Best Netflix Movies For Kids 2020

Indoor Apr 02, 2020

Here you can find our top kids' movies on Netflix to enjoy during your next family movie session these school holidays. From apocalypses, monsters and family mysteries, to festive tales, unlikely friendships and a search for the meaning of life, you will find something exciting in this list of best movies streaming now on Netflix.

All these films are rated G or PG, so your little ones can enjoy them too. We have also provided additional age ratings from Commonsense Media to help you pick the best movies to watch with your kids.

Grab some snacks and get comfy on the couch!


The Last Kids On Earth on Netflix

The Last Kids On Earth watch on Netflix
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  • Age rating: PG
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 71%
  • Commonsense Media: (book rating) 5 out of 5 stars
  • Commonsense Media age recommendation: (book rating) 8+ years

Watch The Last Kids On Earth trailer:



The Last Kids On Earth Book 1 is about 13-year old Jack Sullivan and his group of friends, who are the last kids on Earth after an evil king releases an army of zombies and monsters to wipe out the entire planet.

The kids treat the whole thing like a video game, participating in challenges and racecourses to earn points while battling the undead and trying to survive the apocalypse.

The Last Kids on Earth is adapted from a book series by Max Brallier of the same title.

Simply click this link to watch The Last Kids On Earth on Netflix.

Look out for The Last Kids On Earth Book 2 coming out to Netflix on April 17th, 2020.


Klaus

Klaus movie on Netflix
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  • Age rating: PG
  • IMDB Rating: 8.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 94%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 97%
  • Commonsense Media: 4 out of 5 stars
  • Commonsense Media age recommendation: 6+ years

Watch the Klaus trailer:



This festive Netflix original is set in the unhappiest place on Earth, a town called Smeerensburg. The story follows the unlikely friendship between a postman and a toymaker, who decide to bring happiness during Christmas by delivering toys to the kids of the town.

It is a feel-good story of friendship, happiness and generosity, which also brings much needed festive cheer during the quarantine.

Click here to watch Klaus on Netflix.


The Little Prince

The Little Prince on Netflix kids movie
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  • Age rating: PG
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 93%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 84%
  • Commonsense Media: 3 out of 5 stars
  • Commonsense Media age recommendation: 10+ years

Watch The Little Prince trailer:



The story is about a little girl that has a busy life that’s planned out by her mother, to ensure she studies hard and gets into a prestigious university.

After an encounter with her eccentric neighbour, the Aviator, she is introduced to the world of the Little Prince, an extraordinary universe where anything is possible. This is where the little girl discovers the beauty of life through her imagination and learns the value of human connections.

This story is an adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's iconic masterpiece, also called The Little Prince.

Click here to watch The Little Prince on Netflix.


Shrek

Shrek on Netflix kids movies
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  • Age rating: PG
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 88%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 90%
  • Commonsense Media: 5 out of 5 stars
  • Commonsense Media age recommendation: 6+ years

Watch the Shrek trailer here:



Shrek lives happily alone in a swamp, but when evil Lord Farquaad sets out to create the perfect kingdom, he banishes all fairy tale characters to Shrek’s swamp. Shrek is furious at the intrusion and makes a deal with Lord Farquuad: he will rescue Princess Fiona and bring her to Farquuad to marry, in exchange for his swamp back.

Click here to watch Shrek on Netflix.

The sequel is available to watch too! Click here to watch Shrek 2 on Netflix.


Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Detective Pikachu watch on Netflix
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  • Age rating: PG
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 69%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 79%
  • Commonsense Media: 3 out of 5 stars
  • Commonsense Media age recommendation: 8+ years

Watch the Pokémon Detective Pikachu trailer:



Tim’s father was a policeman who is believed to be dead after going missing. When Tim meets his father’s pokemon partner, who only he can understand, the two decide to team up to solve the mystery of his father’s disappearance.

Watch this incredible story of Pokémon Detective Pikachu on Netflix by clicking here.


Matilda

Matilda on Netflix kids movie
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  • Age rating: PG
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 90%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 73%
  • Commonsense Media: 4 out of 5 stars
  • Commonsense Media age recommendation: 9+ years

Watch the Matilda trailer:



Matilda is very different from her family, who ignore her most of the time. As a result, she is forced to become independent at a very young age. She also happens to be incredibly smart and an avid reader. When she goes to school, she is disappointed to see that her school principal hates children, but she surprisingly finds a friend in her teacher, who notices Matilda’s potential.

Matilda is an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book of the same name.

Watch the inspirational story of Matilda on Netflix here.


A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog’s Purpose watch on Netflix
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  • Age rating: PG
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 35%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 73%
  • Commonsense Media: 3 out of 5 stars
  • Commonsense Media age recommendation: 10+ years

Watch A Dog’s Purpose trailer here:



The story of a dog’s journey through several lives with different owners, throughout which the dog questions their purpose in life and the meaning of life overall.

The movie A Dog’s Purpose is an adaptation of the novel written by W. Bruce Cameron.

Want to watch A Dog’s Purpose on Netflix? Click here.


Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania watch on Netflix
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  • Age rating: PG
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 44%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 72%
  • Commonsense Media: 3 out of 5 stars
  • Commonsense Media age recommendation: 7+ years

Watch the Hotel Transylvania trailer:



Count Dracula runs a hidden hotel resort where monsters come to spend their holidays, and where he safely raises his daughter. On her 118th birthday, he decides to run a huge party to celebrate and invites many monsters to be guests.

However, when a human accidentally gets into the mansion, Dracula does not want anyone in his resort to notice and tries to disguise him as a fellow monster. But even his disguise won’t save his daughter falling in love with the boy.

Click here to watch Hotel Transylvania on Netflix.

The sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2, is available on Netflix too! Watch it here.


Wonder

Wonder watch on Netflix
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  • Age rating: PG
  • IMDB Rating: 8.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 85%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 88%
  • Commonsense Media: 4 out of 5 stars
  • Commonsense Media age recommendation: 10+ years

Watch the Wonder trailer here:



Auggie was born with facial differences and has been homeschooled all his life until 5th grade. Starting school for the first time is difficult, especially since Auggie doesn’t look like the other kids and gets bullied. But he soon realises that everyone has their own problems and together they can find happiness.

The Wonder movie is an adaptation of the heartwarming and inspiring novel by R. J. Palacio.

Click here to watch Wonder on Netflix.


Paddington

Paddington watch on Netflix
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  • Age rating: G
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 97%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 80%
  • Commonsense Media: 4 out of 5 stars
  • Commonsense Media age recommendation: 6+ years

Watch the Paddington trailer here:



After an earthquake destroys his habitat, a polite bear with a love for marmalade, is shipped out of his home and ends up in Paddington train station, where he meets a lovely family who decides to take him into their home. However, they don’t know that an evil taxidermist is out to get Paddington to add him to her collection.

Paddington is adapted from a book by Michael Bond titled A Bear Called Paddington.

Click here to watch Paddington on Netflix.

The sequel, Paddington 2, is also on Netflix! Watch it here.


Without a doubt, movies are a great way to spend time together as a family. Enjoy your next movie night with our favourite movies for families that are currently streaming on Netflix.

P.S. When your kids want to have fun during the quarantine, here are 20 indoor activities they will love.


Daria

Writer, student, voyager, photographer. Content creator and editor at schoolholidays.com.au

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