The Best Family Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now (May 2022)

These movies are great for the whole family

Amazon Prime Video comes with a ton of great movies that you can stream for free, including ones that are perfect for the whole family. To save you from the search, we've pulled together all the best family movies on Amazon Prime right now, including choices for young kids, teens, and ones the whole family can enjoy.

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Wonderstruck (2017): An Imaginative and Emotional Adventure

Julianne Moore, Jaden Michael, and Oakes Fegley in 'Wonderstruck'

Amazon Studios

IMDb rating: 6.2/10

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Starring: Millicent Simmonds, Julianne Moore, Cory Michael Smith

Directors: Todd Haynes

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes

Wonderstruck is a tale of two children from two different time periods who both wish for a different life. While the film's unconventional structure might be too confusing for younger viewers, it's filled with beautiful visuals and lovely performances.

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Jiang Ziya (2020): A Beautiful Film About Ancient Chinese Legends

Jiang Ziya (a.k.a. Legend of Deification) (2020)

Well Go USA 

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

Genre: Animated, Action, Adventure

Starring: Guanlin Ji, Guangtao Jiang, Yan Meme

Directors: Teng Cheng, Li Wei

Motion Picture Rating: TV-PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes

The second installment in the Fengshen Cinematic Universe, Jiang Ziya is about a celestial army commander who must save the mortal realm from a fox demon to earn his place amongst the gods. Filled with world-building and plenty of wuxia action, this gorgeously-animated film is more serious than its comedic predecessor, the 2019 international hit Ne Zha.

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Troop Zero (2019): Best Underdog Scout Revenge Story

Jim Gaffigan and Mckenna Grace in Troop Zero

 Amazon

IMDb rating: 6.9/10

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family

Starring: Mckenna Grace, Viola Davis, Jim Gaffigan

Directors: Bert & Bertie

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 34 minutes

This Amazon Original movie tells the story of Christmas Flint (Mckenna Grace), a young girl growing up in rural 1970s Georgia. Shut out of the local Birdie Scout group, she rallies a group of fellow misfits to create their own troop and compete for the chance to have their voices transmitted into space by NASA.

Though it deals with some heavy themes and emotions, Troop Zero is a fun comedy with an uplifting message that the whole family can enjoy.

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How to Train Your Dragon (2010): Best Newly Nostalgic Kid's Classic

How to Train Your Dragon

Amazon

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes

As the son of the village elder, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is publically scrutinized for his unorthodox opinions about dragons. After getting sent to a dragon-fighting academy, Hiccup meets Toothless, who confirms his belief that dragons can be tamed.

Inspired by Norse mythology, How to Train Your Dragon was an instant hit with kids, adults, and movie critics. Now that more than a decade has passed since its release, we can officially call this movie a classic.

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Pinocchio (2020): A Faithful Adaptation of the Classic Fairy Tale

Massimo Ceccherini and Federico Ielapi in 'Pinocchio' (2019)

Archimede

IMDb rating: 6.2/10

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Starring: Federico Ielapi, Roberto Benigni

Director: Matteo Garrone

Motion Picture Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes

This live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale comes from Italy and stars Life Is Beautiful actor and director Roberto Benigni as Gepetto. While some of the special effects might be a little too uncanny valley (looking at you, Pinocchio), it's visually stunning and sticks closely to the original, timeless story of a puppet who wishes to become a real boy. Parts of it might be a little too dark for younger kids.

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Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Brad Abrell, Keegan-Michael Key, and Andy Samberg in 'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' (2022)

Sony

IMDb rating: 6.1/10

Genre: Animated, Comedy

Starring: Brian Hull, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez

Directors: Derek Drymon, Jennifer Kluska

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 27 minutes

The fourth and final installment in the popular Hotel Transylvania franchise, Transformania sees Drac and his monster buddies turned into humans by Van Helsing's Monsterfication Ray, while their human pal Johnny is turned into a monster. Now, they need to team up to find a cure before the change becomes permanent.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021): A Film Adaptation of the Hit Musical

Max Harwood in 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'

Dean Rogers/20th Century Studios

IMDb rating: 6.1/10

Genre: Musical, Comedy

Starring: Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, Richard E. Grant

Director: Jonathan Butterell

Motion Picture Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Based on the hit musical, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is about a blue-collar kid who dreams of becoming a drag queen. But, he must contend with an unsupportive father and career advisors, as well as ignorant classmates. Luckily, he has a supportive mom and a mentor, drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (a scene-stealing Richard E. Grant), who believes in him. Based on true events, the film is a sweet lesson in acceptance.

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The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985): The Beloved Author's Stories Come to (Animated) Life

'The Adventures of Mark Twain' (1985)

Vision Films

IMDb rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Animated, Adventure

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug

Directors: Will Vinton

Motion Picture Rating: G

Runtime: 1 hour, 26 minutes

Dissatisfied with the current state of humanity, author Mark Twain sets off in a hot-air balloon to chase down Halley's Comet along with some of his famous characters—Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huck Finn. Sure, the film's plot doesn't make much sense on paper, but The Adventures of Mark Twain is an imaginative claymation film filled with dry humor.

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Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)—A Fun Fantasy About Dreams and Reality

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

TMS Entertainment

IMDb rating: 7.1/10

Genre: Animated, Adventure

Starring: Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, Rene Auberjonois

Directors: Masami Hata, William Hurtz

Motion Picture Rating: G

Runtime: 1 hour, 25 minutes

This 1980s animated film is about a little boy who visits a magical place called Slumberland in his dreams. But there's another land, called Nightmareland, and things get dangerous when the boy discovers it. Although it's a kid flick, some scenes can be a little dark for the youngest viewers.

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Puss in Boots (2012): A Different Take on History's Furriest Folk Hero

Puss in Boots in Puss in Boots

Amazon

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis

Director: Chris Miller

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) from the Shrek series teams up with Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) and Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) to recover some missing magical beans. Just like Shrek, this movie puts a twist on your favorite fairy tales.

Puss in Boots fell under a lot of people's radar when it came out, but the movie was critically acclaimed for its humor and voice cast. It even received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.

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