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30+ Best Children’s Movies on Netflix

Looking for children's movies on Netflix? There are some great titles you can stream on Netflix. These films are a great resource any time of year.

Whether it's a rainy day, Summer break, or just a quiet weekend, you might be searching for the best kids movies on Netflix.

I've hand-picked this list of the best kids movies on Netflix which includes our family's favorites and critically-acclaimed movies.

Best Children's Movies on Netflix

The Cuphead Show

Follow the misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his easily swayed brother Mugman in this animated series based on the hit video game. (Watch on Netflix)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan (Actors)

Cloudy with a Chance Meatballs

Offbeat inventor Flint Lockwood must avert a mouthwatering disaster of gigantic proportions after he creates a machine that makes food fall from the sky. (Watch on Netflix)

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin (Actors)


When misfit alien Oh mistakenly sends a party invite to the entire galaxy, he goes on the run to avoid trouble and befriends spunky human girl Tip. (Watch on Netflix)

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill (Actors)


When cunning supervillain Megamind accidentally kills his crime-fighting nemesis, he creates a new enemy who seeks to destroy the world. (Watch on Netflix)

Despicable Me
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand (Actors)

Despicable Me

Villainous Gru hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care. (Watch on Netflix)

The Nut Job
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson (Actors)

The Nut Job

When his grouchy attitude gets him kicked out of the park, Surly the squirrel hatches a plan to rob Maury's Nut Shop to stock up for winter. (Watch on Netflix)

Despicable Me 2
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig (Actors)

Despicable Me 2

More gadgets, more minions, more mayhem! As Gru turns his back on his baddie ways to care for his girls, a secret agency recruits him to fight evil. (Watch on Netflix)

Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mike Myers, Dakota Fanning, Spencer Breslin (Actors)

Cat in the Hat

Awaiting their babysitter, little Conrad and Sally meet a talking cat who tries to flip their boredom into a fun but leaves their home in shambles. (Watch on Netflix)

Sing 2
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson (Actors)

Sing 2

Buster Moon and his musically gifted friends must persuade the reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of their new show. (Watch on Netflix)

Penguins of Madagascar
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights (Actors)

Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie

Elite penguin spies Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private join forces with the suave agents of the North Wind to defeat power-mad genius, Octavius Brine. (Watch on Netflix)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan (Actors)

Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2

Inventor Flint Lockwood battles mutant food beasts created by his notorious machine, including shrimpanzees, tacodiles, and jellyfish sandwiches. (Watch on Netflix)

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Back to the Outback

They might look dangerous, but these wildly misunderstood creatures have hearts of gold — and they're breaking out of captivity on a quest to find home. (Watch on Netflix)

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman (Actors)


A lovable young bear from the jungles of Peru lands in London in search of a new home — and soon finds family while settling into city life. (Watch on Netflix)

The Smurfs
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Hank Azaria, Jonathan Winters, Anton Yelchin (Actors)

The Smurfs

When evil Gargamel tries to capture them, the Smurfs flee their woodland home, pass through a magic portal and find themselves stranded in New York. (Watch on Netflix)

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Talking Tom and Friends

Full of funny one-liners and always ready for an adventure, a talking cat and his equally chatty animal cohorts set out to become famous. (Watch on Netflix)

Dog Gone Trouble

The privileged life of a pampered dog named Trouble is turned upside-down when he gets lost and must learn to survive on the big-city streets. (Watch on Netflix)

Gnome Alone

After moving into a new house with her mom, high schooler Chloe discovers a troupe of talking garden gnomes who need her help saving the world. (Watch on Netflix)

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Wish Dragon

Determined teen Din is longing to reconnect with his childhood best friend when he meets a wish-granting dragon who shows him the magic of possibilities. (Watch on Netflix)

The Magic School Bus Volume 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Lily Tomlin, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Max Beckford, Daniel DeSanto, Stuart Stone (Actors)

The Magic School Bus

Join Ms. Frizzle as the Magic School Bus travels to outer space, under the sea, through an anthill — and even inside the human body! (Watch on Netflix)

Numberblocks Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Number Blocks

In a place called Numberland, the math adds up to tons of fun when a group of cheerful blocks work, play, and sing together. (Watch on Netflix)

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ynairaly Simo, Zoë Saldaña (Actors)


A music-loving kinkajou embarks on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend. (Watch on Netflix)

Over the Moon

Fueled by memories of her mother, resourceful Fei Fei builds a rocket to the moon on a mission to prove the existence of a legendary moon goddess. (Watch on Netflix)

Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mason Cotton, Benjamin Flores Jr., Francesca Marie Smith (Actors)

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie

When Arnold and his crew win a trip to San Lorenzo, their adventure in the wild forces them to take the same risky path as Arnold's missing parents. (Watch on Netflix)

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Animal Crackers

Enchanted animal crackers turn Owen into whatever shape he eats! But to save the family circus, he'll have to keep them out of his evil uncle's hands. (Watch on Netflix)

Latte and the Magic Waterstone

When a greedy bear steals a magic stone to keep the forest’s water for himself, a brave hedgehog and a timid squirrel must work together to retrieve it. (Watch on Netflix)

Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness

A brave young animal explorer teams up with two trusty friends to find a powerful artifact before his greedy uncle can get his paws on it. (Watch on Netflix)

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch (Actors)

Captain Underpants

Fourth-grade pranksters George and Harold hypnotize their humorless principal into thinking he's an undies-adorned superhero. (Watch on Netflix)

White Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera Ellen (Actors)

White Christmas

Two war buddies fall for two sisters and follow the girls to a resort owned by their former commanding officer, who is in danger of losing the place. (Watch on Netflix)


A determined dog comes to the rescue and helps heal a broken family when a young boy and his sister stumble into some serious danger. (Watch on Netflix)

Hotel Transylvania
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez (Actors)

Hotel Transylvania

With her dad away, Mavis is so ready for adventure — if strict Aunt Lydia doesn't stop her first. Set four years before the “Hotel Transylvania” film. (Watch on Netflix)

More Children's Movies

Bee Movie
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick, Renée Zellweger (Actors)

Bee Movie

Barry, a worker bee stuck in a dead-end job making honey, sues humans when he learns they've been stealing bees' nectar all along.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Voices, Diedrich Bader, Sandra Bernhard (Actors)


The heavenly Hercules is stripped of his immortality and raised on Earth instead of Olympus, where he's forced to take on Hades and assorted monsters.

Harry And The Hendersons
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick (Actors)

Harry and the Hendersons

When the Hendersons accidentally run over a strange Bigfoot-type animal, they decide to take the friendly “Harry” home and adopt him as a pet.

The Prince of Egypt
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer (Actors)

The Prince of Egypt

Born into slavery but raised as the son of a pharaoh, Moses accepts his destiny: to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and into freedom. (Watch on Netflix)

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People also ask:

What do 9 year olds watch on Netflix?

  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.
  • Alexa & Katie.
  • Carmen Sandiego.
  • Project Mc2.
  • The Last Kids on Earth.
  • No Good Nick.
  • Harvey Girls Forever!
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events.

What Should 12 year olds watch Netflix?

Here are 40+ Disney Movies on Netflix for Tweens.

What are good shows for 6 year olds on Netflix?

Here is a list of 100's of Kids Movies on Netflix You Can Feel Good About.

Is Netflix appropriate for 12 year olds?

Netflix is fantastic. Netflix has a large selection of series, documentaries, and films. Kids can have accounts, and you can opt to keep them safe by using the “for kids” tab, which limits their account to items suited for children aged 12 and younger.

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