With these kid-friendly Netflix films, your family can laugh, cry, and watch together.
Finding Netflix children's films that adults and older children will also enjoy is your challenge. There are many options that children will enjoy, which is fortunate (and will be entertaining for people older than 10 too).
We've narrowed the list down to the best of the best, including a few classics you may remember from your childhood. Kids of all ages will enjoy these kids' movies on Netflix, and adults can always find deeper meaning in the dialogue, artwork, and plot. The greatest? You can watch them all immediately and as many times as you like, so go ahead and binge on one or two.
Check out a few of our favorite animated children's films on Netflix if you're a fan of the genre.
Extinct features a pair of adorable doughnut-shaped creatures that travel into the future to discover that they've mysteriously become extinct (along with a very vague message about environmentalism). They join a group of other extinct creatures in an effort to find their way back home. Rachel Bloom, Catherine O'Hara, Ken Jeong, and Adam DeVine are among the comedic actors featured on the program.
This highly rated (yet underappreciated) animated film from the year 2020 depicts a slightly unhappy family and their children's dramatic attempts to create a happier home. It features the voices of Jane Krakowski, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, and Terry Crews among others.
The film follows a young girl named Fei Fei as she embarks on a legendary journey to prove to her widowed father that love is eternal. Her travels take her to the moon, where a legendary goddess and her miraculous world await. This is a children's film that the entire family will enjoy, and the soundtrack, featuring Phillipa Soo of Hamilton, is certain to become a new favorite. PG rating.
This Netflix Original Film explores a new origin story for Santa Claus, making it arguably the best Christmas film for children on Netflix. A slacker postman is sent to a remote part of the world to learn some difficult lessons; there, he unwittingly inspires an entire small town and learns valuable lessons himself. The best time to watch this Netflix children's film is during the holiday season and winter, but it's a worthwhile film to watch year-round. PG rating.
In this animated film released in December 2021, a variety of Australian animals in a zoo decide to escape and return to the Outback to live their lives. It teaches children not to judge books solely by their covers (or a living thing by how it looks).