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The best kids movies on Hulu right now (June 2022)

Summer is here, and the kids will be out of school soon. What are you gonna do with them when they’re stuck inside and you have to get work done? How about a movie? Your Hulu subscription gives you access to a host of quality kids’ movies, with a few notable entries arriving in June. However, despite being owned by Disney, Hulu’s selection for kids is pretty slim. So, to minimize your search time and maximize their watch time, we’ve pulled together this list of the best kids’ movies that you can stream on Hulu right now.

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

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Muppets from Space (1999) new

Muppets from Space
53 %
pg 87m
Genre Family, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta
Directed by Tim Hill
Solve the mystery of everybody’s favorite Muppet… something! One morning, Gonzo’s breakfast cereal reveals to him that he’s part of a family of aliens. Eager to solve the mystery of his origins, Gonzo tries to make contact with his apparent family, prompting a secret government agency to kidnap him and hold him for study. That sends the Muppets into action! To save Gonzo, Kermit and the gang will have to venture to outer space to find Gonzo’s family once and for all.

Happy Feet (2006) new

Happy Feet
77 %
pg 108m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family
Stars Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy
Directed by George Miller
Get your kids up and dancing! In this world of Emperor penguins, individuals must sing a song to attract a mate. But Mumble (Elijah Wood) is unfortunately quite a bit tone-deaf. Instead, with some encouragement from Ramon (Robin Williams), Mumble discovers he’s got another special talent: tap dancing. As long as Mumble stays true to himself, that will be enough.

The Smurfs (2011) new

The Smurfs
30 %
pg 103m
Genre Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Parents may not love this modern reboot of the classic show, but it has plenty of things to enjoy for kids. When the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) drives Papa Smurf, Smurfette, and Clumsy Smurf (Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, and Anton Yelchin) out of their magical world, they accidentally fall through a portal into the middle of Central Park in modern-day New York City. Now, the Smurfs must find a way back to their world before Gargamel finds them.

Fred Claus (2007) new

Fred Claus
42 %
pg 116m
Genre Action, Comedy, Drama
Stars Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, John Michael Higgins
Directed by David Dobkin
For the kids who want Christmas all year long, this comedy is a great solution! Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) has long been estranged from his brother Santa (Paul Giamatti) since, you know, it’s kind of hard living in the big guy’s shadow. However, when an efficiency expert declares that the North Pole must shape up its operations or get shut down, Santa comes to his brother in need, desperately hoping the ordinary guy living in the real world can help save Christmas.

Stuart Little (1999)

Stuart Little
61 %
pg 84m
Genre Family, Animation, Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Michael J. Fox, Chazz Palminteri, Nathan Lane
Directed by Rob Minkoff
The beloved children’s book comes to life in this 1999 adaptation starring Michael J. Fox as the big-hearted mouse, Stuart Little. When the Littles go to an orphanage to adopt a new child, they surprise even themselves when they come home with a well-spoken, dapper mouse as their new son. Adjusting to life with his new family won’t be easy for Stuart, however, as his new brother (Jonathan Lipnicki) wishes he was human and the family cat (Nathan Lane) wishes he was dinner.

The Karate Kid (2010)

The Karate Kid
61 %
pg 140m
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Stars Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson
Directed by Harald Zwart
While many kids these days have had an introduction to The Karate Kid through Cobra Kai, this 2010 remake starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan is a worthwhile addition to the franchise. 12-year-old Dre Parker (Smith) loves his life in Detroit but when his mother is relocated to China for work, Dre finds himself a fish out of water in his new country. Targeted by bullies, Dre has no one to turn to except the maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan) who is secretly a kung fu master. Han teaches Dru that kung fu isn’t about physical prowess but about being master of one’s emotions, setting Dre up to face down his bullies once and for all.

Rio (2011)

63 %
g 96m
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) is a rare blue macaw who believes that he’s the last of his kind. But when he learns that there’s another lady macaw out there, he ventures out from his small town in Minnesota and heads to Rio de Janeiro to meet her, believing they’re meant to be together. Unfortunately, the fiercely independent Jewel (Anne Hathaway) has been born and bred by the wild and the domesticated Rio is far from an impressive paramour. But when they’re unexpectedly forced to stick together, they find they each have more to learn from one another than they thought.

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

Zathura: A Space Adventure
67 %
pg 101m
Genre Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy
Stars Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard
Directed by Jon Favreau
When their father is unexpectedly called into work one weekend, two squabbling brothers are left in the care of their teenage sister. She doesn’t want to be chasing around after them all day so she tells them to stay inside and be quiet. But when they start playing space-themed board game Zathura, they’re really going to have to stay inside because the game has lifted their house into outer space.

The Croods: A New Age (2020)

The Croods: A New Age
56 %
pg 95m
Genre Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds
Directed by Joel Crawford
With everything that happened in 2020, you may have missed DreamWorks Animation’s sequel to The Croods. In The Croods: A New Age, the relative harmony between the Crood family and their companion, Guy (Ryan Reynolds), is threatened when they stumble upon the Betterman family, Phil (Peter Dinklage) and Hope (Leslie Mann). The Bettermans are more advanced than the Croods, and that also puts some strain on the romance between Guy and Eep Crood (Emma Stone). But when the men of both families are kidnapped, it falls to the women to bridge the gap between them and save the day.

Missing Link (2019)

Missing Link
68 %
pg 95m
Genre Family, Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Stars Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis
Directed by Chris Butler
Laika’s stop-motion animated films are criminally underrated at the box office, but they’ve got a lot of heart. Laika’s latest movie, Missing Link, casts Hugh Jackman as Sir Lionel Frost, an explorer and investigator who dreams of finding the mythical Sasquatch and earning his way into the Society of Great Men. However, the Sasquatch in question has other plans. Mr. Link (Zach Galifianakis), or “Susan” as he likes to be called, simply wants Lionel’s help reuniting with his distant relatives, the Yetis, half a world away. To make the journey, Lionel will have to enlist the aid of his ex, Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), while also avoiding a hunter who is out to stop them.

The Secret Garden (2020)

The Secret Garden
59 %
pg 99m
Genre Family, Fantasy, Drama
Stars Dixie Egerickx, Colin Firth, Julie Walters
Directed by Marc Munden
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, The Secret Garden, has a new adaptation that puts a fresh spin on the story. Dixie Egerickx stars as Mary Lennox, an orphaned girl who is sent to live with her uncle, Lord Archibald Craven (Colin Firth). While chafing under the rules set by her uncle’s housekeeper, Mrs. Medlock (Julie Walters), she meets Archibald’s crippled son, Colin (Edan Hayhurst), and Dickon (Amir Wilson), the younger brother of one of the estate’s servants. Together, the children find a hidden garden on the estate and begin to heal their troubled hearts.

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