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 Hook to modern efforts like The Lego Batman Movie and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 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.
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Check out our list of the best family films on Netflix below.
As good as the 1995 original, director Jake Kasdan’s rip-roaring action adventure takes the bare bones of Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 book and adds contemporary twists while downplaying the jungle animal perils… Watch on Netflix
Mike Myers voices the ugly, antisocial green ogre who must rescue a human princess (Cameron Diaz) in order to appease evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) and rid his swamp of an infestation of traditional fairy-tale characters in this animated fantasy comedy from DreamWorks… Watch on Netflix
That suave, scene-stealing cat from Shrek 2 finally gets his own swashbuckling adventure and it couldn’t be a more colourful feline fairy tale. Here the dashing Puss (impeccably voiced by Antonio Banderas) finds romance with slinky Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) as they team up with Puss’s former partner-in-crime Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) on a quest for a golden goose. Watch on Netflix
This entertaining children’s picture about a boy and his whale knows exactly what strings to pull and when. Australian director Simon Wincer combines animatronic models with shots of Keiko, the real-life killer whale that plays Willy, with great skill. Watch on Netflix