Our selection of the best family movies on Netflix (2022)
Movie nights are the perfect way to close out a week of working or school. However, the Netflix catalog is so immense that sometimes you simply can't see the wood for the trees. For that reason we'll leave you our selection of the best family titles available for streaming on Netflix. Get your popcorn ready!
The Sea Beast (2022)
This animated movie takes place in the ancient times when terrifying beasts roamed the seas and monster hunters were considered true heroes. Jacob Holland is perhaps the most well-known hunter of all. As Holland embarks on the sea, he finds himself accompanied by a young stowaway orphan girl called Maisie Brumble (voiced by rising star Zaries- Angel Hator). Together they will start an epic journey through uncharted seas and change history forever. The Sea Monster is a compelling journey. True adventure begins where the map ends!
Watch The Sea Beast.
The Adam Project (2022)
'The Adam Project' follows a time traveler who travels back in time in search of his missing wife. But on his way mysteriously he crosses paths with his twelve-year-old self and his family from back then. This sci-fi action adventure, led by the multifaceted Ryan Reynolds, is perfect for a family night out as it tackles family plots, important messages for teenagers, and much more, at an incredibly entertaining pace. And to top it off, you will find a myriad of well-known actors, including for example Zoe Saldana, Catherine Keener, Jennifer Garner, and Mark Ruffalo.
Watch The Adam Project.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021)
The plot of this animated film revolves around Katie Mitchell, a creative and unconventional young teenager who, after putting in countless hours of hard work, is accepted into the film school of her dreams. However, when she is on her way to the film school with her family, her study plans are cut short as humanity gets kidnapped by artificial intelligence. The fate of the planet lies in the hands of the Mitchells!
Watch The Mitchells vs. The Machines.
Love and Monsters (2022)
As an asteroid crashes into the planet, its chemical compounds cause cold-blooded animals to mutate into merciless monsters. The few humans beings who have survived the asteroid impact, must remain sheltered in underground bunkers in order to protect themselves from the bloodthirsty creatures. Ev er since the Monsterpocalypse took place, Joel Dawson (Dylan O'Brien) has spent 7 years living underground. He then coincidentally gets in touch over radio with his ex high school girlfriend Aimee (Jessica Henwick), who appears to live 80 miles away at a coastal colony. Joel and Aimee begin to fall in love again. He decides to venture out of the bunker in search for a way to reunite with Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters he will have to face during his quest. Along the way Joel meets an intelligent dog called Boy, who will soon become his best friend.
Watch Love and Monsters.
Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood (2022)
This new animated film is a truly nostalgic and exciting. The story takes place during the summer of 1969, in a suburb of Houston, where the imagination of a schoolboy intersects with one of the greatest events in recent history: the Apollo lunar landing mission. The infamous story behind "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" is told from a child's point of view.
Watch Apollo 10 1/2.
Yes Day (2021)
How would 3 kids do if their parents would say 'yes' to each and every single one of their wishes for 24 hours? That's the story behind Yes Day, when parents Allison (Jennifer Garner) and Carlos (Edgar Ramírez) decide to fulfill this promise after receiving an advice from their therapist. So what's the reason behind this silly decision? Well, Carlos tends to say yes to virtually everything, making Allison look like the bad and grumpy person. Together they will embark on a 24-hour rollercoaster ride to see how life would look if mommy wouldn't set the boundaries. Yes Day is a highly entertaining family movie, with an underlying message that can serve to teach your children why parents have the right to say 'no' to certain things.
Watch Yes Day.
We Can Be Heroes (2020)
We Can Be Heroes can best be described as a grown-up sequel to 'The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D'. During a massive alien invasion, many of the Earth's superheroes are kidnapped by the extraterrestrial intruders. The children of the superheroes are whisked away to a government building to keep them safe and secure. Among those kids is the hyper smart tween Missy Moreno. Missy is determined to create a plan to rescue her dad, Marcus Moreno, from captivity. Missy is a true young leader, and she convinces the rest of the super kids to cooperate and save their parents. By bundling together their individual skills, such as super powers, time control, and predicting the future, they form an out-of-this-world team on a mission to save their families from the intergalactic foe.
Watch We Can Be Heroes.
This animated musical film follows the story of Vivo, a cute kinkajou (honey bear) who fills his days playing music at a lively square in Havana, with his best human friend Andres. Even though they don't speak the same language, Vivo and Andres share a magical chemistry and their music makes everyone happy. Things start to change when Andres receives a letter from his ex-singing partner and secret love Marta Sandoval. Marta informs Andres about her retirement plans, inviting him to her farewell concert at Mambo Cabana in Miami. Andres once wrote a love song for Marta, but he never got the chance to sing it to her before she left Cuba many years ago, and he realizes this is the perfect occasion to finally express his feelings for Marta. However, Andres sadly passes away the night before he would commence his romantic voyage. To fulfill Andres' last wish, Vivo sneaks into a box of musical instruments in order to travel to Miami and deliver the song to Marta.