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The 20 best kids' films on Netflix right now

Section: Family life

There's nothing better than a family film night with all the family after a long week. But there is always a struggle deciding the right film for your family viewing.

If you haven't yet decided on your next family film, or just cannot choose, have a look through our top 20 films that are on Netflix right now. All of these are perfect for your family get-together. 

Best kids' movies on Netflix:

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1) Beauty and the Beast (2017)

One of Disney's greatest princess stories, Beauty and the Beast follows the story of a prince who is cursed and is to stay as a Beast for the rest of his life. The only way to break this curse is to fall in love before the rose in the West Wing dies. 
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2) Madagascar (2005)

New York Zoo has been Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria's home for as long as they can remember. But when Marty decides to break free on his tenth birthday, after finding Marty, they wake up and find themselves in Madagascar. 
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3) Wonder (2017)

August 'Auggie' Pullman was born with a rare facial deformity and has been home-schooled up until now where he finally gets to go to a private school. The film is a story about fighting for acceptance and compassion as it follows Auggie's friendship with Jack. 
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4) Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

The Smurfs have been set challenged with a quest to find The Lost Village before Gargagamel, before the evil wizard does. Follow their journey through the Enchanted Forest and encounters with magical creatures along the way. 
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5) Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Gnomeo and Juliet are in need of some help from Sherlock Gnomes and Gnome Watson, his assistant when Gnomeo gets in some trouble in a shop. 
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6) Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Alvin, Simon, and Theodore find out that Dave is preparing to propose to his new girlfriend and dump them. They try to stop the proposal, as they can't bear to lose Dave or gain a stepbrother.
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7) Bee Movie (2007)

Barry B. Benson has just graduated and he reluctantly joins the team of bees, where his job is to bring the honey and pollination of the flowers, to see the rest of the world. Barry meets Vanessa and wants to stay outside of the hive forever. 
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8) Daddy Day Care (2003)

Two dads have lost their jobs and become stay-at-home dads and run a daycare group called Daddy Day Care. 
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9) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

There is a competition to win a tour at Willy Wonka's famous Chocolate Factory, and Charlie wins the last Golden Ticket. Charlie brings his Grandpa, Joe, with him, and they both visit the most amazing factory they could imagine. 
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10) Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Hotel Transylvania, run by Count Dracula, is a place where monsters can stay with their families away from humans. But when he finds out a boy has fallen for his teenage daughter, he tries to protect her from falling in love with him.
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11) Shrek 2 (2004)

Shrek and Fiona are now married and living a happy life in the swamp. But, when they are invited to meet Princess Fiona's parents to the kingdom of Far Far Away, not everything turns out how they expected. 
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12) The Princess Switch (2018)

A baker from Chicago has been invited to compete in a baking competition over the Christmas holiday. When she arrives, she bumps into the prince's fiancee, but they're exactly the same. Watch them swap lives for 2 days. 
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13) Megamind (2010)

Megamind is a super-villain and has become bored after there is nobody left to kill. When a new foe is created, he is challenged to save the day instead of being the villain. 
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14) Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out (1989)

Wallace and Gromit have run out of their supply of Wensleydale cheese, and of course, the only way to solve this is to go to the moon. 
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15) Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

The gang are on a mission to save Coolsville from an attack of monsters. 
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16) Shark Tale (2004)

As Oscar is struggling in his work life, one shark is found dead by an anchor after chasing him. Oscar takes advantage of this and calls himself the "shark slayer" which helps him grow to fame. 
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17) Flushed Away (2006)

Roddy is a pet rat in a house in Kensington, used to a life of luxury. However, when Sid flushes him down the toilet, he finds himself in the sewer community of Ratropoli. 
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18) Evan Almighty (2007)

Evan Baxter has just moved house with his family and started a new job to work on a campaign to save the world. But God commands him to build an ark in 40 days. 
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19) Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Po is a lazy panda and works in his family's noodle shop. His dreams come true with the opportunity to join the world of Kung Fu with the idols he's had all of his life. 
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20) Mr Bean's Holiday (2007)

Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes for his summer holiday where he separates a father and son by accident. His holiday is spent trying to reunite the family. 

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While training as a journalist at the University of Gloucestershire for 3 years, she was nominated for the Best Feature Category at the Midlands Student’s Media Awards this year, and Head of News and Social Media for the university’s radio station, Tone Radio. Ellie has been published by the likes of Heatworld, Heart, Gloucestershire Live, and ITV West Country.