Winter is on its way out, but Spring hasn’t quite arrived yet. In many parts of the country, it’s that ugly time of the year when everything is wet, muddy, and dirty. You don’t really want to send the kids outside to play all the time, but you need to get them out of your hair somehow. So, how about a movie?
With Netflix’s extensive collection of kids’ movies, from innovative originals to classics from other studios, there’s a lot to choose from. But you want to make sure your kids are watching something good and not just wasting time scrolling, so we’ve done that hard searching work for you. These are the best kids’ movies on Netflix right now.
We’ve also rounded up the best kids’ movies on Hulu, 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 Netflix.
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Rango (Johnny Depp) is a sheltered chameleon living a quiet, humdrum life as an ordinary family pet. Except, of course, for the identity crisis he feels, conflicted between finding a purpose in life and his natural inclination to blend in. But when he accidentally winds up in the gritty, lawless desert town of Dirt, Rango suddenly stands out in this world.
Welcomed as a new hope for the depressed town, the timid but slippery Rango is ushered into the role of Sheriff, hoping to capitalize on the new notoriety. But when the stakes get real, Rango soon finds he has a little more gumption than he ever realized.
Based on the wildly popular children’s books, The Bad Guys tells the tale of the world’s most-wanted villains after they’re finally caught. Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell), Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson), Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos), and Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina) have been pulling heists for years, and their biggest scam yet is Mr. Wolf brokering a deal to save them all from prison.
Under the tutelage of the arrogant guinea pig Professor Marmalade (Richard Ayoade), The Bad Guys are going to convince everyone they’ve transformed into The Good Guys — while never intending to actually stay that way. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to realize he might get more from being good than being bad. He’ll just have to convince the rest of the gang to go along with him.
The cinematic conclusion to Guillermo del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia saga, which includes the Trollhunters, 3Below, and Wizards series, Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans takes place in the enchanted town of Arcadia, a haven of magic with many a mystical inhabitant. When the evil Arcane Order awakens the ancient Titans, the heroes of Arcadia must band together to put an end to the wretched reign of their mutual enemy. An action-packed spectacle, Rise of the Titans serves as a fitting end to del Toro’s expansive universe of trolls, extraterrestrials, and powerful wizards. Think of it as the animated little brother to Marvel’s The Avengers, an amalgamation of benevolent world-savers facing off against adversaries, and a battle that necessitates teamwork of fantastical proportions.
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