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40 Of The Best Family Movies Available Now On Amazon Prime

Kids need something to watch? There's plenty to stream on Amazon Prime.

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Whether it's a pre-planned family activity or a last-minute rainy day venture, watching a movie can be a fun way for families to bond. But what to watch? With multiple streaming networks hosting a variety of family-friendly content, just finding a movie to watch can seem like a chore in and of itself. To help make selecting a film easier, Romper has highlighted a ton of family and kids movies available on Amazon Prime right now. Seriously, right now.

No matter what your children's ages or interests, you're sure to find at least one movie that will capture their attention on Amazon Prime. Do your kids love bugs? Check out Maya the Bee. Are animals more your kids' style? Perhaps they'd enjoy Belle and Sebastian. Or if it's magical tales of whimsical adventures that draw your children's interest, your family may enjoy Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland.

With a catalog of movies ranging from recently released comedies like Troop Zero to beloved animated classics like The Last Unicorn, Amazon Prime is a great go-to source for family movie night. You may even be surprised to find a few films from your own childhood. The best part? This list is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the family and kids' movies available to watch on the streaming network.

The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland

Elmo and a number of other Sesame Street muppets star in this musical adventure comedy that’s sure to entertain young kids. The film follows Elmo as he is teleported into Grouchland through a portal inside Oscar’s trash can. But when an evil man named Huxley steals Elmo’s beloved blanket, the fuzzy red muppet must travel through Grouchland, meeting many of its residents, until he finds his blanket. Common Sense Media recommends The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland for children ages 3 and up.

Ramona and Beezus

Based on Beverly Cleary’s Ramona book series, Ramona and Beezus centers around the Quimby sisters' adventures. Third-grader Ramona is imaginative and perhaps a tad eccentric. But the young girl’s antics irk her older sister Beatrice, who is repeatedly embarrassed by her sister in front of her crush. When the sisters’ father loses his job, Ramona comes up with a number of ways to earn money for the family. Unfortunately, most of Ramona’s ideas prove more troublesome than helpful. Common Sense Media recommends Ramona and Beezus for children ages 6 and up.

The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Based on an animated Nickelodeon series of the same name, The Wild Thornberrys Movie sees 12-year-old Eliza, who can secretly talk to animals, attempting to rescue a cheetah cub from a poacher. When Eliza’s older sister Debbie fills their parents in on Eliza’s dangerous adventure, their grandmother decides it’s time to send Eliza to a boarding school in London. But Eliza won’t give up on her quest to save the cheetah cub Tally and escapes her boarding school. Will she find the poachers and make amends with her family or is Eliza destined to live a life within the city. Common Sense Media recommends The Wild Thornberrys Movie for children ages 6 and up.

Madeline

Children who love Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline picture book series, will love Madeline, a 1998 family film that pulls inspiration from four Madeline books. Set in Paris, France, in 1956, the film centers around an orphan named Madeline who lives at a Catholic boarding school under the watchful eye of a nun named Miss Clavel. When Madeline falls ill with appendicitis, she befriends Lady Covington, who reveals she too once attended Madeline’s school. Once healed and back at school, Madeline finds the Spanish ambassador has moved his family into the home next to the school. Unfortunately, the Spanish ambassador’s son Pepito is a spoiled boy who makes it his mission to torment Madeline. Can the two children put their differences to the side to save Madeline’s beloved school when the school’s patron threatens to sell it? Common Sense Media recommends Madeline for children ages 6 and up.

Surf’s Up

For teenage penguin Cody, surfing is everything. With dreams of becoming one of the most admired surfers around, Cody heads off to Pen Gu Island to compete in the Big Z Memorial Surf Off competition with a documentary film crew in tow. But when Cody meets washed-up surfer Geek, he learns that fame is hardly what truly matters in life. Common Sense Media recommends Surf’s Up, which is rated PG, for children ages 5 and up.

Open Season

Nine-hundred pound grizzly bear Boog is happy living with park ranger Beth and entertaining tourists at Timberline’s nature park. Boog begins to question his domestic life after meeting a one-antlered deer named Elliot. But when a misunderstanding lands Boog in the wild just before hunting season opens, the bear must quickly learn to be self-reliant as he attempts to find his way back to Beth. Common Sense Media recommends Open Season, which is rated PG, for children ages 6 and up.

Spark: A Space Tail

As a baby, Spark was separated from his parents when the evil and power-hungry Gen. Zhong used a space Kraken to wrestle control of Bana from the planet’s royal family. Now a teen, adventurous Spark calls an abandoned area of Bana used primarily as a garbage dump home. But Spark is sent on the adventure of a lifetime when a birthmark reveals he is destined to challenge Zhong and return Bana’s royal family to the throne. Common Sense Media recommends Spark: A Space Tail, which is rated PG, for children ages 6 and up.

E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial

Pop some popcorn and sit down with the kids to explore what happens when you bring an alien home in Steven Spielberg’s classic E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial. This Oscar-winning film follows an alien and the suburban kids who help him phone home. Common Sense Media recommends this film for children ages 7 and up.

Chicken Run

In the claymation film Chicken Run, the chickens on evil Tweedy’s farm are desperate to escape, but unsure of just how they might be able to fly the coop. Escape attempts hatched by a hen named Ginger have routinely proved unsuccessful. One day a rooster named Rocky crash-lands into Ginger’s coop. Can the two put their heads together and come up with a master plan to save the flock before they all become chicken pot pies? Chicken Run is rated G and recommended by Common Sense Media for children ages 7 and up.

Oddball

Aside from his eccentric owner Swampy, few people appreciate Oddball. The dog’s mischievous antics have earned him a reputation for being a troublemaker around town. But Swampy is sure Oddball isn’t the troublemaker town leaders have made him out to be and becomes convinced that with a bit of training the dog could protect a group of penguins being threatened by foxes on a nearby island. Can the dog learn some new tricks in time to save the penguins? Directed by Stuart McDonald, Oddball is an Australian family film that is rated PG.

The Baby-Sitters Club

Based on Ann M. Martin’s famous children’s book series, The Baby-Sitters Club follows a group of girls who’ve turned babysitting into a business as they set up a summer day camp in one member’s backyard. But can the girls balance their new summer gig as camp counselors with the school, boy, and family drama that pops up in their lives? The Baby-Sitters Club is rated PG and recommended by Common Sense Media for children ages 9 and up.

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

Although Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is a French film, there’s little to no dialogue in the roughly one-and-a-half-hour animated movie. Instead, the film features a wealth of music and sound effects that help tell the story of the day a box of sugar sparked a war between black ants and red ants, and how a tiny ladybug helped one ant save his colony.

Camp Arrowhead

To help her recover from her mother’s death, Sophie is sent to Lake Arrowhead, a summer camp in the High Sierra landscape. It’s there that she’s invited to join the girl’s archery team and meets coach Percy, who ultimately helps her come to terms with her mother’s passing. The film stars Teen Choice Award recipient and former Dance Mom’s cast member Chloe Lukasiak. Released in 2020, Camp Arrowhead has not yet been rated or reviewed by Common Sense Media.

Pocoyo in Cinemas: Your First Movie

Based on the animated children’s television series from Zinkia Entertainment, Pocoyo in Cinemas sees Pocoyo, Nina, Pato, and Elly form a team of super friends. When a villain threatens to disturb the peace of Pocoyo World, only Pocoyo and his League of Super Friends can put things right. At just 50 minutes long, this colorful Pocoyo movie is perfect for younger children like preschoolers.

The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won’t You Be Our Neighbor

Based on the popular PBS Kids children’s TV series of a similar name, The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won’t You Be Our Neighbor follows Daniel Tiger as he learns a new family is moving into his neighborhood. Will the family have a child around his same age that he could befriend? Daniel’s family helps him welcome their new neighbors and make sure they feel at home in their new town. Common Sense Media recommends The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won’t You Be Our Neighbor for children ages 3 and up.

How To Train Your Dragon

In a time and world where dragons still exist, young misfit Viking Hiccup struggles to live up to his big and burly father’s macho expectations. But when Hiccup befriends an injured dragon while in dragon-fighting school, he kickstarts a new era for his Viking clan — one where they work with dragons instead of fighting them. How To Train Your Dragon is rated PG and recommended by Common Sense Media for children age 7 and up.

Muppets From Space

Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and the rest of the Muppets as they blast off into space for one hilarious adventure. The fun begins when Gonzo learns he’s descended from aliens living on a distant planet and sets off to find his extraterrestrial family. Muppets From Space is rated G and recommended by Common Sense Media for children age 5 and older.

The Little Prince

Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s 1943 novella of the same name, The Little Prince is the first full-length animated adaptation of this classic story. It weaves stop-motion animation with computer animation together to tell the story of how one young girl rediscovers her imagination and what it means to be a child after meeting an elderly aviator who tells her the story of the Little Prince. This film is rated PG and recommended by Common Sense Media for children 10 and up.

The Last Unicorn

Based on Peter S. Beagle’s fantasy novel of the same name, The Last Unicorn is a whimsical animated children’s film that follows a unicorn in her quest to uncover what has happened to the rest of her species. But will her capture by a witch derail her quest to restore unicorns to the world? Common Sense Media recommends this movie for children ages 9 and up.

Yours, Mine, & Ours

As parents, Frank and Helen couldn’t be more opposite. Widowed Coast Guard Admiral Frank prefers to parent his eight children with strict routines and schedules while widowed handbag designer Helen encourages her 10 children to freely express themselves however they see fit. So when the two fall in love and move their 18 kids into one house, it’s a clash of two very different cultures. But can Frank and Helen’s relationship survive their children’s wild attempts to split them up? Find out in Yours, Mine, & Ours. Common Sense Media recommends this film for children ages 10 and up.

Troop Zero

Viola Davis stars in Amazon's Troop Zero, a family comedy centered around a spunky young girl's quest to join the Birdie Scout youth group and win the group's talent show so her voice can be included on NASA's Voyager Golden Record. While full of funny moments, the film is ultimately one about grit, perseverance, and the value of friendship. Amazon's Troop Zero is recommended for children 10 and up by Common Sense Media.

Bold Eagles

In the animated tale of adventure that is Bold Eagels, poachers begin targeting the endangered animals living inside Eagle Park. Can a talking police car protect the park’s only eagle egg and the tiny eaglet that hatches from it, or will the bird, and the park, find themselves at the end of the line? Common Sense Media recommends Bold Eagles for children ages 6 and up.

Cats

For an indoor cat like Blanket, the outside world holds a lot of things to be afraid of. But when Blanket's adventurous son Cape sets off on a quest to find his mother in the legendary cat paradise Peachtopia he must brave the world beyond his apartment in order to find him. Because Cats contains references to death and more than one perilous situation, Common Sense Media recommends it for children ages 9 and up.

The Stolen Princess

This Ukrainian animated tale of a princess abducted by an evil sorcerer features a humble peasant hero named Ruslan. While not your traditional white knight, Ruslan is madly in love with the princess and risks his life to save her. The Stolen Princess is recommended for families and kids of all ages by Amazon.

Bon Voyage Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!)

Charles M. Schulz’s classic Peanuts characters travel to Europe in the animated film Bon Voyage Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!). While overseas, the Peanuts gang learns travel isn’t always easy, especially when you’re still learning the language and local customs. Common Sense Media recommends Bon Voyage Charlie Brown (And Don’t Come Back!) for children ages 5 and up.

My Fair Madeline

While attempting to stop a group of thieves in The Louvre, Madeline is accused of behaving poorly and with bad manners and sent to a finishing school in London. While her friends work to clear her name back home, Madeline's etiquette classes are interrupted when she discovers a plot to steal the crown jewels. Can the boarding school student foil this latest thief without getting herself in further trouble? My Fair Madeline has not been rated but is suitable for children of all ages.

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

Directed by Masami Hata and William Hurtz and based on Winsor McCay's comic strip of the same name, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland is a whimsical animated musical that center's around one boy's curious dreams. Kids will love the fun characters Nemo meets in Slumberland while his adventures (and misadventures) are sure to delight the entire family. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland is rated G but recommended for children age seven and up due to some nightmare scariness.

Where The Red Fern Grows

Based on Wilson Rawls' 1961 children's novel of the same name, Where The Red Fern Grows centers around a 12-year-old boy named Billy who desperately wants a pair of dogs his family can't afford. After working multiple jobs, Billy is finally able to purchase two Redbone Coonhound pups, who he immediately trains to hunt raccoons and eventually enters into a raccoon-hunting contest. Where The Red Fern Grows is rated G but recommended by Common Sense Media for children age 9 and up due to references to death and some mild violence.

Heidi

Based on Johanna Spyri's 1881 children's book of the same name, Heidi tells the story of a young orphan sent to live with her estranged grandfather in the Swiss Alps. But when young Heidi is taken from her grandfather and sent to live as a companion to the daughter of a wealthy family in the city, she longs for her rural life in the mountains and sets out to show her new friend the beauty of her home. The film is recommended for children age seven and up by Common Sense Media.

Raven Tales

Based on a TV series of the same name, Raven Tales is set in a time where Native American legends are an integral part of daily life. The computer-animated film picks up as the village prepares to celebrate an important 10 year anniversary. But can their celebration be saved when a storm destroys the village, animals begin to revolt, and the village chief falls under a dark spell? Raven Tales has not been rated by Common Sense Media.

Benji

Although first released in 1974, Benji remains a classic family film. It follows a stray dog named Benji who wants to be adopted by the Chapman family children despite their dog-hating father. When greedy criminals kidnap the Chapman children in an effort to exchange them for ransom, Benji must do whatever is necessary to save his human friends and win their father's heart. The film is rated G and recommended by Common Sense Media for children seven and older.

Clifford's Really Big Movie

Based on Norman Bridwell's beloved children's book series and the PBS Kids TV show Clifford the Big Red Dog, Clifford's Really Big Movie follows Clifford as he runs away from home to join a traveling animal circus with his friends. Common Sense Media recommends Clifford's Really Big Movie for children four and up.

House Arrest

Jamie Lee Curtis stars in this 1996 family classic about two children who lock their parents in a basement in an attempt to force them to reconcile and stay married. When other kids in the neighborhood with waring parents hear of their scheme, they want in and soon a whole host of parents are under house arrest. House Arrest is rated PG but has not been reviewed by Common Sense Media.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Camping

In The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Camping, Nick, Sally, and Fish are taken on a camping trip by The Cat in the Hat. Over the course of their great outdoor adventure, the gang hikes through Fickle Fern Forest, climbs Mount Weewobble, and canoes down the Tickle Drop River. While Common Sense Media has not reviewed this specific Cat in the Hat film, it has rated most other feature films based on this Dr. Seuss book series as being suitable for children as young as three or four.

Maya the Bee

Fed up with the strict rules that come with living in her hive, Maya leaves the beehive to live among the insects in the outside world in Maya the Bee. But when hornets steal the hive's Royal Jelly and Maya is framed as their accomplice, Maya must find the stolen jelly and prove her innocence. Common Sense Media recommends this tale of buggy adventure for children four and up.

Belle and Sebastian

Based on a French children's novel by Cécile Aubry, Belle and Sebastian follows a 7-year-old orphan boy living in a small village in the French Alps that is terrorized by a mysterious beast. One day while hiking in the mountains Sebastian happens upon the beast, which turns out to be a wild and mud-coated livestock guardian dog. Over time Sebastian befriends the dog, whom he names Belle. But when Belle injures a German Nazi soldier, authorities order the dog be hunted down and killed. Can Sebastian save his friend in time and show the town the dog isn't the beast they believe it to be? Belle and Sebastian has earned Common Sense Media's Common Sense Selection seal and is recommended for children 10 and up.

Eloise At The Plaza

Fun-loving Eloise can’t help but stumble into adventure after adventure. In Eloise At The Plaza the 6-year-old attempts to play matchmaker for her beloved nanny (played by Julie Andrews). Common Sense Media has generally rated Eloise-related movies as suitable for children older than age 4 or 5.

Camp Cool Kids

In Camp Cool Kids, Brothers Zach and Spence find themselves on opposing teams, and in opposing friend groups, at their summer camp’s annual campgames. But can Spence find the courage to step out on his own and make new friends while standing up to the camp’s bullies? Common Sense Media recommends Camp Cool Kids for children ages 8 and up.

Tad: The Lost Explorer

As a child Tad, always dreamed of becoming a daring archeologist. What he didn’t expect, however, was for his childhood dream to come true. Although grown-up Tad works in construction, he’s mistaken for a famous professor and whisked away to an adventure in Peru in Tad: the Lost Explorer. Common Sense Media recommends this animated film for children ages 8 and up.

The Adventures of Petey and Friends

Soar to new heights — and new adventures — with Petey the fighter plane. Hot-tempered Petey must learn to be more dependable. Thankfully, his friends are willing to help. Can Petey learn the skills he needs in time to carry out the most urgent mission assigned to his Desert Sky Air Force Base? Common Sense Media recommends The Adventures of Petey and Friends for children ages 5 and up.