27 Trending and Popular Family Movies #Streamteam

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I received 1 Year of Netflix and occasional surprise packages from Netflix for the purpose of sharing my thoughts on great movies for familes on Netflix. Thoughts are 100% my own

Spring Break is a great opportunity for families to spend some extra time together away from the hustle of work,  busy school schedules and extra activities. Family time is so valuable these days with so much to do, long hours at work . There’s so much we do in order to keep kids busy and entertained with sports and after school programs that we look forward to our nights and weekends when we can sit down and relax in 1 room together for family time.  Netflix is our go to streaming service for popular and trending family movies that we can watch together.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Animation and live action together.  A gruff gumshoe detective decides to take on a case of a cartoon star who’s been framed for murder

This was a favorite from my childhood and I am super excited to share it with my kids. Great laughs.

Chronicles of Narnia (2005) Four siblings are whisked away to a magical land where winter never end.

This is a remake of my childhood favorite movie. From the moment my daughter watched this with me when she was only 5 yrs old she was hooked. As she got older she watched this again and again and then wanted to read all the books. She’s 16 now and she was so excited to see this on Netflix.


Ratchet and Clank (2016) “Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy lombax who grew up without a family. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. After stumbling upon a weapon that can destroy entire planets, they join forces with a team of do-gooders known as the Galactic Rangers.”


This is one we haven’t seen yet. Looking forward to watching this tomorrow night.

Pete’s Dragon (2016) A strange boys turns up claiming to live in the woods with a Giant Green Dragon. Forest Ranger Grace and young Natalie going digging for the truth and you won’t believe what they find.

Oakes Fegley is Pete and Oona Laurence is Natalie in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Oakes Fegley is Pete and Oona Laurence is Natalie in Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Balto (1995) In this animated feature, a deadly diphtheria epidemic strikes the remote town of Nome, Alaska. With the life-saving medicine located hundreds of miles away, the residents decide to send out a sled-dog team. Balto, a half-wolf dog ignored by all except a goose, Boris, and two polar bears — is chosen to run but is disqualified by lead dog Steele (Jim Cummings). When the other dogs get lost in the snow, Balto risks his life to rescue them and deliver the medicine.


This 1995 Film takes me way back to watching this with my now 27 yr old son. Just as he enjoyed it then my now 11 and 9 yr old boys enjoy it today. It’s a great great film.

Goosebumps (2015) Exciting and imaginative movie where Jack Black plays an Horror movie writer who moves into a small town. A teen turns glum about moving until he falls for a younger girl who’s dad turns out to the be writer who’s stories come to life.


My kids love Goosebumps. They’ve watched this movie over and over again and love these exciting stories that are within the movie. Family Movie suggestion for ages 5 and up

Marvels Civil War (2016) When the government sets up a governing body to oversee the Avengers, the team splinters into two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.


Fantastic Four (2015) Transported to an alternate universe, four young outsiders gain superhuman powers as they alter their physical form in shocking ways. Reed Richards becomes Mr. Fantastic, able to stretch and twist his body at will, while pal Ben Grimm gains immense strength as the Thing. Johnny Storm becomes the Human Torch, able to control and project fire, while his sister Sue becomes the Invisible Woman. Together, the team must harness their new abilities to prevent Doctor Doom from destroying the Earth.


This is a movie loved by my three boys. Ages 27, 11, and 9. It’s a great action movie with exciting super heroes.

LEGO Jurassic World (2016)The Jurassic World scientists have created a terrifying yet captivating new creature that loves hot dogs, but they must not let the hot dogs run out!


Finding Dory (2016) A sudden flash of memory drives Nemo friend to seek out her lost past and reunite with loved one’s  with help from buddies old and new


Zootopia (2016) Zootopia’s first bunny cop is ready for her first case. But with Wily the fox as her partner she’ll have to work overtime.


Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Now that Dracula (Adam Sandler) has opened the Hotel Transylvania’s doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing his vampire side. So, while Mavis and Johnny are away, Drac enlists his friends to help him put the boy through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But things really get batty when Drac’s cantankerous, old-school dad (Mel Brooks) pays an unexpected visit.

The Jungle Book (2016) Mowgly, who has been raised in the Jungle by wolves leaves home on an adventure guided by a blank panther Bagheera and friendly bear Balo.


Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Johnny Deep plays the quirky candy king in this Tim Burton’s take on the Classic Children’s  book.


Kung Fu Panda 3 while Po and his dad are visiting a secret Panda village an evil spirit threatens all of China forcing Po to form an army out of ragtag locals.


The Iron Giant (1999) Animation. A little boy secretly friends a mechanical giant from outspace. But where do we hide a nearly 50 foot giant?


Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) After years at sea Alice returns. But she must go through the looking glass and return to  save the Mad Hatter before time runs out.


The Pacifier  (2005) Vin Diesel a tough Navy SEAL never thought he’d end up a babysit a crop of unruly kids.  A funny great film for family’s about what it takes to babysit kids.


The Little Rascals (1994) Inspired by Hal Roach’s  “Our Gang” Series this delightful family film promises fun mischief makers of all time. Spanky and our game produces great laughter for the whole family.


Robin Williams Flubber (1997) A scientist creates a bouncing new substance called Flubber. What if it bounces into the wrong hands? Recommended for kids age 9 and up



Ice Girls (2015) Fifteen year old aspiring figure skater champion MATTIE DANE takes a bad fall while competing. She’s forced to leave skating behind altogether when her mother loses her job and they have to move to a small town to live with Aunt Ginger. Mattie struggles to fit in with the popular girls at school but finds solace at the local skating arena where rink manager and former figure skater, Mercury, mentors her in unexpected ways.

We haven’t seen this yet but I showed the preview to my daughter and she says it looks like a great Mother daughter film. She and I will be watching this together.

D2 Mighty Ducks  Coach Bombay leads his old team and a few new players as the lovable underdogs face off competitors at the junior Goodwill Games.


Disney Heavy Weights Plump kids enjoy a weight loss camp until a psycho fitness instructor takes over. Feel good movie.

SPY KIDS : Spy Kids 2 the Island of the Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3 Game Over



These two are meant to be watched one right after the other. Spy Kids have always been on my kids must watch list.

Spy Kids 2 Travel to the Volcanic Island to save the world from a Mad Scientist and his Minions.

Spy Kids 3 This Brother sister spy team has the coolest gadgets. This time they fight a bad guy inside a video game.

Minions They are nothing without an evil ruthless ruler to follow. Unfortunately their despicable rulers don’t last long. 


My kids help me make this list while going through the NETFLIX Trending and popular Movie lists. We are a family that loves sitting down with a big bowl of popcorn to watch movies together. With the raining hitting us this weekend there’s not much else to do and Netflix movie binge watching is a welcome distraction to the busy days we have running around for hockey games, baseball practices and speech tournaments.

Hope you enjoy our list and find something fun and interesting that you may have remembered from your childhood.

Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by





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1 Response

  1. Debbie Welchert says:

    I don’t have Netflix but it looks like I should. I didn’t know that they had so many great movies on. It would sure make a great movie night for the family. We would enjoy it so much….