We just might be in the golden age of new family movies, and what good timing! Some of our favorites are now available to stream, so we collected them all in one place.
By Lauren Tippetts
The endless black hole of Netflix is a very real thing. You can spend upwards of 10 minutes scrolling and scrolling, trying to find something to watch! We did the hard work for you (you’re welcome), and found the best new family movies you can stream now. Pop up some popcorn, build a fort, and settle in for a feel-good family movie night!
Angry Birds 2
The hit game-turned-movie got a sequel! In this adaptation, enemies become friends united against a common foe threatening their homes. With Saturday Night Live veterans Jason Sudeikis and Leslie Jones supplying lead vocals, you know there has to be some serious laughs on the way.
Secret Life of Pets 2
Those beloved, talking pets are back at it! Your favorites from the first movie face some unique challenges. And who doesn’t want to see Kevin Hart as a fluffy white bunny?!
“Into the unknoooooown!” Forgive us if we have this song on repeat for the foreseeable future. We can’t love Disney enough for bringing Frozen 2 to us early. If you pay attention, there are some great messages that can apply to our current situation. Dial up any of the songs and you’ll see what we mean.
It’s likely a story you’ve read before, now adapted to the screen. The New York Times’ best selling novel gets a taste of Disney magic. We love how the story embraces individuality, and what a great message for your coming-of-age kids.
Toy Story 4
We thought we were getting the final installment of this series wit Toy Story 3. But surprise! We got another, and we absolutely love it. If you’re not tearing up when Gabby Gabby helps the lost little girl, you’re watching it wrong.
Is it animated? Is it live action? We’re not sure on that one, but what we do know is it’s awesome. With stars like Beyonce and Donald Glover lending their voices to this cast, it’s a must watch.
Onward (available April 3)
Disney’s newest animated feature is debuting on the streaming service early! We haven’t see it yet, but you can bet we’re excited. Pencil in a home premiere of Onward this Friday!
This bright, colorful, musical movie is another pick that features an uplifting message. The ugly dolls face what it’s like to be different, and in the end, discover that it’s who you truly are that matters most.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The final installment (we assume) of this exciting series did not disappoint. Some even say it’s better than the original! Find out for yourself when you join Hiccup for another dragon-filled adventure.
What if your child’s imagination could come alive? That’s what this movie explores. June creates the amusement park of her dreams! But she and her animal friends have to embark on a journey to save it when trouble arrives.
If you didn’t get enough of Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman, you’ll find his talents in this animated feature! He lends his voice, along with Zach Galifianakis, to this charming, investigative adventure.
All of these picks are available to rent from $3.99.
Are you ready to snap your fingers? Get a little taste of Halloween in April. The classic tale of the iconic, kooky family gets the animated treatment. And, if you’re a fan of Stranger Things, you’ll find Pugsley’s voice to be familiar.
Jumanji: The Next Level
If you loved the first movie, you won’t want to miss the sequel. We can’t get enough of this cast! The gang gets back together when one of them re-enters the game, but everything has changed. Do keep in mind, this film is rated PG-13.
Not all yeti’s are scary, and not all of them make snow cones. Some are just trying to get home! Abominable is the story of two kids who discover a lost yeti, and they trek across China to reunite him with his family.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
The story of Disney’s most iconic villain continues. Maleficent and goddaughter Aurora come to terms with their connection as they are being pulled in different directions by a fast approaching wedding.
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