The Best Kids & Family Movies on Prime Video

For Prime members, these titles are now available for free.

Prime Video has one of the broadest collections of any streaming service, but there's a catch. Subscribers get many movies and TV shows on Prime Video for free, but much content still costs money, forcing viewers to pay rent for many of the more popular shows.

So if you're looking for family-friendly movies to watch with your loved ones, and you don't want to spend any extra money, your options on Prime Video are surprisingly limited. However, once you sift through the myriad of low-budget knock-off cartoons, you’ll find that Prime does have a ton of really great kids’ movies, and there’s something for every kid in your life! We've scoured Prime Video's offerings to find the best kids' movies to watch for free right now.

For more family-friendly recommendations, check out our lists of the best kids' movies on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and HBO, or browse our list of the best movies of all genres on Prime Video.

Editor's Note: This article was updated in January 2023 to include Jumanji, How to Train Your Dragon, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Smurfs and Angry Birds.

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes | Genre: Christmas fantasy | Director: Frank Capra

Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers^ While it may be a little darker than you remember, Frank Capra's 1946 classic, It's a Wonderful Life, needs to be seen on almost every holiday. Capra's optimism about an alternate reality is as powerful as ever, and no matter what your age, the warmth of the great James Stewart in one of his most iconic roles, George Bailey, is comforting. "Did George really live the good life?" is a debate worth having every year. As an added bonus, Prime Video includes original theatrical releases and re-releases in color, in case your family doesn't like older movies. — Liam Gaughan

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Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes | Genre: Fantasy Adventure | Director: Joe Johnston

Jumanji (1995)

Cast: Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunter, Kirsten · Dunst, Jonathan Hyde and David Alan Greer^ Jumanji is based on the picture book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The story begins in 1969 While playing with his friend Sarah, young Alan Parrish becomes trapped in a paranormal board game. Twenty-six years later, the game is discovered by siblings Judy and Peter Shepard, who start playing it and free Alan, now grown up and played by Robin Williams. Judy and Peter then decide to help Alan find Sarah so they can finish the game and repair the damage caused. It's a fun, enjoyable film, and has inspired a slew of related projects. It’s also a nostalgic childhood favorite for many. - Remus Noronha

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Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes | Genre: Animated Action Fantasy | Directors: Chris Sanders, Dean de Blois Miller, Kristen Wiig

How to Train Your Dragon Is One A children's film that far exceeded its intended audience, creating a sense of wonder and adventure for viewers of all ages. The story follows Hiccup, a young Viking living in the remote village of Berk, whose daily life consists of protecting the townspeople and their livestock from various dragons. less hiccups Not only his superb fighting skills and mediocre physique make him a prime target for the other teenagers in the village, but also to the annoyance and disappointment of his father (the leader of their village). Hiccup plans to slay a dragon to win over the rest of the village, but his strange encounter with one of the rarest dragons and his sudden realization that everything the village thinks about dragons might be wrong drives Hiccup Hiccup is threatened. With an incredible soundtrack, beautiful artwork, and clever character and creature design, How to Train Your Dragon transports you into a world of combat and fantasy that will make you wish you had a dragon you could tame. — Olivia Fitzpatrick

How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

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Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes | Genre: Animated Comedy Science Fiction | Directors: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T and Neil Patrick Harris

Before working on hits like The LEGO Movie and Spider-Man: In The Spider-Verse, Lord and Miller directed and co-wrote this incredibly captivating story Inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader)'s latest creation can make food fall from the sky. Sure, it starts out alright, but when the gigantic food starts raining down, Flint's invention threatens to destroy the world. Cloudy Meatballs has all the heart and weird humor one would expect from a later Lord/Miller film, and a hilarious voice cast that will appeal to all ages. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a cute and weird comedy that certainly deserves more attention and keeps everyone entertained. — Ross Bonaime

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes | Genre: Animated Comedy | Director: Raja Gosnell

Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Tim Gunn

Based on the classic comic book series of the same name, Blue The Genie centers on our favorite blue friends as they are hunted down by the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria). Escaping to safety, they find themselves in New York City - more specifically, the apartment of Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace Winslow (Jemma Mays), the pair A young couple is expecting their first child. The family becomes friends, and the Smurfs end up with them The Winslows Hijinks naturally follow when Gargamel arrives in the Big Apple too, making everyone's lives even more chaotic. With its slapstick humor and goofy bits, The Smurfs are sure to please the young ones. – Taylor Gates

The Smurfs (2011)

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Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes | Genre: Animated Comedy | Directors: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly

Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride

With an incredible cast Based on the addictive mobile game, The Angry Birds Movie brings together a plot featuring the round flightless birds and their scrappy nemesis the green pigs. Familiar video game creator Mikael Hed joins this colorful, fast-paced story, which he co-wrote with Mikko Pöllä, John Cohen and Jon Vitti. The Angry Birds Movie Stars Three Incredible Actors: Jason Sudeikis (Ted Russo), Josh Gad (Central Park) and Danny McBride (Justice Gems, who used their comedic prowess to animate these indescribable creatures. The Angry Birds movie is bursting with physical comedy, appropriately distracting the viewer from the vulnerable and mindless plot. – Yael Tygiel

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

Watch on Prime Video^ Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes | Genre: Adventure Comedy | Director: Walt Becker

Cast: Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp, Tony Hale, Sienna Guillory, David Alan Grier, Russell Wong, Kenan Thompson, John Cleese

Clifford has been a beloved character for nearly 60 years, and recent films have inspired a new generation to love On to the Big Red Dog. The film stars Darby Camp as 12-year-old Emily Elizabeth, who rescues and raises Clifford. She and her uncle Kathy (Jack Whitehall) go through their fair share of challenges, including an evil genetic corporation that wants Clifford for itself. Thankfully, they emerged victorious with the help of their friends. Clifford goes on to demonstrate that mates come in all shapes, sizes and kinds. - Taylor Gates

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Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021)

Runtime: 1 hr 29 min | Genre: Comedy | Director: Kevin Lima

Starring: Sofia Vassilieva, Julie Andrews, Jeffrey Tambor, Kenneth Welsh, Debra Monk, Christine Baranski ^Which Kid Wouldn't Want Live in a hotel? Precocious Eloise (Sofia Vassilieva) realizes this dream in Eloise in the square. Based on the novel by Kay Thompson, the film follows the adventures of 6-year-old Eloise — including being a matchmaker for a prince. Charming and whimsical, Eloise is sure to Delight a young target audience and keep the grown-ups engaged, thanks to A-list powerhouses like Julie Andrews and Christine Baranski. - Taylor Gates

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Runtime: 1 hr 32 min | Genre: Comedy | Director: John Schultz

Eloise at the Plaza (2003)

Cast: Heather Graham, Paris Mostler, Press Don Bailey, Garrett Ryan, Tara Hender, Jahlil Wright, Jordana Beatty^ Another film adaptation of the best-selling book series, Judy Moody and Not Bored Summer" shines. The film stars Jordana Beatty as Judy, who is competing with her friends to see who can have the most fun over the summer. With her best friend Frank (Preston Bailey), younger brother Sticker (Paris Mosteller) and eccentric Aunt Opal (Heather Graham), she pulls in a lot of farce, including finding Bigfoot and taking part in a circus show. If you're looking for a light, fast-paced watch, this is a great choice. - Taylor Gates

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Runtime: 1 hour 41 min | Genre: Fantasy Adventure Director: Steven Gaghan

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)

In the latest first period doctor who can Listen to and talk to animals, as Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) stars in Dolittle. Downey sheds his satirical billionaire playboy persona, and the delightful energy in Dolittle feels closer to his fun performances in the Sherlock Holmes series. Director Stephen Gaghan's lively reimagining of the classic tale is a departure from his previous projects, which were more dramatic in tone. Surrounded by lovable animal friends, Dolittle emerges from isolation as the widower doctor is called in to find a cure for the dying monarch. Featuring an eclectic cast of stars voiced by animals, Dolittle is a fun and entertaining film. – Yael Tygiel

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Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes | Genre: Action-Adventure-Fantasy | Director: Sean McNamara

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Kaya Scodelario, William Hurt^ Pierce Brosnan (Black Adam) as King Louis XIV in The King's Daughter, based on the novel by Vonda McIntyre. It follows the journey of a young woman named Marie-Joseph (Kaya Scodelario), the king's daughter, who is brought into his world and uncovers his secret quest for immortality. Hiding beneath the castle is a mermaid, unless Marie-Joseph can Stop him and unleash the magical creatures. From family-friendly director Sean McNamara, The King's Daughter is a riveting film and a magical adventure exploring romance, duty, and destiny. – Yael Tygiel

Dolittle (2020)

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Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes | Genre: Animated Musical Adventure Comedy | Directors: Eric Summer, Éric Warin

Cast: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler

Leap! is the story of an orphan, voiced by Elle Fanning (the great), who dreams of dancing ballet at the Paris Grand Opera. leap! Uses a cute computer animation style that's been used in children's television but not often in movies. Also, leap! Voice actors including pop star Carly Rae Jepsen and Dance Moms alum Maddie Ziegler make this film a feast for the eyes and ears. Presenting a gorgeous message to follow your passion and never give up, Leap! A great underdog story for kids of all ages. – Yael Tygiel

The King’s Daughter (2022)

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Runtime: 1 hr 25 min | Genre: Drama | Director: Sandra Goldbacher

Cast: Emma Watson, Yasmin Paige, Lucy Boynton, Richard Griffiths

A British Ballet Shoes is the story of three poor orphaned girls who find a new home and a new dream that inspires them. Ballet Shoes is set in 1930s London and stars Emma Watson as Pauline, Yasmine Paige as Petrova, Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody) as Pauline West, and the late Richard Griffith, another Harry Potter alumnus. A beautiful story about finding family and following your heart, Ballerina Shoes is sweet without being overly cliché, and it really shines in the costume department—especially with time period-appropriate outfits. – Yael Tygiel

Leap! (2016)

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Runtime: 1 hr 36 min | Genre: Family Adventure | Directors: Lyman Dayton, Sam Pillsbury

Cast: Joseph Ashton, Dave Matthews, Renee Faia

Depression-era Oza The adventurous and heartwarming drama of a young boy in the Rocky Mountains, Where the Red Fern Grows is based on the novel by Wilson Rawls. Grammy winner Dave Matthews gives a solid performance as patriarch Will Will Coleman, "Where the Red Fern Grows" is a timeless saga, a thoughtful exploration of themes of integrity, friendship, and loyalty. Kris Kristofferson (Blade) also appeared in the family movie, but the decisive highlight Featuring cute dogs, especially the redbone retriever. – Yael Tygiel

Ballet Shoes (2007)

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1 hr 33 min | Animated supernatural black comedy road trip | Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Javon Walton, Wallace Shawn, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Bill Hader, Back to the Addams Family 2 , this time, they are going to hit the road. Morticia (Charlize Theron) and Gomez (Oscar Isaac) have trouble coming to terms with the fact that their children are growing up and drifting away from them. To bond, they take the crew on vacation to America, where they meet family, friends, and foes. This new series featuring these iconic characters is as sinister as it is sweet. - Taylor Gates

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Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)

1 hr 13 min | Romantic Musical | Kay Cannon

Cast: Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan

From animated classic to beloved The 1997 Brandy version of the Cinderella story starring Hilary Duff to Lily James live-action remake. Prime Video's footage, however, puts a whole new spin on things - it's Cinderella like you've never seen her before. Camila Cabello stars in the eponymous role, making Cinderella more ambitious and independent than ever. With original songs and a delightfully mischievous Idina Menzel as the wicked stepmother, Cinderella is a silly but fun way to spend two hours. - Taylor Gates

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The Addams Family 2 (2021)

1 hr 34 min | Comedy Drama | Bert, Bertie

Cast: Jim Gaffigan, Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Mckenna Grace, Mike Epps

It's time to show the universe who's boss. Force Zero follows eccentric, space-obsessed Yule Mint (Mckenna Grace) in rural Georgia in 1977 as she tries to create a unit of Birdie Scouts in order to compete to get her voice on the NASA Gold Record. Chance. The determined girl recruits some of her cute, misfit grade-school peers to form Unit Zero (all other figures are taken). Along the way, this eclectic group of kids come together to win badges and prepare for a talent show, forming unexpected friendships along the way. The family drama was shortlisted for the Sundance Film Festival Directed by British creative duo Bert and Bertie, who recently directed several episodes of the Disney+ series Hawkeye. — Emily Bernard

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Cinderella (2021)

Troop Zero (2019)

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