We’ve all been there—it’s family movie night and rather than spending time watching a feature flick, your family gets trapped in a never-ending Netflix scroll. You watch trailers, you add movies to your list, but in the blink of an eye, you watch your family movie night drift off into an empty void of entertainment overload.
Well, friends, we’re here to help! We’ve compiled 12 of the best family movies you can stream for FREE right now!
So don’t waste another minute trying to decide what to watch. Start with these tried and true family movies your whole tribe will love.
12 Family Movies You Can Stream Right Now
Family Movies on Netflix
1. Mary Poppins Returns
Starring as the nanny who was first made famous by P.L. Travers’ books, Emily Blunt follows in the footsteps of an iconic 1964 Julie Andrews proving, “in every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.”
Though the times have changed, Mary Poppins, in all of her glory, has not. The new film meets us with a grown-up Jane and Michael Banks who are dealing with the stresses of adulthood after Michael loses his young wife.
A forever youthful Mary Poppins returns to Cherry Tree Lane after 25 years to straighten out the Banks children as only she can, and now, do the same for Michael’s own three grieving babes. It’s practically perfect in every way.
2. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Set in a small farming village in Malawi, this inspiring film tells the remarkable true story of a 13-year-old boy named William Kamkwamba. After being kicked out of school because his family could no longer afford the fees, William defies all odds and invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.
3. A Little Princess
With her father fighting in World War I, a young Sarah Crewe is sent to boarding school, where her wild imagination and love of fanciful tales are stifled by a strict headmistress, Miss Minchin. While her father is away, Sarah is forced to overcome adversity, trials, poverty, and heartache. Despite it all, her spirits remain high and her ambition, higher.
This 1995 classic is based on the 1905 children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
4. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
You may be stuck indoors, but there’s plenty of adventure to be had with Dick Van Dyke’s classic hit, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Caractacus Potts is a quirky inventor who is known for coming up with oddball inventions. One day at the beach, a widowed Caractacus tells the beautiful miss Truly Scrumptious and his children a fanciful fable about the villainous Baron Bomburst. Together the family travels in their magical flying car to Vulgaria, a kingdom strangely devoid of children. Planes, trains, and automobiles, this classic has them all!
Family Movies on Disney+
Set in the winter of 1925, Togo is the untold true story of champion dogsled trainer, Leonhard Seppala and his lead sled dog, Togo. Together they embark on an exhilarating adventure across the treacherous Alaskan tundra to help transport medication to a small town. This uplifting flick is full of courage, grit and determination—a perfect combination for the entire family.
Miracle is the inspiring true story behind one of the greatest moments in sports history — the 1980 United States ice hockey team’s triumphant Olympic victory against the Soviet Union. Kurt Russell stars as the dynamic and determined player-turned-coach, Herb Brooks, who had an impossible dream — to beat the seemingly unbeatable Soviets at their own game. But grooming a handpicked squad of undisciplined college kids into an Olympic team is no simple task. As they work to overcome insurmountable odds, the U.S. team becomes a pillar of hope and unites a nation in the process.