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The best family movies on Amazon Prime Video right now

Kids around the country will be heading back to school soon, and if you haven’t made the most of summer evenings with the whole family, there’s still time to have some family movie nights! Your Amazon Prime subscription gives you access to some great family-friendly movies.

Unfortunately, the clunky interface can make it hard to find something good to watch. So, to help you out, we’ve done the legwork. These are the best family movies on Amazon Prime Video 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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The Road to El Dorado (2000) new

The Road to El Dorado
51 %
pg 89m
Genre Family, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Kline, Rosie Perez
Directed by Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul

One of the more underrated flicks in Dreamworks Animation’s library, The Road to El Dorado tells the tale of Miguel (Kenneth Branagh) and Tulio (Kevin Kline), two conmen who stumble out of a failed swindle on a ship heading to the New World armed with only a map to El Dorado, the fabled “city of gold,” in hand.

Shockingly, the map actually does lead to the mythical city, where the local citizens worship the Europeans on horseback as gods. The two men immediately give in to their base instincts to be showered in riches and praise, but soon find there’s much more to El Dorado than gold.

The Addams Family (2019) new

The Addams Family
46 %
pg 86m
Genre Family, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Finn Wolfhard
Directed by Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
The classically creepy TV family gets a new reboot in this animated flick that pits the strange clan against a treacherous, greedy reality TV host. While the Addamses are navigating the foibles of modern culture, they must also prepare for the arrival of extended family for a major celebration. If you like the hit Netflix series Wednesday, you should check out this.

The Goonies (1985) new

The Goonies
62 %
pg 114m
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family
Stars Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
Directed by Richard Donner
The Goonies is a classic adventure tale. Mikey Walsh (Sean Astin) finds a treasure map in his father’s attic, and hoping to save the neighborhood from demolition, enlists his friends Data Wang (Everything Everywhere All at Once‘s Ke Huy Quan), Chunk Cohen (Jeff Cohen), and Mouth Devereaux (Corey Feldman) to find the secret stash of the Pirate One-Eyed Willie.

Rio (2011) new

63 %
pg 96m
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
When he was just a hatchling, macaw Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) was captured, domesticated, and sent to live in Minnesota with a human named Linda (Leslie Mann). Blu never learned to fly and is thought to be the last of his kind, but when Jewel (Anne Hathaway) is discovered in Rio de Janeiro, Linda takes Blu on an adventure to meet her. Unfortunately, animal smugglers are awaiting the meeting and will stop at nothing to capture the last two blue macaws on Earth.

Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021)

Clifford the Big Red Dog
55 %
pg 97m
Genre Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Izaac Wang
Directed by Walt Becker
A live-action adaptation of the classic Scholastic children’s series, Clifford the Big Red Dog stars Darby Camp as middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth. She meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a bright red puppy. But when Emily Elizabeth wakes up the next morning in her New York City apartment, the dog, Clifford, is now 10-feet tall! While her mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily Elizabeth and her uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) try to figure out how to manage the giant dog, especially when he gets out into the New York City streets.

Megamind (2010)

63 %
pg 96m
Genre Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Stars Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill
Directed by Tom McGrath
One of the more underrated animated movies of this century, Megamind follows the world’s most brilliant and least successful supervillain. He’s tried to conquer Metro City countless times, each time being foiled by caped superhero Metro Man (Bullet Train‘s Brad Pitt). And then, through a botched evil plan, Megamind (Will Ferrell) accidentally eliminates Metro Man. With the hero out of the picture, a new, far more deadly villain emerges and plunges Metro City into chaos, forcing Megamind to ponder whether it’s time to play the hero.

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.

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 (Jury Duty‘s 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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