The best kids movies on Amazon Prime Video right now

Every now and then, you need to find a way to keep your kids entertained and distracted. A movie is a great way to do that and, thankfully, your Amazon Prime subscription gives you access to a number of quality kids’ movies on demand. However, the collection isn’t quite what you’d find on Disney+ or Netflix so it takes a little more work to find the movies that are both appropriate and engaging enough for your kids. Don’t worry, we’ve done that work for you. 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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Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022) new

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
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. The new film is due out January 14 on Amazon Prime Video.

Sister Act (1992) new

Sister Act
51 %
pg 100m
Genre Music, Comedy
Stars Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy
Directed by Emile Ardolino
Whoopi Goldberg is at her finest as singer Deloris Van Cartier, whisked into the witness protection program after seeing her mobster boyfriend commit a murder. Her cover is as a nun in a California convent, but it’s just too droll for Deloris. So, she decides to upend the lives of the resident sisters, who assign her to the choir, expecting it to mellow her out. Instead, Deloris infuses the choir with vibrancy and soul and captures the attention of the community.

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) new

Mr. Popper's Penguins
53 %
pg 94m
Genre Comedy, Family
Stars Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Madeline Carroll
Directed by Mark Waters
The beloved children’s book comes to life! Jim Carrey stars as the titular Mr. Popper, a successful real estate developer on the fast track to partnership at a prestigious Manhattan firm. But when Mr. Popper’s father bequeaths him six penguins in his will, his life is turned upside down. Soon, Mr. Popper warms up to the penguins, whose silly antics warm his heart and help improve his relationships with his wife and kids.

Heidi (2015) new

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) new

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.

The Bad News Bears (1976) new

The Bad News Bears
84 %
pg 102m
Genre Family, Comedy
Stars Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Ben Piazza
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Give your kids an appreciation of history with the original Bad News Bears, an oldie but very goodie. This classic baseball flick might earn a PG-13 rating today due to the nature of hard-drinking former minor-league hopeful Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau), but it’s really fine for kids. When Buttermaker agrees to coach a Little League team at the request of councilman Bob Whitewood, who wants to punish the league for excluding his son from play, he finds that the new crew of misfits is anything but ready to win. So he bucks tradition and enlists Amanda Whurlitzer (Tatum O’Neal) to lead the team to glory — just so long as he can find the patience to whip them all into shape.

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