50 best kids' movies on Netflix

Jan. 22, 2021
50 best kids' movies on Netflix

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. 

2. ‘Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon’

The dragons need to find a special egg and keep it safe from pirates. 

3. ‘Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast’

A hawk invades Pixie Hollow — but he’s not who he seems.  

4. ‘Free Rein Valentine’s Day’

Four friends go on a quest to find the fabled Maid’s Stone.

5. ‘Chicken Little’

A little chicken discovers a UFO and has to convince people it’s real. 

6. ‘Shrek the Musical’

A live musical version of the beloved film.

7. ‘Zapped’

A new student finds an app that can control boys.

8. ‘Jessica Darling’s It List’

A young girl tries to navigate the social ins and outs of middle school. 

9. ‘Pup Star’

Tiny, a cute Yorkshire Terrier, competes in a singing competition. 

10. ‘Pup Star: World Tour’ 

Tiny becomes the judge of a singing competition. 

11. ‘Our Planet’

Every age can learn about the planet Earth in this documentary-style movie. 

12. ‘Latte and the Magic Waterstone’

A hedgehog sets out to save forest creatures from a drought. 

13. ‘Growing Up Wild’

Watch five real-life animals go from baby to grown-up.

14. ‘The Main Event’

An 11-year-old becomes a famous wrestler after discovering a magical mask. 

15. ‘Ghost of the Mountains’

Filmmakers travel to a remote part of the world to find the elusive snow leopard. 

16. ‘Barbie Dolphin Magic’

Barbie and her sisters discover rainbow dolphins while working at a coral reef. 

17. ‘Barbie Princess Adventure’

A fun sing-along, where Barbie trades places with a princess.

18. ‘Octonauts and the Caves of Sac Actun’

The octonauts help an octopus find its way home. 

19. ‘Rugrats in Paris: The Movie’

The rugrats visit Paris when Mr. Pickles is called upon to fix a robot. 

20. ‘The Princess and the Frog’

Princess Tiana’s work to open a restaurant takes a detour when she’s turned into a frog.  

21. ‘Malibu Rescue’

Aspiring junior lifeguards try to prove themselves to obnoxious rich kids.  

22. ‘A Champion Heart’

A teen works through the grief of her mother’s death at a horse farm.

23. ‘Benji’

A rescue dog, Benji, helps a brother and sister out when they find themselves in danger. 

24. ‘Farmageddon’

Shaun the Sheep makes friends with an alien who lands near Mossy Bottom Farm.

25. ‘Raising the Bar’

Teen gymnasts deal with peer pressure while competing against each other. 

26. ‘Back of the Net’

A science whiz accidentally finds herself on the soccer team.

27. ‘Radio Rebel’

A shy girl becomes a mystery DJ for her school. 

28. ‘Jinxed’ 

A young girl tries to end her family’s never-ending streak of bad luck. 

29. ‘Charming’

An irresistible prince tries to find his one true love.

30. ‘Baby Shark’s Space Adventure’

Baby Shark travels to outer space to retrieve a special star. 

31. ‘Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius’

Follow the adventures of a super smart boy and his robotic pet dog. 

32. ‘Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back — Evolution’

A powerful creature is unleashed after the discovery of a Pokémon fossil.

33. ‘Animal Crackers’

Overworked parents leave their jobs and become circus owners.

34. ‘The Rugrats Movie’

A boy enlists his friends to return his baby brother to the hospital.

35. ‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’

A deceased dog returns to earth with the help of a magical watch. 

36. ‘Fe@rless’

An avid gamer has to become a babysitter.

37. ‘Beat Bugs: All Together Now’ 

A group of bugs compete on “The Bug Factor,” a televised singing contest.

38. ‘Fishtronaut: The Movie’

A clever fish swims to a big city to find his grandpa. 

39. ‘Super Monsters: Furever Friends’ 

Adorable monsters have a party to celebrate the first day of spring. 

40. ‘The Boy Who Cried Werewolf’

A high school student turns into a werewolf after moving to Romania. 

41. ‘My Octopus Teacher’

A filmmaker documents his year befriending an octopus in South Africa. 

42. ‘A Fairly Odd Summer’ 

A boy and his fairies get into trouble while away on vacation. 

43. ‘Pants on Fire’

A boy’s lies catch up with him when everything he’s ever made up happens in real life. 

44. ‘The Princess Switch: Switched Again’

Two women switch roles and try to save each other’s love lives. 

45. ‘The Polar Express’

The animated version of the classic Christmas story.

46. ‘My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games’ 

A group of girls compete against each other in a sporting event competition. 

47. ‘My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Best Gift Ever’ 

The ponies take part in a gift exchange for the holidays. 

48. ‘Little Baby Bum: Go Buster’

A happy-go-lucky bus experiences some of life’s firsts. 

49. ‘Willy and the Guardians of the Lake: Tales from the Lakeside Winter Adventure’

A young boy hopes to become guardian of the lake as winter approaches. 

50. ‘Christmas in the Smokies’

A woman works overtime to save her family’s berry farm. 

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.

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