Best Kids' Movies on Netflix in 2016

Looking for some immediate gratification? Check out our favorite films and top-rated TV shows for families currently streaming on Netflix. Of course you'll find animated kids' movies, but we've also listed plenty of other family-friendly options that are great to watch at any age. From popular comedies to book-based dramas to fascinating documentaries, you're sure to find an entertaining pick that's just right for your family. You might even be able to introduce your kids to beloved classics from your childhood! Netflix frequently updates its library, so check back here often for new additions to this list.

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Charming buddy-animal story promotes tolerance, teamwork.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Story of kids' labor-of-love Indy remake is fun, moving.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Animated take on classic tale is sweet but restrained.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Fast-paced, engaging sequel is fun for preschoolers.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Favorite book adaptation promotes brains over brawn.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Singing spuds' mockumentary is funny for kids and grown-ups.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Short and sweet adventure about a generous witch.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Princess stories with lessons on friendship, other cultures.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Some peril in sweet storybook sequel.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Sweet, funny story of friendship is a treat for the family.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Quirky band learns and sings about the Wild West.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Prequel is fun, with less peril than previous films.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Amusing pirate-themed Tinker Bell adventure; some violence.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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A cuddly, classic take on the folktale.
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(Release Year: 1973)
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Charming animated adventure is magical for little kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Exciting fairy adventure has loss, some scariness.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Terrific, heartwarming shorts have something for everyone.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Books-inspired movie has great social messages for kids.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Breathtaking animation feat -- with some creepy visuals.
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(Release Year: 1940)
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Delightful, but may scare more sensitive kids.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Animated alien comedy is sweet, cute, if not super original.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Sweet dino tale with music, cartoon action, and mild peril.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Educational nature documentary encourages conservation.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Outstanding family movie mixes comedy, action, romance.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Very similar to the edgy animated TV show.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Kids will be drawn to Disney's fast-paced version.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Tale of young baker jam-packed with positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Tremendously heartwarming, positive docu for all ages.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Beautiful, moving cartoon tale based on classic book series.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Cute, sometimes-frantic movie has peril, potential scares.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Charming animated escape tale has some peril, scares.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Heartwarming tale is sweet, inspiring for kids and tweens.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Slightly spooky sequel isn't stellar, but fine for families.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Charming adaption of kids' books. Good family fun.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Zany, kid-friendly adventure welcomes old fans and new ones.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Entertaining Madagascar spin-off mixes peril and humor.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Adventure sequel is well-rounded, family-friendly fare.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Madcap, mischievous Our Gang remake.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Book-based movie has quiet charm, some intense scenes.
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(Release Year: 1969)
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Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Sweet tale about kids' snow battle has very sad moments.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Dynamic musical numbers, girl power sell super sequel.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Incredible docu captures human details of remote existence.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Engrossing dance docu introduces powerful role model.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Classic '80s animated fantasy has some scary moments.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Some iffy humor in quirky Danish tween superhero movie.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Powerful documentary depicts obese kids' struggles.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Technology connects generations in charming documentary.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Great movie respects its audience's intelligence.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Stirring docu sees superhero as powerful motivator for good.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Thought-provoking story has some mature themes.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Thrilling live musical is fun, has iffy messages galore.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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Touching and hilarious Jennifer Garner romcom.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Docu about senior fashionistas promotes positive body image.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Made for romantics.
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(Release Year: 1957)
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Bullying drama is disturbing but should spark conversation.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Musical phenomenon is still great fun but quite racy.
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(Release Year: 1978)
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Moving docu about WWII veterans is emotionally intense.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Poignant docu about B-boys and -girls around the world.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Masterpiece with crucial lessons about prejudice.
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(Release Year: 1962)
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Smart, sassy movie, but expect raunchy humor, language.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Charming Italian film about friendship has sex, profanity.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Violent and noir-ish Batman is engaging but cynical.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Inspiring docu shows young people capable of great things.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Well-acted civil rights tale is moving but too formulaic.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Fun romp has some sexual references and salty language.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Moving subtitled film shows war through a child's eyes.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Surfer docu has dark moments but stays light, uplifting.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Fascinating, award-winning docu on American fast food.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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In upbeat docu, equality for all is the final frontier.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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A riveting, rollicking Hitchcock suspense classic.
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(Release Year: 1955)
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Searingly honest docu about sports-obsessed parents.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Dark comedy with macabre humor for teens.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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Music-heavy film explores reinvention and forgiveness.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Powerful romantic drama depicts the downside of celebrity.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Powerful, heartbreaking, disturbing doc about captive orcas.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Flawed but thoughtful, touching look at race and family.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Holocaust drama sensitive, but never sentimental.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Charming, funny take on Jane Austen's Emma.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Revealing, painful look at women's, girls' rights in India.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Typically quirky Wes Anderson dramedy has lots of heart.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Captivating, moving sports docu; some swearing.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Quirky, smart, stirring buddy comedy has some edge.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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