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The Best Family Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now (July 2022)

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After searching for good family movies on Amazon Prime, we found the best. Break out the popcorn and invite the whole family to watch.

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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Shrek (2001): A Classic Movie About Classic Fairy Tales

Disney

IMDb rating: 7.9/10

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Shrek became an instant classic when it debuted in theaters over two decades ago. With its clever references to beloved fairy tales, the film takes characters everyone loves and puts them in novel, hilarious situations. Everyone's favorite ogre keeps getting finer with age, so whether you've seen it before or not, Shrek is the perfect movie for family night.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021): A Film Adaptation of the Hit Musical

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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Troop Zero (2019): Best Underdog Scout Revenge Story

 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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Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)—A Fun Fantasy About Dreams and Reality

TMS Entertainment

IMDb rating: 7.1/10

Genre: Animated, Adventure

Starring: Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, Rene Auberjonois

Directors: Masami Hata, William Hurtz

Motion Picture Rating: G

Runtime: 1 hour, 25 minutes

This 1980s animated film is about a little boy who visits a magical place called Slumberland in his dreams. But there's another land, called Nightmareland, and things get dangerous when the boy discovers it. Although it's a kid flick, some scenes can be a little dark for the youngest viewers.

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Jiang Ziya (2020): A Beautiful Film About Ancient Chinese Legends

Well Go USA 

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

Genre: Animated, Action, Adventure

Starring: Guanlin Ji, Guangtao Jiang, Yan Meme

Directors: Teng Cheng, Li Wei

Motion Picture Rating: TV-PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes

The second installment in the Fengshen Cinematic Universe, Jiang Ziya is about a celestial army commander who must save the mortal realm from a fox demon to earn his place amongst the gods. Filled with world-building and plenty of wuxia action, this gorgeously-animated film is more serious than its comedic predecessor, the 2019 international hit Ne Zha.

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Wonderstruck (2017): An Imaginative and Emotional Adventure

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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Sony

IMDb rating: 6.1/10

Genre: Animated, Comedy

Starring: Brian Hull, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez

Directors: Derek Drymon, Jennifer Kluska

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 27 minutes

The fourth and final installment in the popular Hotel Transylvania franchise, Transformania sees Drac and his monster buddies turned into humans by Van Helsing's Monsterfication Ray, while their human pal Johnny is turned into a monster. Now, they need to team up to find a cure before the change becomes permanent.

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The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985): The Beloved Author's Stories Come to (Animated) Life

Vision Films

IMDb rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Animated, Adventure

Starring: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug

Directors: Will Vinton

Motion Picture Rating: G

Runtime: 1 hour, 26 minutes

Dissatisfied with the current state of humanity, author Mark Twain sets off in a hot-air balloon to chase down Halley's Comet along with some of his famous characters—Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huck Finn. Sure, the film's plot doesn't make much sense on paper, but The Adventures of Mark Twain is an imaginative claymation film filled with dry humor.

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The Iron Giant (1999): Most Ahead of Its Time Animated Cult Classic

Amazon

IMDb rating: 8.0/10

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure

Starring: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston

Director: Brad Bird

Motion Picture Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hour, 26 minutes

At the height of the space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, young Hogarth (Eli Marienthal) meets an extraterrestrial robot in the woods of Rockwell, Maine. Suddenly, Hogarth and his robot friend find themselves in the crosshairs of both governments.

Iron Giant was way ahead of its time. Few people saw it in theaters, but critics loved it, and the movie has become a cult classic for fans of animated family films.

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