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What are The Best Kids Movies on Netflix?

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Have kids around but don’t know how to tackle them when their cranky mood is all over the place? There’s one thing you can do: make some popcorn and put on the best kids’ movies on Netflix, sit back and enjoy with them. And I’m sure you won’t get bored because of their attention-grabbing storyline and warm and enjoyable tone. 

Netflix has a gigantic library intended for children, but sometimes it’s difficult to search through them to find something the entire family can stream. This is why we are here to assist. Scroll down to find the list of best kids movies on Netflix. 


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Director: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López

Writer: Sergio Pablos, Jim Mahoney, Zach Lewis

Star Cast: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Runtime: 1hr. 36mins 

It is a Spanish-American animated Christmas movie launched on November 8, 2019, to great praise for its animation, narrative, and vocal performances. The movie received a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 92nd Academy Awards, giving it the title of the first animated movie from Netflix to be nominated for an Oscar.

A mailman is posted to a frozen town in the North after validating himself as the worst pupil at the school – where he meets a lonely toymaker named Klaus.

Paddington (2014)

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Director: Paul King

Writer: Paul King, Hamish McColl, Michael Bond

Star Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Runtime: 1hr. 35mins

It is a 2014 live-action animated comedy that premiered on Michael Bond’s creation of the character Paddington Bear. The movie earned widespread praise for Whishaw’s vocal performance, wit, script, special effects, and appeal to both kids and adults. On a $55 million budget, it raked $268 million at the box office.

In the hunt for a residence, a young Peruvian bear goes to London. He joins the polite Brown family, who give him a momentary haven when he finds himself abandoned and lonely at Paddington Station.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

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The Mitchells vs. the Machines 

Director: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe

Writer: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe, Peter Szilagyi

Star Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph

IMDB Rating: 1hr. 54mins

Runtime: 7.6

It’s an animated sci-fi comedy launched on April 23, 2021. The movie’s animation, voice performances, action sequences, concepts, humor, and LGBT illustration received high praise. As a result, the film received a nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.

The road tour of a whimsical, weird family is unraveled when they discover themselves amid the robot revolt while becoming humanity’s last hope.

Despicable Me

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Despicable Me

Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Writer: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Sergio Pablos

Star Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand

IMDB Rating: 7.6

Runtime: 1hr. 35mins

It is a 2010 American animated comedy movie premised on Sergio Pablos’ original narrative. The movie was well-received and grossed $543.2 million globally, ranking it ninth in 2010. In addition, it received Best Animated Feature Film nominations at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Annie Awards.

When a crime boss employs three orphan girls as lackeys in a big scheme – only to discover that their love deeply changes him for good.

The Sea Beast

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The Sea Beast

Director: Chris Williams

Writer: Chris Williams, Nell Benjamin, Mattson Tomlin

Star Cast: Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator, Jared Harris

IMDB Rating: 7.1

Runtime: 1hr. 55mins

It is an animated thriller that was made available on Netflix on July 8, 2022. It was well-received by critics and went on to become Netflix’s most productive animated movie, with 165 million viewing hours.

When a teen girl tosses away on a fabled sea monster hunter’s boat, they embark on an iconic trip into unknown territory – and make history in the process.

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

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Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood 

Director: Richard Linklater

Writer: Richard Linklater

Star Cast: Milo Coy, Jack Black, Lee Eddy

IMDB Rating: 7.2

Runtime: 1hr. 37mins

It’s a 2022 American adult animated drama partially premised on a writer, director, and producer Richard Linklater’s early life. It was well acclaimed, with admiration for its story, graphics, and nostalgic feel.

A drama set in the Houston urban areas in the summer of 1969, centered on the ancient Apollo 11 moon landing.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Director: Will Becher, Richard Phelan

Writer: Mark Burton, Jon Brown, Richard Starzak

Star Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Amalia Vitale

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Runtime: 1hr. 26mins

It is a 2019 stop-motion animated sci-fi comedy launched on Netflix in the US on February 14, 2020. Although the film earned favorable reviews from critics, who praised its animation, jokes, and charisma, it didn’t do well at the box office.

When an alien with incredible abilities crashes next to Mossy Bottom Farm – Shaun, the Sheep, sets out on a quest to return the interstellar guest before a nefarious organization captures her.

The Amazing Spider-Man

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The Amazing Spider-Man

Director: Marc Webb

Writer: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves

Star Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Runtime: 2hrs. 16mins

It is a 2012 American superhero movie centered on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, the same name. Critics largely lauded Garfield’s performance, Webb’s direction, visuals, James Horner’s soundtrack, and the strong re-imagining and depiction of the main protagonist. The movie was a commercial success, earning $758 million globally and ranking seventh among 2012 films.

After being stung by a genetically modified spider, Peter Parker gets spider-like abilities and sets out to protect the city.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 

Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Writer: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Judi Barrett

Star Cast: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Runtime: 1hr. 30mins

It’s a 2009 animated sci-fi comedy partially centered on Judi and Ron Barrett’s 1978 children’s book with the same title. Critics lauded the film’s colorful visuals, humor, characters, and score. The film earned mostly excellent feedback. On a $100 million box office budget, it grossed over $243 million globally.

A native scientist is frequently viewed as a disappointment till he innovates a machine that can make meals fall from the skies. But he has no idea that things will take a flip for the worse.


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Director: Kirk DeMicco, Brandon Jeffords

Writer: Kirk DeMicco, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Peter Barsocchini

Star Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ynairaly Simo, Zoe Saldana

IMDB Rating: 6.7

Runtime: 1hr. 35mins

It is a 2021 animated musical comedy launched on Netflix on August 6, 2021. Critics rated the movie highly, praising the visuals, voice performances, and soundtracks. 

A music-loving kinkajou sets out on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to complete his destiny and convey a love song to an old buddy.



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