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The best kids' movies on Amazon Prime Video in the US

The best kids' movies on Amazon Prime offer something for everyone—and lots of family fun when you decide to stay in

Written by
Time Out editors
Oliver Strand
Matthew Singer

If you’re looking for a movie to stream on family night, you have many platforms and almost limitless options to choose from. But more choice does not necessarily make the decision of what to watch any easier. Cut through the noise and go straight to Amazon Prime. The service is full of flicks sure to entertain the whole clan, whether it’s classic cartoons, new comedy classics or blockbuster adventures that’ll thrill everyone on the couch. Here are 20 of the best family movies the service has to offer, available for free to subscribers.


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Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (2018)
Photograph: Courtesy 2008 DreamWorks Animation LLC.

1. Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (2018)

This 13-episode series starring your favorite rolly-polly Kung Fu master is full of good, silly fun. Follow four young pandas as they seek to absorb the energy of the ancient martial art of Kung Fu, and learn from Dragon Master Po. Ages 6 and up.

  • Film
  • Animation

Don’t judge a book by its cover, nor an ogre by his green skin. In this modern animated classic, the titular big-hearted beast with the exaggerated Scottish brogue (courtesy of Mike Myers) attempts to woo a beautiful princess (Cameron Diaz) who is way out of his league...or  so he thinks. Rated PG.

Troop Zero (2019)
Amazon Prime

3. Troop Zero (2019)

It’s 1977 and young Christmas Flint (McKenna Grace) is obsessed with the idea of going into space – but she’ll settle for having her voice on a record traveling aboard the Voyager space probe. And wouldn’t you know it? The grand prize of the upcoming Birdie Scout talent show presents just such an opportunity. Kids will love the quirky underdog tale and its period details, along with a typically stellar performance from Viola Davis as the stern-but-caring troop leader, will keep parents entertained as well. Rated PG. 

Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Film
  • Family and kids

In this first instalment of the ongoing cartoon franchise, the annual monster’s ball at an exclusive resort is thrown out of whack when a regular human invades the proceedings and falls in love with a 118-year-old mummy, voiced by Selena Gomez. Who can blame him? Rated PG.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • Drama

A widowed English housecleaner in the 1950s desperately desires a couture Dior dress, and after saving every penny she can scrape up, finally heads off to Paris to buy it. Of course, that’s just the beginning of this very charming story, starring a winningly endearing Lesley Manville. Rated PG. 

Nacho Libre (2006)
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Jack Black dons spandex tights – and a caterpillar mustache – to play a roly-poly orphan who enters the wild world of lucha libre in order to save the monastery that raised him. Rated PG.

Secret Headquarters (2022)
Image: Paramount

10. Secret Headquarters (2022)

A superhero movie set in everyday suburbia, this charming action-comedy stars Owen Wilson as a guardian of the galaxy named, well, the Guard, who keeps his true identity hidden from everyone, including his own son – until his kid uncovers his secret lair beneath their house. Rated PG.

Cinderella (2021)
Christopher Raphael : Amazon Studios

11. Cinderella (2021)

In this 21st century musical update of the classic fairy tale, singer Camila Cabello steps into the glass slipper of the poor, starry-eyed orphan who dreams of being swept away from her abusive family by a hunky prince, played by Nicholas Galitzine. Also starring the great Billy Porter as the Fairy Godmother. Rated PG.

The Hunger Games (2012)
Photograph: Courtesy Lions Gate Films Inc./Murray Close

12. The Hunger Games (2012)

Sci-fi fans devoured the story of Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist who volunteers as tribute for the Hunger Games, where two young opponents are forced to fight for their lives. Rated PG-13. 

The Addams Family 2 (2021)
Photograph: Courtesy Cinesite

14. The Addams Family 2 (2021)

No, not the one with MC Hammer doing the theme song, but the sequel to the computer animated version that came out in 2019. In this one, the spooky-ooky brood is forced to leave its cobweb-strewn manor and head out on a roadtrip across America. Rated PG.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
"The Pink Panther Strikes Again"

15. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

Peter Sellers pratfalls all over the place as the blundering Inspector Clouseau in this fifth entry in the classic Pink Panther series. Clouseau’s former colleague turned enemy, Inspector Dreyfus, is out of the madhouse and back on his mission to finish off Clouseau once and for all. Rated PG.

Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021)
Photo: Paramount Pictures

16. Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021)

The humongous crimson canine of the iconic kids’ book series makes his live-action film debut. True to form, he’s big, red and causing quite a bit of trouble as he gets loose in the Big Apple. Hasn’t that city suffered enough? Rated PG.

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  • Family and kids

Everyone’s favorite multidimensional Technicolor Shetlands are here to save the world – well, their world – from the forces of evil. Emily Blunt, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs and Zoe Saldaña lend their voices to this candy-coloured musical adventure. Rated PG.

My Spy (2020)
Photograph: Courtesy STXfilms/STX Financing/Motion Picture Artwork/Michael Gibson

18. My Spy (2020)

A tough-guy CIA agent named JJ (Dave Bautista, the former professional wrestler and six-time world champion) is tasked to watch over a family with a particularly precocious nine-year-old girl named Sophie (Chloe Coleman). Spoiler alert: He’s no match for her. Rated PG-13.

Are We Done Yet? (2007)
Image: Sony Pictures

19. Are We Done Yet? (2007)

Back in the early ’90s, who would have thought Ice Cube would end up on a list of kids movies? In this spinoff of the 2005 road comedy Are We There Yet?, Cube reprises his role as beleaguered dad Nick Persons, now with an even more ambitious project on his hands: building his dream house. Rated PG.

Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
"Son of Pink Panther"

20. Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

After 10 years of dormancy, The Pink Panther film franchise gets a reboot, this time starring Roberto Benigni as the son of the perpetually bumbling Inspector Clouseau, who appears to have inherited his father’s investigative instincts – and his clumsiness. Rated PG.

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Paddington (2014)
  • Film
  • Family and kids

Computer graphics brought the beloved anthropomorphic bear into the 21st century, but this acclaimed live-action update sacrifices none of the character’s essential sweetness and cross-generational charm. In this adaptation, Paddington and his bucket hat arrive in modern-day London, searching for a new home, and run afoul of a craven taxidermist (Nicole Kidman) eager to stuff him. That a sequel arrived three years later should tell you how that worked out, but plot-driven thrills are second to the warm fuzzies brought on simply by watching this walking, talking teddy find a place for himself in human society. Rated G. 


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