The best kids movies to watch on Netflix

Giggle along with all the top family films available to watch on Netflix

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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 1990s classics like Matilda and Babe to modern efforts like The Secret Life of Pets and The Fantastic Mr Fox, 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


Everyone’s favourite pig has a go at herding sheep – it’s a 1990s under-pig classic. 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

The Secret Life of Pets

Furry fun, and a creative look into how the other half (dogs) lives. Watch on Netflix

How To Train Your Dragon

Because who doesn’t want a dragon as a pet. 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 


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