When you need a break from your normal Friday night binge and The Suicide Squad isn’t your thing, now is the perfect time to skip Netflix and put on a good old fashioned family movie.

Sometimes you just need that warm, fuzzy feeling that only family movies can provide, to remind you of what’s really important in life.

Netflix is ​​especially good at rounding out some of our all-time favorites while churning out new Originals for us to enjoy. Here are some of the best family movies to watch with your kids or a kid at heart on the streaming service right now.



If you’re wondering what Lin-Manuel Miranda is up to these days, Netflix has your answer. The mastermind behind Broadways Hamilton is back with the starring role of her in Live , Sony Pictures Animation’s first musical. Miranda plays the title of Kinkajou, also known as Rainforest Honey Bear, who sets out to deliver a love song to the old flame of his beloved owner. His task becomes his life’s adventure, fueled by new friendships and fresh melodies written by Miranda herself, who also sings in the film. When Moana ‘s posts give an indication of what Alive could be we’re sure to expect another heartwarming and exciting treat.

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Have you ever wished your parents would stop saying no to everything and start saying no? yes ? This also applies to the children of Jennifer Garner and Edgar Ramírez Si dia , one of the newest originals on Netflix. When she realizes that her life isn’t as adventurous as it used to be, Garner’s Allison Torres decides to let her children run the game for 24 hours. What could go wrong? This feel-good family comedy is packed with lots of laughs, hearts, and water balloons. It will give you more than a few ideas on how to liven up a lazy Saturday with your family and maybe even help awaken your own inner child. All you have to do is say yes.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines


Do you think your family is dysfunctional? Try to be humanity’s last hope for survival during the robot apocalypse. This is exactly what the title family struggles with in The Mitchells vs. The Machines by Sony Pictures Animation . If you liked Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and The Lego Movie , you can expect equally dazzling graphics and humor in this film, especially with SNL alums Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen voicing two of his characters. The Mitchells may not be perfect, but they are a beautiful reminder that no matter how chaotic life can be, family is the most important thing.

Enola Holmes

Fans of Stranger Things , to cheer up! Millie Bobby Brown is adorable as the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes in this coming-of-age adventure story. Brown breaks the fourth wall as Enola and tells her story directly to the audience as she sets out to find her missing mother and solve the mystery that left her behind. Exploring modern lessons on femininity and individuality against the backdrop of the 19th century, Enola Holmes offers a fresh take on the traditional mystery and an easier-to-play character for Brown as an intense elf after three seasons. Enola has been so popular since its release on Netflix in 2020 that a sequel is currently in the works. In Enola’s words: “The game is on!

On the moon


The possibility of life on other planets has been on everyone’s lips lately, but what about life on the moon? Fei Fei, the young protagonist of Over the Moon , knows that there is something up there, more precisely someone . After Fei Fei grew up listening to her mother’s stories about Chang’e, the mythical goddess who supposedly waits on the moon to reunite with her true love, Fei Fei decides to prove all naysayers wrong by even going to the ball. of cheese. In this animated musical, she builds her own rocket ship and embarks on a magical adventure that neither she nor her stowaway will soon forget. Don’t miss your chance to see Broadway’s Ruthie Ann Miles and Phillipa Soo perform the score to this Oscar-nominated film.


Based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Hugo is Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning triumph over an orphan living in Paris in 1931 within the walls of a train station. When his father dies, Hugo is just a lifeless automaton to remember it. When he finds the key that brings the machine to life, Hugo begins to unravel a secret that is bigger than he could have imagined, one that could very well change his life. The cinematography and special effects in this film have been award-winning for a reason, and the film’s themes of following curiosity and making friends will have you hooking up a friend and planning your own extraordinary adventure in no time.

Dennis threatened


“Hey, Mr. Wilson!” Any ’90s kid will tell you there’s nothing better than Dennis the menace . This hilarious comedy about a neighborhood villain and his angry neighbor is packed with memorable performances, including one from the late, great Walter Matthau. When school is out for the summer and Dennis’ parents leave town, Mr. Wilson bites off more than he can chew than he agrees to take care of Dennis. He’s ready to get Dennis out of his life for good, but when a sleazy thief, raised to a terrible life by Christopher Lloyd, comes to town and steals from Mr. Wilson, Dennis might be the only kid in town who is smart enough to catch it. the. Seriously, Lloyd is very scary about it. The kids of the 90s are still shaking.