We don’t always plan ahead for family movie night.
Sometimes, it’s a last minute idea and there’s just not any time to go and find a great family friendly movie.
So, now what? Well, just head over to one of your streaming services and take a peek. For instance, here are some of the best family movies on Amazon Prime right now.
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Note: The age suggestions came from Common Sense Media. Please use your own discretion when choosing a movie. You know your family best!
Note: These fun family movies are available with your Amazon Prime subscription as of January 18, 2021.
Best Family Movies on Amazon Prime
There are so many reasons why I love my Amazon Prime subscription. One favorite part is the movie and TV selection.
So, you don’t have to look any further for your next family movie night.
Here are my family’s suggestions of Prime movies you may love for your next movie night.
Fun Animated Family Movies
Despicable Me (rated PG, good for kids 6+) This popular film featuring those lovable minions is my number one choice if you’re planning a fun family movie night. Kids and adults both love this movie!
Puss in Boots (rated PG, good for kids 6+) If you’re a fan of Shrek, then you’ll love to see the back story of the swashbuckling Puss in Boots. This is another top choice for family movie night.
Monsters Vs. Aliens (rated PG, good for kids 7+) In this movie, a ragtag group of monsters try to save the earth from an alien mastermind. If you’ve got sensitive little ones, this may not be the best choice because of all the action. But, it’s similar to what you’d find while watching The Incredibles so most kids will be ok.
Hotel Transylvania: Transfomania (rated PG, good for kids 7+) Oops! A new invention has gone haywire and the monsters have turned into humans and the humans into monsters. Can they fix the problem before the change becomes permanent?
Anamalympics (rated 7+) This fun throwback animated feature (from 1980) features a fun bunch of animals as they compete in the Olympic Games. I remember watching this as a kid and it would be a fun one to watch to get ready for the upcoming Winter Olympics.
Live Action Family Movies
Snow Day (rated PG, good for kids 5+) After an unexpected snowfall, the whole town shuts down. Of course, lots of hijinks ensue as the kids try to keep the school shut down longer. This would be a fun choice if your kids are home for a snow day!
Mr. Popper’s Penguins (rated PG, good for kids 6+) This fun movie is funny interpretation of a classic children’s book where a business man inherits 6 penguins.
Cinderella (rated PG, good for kids 8+) There are many different versions of Cinderella, but the one currently available is a Prime exclusive. This live action version starring Camila Cabello and an all-star cast is fun and modern and a great choice to watch with your older kids (or for a mother/daughter movie date).
Sister Act (rated PG, good for kids 10+) This is another fun throwback choice about a nightclub singer forced to hide from the mob in a convent. This movie is fun, heartwarming, and full of music. It’s a great choice for a movie night with older kids.
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