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This list is regularly updated as movies rotate in and out of Amazon-Prime. *New additions are indicated with an asterisk.
The selection of family-friendly movies on the Amazon Prime streaming service leaves a bit to be desired, but that makes a guide like this even more helpful! You have to search through Prime Video titles to find something suitable for everyone from kindergarten to great-grandfather, but there are a few titles worth checking out, including some family classics you may have forgotten.
execution time: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Directors: Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon
Characters created by Charles Addams will never grow old, even if this recent animated hit isn’t exactly their best outing. There’s still enough to like in this sequel to the Addams Family’s 2019 animated debut, especially in the voice work of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Nick Kroll, Bill Hader, Wallace Shawn, and many more. This one is about a road trip for the Addams clan, and despite being generally ignored during the pandemic, it still made a fortune. They’re going to be making Addams movies forever.
execution time: 1h 24m
Directors: mr bluth
While Disney made headlines in 1989 with the return of its animated dominance in the hit The little MermaidAnimation lovers admired another hit from the eternally underrated Don Bluth. the man behind The land before time other The secret of the NIMH directed this story of a dog (Burt Ryenolds) who is murdered and returns from heaven for revenge, teaming up with an adorable boy along the way. It was a huge success on VHS, spawning a sequel, a television series, and a DTV Christmas movie.
execution time: 1h 30m
Directors: Stephen Herek
It’s really hard not to love this charming time-travel comedy about two underachieving friends who travel back in time for a school project. Keanu Reeves (Ted) and Alex Winter (Bill) are wonderfully sweet and funny in a film that has held up better than most comedies of its time. Note: The long-awaited Bill and Ted face the music It’s also on Prime Video.
execution time: 1h 58m
Directors: Carroll Ballard
Remember when family movies didn’t have to bad mouth children? Just watch this heartwarming and heartwarming adventure classic from Walter Farley’s 1941 book of the same name about a boy who is shipwrecked with a wild stallion, who becomes one of his best friends. When they return to civilization, they enter the race in this film that was chosen to enter the National Film Registry as one of the most significant cinematographic works of all time.
Year: nineteen ninety five
execution time: 1h 30m
Directors: betty tomas
Movies based on beloved sitcoms are almost always a waste of time, but Betty Thomas knew how to take the crowd-pleasing comedy of the brady group and turn it into a subversive satire on suburban norms. He took the family of the 1970s and abandoned it in the 1990s, turning their values and styles into humorous targets like fish out of water. It’s still a surprisingly funny movie.
execution time: 1h 53m
Directors: Charles A. Nichols and Iwao Takamato
This adaptation of the children’s classic by EB White is the animated one that marked almost all the children of the 80s. The story of a pig named Wilbur who befriends a spider named Charlotte is a classic story of friendship with a touching ending. to anyone with a heart. This one also has memorable music from the Sherman brothers and voice work from the legendary Debbie Reynolds.
execution time: 1h 53m
Directors: kay canon
Another year, another Cinderella movie. The original on Prime belongs to pop superstar Camila Cabello, who channeled her fame from the music world in this musical jukebox version of the classic tale. That means familiar hits, laced with some original songs. She’s not the best Cinderella, but she’s not the worst either. Maybe it’s the shoe that fits you.
execution time: 1h 37m
Directors: walt becker
This adaptation of the giant dog children’s book series was originally slated for a theatrical release, but ended up shuffling on Paramount+ in late 2021 before becoming available to Prime subscribers as well. It’s sweet enough to make this list, thanks in no small part to a game cast that includes a hilarious Tony Hale and Kenan Thompson.
execution time: 1h 42m
Directors: Dean Parisot
The love for this movie seems to grow every year. Why? It is funny. And it wasn’t a huge hit when it came out, giving it an underdog/underrated status that moviegoers, especially fans of the genre, love. Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell star in the story of a sci-fi TV series cast who is transported into a real battle of stars.
execution time: 1h 27m
Directors: Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska
The blockbuster franchise of Hotel Transylvania The movies took a surprising turn in early 2022 when the pandemic forced this Sony property to become a Prime Video exclusive. Probably the final film in this four-film series, this one sees Dracula (Adam Sandler) turning human while his son-in-law (Andy Samberg) turns into a monster. Of course, what really counts is what’s inside. Everybody knows that.
execution time: 1h 37m
Directors: Chris Sanders, Dean of Blois
When people talk about the best movie trilogies of all time, they rarely include the movies based on Cressida Cowell’s books about a boy and his dear fire-breathing friend. These movies are gorgeously animated and legitimately moving. They have a weird habit in the streaming age of bouncing off streaming services like Toothless himself, but the first movie, and probably the best, is the one on Prime Video now.
execution time: 2h 10m
Directors: frank capra
One of the most beloved movies of all time doesn’t just have to be watched during the holidays. This film’s lessons about what people value in life can be seen at any time of the year, as can one of the most iconic performances in Jimmy Stewart’s film history.
execution time: 2h 8m
Directors: penny marshall
Prime Video returns to the world of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League with a new original drama series, released three decades after this family favorite taught everyone not to cry in baseball. A huge hit when it was released, this is the kind of movie that’s easy to rewatch thanks in no small part to the incredibly charming cast and the big heart of Penny Marshall’s direction.
execution time: 1h 50m
Directors: Robert Mulligan
Reese Witherspoon made an immediate impact in her debut film, co-starring opposite Sam Waterston and Tess Harper in this family drama. Witherspoon plays Dani, a 14-year-old boy who falls in love with the older boy (Jason London) who moves in next door. It’s a nuanced and nuanced coming-of-age movie.
execution time: 1h 43m
Directors: daniel stern
People who were a certain age in 1993 probably remember this movie with nostalgia. It was a surprising success that summer, telling the story of a boy who undergoes arm surgery that makes him a Major League Baseball star. It was a bit lackluster when it came out, but it’s the kind of movie that kids loved at the time and those kids can now be the parents who want to introduce it to a new generation.
execution time: 1h 38m
Directors: Jeff Fowler
It’s hard to believe, but movies about the super fast blue hedgehog are more popular than games at the moment. Ben Schwartz voices the character in this first film based on the Sega games, a film so popular that it has already produced a successful sequel. Jim Carrey steals the movie as the mustachioed villain, going so far that he turns his performance into cheesy fun.
execution time: 2h 2m
Directors: David Mickey Evans
With a third movie in the works, it looks like these almost-little-blue-man movies are the first new mega-franchise of the pandemic, right? And something interesting about them is how quickly Paramount has worked to make them available to subscribers. This movie jumped from theaters to Paramount+ even before it was on Blu-ray and now it’s on Prime Video as well. There’s a reason kids love these movies. See for yourself and find out why.
execution time: 1h 41m
Directors: Nikki Caro
A lyrical and poignant coming-of-age film, this adaptation of the 1987 novel stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as a 12-year-old girl in a Maori clan who wants to become the chief of her tribe, a role reserved for mens. More than just a girl power story (although it is, too), this is a film that never belittles its girls, understanding their ambitions and fears in a way that feels both poetic and true.
execution time: 1h 37m
Directors: Norman Tokar
A lot of ’80s kids probably saw this in high school and were never the same. Live the trauma! Based on the 1961 novel of the same name, this is the story of an ordinary 12-year-old boy who is obsessed with hunting dogs, even though his family can’t afford them. A moving and challenging story well told, this is a great choice for a book that everyone in the family can read and a movie that everyone in the family can watch together.
execution time: 1h 28m
Directors: Raja Gosnell
Who doesn’t love a crazy giant family sitcom every once in a while? This remake of the 1968 film of the same name features Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo as single parents blending their families to the tune of 18 children. It’s not exactly a great movie, but it’s old enough now that it can be nostalgic for people who were kids in the 2000s.
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