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10 Exciting Fantasy Family Films Streaming on Netflix

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10 Exciting Fantasy Family Films Streaming on Netflix

By Movieguide® Contributor

If you’re looking for a magical family movie night, this curated list is for you. From action movies like PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH to gentle films like PADDINGTON, these fantasy movies streaming on Netflix are safe for the whole family to watch.

SHREK

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
Mike Myers plays the title role in SHREK, a fractured fairy tale about a smelly ogre who finds that it takes a princess with a punch to finally soften his heart. SHREK is a delightful computer animated comedy with only a few minor elements to take the bloom off its family-friendly rose.

SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
The Smurfs return to the big screen in SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE, where Smurfette finds her true purpose by helping save a lost village. SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE is an adorable movie for the entire family, with a strong Christian, moral worldview.

LYLE, LYLE CROCODILE

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
LYLE, LYLE CROCODILE is a fun comedy about a singing crocodile who defends a middle school boy named Josh who sees the good in the talking reptile and builds an unlikely friendship with him. LYLE, LYLE CROCODILE is funny and enjoyable and has a strong moral worldview with many positive themes, but it could use a little more jeopardy and some scenes can be scary for little children.

PADDINGTON

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
PADDINGTON is based on the beloved children’s books about a friendly talking bear from “deepest, darkest Peru” who comes to London to find a new home and gets into all sorts of comical and exciting adventures. PADDINGTON is a pure delight. It’s also very funny, winsome and absolutely charming, with some minor questionable elements, but nothing salacious.

TROLLS

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
TROLLS is a delightful animated comedy about the famous Troll dolls, in a story about Princess Poppy trying to save her friends from the troll eating Bergens, with assistance from an unhappy, fearful troll named Branch. With only one adult innuendo as a joke and 3 OMG's, TROLLS is an adorable, fun, funny animated movie the family can enjoy.

CHUPA

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
CHUPA is a delightful, animated fantasy on Netflix about the friendship between a miniature Chupacabra, the legendary Latin American creature, and a young Mexican boy from Kansas, who helps the creature get back to its mother. CHUPA is an engaging, family-friendly adventure full of heart, humor and flare, with compelling storytelling and uplifting values stressing family, love, protecting the innocent, and helping others.

THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE (2023)

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE (2023) is based on the iconic Nintendo video game of the same name and follows brothers Mario and Luigi, two plumbers from Brooklyn, New York. After a green pipe in the sewers transports them into a different universe, the brothers find themselves wrapped up in an evil plot by King Bowser. Bowser plans to kidnap and marry Princess Peach, take over the Mushroom Kingdom, and rule the universe. The movie has a strong moral message about brotherhood, sacrifice, and working together to defeat evil. Due to some intense animated action/violence, Movieguide® advises caution for younger children.

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
In SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE, Miles Morales runs into a society of Spider-Men or Spider-People protecting the multiverse from threats, but when they clash on how to handle a new supervillain, Miles faces a moral dilemma that affects the people he loves the most. SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE is a creative, exciting, funny superhero movie with a strong, heartfelt pro-family worldview that also promotes doing the right thing, but there’s lots of animated action violence and some brief foul language, so caution is advised for older children.

A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON is another great, funny, heartwarming, delightful Aardmore Studio stop motion family cartoon, where Shaun has some adventures with an alien and his flying saucer. Now playing on Netflix, FARMAGEDDON is full of fun and fantasy that will appeal to all ages as well as clever science fiction references that will appeal to adults.

PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
In the animated movie PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH, Puss in Boots realizes he’s on his last life, so he needs to find the Last Wish star and ask for more lives. Funny and exciting, PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH is well made and has a strong Christian, moral worldview that includes Christian references and promotes being less selfish and reckless, thinking of others before yourself, and loving your family, but there are some scary characters and moments.

Watch THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
Quality: - Content: +3
Watch SING
Quality: - Content: +1