10 Kids’ Movies on Netflix That Can Help Parents Take a Break

4 years ago

If you are looking for quality content for your kids and some alone time for yourself, here’s a compilation that will put an end to your worries. From the animated storytelling of classics to the latest gems, below are some movies that will entertain your kids and teach them something at the same time.

From Netflix’s vast collection, we at Bright Side have shortlisted 10 kids’ movies your children will definitely enjoy. In the end, there’s a bonus movie, which has stood the test of time and is guaranteed to keep your whole family entertained.

1. Christopher Robin

If you’d like to teach your kids the value of true friendship, tune into Marc Foster’s Christopher Robin. This movie takes us fast forward in the life of Christopher, who is now an adult working a tiring job. He’s unhappy, but when he reconnects with his childhood pal Winnie the Pooh, memories come rushing back.

2. Secret Life of Pets 2

After dealing with his owner bringing a giant strange dog into their house, Max is up for a bigger challenge in this sequel. Katie is now married and has a child, making Max fight harder for her attention. But soon he finds himself strangely bonding with the kid, while also helping his friends on an all-new adventure.

3. A Wrinkle in Time

Starring megastars like Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling, A Wrinkle in Time takes viewers on a magical quest to find a teenager’s dad. With the help of her friend and brother, Meg must solve the mystery behind her dad’s disappearance and tackle time travel and the creatures associated with it.

4. Benji

A reboot of the 1974 classic, Netflix helps visualize Benji in a new light. The story revolves around an orphaned puppy named Benji who makes friends with 2 school kids. Evil finds its way to the children and they are kidnapped, which is when their furry best friend comes to their rescue.

5. The Little Prince

One of the greatest animated movies ever made, The Little Prince is a must-watch movie for both kids and parents. As important as it is to study and have a plan, it is equally important to appreciate the things around us and take chances. This movie portrays that in the most beautiful way through a hard-working and disciplined school girl and her full-of-life old neighbor.

6. Spookley the Square Pumpkin

You can count on Spookley to teach your kids that appearance does not define them and that they are much more than just labels. While pumpkins are supposed to be round, Spookley is square-shaped and is bullied by others because of it. But his bat and spider friends help him accept himself in the most heart-warming way. Plus, if your kid loves Halloween, they’re in for a full treat!

7. The Pirate Fairy

The Pirate Fairy, where a good fairy turns bad and joins the pirates, expands on the story of Peter Pan. To save Zarina, Tinkerbell must head to Skull Rock and bring her friend back while dealing with her own problems.

8. Peter Rabbit

Giving the classic a modern touch, Peter Rabbit is a tale of a rebellious rabbit who spends his days harassing the owner of a farm. But when a relative of his moves into the McGreggor house, things get a little twisted for Peter.

9. The Pursuit of Happyness

Inspired by a true story, The Pursuit of Happyness is one of those movies that a person needs to watch at least once in their lifetime. Starring Will Smith and his son, this film is an emotional rollercoaster ride that’ll help change your outlook on life and help you realize that nothing comes easy.

10. The Adventures of Tintin

This 3D animated movie is directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg and is not one to miss. Inspired by the original books, the film follows Tintin, a reporter, and Captain Haddock, as they search for hidden treasures. Their adventure will surely keep your little one glued to the screen!

Bonus: Free Willy

Giving the old tale of a boy and his beloved dog pal a twist, Free Willy is a movie about a 12-year-old street kid who befriends a killer whale at a seaquarium. To everyone’s surprise, he trains the baby orca and the 2 of them become inseparable. But the intentions of people who brought Willy in are evil and when little Jesse learns this, he comes forward to save his best friend.

What was your favorite kids’ movie when you were growing up?


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I've watched a few of these with my son and they are adorable. Highly recommendable!


The Little Prince is my favorite book and movie ever. I've watched the movie like 20 times, no kidding. And I just don't get bored


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