Family movie night is a time-honored tradition. Who doesn’t love hunkering down on the couch with a bucket of popcorn for a few hours of cozy entertainment with the kids? But with so much content currently available, choosing a film can get downright stressful — particularly if you’re trying to find an age-appropriate flick for little ones.
Studies have shown that when kids are exposed to violence in the media, it can cause emotional distress, antisocial behavior and even long-term mental health issues. And on the flip side, when kids watch movies that are geared toward their age group, they can instill valuable lessons and help build character.
In other words, when your kids are small, sticking to G-rated movies on Netflix is a wise decision.
Feel overwhelmed every time you try to find a wholesome and entertaining kids’ movie? Here are 50 awesome rated G movies on Netflix the whole family will love.
1. ‘Spelling the Dream’
A documentary that examines the role spelling bees play in many Indian-Americans’ lives.
Watch: “Spelling the Dream” on Netflix
2. ‘Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon’
The dragons need to find a special egg and keep it safe from pirates.
Watch: “Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon” on Netflix
Two furry friends travel to the future.
Watch: “Extinct” on Netflix
4. ‘Free Rein Valentine’s Day’
Four friends go on a quest to find the fabled Maid’s Stone.
Watch: “Free Rein Valentine’s Day” on Netflix
5. ‘Pets United’
A street-smart pup and pampered cat join forces to fight crime.
Watch: “Pets United” on Netflix
6. ‘Shrek: The Musical’
A live musical version of the beloved film.
Watch: “Shrek: The Musical” on Netflix
A new student finds an app that can control boys.
Watch: “Zapped” on Netflix
8. ‘Jessica Darling’s It List’
A young girl tries to navigate the social ins and outs of middle school.
Watch: “Jessica Darling’s It List” on Netflix
9. ‘Robin Robin’
A shorter animated film about a robin who wants to learn how to fly.
Watch: “Robin Robin” on Netflix
10. ‘Pup Star: World Tour’
Tiny becomes the judge of a singing competition.
Watch: “Pup Star: World Tour” on Netflix
11. ‘Our Planet’
Every age can learn about the planet Earth in this documentary-style movie.
Watch: “Our Planet” on Netflix
12. ‘Latte and the Magic Waterstone’
A hedgehog sets out to save forest creatures from a drought.
Watch: “Latte and the Magic Waterstone” on Netflix
13. ‘Growing Up Wild’
Watch five real-life animals go from baby to grown-up.
Watch: “Growing Up Wild” on Netflix
14. ‘The Main Event’
An 11-year-old becomes a famous wrestler after discovering a magical mask.
Watch: “The Main Event” on Netflix
15. ‘Ghost of the Mountains’
Filmmakers travel to a remote part of the world to find the elusive snow leopard.
Watch: “Ghost of the Mountains” on Netflix
16. ‘Barbie Dolphin Magic’
Barbie and her sisters discover rainbow dolphins while working at a coral reef.
Watch: “Barbie Dolphin Magic” on Netflix
17. ‘Barbie Princess Adventure’
A fun sing-along, where Barbie trades places with a princess.
Watch: “Barbie Princess Adventure” on Netflix
18. ‘Octonauts and the Caves of Sac Actun’
The octonauts help an octopus find its way home.
Watch: “Octonauts and the Caves of Sac Actun” on Netflix
Two best friend snakes set out on a mission to find a captured love.
Watch: “Sahara” on Netflix
20. ‘Puff Wonders of the Reef’
A real-life puffer fish makes an extraordinary journey.
Watch: “Puff Wonders of the Reef” on Netflix
21. ‘Malibu Rescue’
Aspiring junior lifeguards try to prove themselves to obnoxious rich kids.
Watch: “Malibu Rescue” on Netflix
22. ‘Bigfoot Family’
Bigfoot’s son needs to find him when he goes missing.
Watch: “Bigfoot Family” on Netflix
A rescue dog, Benji, helps a brother and sister out when they find themselves in danger.
Watch: “Benji” on Netflix
24. ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’
Shaun the Sheep makes friends with an alien who lands near Mossy Bottom Farm.
Watch: “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” on Netflix
25. ‘Raising the Bar’
Teen gymnasts deal with peer pressure while competing against each other.
Watch: “Raising the Bar” on Netflix
26. ‘Back of the Net’
A science whiz accidentally finds herself on the soccer team.
Watch: “Back of the Net” on Netflix
27. ‘Radio Rebel’
A shy girl becomes a mystery DJ for her school.
Watch: “Radio Rebel” on Netflix
A young girl tries to end her family’s never-ending streak of bad luck.
Watch: “Jinxed” on Netflix
An irresistible prince tries to find his one true love.
Watch: “Charming” on Netflix
30. ‘Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Space Adventure’
Baby Shark travels to outer space to retrieve a special star.
Watch: “Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Space Adventure” on Netflix
31. ‘Dog Gone Trouble’
A pampered dog tries to survive on his own in the streets.
Watch: “Dog Gone Trouble” on Netflix
32. ‘Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back — Evolution’
A powerful creature is unleashed after the discovery of a Pokémon fossil.
Watch: “Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back — Evolution” on Netflix
33. ‘Animal Crackers’
Overworked parents leave their jobs and become circus owners.
Watch: “Animal Crackers” on Netflix
34. ‘Seal Team’
A brave seal recruits friends to stand up to a mean gang of sharks.
Watch: “Seal Team” on Netflix
35. ‘The Little Vampire’
A lonely kid befriends a vampire.
Watch: “The Little Vampire” on Netflix
An avid gamer has to become a babysitter.
Watch: “Fe@rless” on Netflix
37. ‘Beat Bugs: All Together Now’
A group of bugs compete on “The Bug Factor,” a televised singing contest.
Watch: “Beat Bugs: All Together Now” on Netflix
38. ‘Fishtronaut: The Movie’
A clever fish swims to a big city to find his grandpa.
Watch: “Fishtronaut: The Movie” on Netflix
39. ‘Super Monsters: Furever Friends’
Adorable monsters have a party to celebrate the first day of spring.
Watch: “Super Monsters: Furever Friends” on Netflix
40. ‘The Boy Who Cried Werewolf’
A high school student turns into a werewolf after moving to Romania.
Watch: ‘The Boy Who Cried Werewolf‘ on Netflix
41. ‘My Octopus Teacher’
A filmmaker documents his year befriending an octopus in South Africa.
Watch: “My Octopus Teacher” on Netflix
42. ‘A Fairly Odd Summer’
A boy and his fairies get into trouble while away on vacation.
Watch: ‘A Fairly Odd Summer‘ on Netflix
43. ‘Pants on Fire’
A teen lies to become popular, and the lies begin to backfire.
Watch: “Pants on Fire” on Netflix
44. ‘The Princess Switch: Switched Again’
A duchess’s coronation is coming, and she has two look-alikes. What could go wrong?
Watch: “The Princess Switch: Switched Again” on Netflix
45. ‘The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space’
The Magic School Bus heads to the International Space Station.
Watch: “The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space” on Netflix
46. ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’
Kids enter a world made entirely of candy. The O.G. version.
Watch: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on Netflix
47. ‘Feel the Beat’
A dancer returns home to coach a young squad after blowing an audition.
Watch: “Feel the Beat” on Netflix
48. ‘Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave’
A group of lifeguards inadvertently find themselves in a competition.
Watch: “Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave” on Netflix
49. ‘Dragons: Rescue Riders: Huttsgalor Holiday’
Wintry weather threatens to cancel one of the dragons’ most beloved holidays.
Watch: “‘Dragons: Rescue Riders: Huttsgalor Holiday” on Netflix
50. ‘The Magic School Bus Rides Again: In the Zone’
The gang learns about time zones, but going on a pop star’s New Year’s Eve tour.
Watch: “The Magic School Bus Rides Again: In the Zone” on Netflix
If you’re already a Netflix subscriber, you can use the Search tool to find any of these movies. Use the (+) tool to add them to your movie list for a rainy day or movie night. If you’re not a subscriber, you can find out more at Netflix.com.