The HUGE List of Family Friendly Netflix Shows

January 31, 2019

Annette Breedlove

Annette Breedlove

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More and more, people are moving away from cable or satellite. Some do it for freedom, some are giving up technology and becoming more intentional with their time. And still some are doing it to cut costs in their budget.

When downsizing a couple of years ago, our family dropped cable. We own enough DVDs to start our own store and really, we wanted the kids to get outside more and experience nature and explore their imaginations.

Family friendly Netflix shows organized by category

We do still watch a few network television shows, but we watch them a day (or more) late via the internet. We also subscribe to Netflix and have found some very fun and entertaining shows we might not have otherwise watched.

Our kids have loved exploring the shows and movies on Netflix as well. In fact, we have quite an extensive list of favorites they enjoy watching. Some of them are movies, while others are series shows. Some of them are even original to Netflix!

I have put together a list of some of our favorites from the current Netflix database. While I love the price point, you also have to remember that they do rotate their stock. So these are current as of this posting. They may or may not always be available to watch. 

Movie Response Pack

When you incorporate movies into your educational studies, you can turn it into school using our free Movie Response Template Pack. 

This simple, but fun Movie Response Template Pack is the perfect print-and-go resource for kids of all ages. It offers printables for noting information about the movie, character highlights, illustrations, and more. There is also a book and movie comparison just in case you want to send your kids on a journey of highlighting similarities and differences between the movie and book (if there is a book too!). Scroll to the end of this post to get download access. 

Movie Response Template Pack

Animated Movies

  • Incredibles 2
  • Planet 51
  • LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Astro Boy
  • Open Season 2
  • Cars 3
  • The Little Prince
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Balto
  • Balto 2: Wolf Quest
  • Balto 3: Wings of Change
  • An Extremely Goofy Movie
  • The Fox and the Hound 2
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • Jake’s Buckaneer Blast (LEGO)
  • Disney’s The Three Muskateers
  • Boss Baby
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • An American Tail
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
  • White Fang
  • Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers
  • Happy Feet
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
  • The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Disney’s Hercules
  • Chicken Little
  • Mulan
  • Mulan II
  • 101 Dalmations
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  • Atlantis: Milo’s Return
  • Tarzan
  • Tarzan II
  • Kronk’s New Groove
  • Hotel Transylvania 3
  • SING
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Bee Movie
  • Escape from Planet Earth

the huge list of family friendly Netflix shows organized by category

Family Friendly Movies (non-animated)

  • The Indian in the Cupboard
  • The Little Rascals
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Ella Enchanted
  • A Cinderella Story
  • The Flinstones
  • George of the Jungle 2
  • Air Bud Pup Star: Better Together
  • Disney’s Snow Buddies
  • Hotel for Dogs
  • Heidi
  • A Little Princess
  • Rip Tide
  • Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars
  • Disney’s The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story
  • Benji
  • Rodeo & Juliet
  • A Cowgirl’s Story
  • The Bridget to Terabithia
  • Raising the Bar
  • Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket
  • Daddy Day Care
  • Newsies: The Broadway Musical
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
  • Cop and a Half: New Recruit


Family Friendly Series (non-animated)

  • Lost in Space
  • Amazing Interiors
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown
  • When Calls the Heart
  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
  • Minute to Win It

Animated Series

  • Hotel Transylvania – The Series
  • Popples
  • Robo Zuna
  • The Garfield Show
  • The Deep
  • Motown Music
  • The Mr. Peabody & Shermon Show
  • Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series
  • Watership Down
  • Troll Hunters
  • Boss Baby: Back in Business
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • How to Train Your Dragons: Legends
  • Kung Fu Panda: Awesome Secrets Collection
  • Dragons: Race to the Edge
  • The Clone Wars
  • Trolls: The Beat Goes On


  • The Magic School Bus
  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again
  • Llama Llama
  • Pocoyo
  • Pocoyo & Cars
  • Pocoyo Carnival
  • Fishtronaut
  • Octonauts
  • If I Were an Animal
  • Treehouse Detectives
  • Chiro
  • Storybots: Super Songs
  • Ask the Storybots
  • Beat Bugs
  • Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere
  • Chuggington
  • Carmen Sandiego

Just for Girls Series

  • World of Winx
  • Glitter Force
  • Glitter Force Doki Doki
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  • Shopkins: Wild (movie)
  • Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own
  • H2O: Mermaid Adventures
  • My Little Pony: Rainbow Rocks
  • LEGO Elves: Secrets of Elvendale
  • Barbie in Princess Power
  • Spirit: Riding Free
  • Barbie: Dreamhouse Adventures
  • LEGO Friends
  • Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse
  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship (movie)
  • LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship
  • Sofia the First
  • Shopkins: World Vacation (movie)
  • Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures
  • Shopkins: Chef Club (movie)
  • DC Superhero Girls: Brain Drain
  • DC Superhero Girls: Super-Villain High

Based on a True Story

  • Secretariat
  • Disney’s Miracle
  • The Pinkertons (series)
  • The Short Story
  • Dolphin Tale
  • Pocohantas

Science & Nature

  • Planet Earth
  • Africa
  • Baby Animals in the Wild
  • South Pacific
  • Animal House
  • Fishtronaut
  • Frozen Planet
  • Wild Alaska
  • Humpback Whales
  • Frozen Planet
  • Galapagos
  • Frozen Planet : An Epic Journey
  • Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice
  • Blue Planet
  • Blue Planet II
  • Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

Religious Movies

  • Joseph: King of Dreams
  • The Star
  • God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness
  • The Case for Christ
  • A Cowgirl’s Story
  • The Bible: The Epic Miniseries

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