I love Netflix among all the streaming platforms because of its wide array of content. I have experienced Netflix in both the USA and now in India. Undoubtedly, Netflix USA has a massive list of content as compared to other countries. Netflix India is growing rapidly, featuring more Indian content.
The end of the year is the best because it is the holiday time, and holiday time is the best for quality family time. There is Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, New Year, the best of the festive year.
People love spending time with their family in vacationing, celebrating the tradition with the extended family, preparing food, and get busy with decorations.
Amidst all, a streaming platform like Netflix adds the latest and classic family movies that can be watched by all ages. Who doesn’t enjoy scary kid movies or Halloween movies or feel-good family movies?
Even at 30, I enjoy watching Polar Express on Christmas Eve or Home Alone with my family. I bet everybody loves it.
In this blog post, I have compiled a great list of 36 best kids movies on Netflix to watch. This is a long post, so I request not to skip.
Best Kids Movies on Netflix Streaming Right Now
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Well, if you want your kid to watch an inspiring movie, Netflix has one of the best kids movies of all time, “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind,” which is based on the memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba.
It is a story of young William Kamkwamba, born in Kasungu, Malawi hails from a farmer’s family in poverty. Due to drought, the failing crops brought famine and devastated William’s village.
In desperation to save his village from the drought, Young William plans to build a windmill to power an electric pump with the help of a local junkyard.
The movie got selected for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Why the movie became so popular and won the Academy Award?
It is a fantastic conceptual film with action sequences and visual one-liners that are funny and refreshing.
The familiar character Miles, who turned out to be a superhero, feels original and entirely new. We have already seen so many Spider-man movie versions, but ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ is catchy and touches you with the story.
The Secret Life of Pets
2016 American beautifully animated comedy film ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ is about pet life. Max’s life as a favorite pet has turned upside-down when his master brings home another pet. If you are looking for a moral, you won’t get any. It is a simple and cute film that kids can enjoy.
Mary Poppins Returns
I love the classic Mary Poppins film, but Netflix has added the 2018 musical fantasy film ‘Mary Poppins,’ a magical nanny who brings happiness and joy into the Banks family. The movie reminds me of the classic film that is old, yet it is joyful to watch.
Emily Blunt, as Mary Poppins is perfect.
If you have watched the watch “The Incredibles” I bet you have already watched the second part of the original film. It is a Pixar animated film and released by Disney.
The story continues with the Incredible family; Mrs. Incredible joins a secret mission of catching a supervillain while Mr. Incredible manages the household and parenting the kids.
Both films are a delight to watch. There is laughter, action, kids’ stupid activities; it feels original and real.
The Little Prince
Netflix’s ‘The Little Prince’ is a fascinating animated film that kids will love. Directed Mark Osborne’s film is based on the 1943 novella of the same name. It is a charming story of an aviator and a lonely little girl, and it tells the beautiful story of their growing fondness and friendship.
Parents must watch this endearing film with their kids and retell them the story in the manner they want.
2011 Martin Scorsese’s most beautiful film, “Hugo” is about an orphan boy named Hugo who keeps wandering around the station clock to repair automation with stolen parts.
The broken automation is a mechanical man created to write with a pen. Hugo’s father found this machine and was trying to fix it. But soon, he dies, leaving Hugo with his father’s alcoholic brother.
It is an interesting and adventurous film that the children will enjoy.
The movie received several accolades and prestigious awards for its best cinematography, direction, visual effects, and editing.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Ralph and his fellow friend Vanellope face challenges and try to save the game, Sugar Rush, in the internet’s vast land. It is an entertaining movie for kids.
Initially released in France, this animated ballet story is inspiring for children. It tells Felicie’s story, who dreams of pursuing ballerina and her best friend Victor wants to invent things, how both Felicie and Victor left their orphanage in pursuit of their passion and dream.
It is a beautiful film that children will love greatly.
The first time I watched ‘Despicable Me’ in 2010, I just graduated from college. I thoroughly enjoyed the film. The countless minions, Gru, how his life takes a turn when the little girls see in him a father figure.
It is a completely entertaining film; there is sweetness in the storyline, surprisingly thoughtful, and a family-friendly movie that can be enjoyed by all.
If your kid loves a dog, there is perhaps no better film than the adorable “Benji.”
It is one of the best kids movie streaming now on Netflix. Anyone can fall in love with Benji, a lovely dog who comes to rescue a broken family when a boy and his little were in danger. It is a feel-good and a delightful movie for the kids to watch.
No matter how many times I watch this fun-loving film with my family, we all love it. An adorable story of a Dracula who has an immense love for his daughter Mavis. He does everything to protect her from falling in love with a human, Jonathan.
Many other zombies, Dracula, and weird creatures come to his resort for a vacation. I love the accent of the Dracula and his hilarious equation with Jonathan.
Netflix is streaming both the movies ‘Happy Feet’ and ‘Happy Feet 2′ for kids to watch. “Happy Feet” is a 2006 animated musical film that shows the penguins’ world in the north pole. With the songs and dance, the movie also focuses on the harsh realities of Antarctic life.
I feel Happy Feet 2 is a better film than the first one. But you can let your kid watch both the film on Netflix.
Alvin and the Chipmunk
2007 American animated film is hilarious, funny, and the three chipmunk brothers are too adorable to handle. It is a live-action animated film and has three sequels. Netflix has currently “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.”
The story follows the adventure of the chipmunk brothers Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The chipmunks are now famous and live with Dave. When Dave announced his plan of a proposal to Samantha, they were happy, but Samantha’s son Miles bullies the trio.
The film is about how the chipmunk brothers and Miles share a bonding and return the ring to Dave to Maimi.
The Karate Kid
2010 martial arts film “The Karate Kid” is the collaboration of Jaden Smith as Dre Parker and Jackie Chan as Mr. Han. Dre is just a 12-year-old boy who is bullied at his school, but when Mr. Han agreed to train him in Kung Fu, Dre begins to gain self-confidence.
The plot is similar to the original 1984 “The Karate Kid.”
Mowgli is every 90s kid’s favorite show in India. Over the year, several directors created their versions. Netflix’s “Mowgli” is directed by Andy Serkis, based on the same original story of a human child Mowgli raised by a pack of wolf in India’s jungles.
He learns the realities of jungle life under the guidance of Baloo and Bagheera. Mowgli is welcomed in the jungle except by the fearsome tiger Sher Khan who is after Mowgli ever since he is a child.
The 2017 American family drama film “Wonder” is a wonderful film directed by Stephen Chbosky. The movie has an IMDB rating of 8 and rotten tomatoes rating of 85%.
The story is about a smart and kind-hearted little boy named Auggie, born with facial differences. He is protected and loved dearly by his family.
The movie explores his passion, compassion, struggle to mingle in society, acceptance, and family.
I wouldn’t say the film is intense, but there is intensity at the emotional level.
Kung Fu Panda
Every kid loves panda. 2008 “Kung Fu Panda” is one of the best kids movies of all time. The story revolves around Po, the cute big fat panda dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master. Instead, he is chosen as the Dragon Warrior who can only defeat Tai Lung the monster and bring peace in his community.
Kung fu Panda could be every child’s favorite movie.
The Polar Express
Every year on Christmas eve I love watching the amazing film “The Polar Express” ever since childhood. In the picturesque tale, a little boy boards a train to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. He meets people that bring change and gives him a lifetime experience. I was around 11 or 12 when I first watched the film and instantly fell in love with it.
The Polar Express is one of the best kids movies to watch on Netflix.
Gnome Alone would be an appropriate movie for kids above 10. It is an animated Netflix Original film for kids.
The story revolves around the gnomes and the monsters. Chloe, the little girl, when she finds out about the gnomes and the monsters, decided to save her neighborhood by fighting against the Troggs.
How to Train Your Dragon
2010 animated movie “How to Train Your Dragon” is entertaining, original, and has a moral and visually pleasing film to watch. It is one such film that is loved widely by the kids and the adults.
The story of “How to Train Your Dragon” brings a refreshing change to the cartoon/animated world. The story follows Hiccup, a Viking who must kill a dragon to prove his tribe’s manhood.
Hiccup is a weak, kind-hearted, peace-loving little boy who eventually becomes the best friend of the deadly Night Fury dragon and named him ‘Toothless.’
The movie furthers tells a beautiful and heart-warming story about the friendship of Hiccup and Toothless.
Rise of the Guardian
The animated film “Rise of the Guardian” is heartfelt and pleasing to watch with the kids. Though a predictable story but visually attractive with lively characters and has a strong moral of the story. It is a perfect holiday-themed fantasy movie for the kids.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
2008 family-friendly movie “The Spiderwick Chronicles” is entertaining and full of adventure stories where a family moved into the Spiderwick estate and discovered that magical creatures surround them.
Freddie Highmore plays the twin brother Jared, and Simon Grace has done a marvelous job giving his best shot. The film is based on a children’s book, and it is one of the best Nickelodeon has ever made.
I Am Kalam
“I Am Kalam” is a National Award-winning Indian film focused on the life of chotu, a poor boy who wishes to study in school and meet the former President of India, Dr. APJ Kalam. The film bagged several awards. This movie is inspirational and heart-warming.
Although the movie’s rating isn’t appealing in the IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, but trust me, it is one of the finest educational animated movies. The movie is an adaptation of a children’s book of the same name. Though the movie is a bit slow, the message is strong about the importance of trees.
“White Fang” is a film based on the novel of Jack London of the same name. It tells a beautiful story of the friendship of an explorer named Jack Conroy with a wolfdog in Alaska.
Parents can sit with their kids and enjoy watching “White Fang.”
When the Christmas month arrives, families and kids get excited, and they enjoy watching movies. Netflix’s original film “Klaus” has a wonderful storyline about an act of love and kindness that changed an entire town.
The animated movie is so delightful to watch. There are multiple reasons why Klaus is so amazing and magnificent. I believe parents can encourage their kids to watch the film gives a strong message.
Netflix Original “Angela Christmas,” tells a sweet and beautiful story about a poor little girl, Angela, who ensures her little family’s safety at Christmas time in her own adorable and innocent way.
Indeed, it’s a movie that is for the kids to watch.
Kiki’s Delivery Service
I watched just a few days ago this amazing and delightful anime feature, “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” where a 13-year-old girl named Kiki has the magical power of flying on her broom. She flew down to the seaside town from her village to start her delivery service business.
The storyline of the film is so sublime and inspirational to watch. It is an ideal family-friendly movie on Netflix to watch.
Super Monsters series
Netflix Original “Super Monsters” movies series are amazing to watch. There are little cute creatures in the movie that will make you smile throughout. These are short movies that will keep your kid interested in.
“Chillar Party” is an Indian film ideal for the kids to watch. The movie revolves around a group of children lives in an apartment complex. There also lives an orphan with his stray dog in an abandoned car. Meanwhile, the politicians decided to get rid of all the stray dogs. How the kids of society save the dog is all about the film.
It is a clean, fun, and entertaining film with a good social message.
The Blue Umbrella
Vishal Bhardwaj directorial film “The Blue Umbrella” is a 2005 family film based on the novel of the same name by Ruskin Bond. The story is set in northern India, where a little girl named Biniya got a blue umbrella from a Japanese tourist, but Nandkishore, the only shopkeeper of the village, has his eyes on her blue umbrella.
It is fun yet a meaningful movie to watch sitting with your entire family.
“Zathura” is a 2005 space adventure film when two young brothers find themselves transported into space while playing an aboard game. Their relationship took to another level in the adventure. The movie has a lot of dramatic turns, and it is fun to watch.
The animated sweet “Bee Movie” delivers an original storyline where a bee named Barry, after completing his graduation, learns how human beings exploit the bees, so he decided to sue.
Kids love Peter and Pan and his friend Tinker Bell and their adventure to the island of Never Land.
My Neighbour Totoro
“My Neighbour Totoro” is one of the best Japanese animated films that both parents and kids can watch. It is a sweet, unconventional, well-written story about children and their imagination.
Once you understand the concept of the film, it will entice you dearly.
These are some of the best kids movies on Netflix streaming right now. Along with the movies, I would also recommend a few TV shows for kids on Netflix to watch like “Spirit” – it is a beautiful story of three friends and their adventure with their horses, “Peppa Pig” – this one is quite popular among the children.