8 Family Night Movies to Watch on Netflix

Choosing the perfect Netflix movie to watch for your family movie night can be a difficult task because of the numerous options available. To save you the time and effort, we put together a list of some of the best family movies on Netflix and we are sure you will love every one of them.

Read about them below.

How to Train your Dragon 2

This movie follows Hiccup and his dragon, Toothless, as they explore the uncharted territories on their island. During one of their adventures, the duo finds a secret cave with hundreds of dragons and it becomes their duty to protect their island – and the animals – from Drago Bludvist, a warrior with a vendetta against dragons.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Katie Mitchell is headed to film school on a cross-country road trip with her mum, dad, younger brother, Aaron, and dog, Monchi. Unfortunately, their trip becomes interrupted when two robots turn on them. It is up to Katie and her family to save themselves and the entire planet from this robot apocalypse.


Vivo is a musical that follows a musical kinkajou – an animal similar to the monkey – and his quest to deliver a song for an old friend named Andres. The movie documents Vivo’s journey to Miami and his interactions with different characters who help him discover the true meaning of love and friendship.

Arlo the Alligator Boy

Arlo Beauregard is a half-human and half-alligator boy who embarks on a journey to New York in search of his father, Ansel Beauregard. Along the way, Arlo makes friends with a group of people who aids his quest and helps him to embrace his uniqueness.


Hairspray is a 2007 adaptation of a 2002 Broadway musical of the same name. It follows 16-year-old Tracy Tumblad, a kind-hearted girl with a talent for dancing, as she tries to stop sizeism and racial segregation in her Baltimore hometown with three tools: music, dance, and standing for what you believe in.


Where most giants love to eat little kids, the BFG – or big foot giant – wants to protect them from all kinds of evil. However, when he befriends Sophie, an orphan, he exposes her existence to children-eating giants who want to eat her.

To save Sophie and other kids, the BFG and Sophie meet with the Queen of England and ask her to save the day by getting rid of the children-eating giants.

Over the moon

Fei Fei is a young girl who believes in the immortal Moon goddess, Chang’e, even though no one around her does.

Years after her mother’s death, Fei Fei’s father becomes engaged to another woman, Ms. Zhong, which upsets her. Fei Fei’s family joins Ms. Zhong and her son, Chin, for the Moon Festival celebration. Here, she has recollections of her mother, which prompts her to design a rocket that flies her to the moon where she hopes to prove that Chang’e exists.

Sing 2

Sing 2 is about Buster Moon bringing his group together again to perform a new show but on a bigger stage. To achieve this feat, they need the help of Clay Calloway, a reclusive rockstar lion who hasn’t appeared in public in 15 years.

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