100 Best Family-Friendly Shows/Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now

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Searching for the best family-friendly shows/movies to watch on Netflix? I’ve done the research for the best family-friendly and wholesome programming for you to watch together. We’ve got 100 shows/movies to keep your family watching together for quite awhile!

 

 

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Whether you normally watch movies and shows as a family or are looking for new shows due to so many being home together, we’ve got a large list of 100 shows to get you started.

These shows are all family appropriate. However, some are geared to smaller children and some to older children.

All are rated G thru PG-13.

 

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100 Best Family-Friendly Shows/Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now 1

The Willoughbys

Four siblings with horribly selfish parents hatch a plan to get rid of them for good and form a perfectly imperfect family of their own. 

 

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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. 

 

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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. 

 

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

After their parents are tragically killed, three orphans are taken in by the dastardly Count Olaf, who hopes to snatch their inheritance from them.  

 

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Big Miracle

After a reporter writes about whales trapped in the Arctic Circle, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. team up to rescue them in this tale inspired by true events. 

 

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Going for Gold

After moving to Australia, an American teen convinces her new friends to form a cheer squad and take on their biggest rivals in competition. 

 

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Ride Like a Girl

The daughter of a horse trainer, an ambitious girl sets her sights on becoming the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. Based on a true story. 

 

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The Last Airbender

In a world ravaged by the Fire nation’s aggression toward the peaceful Air, Water and Earth nations, a young boy holds the key to restoring peace. 

 

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A Champion Heart

When a grieving teen must work off her debt to a ranch, she cares for a wounded horse that teaches her more about healing than she expected. 

 

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Mary Poppins Returns

In 1930s London, Michael Banks and his three children get some help turning their topsy-turvy world around when his magical childhood nanny reappears.  

 

 

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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story. 

 

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The Healer

A handyman who has hit rock bottom agrees to live with his distant uncle, who insists that his ability to fix things extends beyond the repair shop. 

 

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White Fang

A loyal wolfdog’s curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime while serving a series of three distinctly different masters. 

 

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Underdogs

When his archenemy returns to settle a score, a foosball ace and his magically incarnated team must save the town and woo back his girl.  

 

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Full Out

After a debilitating accident ends her Olympic dreams, gymnast Ariana Berlin finds recovery and hope in the world of hip-hop and college athletics. 

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Dolphin Tale 2

Winter the dolphin, who survived a tragic injury by receiving a prosthetic tail, bonds with an orphaned baby dolphin after her beloved pool mate dies.  

 

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Miracle

U.S. hockey coach Herb Brooks unites a motley crew of college athletes and turns them into a force to be reckoned with at the 1980 Winter Olympics. 

 

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Brooklyn teen Miles Morales gets a crash course in web-slinging from his alternate-dimension counterparts. 2018 PG-13

 

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

A botched rescue strands Alex the lion and his companions in Africa. Sadly, Alex discovers he has little in common with the locals. 

 

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Hop

A jobless slacker finds himself beyond busy after he runs over the Easter Bunny and has to take over the rabbit’s duties so the holiday can continue. 

 

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The Christmas Chronicles

After accidentally crashing Santa’s sleigh, a brother and sister pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a savvy, straight-talking St. Nick. 

 

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Mirror Mirror

This remake of the classic Grimm tale follows fair-skinned Snow White on a quest to regain her royal throne with help from a team of shady dwarves. 

 

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Next Gen

When lonely Mai forms an unlikely bond with a top-secret robot, they embark on an intense, action-packed adventure to foil the plot of a vicious villain. 

 

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Christopher Robin

Now a careworn middle-aged man, Christopher Robin goes on a familiar adventure when his old pal Winnie the Pooh brings him to the Hundred Acre Wood. 

 

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The Little Prince

When an overscheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator, he regales her with tales about the adventures of an unusual boy who lives on an asteroid. 2015 PG

 

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Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

In New Orleans during the Jazz Age, a beautiful girl named Tiana has a fateful encounter with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. 2009 G

 

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Miracle

U.S. hockey coach Herb Brooks unites a motley crew of college athletes and turns them into a force to be reckoned with at the 1980 Winter Olympics. 

 

 

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The Rugrats Movie

When his baby brother Dil is born, Tommy Pickles and his pals decide that he’s too much responsibility and try to return him to the hospital. 

 

 

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The Karate Kid

When bullied teen Daniel LaRusso teams with a martial arts master, he ends up learning much more than just self-defense. 

 

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The Karate Kid Part II

Karate champ Daniel LaRusso and Mr. Miyagi travel to Okinawa, where Miyagi visits his dying father and rekindles his feelings for a former flame.  

 

 

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The Karate Kid Part III

Daniel LaRusso and Mr. Miyagi are forced to defend themselves against an old rival, the sinister Cobra Kai sensei they defeated in the first film.  

 

 

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Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

In the wake of an accident that leaves her paralyzed, a champion rodeo rider vows to get back on her horse and compete again. Based on a true story.  

 

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Greater

Faith and determination transform a talentless football player at the University of Arkansas into an All-American in this inspiring true story. 

 

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Benji

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. 

 

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

When inventor Flint Lockwood makes clouds rain food, the citizens of Chewandswallow can feed themselves. But a bowl of disaster is about to overflow. 

 

 

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Leap

Félicie and Victor, two young friends in 1880s France, escape from an orphanage to pursue their dreams in Paris, the glittering City of Lights. 

 

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Hugo

Living inside a Paris train station, an orphan eludes the rigid stationmaster, meets a legendary filmmaker and finds the key to unlocking his destiny. 

 

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A 2nd Chance

A gymnast lacks the confidence she needs to reach the top. But with the help of her new coach, she has the chance to win a spot on the national team. 

 

 

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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. 2

 

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

When her late mother gifts her a key, Clara embarks on a dreamlike journey full of fantasy and conflict in this retelling of the holiday classic. 

 

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Anne With an E

A plucky orphan whose passions run deep finds an unlikely home with a spinster and her soft-spoken bachelor brother. Based on “Anne of Green Gables.” 

 

 

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The Secret Life of Pets 2

On a farm outside New York, Max aims to boost his confidence while in the city, Snowball attempts to rescue a tiger cub and Gidget pretends to be a cat.

 

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The Addams Family

Stepping out of the pages of Charles Addams’ cartoons and the 1960s television series, members of the beloved, macabre family take to the big screen. 

 

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

When Indiana Jones is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime. 

 

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Accompanied by his father, Indiana Jones sets off on his third adventure to explore the cradle of civilization on a perilous hunt for the Holy Grail. 

 

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones, his young sidekick and a spoiled songbird get more than they bargained for when they go to India in search of a missing magical stone. 

 

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Jurassic Park

A multimillionaire unveils a theme park where visitors can see live dinosaurs, but an employee tampers with the security system and the dinos escape. 

 

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Four years after Jurassic Park’s genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, a millionaire reveals that he’s been breeding more beasties at a secret site. 

 

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Undercover Grandpa

Jake’s date with his dream girl takes a turn when she disappears, and Jake’s grandpa — a former intelligence officer — sets out to find her. 

 

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

When gooey green aliens kidnap all the adults in Retroville, it’s up to 11-year-old Jimmy Neutron to come up with a plan to rescue them. 

 

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The NeverEnding Story

After Bastian is bullied, he holes up in his school’s attic with a book about Fantasia: a land of dragons, racing snails and other magical creatures. 

 

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Earth to Echo

When a construction project begins in their neighborhood, four friends start receiving bizarre encoded text messages on their cell phones. 

 

 

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Dancing with the Birds

From ruffling their majestic feathers to nailing im-peck-able courtship routines, birds in paradise flaunt their best moves in hopes of landing a mate. 

 

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Minecraft: Story Mode

Take control of an adventure set in the Minecraft universe. The future of the world is at stake, and your decisions shape the story — so choose wisely! 

 

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Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal

You drive the action in this interactive adventure, helping Carmen save Ivy and Zack when V.I.L.E. captures them during a heist in Shanghai.

Turbo

A speed-obsessed snail who dreams of being the world’s greatest race car driver gets his chance when an accident imbues him with high-octane speed. 

The Croods

When an earthquake obliterates their cave, an unworldly prehistoric family is forced to journey through unfamiliar terrain in search of a new home. 

Ralph Breaks The Internet

When video-game bad guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope discover a way onto the internet, they set off on a mission to save her broken game. 

Feel the Beat

After blowing a Broadway audition, a self-centered dancer reluctantly returns home and agrees to coach a squad of young misfits for a big competition. 

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Enemies turn into frenemies when the Pigs call for a truce with the Birds to unite against a formidable new foe that’s threatening all of their homes. 

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Resurrected from the 1960s animated series “Rocky and Bullwinkle,” canine genius Mr. Peabody and young Sherman take a dizzying ride through time. 

Tall Girl

After years of slouching through life, 6-foot-1 teen Jodi resolves to conquer her insecurities and gets caught up in a high school love triangle. 

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. 

Fearless

A teen gamer is forced to level up to full-time babysitter when his favorite video game drops three superpowered infants from space into his backyard. 

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. 

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. 

A.X.L.

Young motocross racer Miles Hill helps a top-secret robotic combat dog evade its ruthless creator and the military, who are in hot pursuit. 

Chicken Little

No one believes Chicken Little when he tries to warn of an alien invasion — so it’s up to him and his misfit friends to save the world! 

Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing

When a musical dragon with a beautiful voice hypnotizes the dragons and people of Huttsgalor, the Rescue Riders have to find a way to break the spell. 
 

The Main Event

Using special powers from a magical mask, a young WWE fan causes chaos when he enters a wrestling competition and fights an intimidating rival. 

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Former Spy Kids Carmen and Juni return to help twin siblings Rebecca and Cecil Wilson save the world with their retired secret-agent stepmother. 

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Cats and dogs must set aside their differences and merge animal instincts when Kitty Galore decides to claw her way to global domination. 

Klaus

A selfish postman and a reclusive toymaker form an unlikely friendship, delivering joy to a cold, dark town that desperately needs it. 

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

An orphaned boy raised by animals in the jungle seizes his destiny while confronting a dangerous enemy — and his own human origins. 

Charlotte’s Web

When Wilbur the pig discovers he’s destined for the dinner table, kindly spider Charlotte hatches a plan to keep him around. 

Sahara

When his new love is captured by an evil snake charmer, a young cobra and his scorpion best friend set out across the desert on a wild rescue mission. 

The Guardian Brothers

When a Chinese family’s soup shop is targeted for sabotage by a competitor, two guardians from the spirit world leave retirement to protect them. 

Mune: Guardian of the Moon

When the old guardian of the moon retires, the mischievous Mune is chosen as his successor, but he worries he’s not up to the job. 

Hedgehogs

When a hedgehog suffering from memory loss forgets his identity, he ends up on a big city journey with a pigeon to save his habitat from a human threat. 

Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket

While vacationing on picturesque Nantucket, a crafty teenage mystery writer contends with two thieves as she tries to solve a ghostly conundrum. 

Norm of the North: King Sized Adventure

Before planning an awesome wedding for his grandfather, a polar bear king must take back a stolen artifact from an evil archaeologist first. 

Pachamama

When a sacred statue is taken from his Andean village, a spirited boy who dreams of becoming a shaman goes on a brave mission to get it back. 

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

The forest-dwelling Lorax has to stop the short-sighted Once-ler from ruining the environment for profit in this adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. 

The Spiderwick Chronicles

When city-raised twins move to a tumbledown country mansion, it’s quite an adjustment — especially after they uncover a magical fantasy world.  

The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter

With his mother now dead, Bastian returns to the storybook land of Fantasia, where he must rescue the Childlike Empress from evil sorceress Xayide.  

the Giant Pear

Sebastian the elephant and his feline friend Mithco sail on a gigantic pear to rescue Sunnytown’s beloved mayor, who’s stranded on a mysterious island.  

Angela’s Christmas

A trip to church with her family on Christmas Eve gives young Angela an extraordinary idea. A heartwarming tale based on a story by Frank McCourt. 

F.R.E.D.I.

Venturing into the woods, high schooler James discovers an intelligent robot that he must save from the hands of a businessman with an evil scheme. 

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

A 10-year-old dreamer’s imaginary friends — mighty Sharkboy and fire-producing Lavagirl — come to life to seek his help battling a nefarious baddie. 

Pick of the Litter

Five Labrador puppies embark on a 20-month training to pass the milestones on their journey to becoming guide dogs for people with visual impairment. 

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

At Hills Village Middle School, budding cartoonist Rafe and best pal Leo challenge their uptight principal by breaking every rule in his handbook. 

Scales: Mermaids Are Real

A seemingly ordinary girl learns she will turn into a mermaid on her 12th birthday and be forced to leave her life on land behind. 

All Dogs Go to Heaven

When a canine con artist becomes an angel, he sneaks back to Earth and crosses paths with an orphan girl who can speak to animals. 

Mary and The Witch’s Flower

Ordinary girl Mary picks an extraordinary flower and travels to Endor College, a school for magic. But its foremost teachers have a sinister plan. 

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Shaun and the flock race to help an adorable alien find her way home after her ship crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm and sparks a UFO frenzy. 

Rugrats Go Wild

When their broken-down cruise ship strands them on an island, the Pickles family crosses paths with the Thornberrys, who are filming a documentary.  

Garfield Gets Real

After trying to live in the “real world” and concluding it isn’t for him, Garfield must return to his comic-strip home before getting trapped forever.

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

Fresh off a top-secret training, feisty heroine Little Red teams up with intrepid reporter Wolf to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel.

Deep

After accidentally trapping his family in their underwater home, a young octopus and his ocean-dwelling buddies search for help far across the sea. 

Rim of the World

Stranded at a summer camp when aliens attack the planet, four teens with nothing in common embark on a perilous mission to save the world.  

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