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The best family movies on Amazon Prime Video right now

One of the best ways to get the family together is for a movie night. That time, of course, is sacred, so you want to make the best of it whenever you have it. Scrolling through Amazon Prime Video’s annoying-to-navigate interface is not making the best of it. Don’t worry, we’ve already done the navigating to sort the wheat from the chaff. These are the best family movies on Amazon Prime right now.

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

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Bend It Like Beckham (2002) new
Bend It Like Beckham
66 %
pg-13 112m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Directed by Gurinder Chadha

You don’t have to be a soccer fan to love Bend It Like Beckham! Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra) is the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London who expects her to go to school, marry a nice man, and become a mother. But all Jess wants to do is play football.

When Jules Paxton (Keira Knightley) catches Jess playing in the park one day, she’s impressed and convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Knowing she’ll have to hide the fact that she’s playing organized soccer from her parents, Jess keeps coming up with elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her parents — all while developing romantic feelings for her coach, Joe (Jonathan Rhys Meyers).

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) new
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
66 %
pg 90m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family
Stars Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan
Directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Inspired by the hit children’s book, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs tells the story of outcast inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader), who finally gets his big breakthrough when he creates a machine that makes clouds rain food.

Overnight, he’s given a huge lifeline to the down-and-out town of Chewandswallow, and becomes the most popular guy in town. But when it doesn’t stop raining food, Flint has to jump into crisis mode to stop his machine before the entire town is drowned in food.

Life of Pi (2012) new
Life of Pi
79 %
pg 127m
Genre Adventure, Drama
Stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Tandon
Directed by Ang Lee
Nominated for 11 Oscars and winning four (including Best Director for Ang Lee), Life of Pi is a surrealist adventure surrounding Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma), the precocious son of an Indian zookeeper. When Pi’s family decides to move from India to Canada, they hitch a ride on a huge freighter. But when the ship is destroyed in a storm, Pi finds himself adrift on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
Mary and The Witch's Flower (2017) new
Mary and The Witch's Flower
74 %
pg 103m
Genre Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Family
Stars Yuki Amami, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Hana Sugisaki
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
From the legendary Studio Ghibli, Mary and the Witch’s Flower follows Mary Smith, an ordinary young girl stuck in the boring country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte. But when she follows a mysterious cat into a nearby forest, Mary discovers an old broomstick and the Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms just once every seven years in that forest. Harvesting the flower, Mary whisks high above the clouds and off to Endor College, a school of magic where terrible things are happening.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022)
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
46 %
pg 87m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Stars Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kathryn Hahn
Directed by Derek Drymon, Jennifer Kluska
All four Hotel Transylvania movies are on Amazon Prime Video, but the most recent is Transformania, in which the human Johnny (Andy Samberg) enlists the help of Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan) to turn him into a monster so he can meet Drac’s (Adam Sandler) order that only a monster can inherit Hotel Transylvania. But when Drac tries to turn Johnny back into a human using Van Helsing’s “Monsterfication Ray,” the machine goes haywire, turning him into a human. Now in mismatched bodies, Johnny and Drac must travel to the Cave of Reflexion in South America to retrieve a new crystal to fix the machine before the change becomes permanent.
Seabiscuit (2003)
72 %
pg-13 141m
Genre Drama, History
Stars Tobey Maguire, David McCullough, Jeff Bridges
Directed by Gary Ross
The Oscar-winning film Seabiscuit is a triumphant treat for the whole family. In the midst of the Great Depression, down-on-his-luck Charles S. Howard (Jeff Bridges) acquires a stable of racehorses and hires Tom Smith (Chris Cooper) as his trainer. When Smith convinces Howard to buy a colt with a good pedigree but a bad attitude called Seabiscuit, Smith’s unconventional methods begin to reach the horse. But it isn’t until he’s matched with the similarly temperamental, semi-blind, under-appreciated jockey, Rod Pollard (Tobey Maguire), that Seabiscuit begins to soar to the top.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
47 %
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.
Cinderella (2021)
41 %
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)
64 %
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 are 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 makeup 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 %
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 %
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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