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The best family movies on Amazon Prime Video (September 2022)

Summer might be ending, but as the kids get back into the school routine, everybody is bound to need a little break from time to time. What better way to do that than with a family movie night? Movie night is a beautiful thing, but finding one film to please everyone can be a challenge — especially when there’s so much to choose from on Amazon Prime Video. Don’t worry, we’ve sifted through the library already to find the best choices for all ages. These are the best family movies on Amazon Prime this month.

Looking for even more family films? We’ve also put together a list of the best family movies on Netflix, the best family movies on Hulu, and the best family movies on Disney+

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) new
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
47 %
6.5/10
pg 122m
Genre Action, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter
Directed by Jeff Fowler
The turbo-charged hedgehog returns to screens in this high-octane sequel! Sonic (Ben Schwartz) has settled into a comfortable life in Green Hills with his best buddy, Tom (James Marsden). Sonic is also consumed by the idea of becoming a true hero. Sonic gets his chance when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns to Earth with his new sidekick, Knuckles (Idris Elba), in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Teaming up with the high-flying Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey), Sonic races to find the emerald before the bad guys get there first.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) new
How to Train Your Dragon
75 %
8.1/10
pg 98m
Genre Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Family
Stars Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson
Directed by Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Venture out to the mythical village of Berk, where Vikings fight wild dragons that plague the land. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is the Chieftain’s son, but he’s not the picture of a fearless Viking leader. Instead, he’s slight, sensitive, and he doesn’t exactly relish the tribe’s tradition of slaying dragons. But when Hiccup meets a wounded dragon in the forest, he discovers there’s far more to the dragons than meets the eye. He’ll just have to convince the rest of the village of that first.
Legally Blonde (2001) new
Legally Blonde
59 %
6.4/10
pg-13 96m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Matthew Davis
Directed by Robert Luketic
Struggling to get the teens and tweens into movie night? Maybe Reese Witherspoon’s Elle Woods can help. Witherspoon is delightful in this early 2000’s hit as a fashionable sorority queen who has her entire life planned around her hotshot boyfriend proposing to her. When he dumps her to attend law school at Harvard instead, Elle is devastated… but for only a moment. Not one to be left behind, Elle brings up her grades and gets admitted to Harvard, hoping to impress him enough to take her back. At Harvard Law, however, Elle finds discovers she has more depth than she ever knew.
Cinderella (2021) new
Cinderella
41 %
4.2/10
pg 113m
Genre Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Stars Camila Cabello, Nicholas Galitzine, Idina Menzel
Directed by Kay Cannon
Camila Cabello stars in this musical reimagining of the classic tale. This Cinderella (Cabello) has far bigger dreams than her provincial world will allow. The entrepreneurial Cinderella is working hard to get her shop “Dresses by Ella” off the ground and gets a big break when she catches the eye of Prince Robert (Nicholas Galitzine), who is browsing the market while posing as a commoner. Subsequently, Prince Robert invites Cinderella to attend a royal ball. When the day comes, however, Cinderella’s jealous stepmother stops Cinderella from going so that her own daughters can get preferential treatment. Fortunately, her Fab G (Billy Porter) has the magic and the support to help Cinderella overcome the odds.
Pinocchio (2019)
Pinocchio
64 %
6.2/10
pg-13 125m
Genre Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Stars Federico Ielapi, Roberto Benigni, Marine Vacth
Directed by Matteo Garrone
This is far from your grandfather’s Pinocchio – the PG-13 remake is beautiful, dramatic, and thoroughly enchanting for older kids and parents who are looking for a movie that the whole family can sit down and enjoy. The classic and familiar beats are here, from the wooden boy trying to become real and a growing nose, but there’s also a lot of new story elements to appreciate (some derived from the original 1883 book and excellent performances. Fun fact: Most of the special effects are made with prosthetic make-up instead of CGI!
Pinocchio Official Trailer | Only in Theaters This Christmas

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
61 %
6.8/10
pg-13 99m
Genre Fantasy, Romance
Stars Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, Jermaine Harris
Directed by Ian Samuels
An original movie from Amazon, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a young adult comedy reminiscent of Netflix’s Russian Doll show — but much more friendly for teens and tweens. Mark (Kyle Allen) is coming to terms with his life living the same day over and over again, when he finds another teen, Margaret (Kathryn Newton) who is experiencing the same event. Love, humor, and mystery all ensue, creating a highly watched teen time-loop romp that’s a great pick if no one knows what to watch.
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things - Official Trailer

Troop Zero (2019)
Troop Zero
58 %
6.9/10
pg 94m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family
Stars Mckenna Grace, Viola Davis, Jim Gaffigan
Directed by Bert, Bertie
In rural Georgia in 1977, a misfit little girl (McKenna Grace) dreams of one day going to outer space. So when a national competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she jumps at the chance. The only problem is that she has to be a part of the Birdie Scouts to compete. In a rush to enter the competition, she assembles a ragtag crew of misfits like her, only to unwittingly forge friendships that will last a lifetime.
Troop Zero - Official Trailer | Prime Video

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