15 Family-Friendly Movies to Stream on Hulu

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THE PRINCE OF EGYPT

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
Magnificent entertainment, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT takes animated movies to a new level as it dramatizes the biblical story of Moses and his call from God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. THE PRINCE OF EGYPT combines magnificent art, music, story, and realization to make one of the most entertaining moral masterpieces of all time.

DENNIS THE MENACE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
With slingshot, marbles, wagon, and dog Ruff in tow, DENNIS THE MENACE is a disaster waiting to happen, and he is headed for his favorite next-door neighbor, George Wilson. Walter Matthau is literally on the defensive as the cranky old Mr. Wilson, running for his life from the baby-toothed, tow-headed "Menace," brought to inexhaustible life by newcomer Mason Gamble. DENNIS THE MENACE is a harmless, entertaining, fun summer treat for children of all ages. The film portrays a way of life where children are still allowed to be children, happy and safe, neighbors look out for each other, and people and relationships are valued and important.

CHICKEN RUN

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
CHICKEN RUN, an egg-cellent cartoon comedy from DreamWorks, tells the story of a group of hens dedicated to escaping a chicken farm before they get the ax. CHICKEN RUN is a brilliantly crafted film filled with many moral elements and witty spoofs.

WONDER PARK

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
WONDER PARK is an animated comedy about a girl named June and her mother who create a wonderful, amazing, exciting, theme park called Wonder Park, but June must remember how she and her mother created the park when it’s threatened by dark forces. WONDER PARK is a delightful, heartfelt movie with a strong redemptive, moral worldview but it sometimes feels like the story falls short a bit.

UGLYDOLLS

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
UGLYDOLLS is an animated musical comedy about a little pink doll named Moxy who wants more than anything to go on the great big world and be owned and loved by a child. UGLYDOLLS is full of heart and spunk and is easily enjoyable as well as appropriate for all ages.

ANTZ

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
In ANTZ, a neurotic New York worker ant named Z is tired of conformity and longs for individuality when he meets a beautiful female ant who turns out to be the spoiled daughter of the queen ant. Together, they must save the ant colony from the evil plans of a power-mad soldier ant in this delightful PG animated feature that contains some mild foul language, violence, scary moments, and a moral worldview with Christian implications.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
In the animated fantasy adventure HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, new Viking chief Hiccup must find a legendary dragon world and defend both his people and their dragons from a villainous dragon-hunter. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD features the heart-pounding adventure and stunning visuals moviegoers have come to expect from this movie franchise, along with a wonderful story promoting selflessness, marriage, love, and family, but caution is advised for young children due to action violence and some light pagan, environmentalist elements.

THE POLAR EXPRESS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
THE POLAR EXPRESS is a fun-tastic holiday adventure for the whole family about a boy who travels on a magical train to the North Pole. THE POLAR EXPRESS lacks any references to Jesus Christ, the real reason for the Christmas season, but it is superbly done and contains positive moral lessons for children of all ages.

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE has Batman fighting The Joker, while learning his need to be part of a family, soften his persona and be a father to a son he accidentally adopts. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is laugh out loud funny and exciting, with some strong positive messages about family, but a caution is advised for younger children due to a politically correct reference, some light innuendo and animated action violence.

SINBAD: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
SINBAD: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS is a very well-written animated adventure tale about Sinbad the sailor trying to retrieve the Book of Peace from an evil spirit to save his friend. There is a strong Christian allegory with strong moral values running underneath this mythological story, which includes, however, some light sexual innuendoes and scary monsters.

HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS is a quirky, but highly entertaining, family comedy about standing up to bullies and doing the right thing, about an 11-year-old boy who accepts a bet from a bully that he can eat 10 worms in one day without getting sick. HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS is hilarious, with delightful child performances and several positive messages.

THE SPY NEXT DOOR

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
THE SPY NEXT DOOR stars Jackie Chan as Bob Ho, a Chinese spy on loan to the CIA who has fallen in love with the divorced woman next door, who has three precocious, opinionated children. Although there is some action comedy violence and some PG lines that require caution for young children, it is a delightful family romp, with lots of light action comedy violence and many good values taught in a gentle, family-friendly way.

RANGO

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
RANGO is a unique animated movie with a unique hero, a pet chameleon who fancies himself a great actor and must use his talents to save a western desert town full of crazy critters. RANGO is a delightful mix of western adventure, comedy, wit, and general kookiness, but it’s designed for older children, with some brief foul language and some scary villains, so caution is warranted.

SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.

SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON is an animated fable set in the Wild West about a wild mustang named Spirit who finds adventure and freedom amid the constrictive pressures brought to the land by the march of Western Civilization. SPIRIT is an exciting animated movie made with genius, but its Romantic worldview takes too many politically correct potshots at Western Civilization.

CURIOUS GEORGE

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
CURIOUS GEORGE, an animated movie based on the classic children's series, stars the famous chimpanzee and his owner, The Man in the Yellow Hat, in a story about helping a museum threatened with closing. The drawings and story of CURIOUS GEORGE have a simple, funny charm full of fun and adventure, but the plot bogs down in a story about displaying a pagan idol to bring customers into the museum. Also, the movie's worldview is humanist, with a few pro-evolution references.

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