The Best Family Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now (November 2021)

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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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009): A Wes Anderson Film for Kids

George Clooney in 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'

Twentieth Century Fox

IMDb rating: 7.9/10

Genre: Animated, Comedy

Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Director: Wes Anderson

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 27 minutes

Wes Anderson is a talented director with a well-deserved following, but not all of his films are kid-friendly. Fantastic Mr. Fox is an exception. Based on the Roald Dahl story, it's about a fox who wants to give up his chicken stealing ways and settle down ... after one final big heist on the three meanest farmers around. Featuring a "fantastic" cast of well-known celebrities, this movie is gorgeous and clever.

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Gnomeo & Juliet (2011): Shakespeare With Lawn Ornaments

James McAvoy and Emily Blunt in 'Gnomeo & Juliet'

Miramax

IMDb rating: 5.9/10

Genre: Animated, Comedy

Starring: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Maggie Smith

Director: Kelly Asbury

Motion Picture Rating: G

Runtime: 1 hour, 24 minutes

It's the classic tale of Romeo & Juliet, but with garden gnomes. In the English town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, the blue gnomes are engaged in a rivalry with the red gnomes. Of course, this doesn't stop Gnomeo (a blue gnome) and Juliet (a red gnome) from falling in love. It's a fun film for the kids, chock full of amusing references for the adults.

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Eragon (2006): A Boy and His Dragon

Rachel Weisz and Ed Speleers in 'Eragon'

Twentieth Century Fox

IMDb rating: 5.1/10

Genre: Action, Adventure

Starring: Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Rachel Weisz

Director: Stefen Fangmeier

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 44 minutes

Based on the hit fantasy series by Christopher Paolini, Eragon is the story of a farm boy who discovers a dragon egg, hatches it, and forms a bond with it while fleeing a big, bad evil guy and his minions. While the plot is nothing you haven't heard before, the film features a talented cast that includes Jeremy Irons, John Malkovitch, Rachel Weisz, and Robert Carlyle, and it can serve as a gateway to the fantasy genre for younger viewers who might not be ready for Lord of the Rings.

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Cinderella (2021): A Modern Spin on a Classic Fairytale

Camila Cabello and Nicholas Galitzine in 'Cinderella' (2021)

Christopher Raphael/Amazon Studios

IMDb rating: 4.2/10

Genre: Musical, Comedy

Starring: Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, Idina Menzel

Director: Kay Cannon

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes

This modern spin on the classic fairytale is from the co-producer of Pitch Perfect, Kay Cannon. So you can expect plenty of fun musical numbers. It stars Camila Cabello as Cinderella, a woman with ambitions and a Fab Godmother willing to help make them happen. The film also stars Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, James Corden, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter, and Pierce Brosnan.

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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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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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Stuart Little (1999): Best Mouse Finds Forever Family Film

Michael J. Fox (voice) in 'Stuart Little'

Colombia Pictures

IMDb rating: 5.9/10

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie

Directors: Rob Minkoff

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 24 minutes

Based on the classic children's book by E. B. White, Stuart Little is a film about an extremely adorable mouse finding his forever family. Stuart is an orphan who's adopted by the Little family. But, his new older brother and the family cat aren't exactly welcoming. Although it can get a bit too schmaltzy, the film is an entertaining hour and a half the whole family can enjoy.

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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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The Last Unicorn (1982): A Charming (And Sometimes Dark) Animated Classic

The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn. Lionsgate Home Entertainment

IMDb rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Animation, Adventure

Starring: Alan Arkin, Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges

Director: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Motion Picture Rating: G

Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes

This classic animated fantasy is based on the 1968 novel by Peter S. Beagle. When a unicorn finds out she's the last of her kind, she enlists the aid of a bumbling wizard to find out what happened to the others. Along the way, she encounters an evil witch, battles an evil king, falls in love with a prince, and discovers what it feels like to be human. While some elements of the film might be too dark for younger viewers, it's still a charming fairytale backed by some strong vocal performances.

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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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