Best Netflix Movies and TV for Families to Watch Together

Last updated: July 2, 2022

When a movie or TV show is a Common Sense Selection, you know you're in for a great family-viewing experience. Age-appropriate? Check! Entertaining? Definitely! Able to inspire excellent discussions with kids and families? You bet. All of these official Selections are available to watch now on Netflix, making it easier than ever for you to find your family's next favorite thing to watch together. See more best-of lists like this.

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The Sea Beast

age 8+

Swashbuckling adventure has kid role model, monster attacks.

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Dead End: Paranormal Park

age 10+

Fun, spooky series features LGBTQ+ and racial diversity.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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The G Word with Adam Conover

age 14+

Edgy, informative comedy about U.S. gov't has swearing.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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Love on the Spectrum U.S.

age 13+

Sweet series challenges stereotypes; has drinking, kissing.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles

age 9+

Furry, futuristic samurai fun; plenty of positive messages.

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Heartstopper

age 13+

Sweet, lovable LGBTQ+ romance has teen-friendly content.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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Our Great National Parks

age 6+

Stunning, educational nature show inspires hope; some peril.

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The Last Bus

age 10+

Fantasy violence, brave teens in binge-worthy sci-fi.

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The Creature Cases

age 4+

Dynamic duo investigates animal mysteries in funny series.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

age 13+

Outstanding documentary on race challenges and educates.

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Rescued by Ruby

age 8+

Heartwarming true story has peril, positive messages.

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Team Zenko Go

age 2+

Fab superhero role models use powers for good deeds.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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The Adam Project

age 14+

Stylized violence, language in emotional time-travel tale.

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Making Fun

age 9+

Irreverent makers create fun builds, some rude language.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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Puff: Wonders of the Reef

age 8+

A pufferfish learns to survive in eco-friendly docu.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Mixtape

age 10+

Serious themes, language in poignant tween dramedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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A Boy Called Christmas

age 8+

Charming family holiday adventure has scenes of peril.

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tick, tick...BOOM!

age 13+

Moving tribute to late composer has language, drinking.

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Colin in Black and White

age 13+

Powerful series connects one man's life to oppression.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Maya and the Three

age 9+

Teen warrior princess fantasy tale is funny, has violence.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Karma's World

age 7+

Moral lessons artistically woven in top-shelf show.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Baking Impossible

age 8+

Dessert competition rewards both culinary and science skill.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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My Little Pony: A New Generation

age 5+

Sweet tale of acceptance has some mildly scary scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Ada Twist, Scientist

age 3+

Fun series sparks preschoolers' interest in science.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Octonauts: Above and Beyond

age 3+

Lessons about science, nature in gentle adventure show.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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