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The best kids movies on Amazon Prime Video right now

Amazon Prime Video doesn’t have the largest library of family-friendly films, but if you know where to look, you can find a modest collection of movies that are perfect for your young ones. To help you sift through the collection and find the right film for the children (or kids at heart) in your family, we’ve assembled this list of the best kids movies on Amazon Prime Video.

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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The Addams Family 2 (2021) new
The Addams Family 2
37 %
pg 93m
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Stars Javon Walton, Oscar Isaac, Snoop Dogg
Directed by Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
In this animated sequel, the Addams family is challenged when Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz) begins pulling away from her parents, Gomez (Oscar Isaac) and Morticia Addams (Charlize Theron). So in the grand tradition of cinema road trips, The Addams Family 2 follows the entire clan on vacation as Gomez attempts to heal the rift between himself and his daughter. At the same time, a mad scientist named Cyrus Strange (Bill Hader) comes forward with a wild claim that he is Wednesday’s biological father. And much to the alarm of Gomez and Morticia, there’s a chance that Cyrus is right.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) new
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
47 %
pg 122m
Genre Action, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter
Directed by Jeff Fowler
Nearly a year after the events of the original movie, Sonic (Ben Schwartz) struggles with the notion that he can’t live up to his dreams of being a hero on his adopted planet. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 soon puts Sonic to the test when Doctor Ivo Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns with a new ally, Knuckles the Echidna (Idris Elba). And Knuckles gives Sonic everything he can take and more. Fortunately, Sonic has a new ally of his own: Miles “Tails” Prower (Colleen O’Shaughnessey). These fantastical elements also complicate the lives of Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie Wachowski (Tika Sumpter) when Sonic shows up at the wedding of Maddie’s sister in Hawaii.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) new
How to Train Your Dragon
75 %
pg 98m
Genre Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Family
Stars Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson
Directed by Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon is a modern classic with beautiful animation that still holds up over a decade later. In the time of the Vikings, the village of Berk is constantly under attack by flying dragons. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), the son of Berk’s chieftain, Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), discovers an injured dragon that he calls Toothless. Over time, Hiccup and Toothless bond with each other, and he realizes that dragons are not inherently evil. However, there is a threat that even the dragons fear, but Stoick refuses to believe his son’s claims that the dragons and Vikings can live in peace.
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
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.
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 (1998)
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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