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50 best kids' movies on Netflix

July 17, 2019
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, anti-social 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. ‘Meet the Robinsons’

A genius inventor travels to the future to save one of his creations. 

2. ‘Mulan’

A brave girl goes undercover as a man to save her father.  

3. ‘Hercules’

Get a dose of Greek mythology — Disney-style.

4. Chicken Little


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

5. ‘Kronk’s New Groove’

An unexpected sequel to “The Emperor’s New Groove” in which Kronk has turned over a new leaf.

6. ‘Pocahontas’ 

The story of a daughter of a Native American chief who does things her own way. 

7. ‘The Three Musketeers’

Mickey, Donald and Goofy act as the three musketeers to protect Princess Minnie.

8. ‘Leroy and Stitch’

A villainous doctor conjures up a new creation and wants to undo all the good of Lilo and Stitch.

9. ‘Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch’

Hijinks ensue when an alien pet malfunctions. 

10. ‘Stitch! The Movie’

Lilo and Stitch’s lives are thrown out of order when a new visitor arrives. 

11. ‘Tarzan’

The animated story of a boy growing up in the jungle. 

12. ‘Tarzan 2’

The tale of Tarzan before he grew up. 

13. ‘Super Buddies’


Five pups with magical superpowers become friends. 

14. ‘Space Buddies’

The beloved pups head to outer space in the third film in the “Air Buddies” franchise.

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


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

16. ‘Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy’

Tinker Bell and friends encounter a band of pirates when searching for a friend. 

17. ‘Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin’

Pooh has a misunderstanding and thinks his friend has been kidnapped. 

18. ‘Balto’

An overlooked dog helps save his town. 

19. ‘Balto 2: Wolf Quest’

A dog dad and his daughter embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

20. ‘Balto 3: Wings of Change’

Balto and friends go on an important rescue mission. 

21. ‘An American Tail’

A young mouse and his family move to the U.S. from Russia. 

22. ‘An American Tail: Fievel Goes West’

A mouse family moves west to avoid cats. 

23. ‘Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection’


Never-before-seen shorts of classic Disney movies. 

24. ‘Shrek The Musical’

A live musical version of the beloved film.

25. ‘Zapped’


A new student finds an app that can control boys.

26. ‘Pup Star’

A cute Yorkshire Terrier competes in a singing competition. 

27. ‘We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story’

Four happy-go-lucky dinosaurs travel to New York City to bring joy to children. 

28. ‘Our Planet’


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

29. ‘Monster High: Scaris, City of Frights’

A fashion-loving monster gets the job opportunity of a lifetime. 

30. ‘Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade’

Fifth grade isn’t what it’s cracked up — until a secret society is discovered. 

31. ‘Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story’

Learn the true story of an African-American ballerina breaking barriers in the 1930s.

32. ‘Wings of Life’



Take a documentary-style look at why the food chain is dependant on small creatures. 


33. ‘Baby Animals in the Wild’


A real-life glimpse at the day-to-day activities of baby animals in their natural habitat. 


34. ‘Growing Up Wild’


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


35. ‘Ghost of the Mountains’


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


36. ‘Planet Earth 2’


The sequel to “Planet Earth,” the first high-def natural history documentary.


37. ‘Blue Planet 2’





An incredible look at life under the world’s vastest oceans.


38. ‘Encounters at the End of the World’


A beautiful and close-up look at life in Antarctica by Werner Herzog.


39. ‘Garrett’s Gift’


Queen Latifah narrates the story of a young African-American inventor, Garrett Morgan.


40. ‘The Journey of Henry Box Brown’


The true story of a former slave’s incredible journey to freedom. 


41. ‘Trolls Holiday Special’





An upbeat and musical holiday spin on the beloved movie. 


42. ‘Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas’


Three mini holiday movies in one, including “Donald Duck Stuck on Christmas,” “A Very Goofy Christmas,” and “Mickey and Minnie’s Gift of the Magi.”


43. ‘Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas’


Five computer-animated short films themed for the holidays.


44. ‘Barbie Dolphin Magic’


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


45. ‘The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear’



An elephant and a cat embark on a journey to save mayor who’s gone missing. 


46. ‘Khumba’


An outcast zebra sets out on a mission to find a magical water hole that will give him more stripes. 


47. ‘Malibu Rescue’


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


48. ‘You Can Tutu’





An aspiring 11-year-old ballerina moves to a new town with her single dad. 


49. ‘Benji’


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


50. ‘Raising the Bar’


Teen gymnasts deal with peer pressure while competing against one another. 


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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