The best kids movies to watch on Netflix

From Despicable Me 2 to Fantastic Mr Fox via retro classic Back to the Future, check out all the best kids movies to watch on Netflix UK

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It’s not easy to find a film that will tick boxes for every member of the family – so we’ve done the hard work for you.


From the soon to drop Back to the Future trilogy to modern Christmas classic Love Actually, we’ve compiled the definitive list of the best all-ages films on Netflix. Each of these has just enough to keep the wee ones and grown ups entertained.

Check out our list of the best family films on Netflix below.

Fantastic Mr Fox

Wes Anderson’s typically nuanced adaptation of Roald Dahl’s best children’s book is colourful, quirky and packed with wit. Watch on Netflix

Despicable Me 2

Supervillain-turned-Dad Gru fights his former allies with new gadgets, new cars and more minions! Watch on Netflix

Back to the Future 1-3

The complete adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown. Watch on Netflix


Stephen Spielberg’s wondrous take on Peter Pan features Rob Williams as the most famous lost boy. Watch on Netflix

Shrek & Shrek 2

Mike Myers’ big green ogre may have lost his way in later films, but the first two are fairytale-skewering classics built for repeat-viewing. Watch Shrek on Netflix / Watch Shrek 2 on Netflix

Sing Street

If John Carney’s nostalgic high school musical doesn’t warm the very cockles of your heart, I don’t know what will. Watch on Netflix

How To Train Your Dragon

Because who doesn’t want a dragon as a pet. Watch on Netflix

Mr Bean’s Holiday

Believe it or not, Mr Bean is not all that adept at immersing himself in different cultures. Not the best Bean, but Bean nonetheless. Watch on Netflix

Wallace and Gromit: the Curse of the Were-rabbit

Claymation heroes Wallace and Gromit make their silver-screen debut in this tale about a very big bunny Watch on Netflix

Spy Kids

Two kids become spies and attempt to save their parents from an evil mastermind. Watch on Netflix 


A 10-year-old girl becomes best friends with a giant in this animated take on Roald Dahl’s beloved classic. Watch on Netflix


Roald Dahl’s story of a clever little girl who takes on her parents and a headmistress. Watch on Netflix


EB, the Easter bunny’s son, doesn’t want to follow in his father’s footsteps and runs away to LA instead. Watch on Netflix


Four animals from a New York zoo make a break for it and escape to the island of Madagascar. Watch on Netflix



A Parisian orphan schemes to save her boarding school – and home – from being closed by its owner. Watch on Netflix