to try to prevent the extinction of all unicorns.

Based on the novel by Peter S. Beagle, this fantasy musical has some great hand-drawn animation. It also has an all-star voice cast, including Christopher Lee as the evil king and Angela Lansbury as an older witch, which helps makes it one of the best family movies on Amazon Prime.

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

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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