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Our Favorite Streaming Family Movies On Netflix In 2023

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Our Favorite Streaming Family Movies On Netflix In 2023

By Movieguide® Contributor 

As 2023 comes to a close, it’s a great time to wrap up our favorite picks for streaming movies on Netflix. These films are both entertaining and safe for the family to view together. From flicks based on video games to everyone’s favorite superhero, this list is sure to please everyone.

 

 

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.

YES DAY

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
YES DAY is a funny, enjoyable family comedy streaming on Netflix about parents who say yes to their three children for one whole day. YES DAY has a morally uplifting, redemptive worldview about loving one another, making sacrifices for others and giving to your family.

THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
In THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES, an animated science fiction comedy on Netflix, all Katie wants to do is get to film college, but her father decides the family should drive Katie to college and, along the way, the family finds themselves in the middle of a robot apocalypse. THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES is odd and quirky in a fun way, with great animation and strong morally uplifting, pro-family themes, but the story is a bit too longwinded.

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.

LEO

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
Adam Sandler’s latest movie on Netflix, LEO, is a clean, clever, utterly wonderful animated musical comedy for all ages that follows a talking lizard named Leo who helps some students and their mean teacher with numerous life lessons. Leo has spent his entire 74 years of life in a glass-encased terrarium at an elementary school fifth-grade classroom alongside his best friend, Squirtle the Turtle, but now wants to see the world.

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.

CHICKEN RUN: DAWN OF THE NUGGET

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
In CHICKEN RUN: DAWN OF THE NUGGET on Netflix, Rocky the Rooster and his wife Ginger must save their daughter from becoming a chicken nugget on a farm that’s meant to fool naïve little chickens. CHICKEN RUN: DAWN OF THE NUGGET is a funny and exciting morality tale, with a strong message that children should obey their parents, but caution is advised for younger children because of some scary cartoon violence.

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.

JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY follows an inventor who has lost his motivation when his work is stolen and his wife passes away, but is inspired once again when his granddaughter comes to live with him. Streaming on Netflix, JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY is a fun, exciting, heartfelt musical that has a strong moral, redemptive worldview stressing love, family, forgiveness, and the joy of creation and including positive references to Christmas and prayer, but focuses too much on personal belief.

Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


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