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

Spring has sprung and, for many parents, that means the kids will be spending more time outdoors, with fewer indoor entertainment needs. But it’s always good to be able to fall back on a good movie when you need to keep your kids occupied for a little while. Your Amazon Prime subscription gives you access to some kids’ movies on demand, but the collection isn’t anywhere near that of Disney+ or Netflix. That just means you’ll have to look a little harder to find good movies for the kids. But don’t worry, we’ve already done the looking. These are the best kids’ movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.

We’ve also rounded up the best kids movies on Hulu, the best kids movies on Netflix, and the best kids movies on Disney+ if you don’t find what you’re looking for on Prime Video.

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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) new
Sonic the Hedgehog
47 %
pg 99m
Genre Action, Science Fiction, Comedy, Family
Stars Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey
Directed by Jeff Fowler
Your kids may not have grown up on Sonic, but the games and brand are still going strong, in part thanks to how good this videogame adaptation is. Ben Schwartz offers the voice of Sonic, a hedgehog from another planet with the gift of extraordinary speed. But when he’s accidentally sent through a portal to Earth, he’s alone and confused in this whole new world. Fortunately, Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) takes Sonic under his wing to teach him the ways of Earth. Unfortunately, the evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) has caught wind of Sonic’s power and is determined to harness it for world domination.
Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021) new
Clifford the Big Red Dog
55 %
pg 97m
Genre Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Izaac Wang
Directed by Walt Becker
The classic Scholastic book character comes to life in this live-action adaptation! Middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) one day, who gives her a little, red puppy and tells her he will grow as much as she loves him. Well, she loves him a whole lot, and overnight, Clifford is a 10-foot, red behemoth living in a tiny New York City apartment. And when her mom is away on business, Emily Elizabeth and her uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) decide to let the dog out.
Shrek (2001) new
84 %
pg 90m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Directed by Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Introduce your kids to one of your favorite movies when you were their age (or maybe a little older). Shrek has stood the test of time in large part because fairy tales never go out of fashion. And what a fairy tale Shrek is. When the fairy tale creatures of Lord Farquaad’s realm are forced off their land, they settle on Shrek the ogre’s swamp. Shrek doesn’t want them there, so he cuts a deal with Farquaad to go save a princess from a fire-breathing dragon so that Farquaad can marry her without having to, you know, fight a dragon. The princess, however, has a secret of her own that will put Shrek and his talking Donkey companion in some danger. Shrek is delivered in 4K on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Shrek 2 (2004) new
Shrek 2
75 %
pg 93m
Genre Animation, Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
If one Shrek wasn’t enough, why not a second? In the much-loved sequel, Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey head to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona’s mother and father for the first time after Shrek and Fiona have already married. Not everyone is happy in Far, Far Away. Shrek can’t get along with the King, so the King colludes with an evil fairy godmother to exacerbate the tension in Shrek and Fiona’s marriage and break them apart so that a more suitable Prince Charming can step in instead.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022)
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
46 %
pg 87m
Genre Family, Animation, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Stars Brian Hull, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Directed by Derek Drymon, Jennifer Kluska
The newest release in the Hotel Transylvania follows Drac and the gang as they’re all accidentally transformed into humans when Van Helsing’s “Monsterification Ray” goes haywire. Now, with Johnny becoming a monster and Drac a human, a powerless Drac must race across the glove to find a cure before it’s too late. Or, you know, they drive each other nuts.
Heidi (2015)
g 111m
Genre Adventure, Family
Stars Bruno Ganz, Anuk Steffen, Katharina Schüttler
Directed by Alain Gsponer
Based on the Swiss bestseller, Heidi is a modern adaptation that will melt your heart. Heidi (Anuk Steffen) is a young orphan girl living in the Swiss Alps, herding goats with her grandfather. When she’s adopted by a well-to-do family in Frankfurt, Germany, the wild Heidi struggles to fit in, longing for her simple life in the mountains.
Belle and Sebastian (2013)
Belle and Sebastian
pg 104m
Genre Adventure
Stars Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Dimitri Storoge
Directed by Nicolas Vanier
Another children’s movie set in the Alps, Belle and Sebastian takes place during World War II. Sebastian is a resourceful, lonely boy who befriends a giant, wild mountain dog called Belle. Despite the villagers believing Belle’s been killing the local sheep, Sebastian remains steadfast in his friendship and commitment to Belle, hoping to turn the villagers around.

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