Best Kids' Movies on Netflix Instant

Looking for some immediate gratification? Check out our list of family-friendly movies that are currently streaming on Netflix. You're sure to find something that's just right for your kids.

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Fact-filled, fun primer on all types of pets.
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(2012)
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Short, playful film of kittens romping is cute to the max.
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(2010)
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Hour of cute puppies romping is chock-full of puppy facts.
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(2009)
 
Fast-paced, engaging sequel is fun for preschoolers.
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(2015)
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Favorite book adaptation promotes brains over brawn.
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(2011)
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Picture book gets a sweet musical adaptation for families.
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(2012)
 
Highly marketed train characters make new friends.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
 
Princess stories with lessons on friendship, other cultures.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
 
Sweet sequel will amuse kids; less intense than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
 
Some peril in sweet storybook sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
 
Gentle adventure is sweet, colorful but not very original.
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(2014)
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Short and sweet adventure about a generous witch.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
 
Veggie superheroes use faith to handle fear.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
 
Veggies save the planet in faith-based tale about sharing.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Engaging live-action canine caper has some peril, pratfalls.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
 
Mildly amusing sports-themed sequel is fun for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Original, funny adventure has mild danger, comic pratfalls.
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(2015)
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Cute story, great characters, fabulous soundtrack.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
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Amusing pirate-themed Tinker Bell adventure; some violence.
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(2014)
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A cuddly, classic take on the folktale.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
 
Charming animated adventure is magical for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Exciting fairy adventure has loss, some scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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Animated tale with positive messages, a few harsh scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Sequel gives new meaning to playing with your food.
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(2014)
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Books-inspired movie has great social messages for kids.
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(2013)
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Sweet Disney classic is still lovely, despite stereotypes.
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(2011)
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Breathtaking animation feat -- with some creepy visuals.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
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Delightful, but may scare more sensitive kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
 
Kids will like well-intentioned sequel, but it lacks magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Punny time-travel adventure with lots of comic peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Friendship tale has positive messages; some sinister parts.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Outstanding family movie mixes comedy, action, romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
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Kids will be drawn to Disney's fast-paced version.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
 
Dog caper is a little scarier than other Bailey adventures.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
 
Beautiful, moving cartoon tale based on classic book series.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Charming animated escape tale has some peril, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
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A gentler, tech-savvier E.T. for today's kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Literary heroine learns about privacy, bullying in TV movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
 
Epic, thrilling 3-D adventure sequel is outstanding.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Fashion-focused tale with strong messages, products to sell.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
 
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
 
Entertaining Madagascar spin-off mixes peril and humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
 
Adventure sequel is well-rounded, family-friendly fare.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
 
Entertaining animated adventure is best for Slugterra fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Pro-earth animated tale with strong messages and some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Feisty star propels wholesome rodeo adventure for kids.
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(2012)
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Positive messages throughout tween-friendly animal comedy.
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(2006)
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Endearing, enduring, with just a few bits of crude humor.
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(2004)
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No scares, mild peril in subtitled animated film.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Screwball classic is still funny but shows its age.
On DVD/Streaming
(2002)
 
Gentle Irish folk tale of a young girl's island odyssey.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
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Heavily marketed musical is wholesome fun for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
 
Moderately cute action comedy good for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
 
Incredible docu captures human details of remote existence.
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(2015)
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Some iffy humor in quirky Danish tween superhero movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Soccer drama is predictable but well intentioned.
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(2014)
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Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
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(2015)
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Classic '80s animated fantasy has some scary moments.
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(2015)
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Historical adventure is a fun romp for tweens and up.
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(2005)
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Dance fans will love behind-the-scenes look at ballet.
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(2015)
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Music-driven teen flick is feel-good fun for parents, too.
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(2010)
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Powerful documentary depicts obese kids' struggles.
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(2015)
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Technology connects generations in charming documentary.
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(2014)
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Informative, engrossing docu about saying no to sugar.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Solid sports tale has positive messages, feel-good themes.
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(2014)
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Great movie respects its audience's intelligence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
 
Imaginative steampunk musical is too dark for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Some thrills, but may be too much for little ones.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
 
Stirring docu sees superhero as powerful motivator for good.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Earnest, inspiring docu shows realities of rural poverty.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
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"Come back, Shane!" Classic Western for the ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
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Inspiring story about an underdog high school robotics team.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Campy sci-fi undersea adventure features mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2007)
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Thoughtful tale of horses and grief has some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Predictable prodigal daughter tale with Christian message.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Alzheimer's drama has strong messages, mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Lots of charm, little action in slow-paced heist comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
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Wholesome surf drama has positive messages, some bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
 
A fairy tale that even teens can enjoy.
On DVD/Streaming
(1997)
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Touching and hilarious Jennifer Garner romcom.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
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Docu about senior fashionistas promotes positive body image.
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(2014)
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Showbiz tale about legendary Mexican actor is mostly tame.
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(2014)
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Family drama has positive messages but heavy themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
 
Hilarious comedy classic; language makes it PG-13.
On DVD/Streaming
(2000)
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Thought-provoking docu stresses economics of Big Grocery.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Strong positive messages in otherwise rote athlete biopic.
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(2014)
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Powerful docu explains why all girls need an education.
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(2014)
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Musical phenomenon is great fun, but a bit racy.
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(2002)
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Moving docu about WWII veterans is emotionally intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
 
Anime tale is complex, violent; best for older series fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
 
Fluffy Bollywood-style musical romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
 
Well-acted civil rights tale is moving but too formulaic.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Bombshell discovers her brainy side in fun romp for teens+.
On DVD/Streaming
(2001)
 
Surfer docu has dark moments but stays light, uplifting.
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(2014)
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In upbeat docu, equality for all is the final frontier.
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(2014)
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Cheesy biopic of royal love story is superficial fun.
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(2011)
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Powerful romantic drama depicts the downside of celebrity.
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(2015)
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Charming, funny take on Jane Austen's Emma.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)
 
Fans will approve of gripping, violent middle installment.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Mature but often-hilarious teen comedy.
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(2004)
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Captivating, moving sports docu; some swearing.
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(2014)
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Epic martial-arts tale is entertaining but violent.
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(2015)
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Salty comedy about food and fatherhood is made with love.
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(2014)
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Intense, awe-inspiring docu about extreme marathoners.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
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Optically brilliant, violent update of classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(1999)
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Irreverent, mature, deeply affecting drama about siblings.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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Outstanding but shattering docu set in war-torn Congo.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)

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