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101 Non-Animated Family Movies on Netflix

Looking for family movie night ideas? Check out our list of 100 non-cartoon family movies on Netflix. 

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I love family movie night. It is a ritual in our home. We love to get together in front of the TV – all 4 of us snuggled up on one couch – and watch movies together. It’s a time where we can slow down and just be together as a family.

While the kids would be happy if we watched animated movies every night, the adults in the house don’t necessarily enjoy watching them all the time. Don’t get me wrong – there are some very awesome cartoon movies. I just like to have non-animated movie options that we can enjoy together.

Netflix has a huge library of family movies streaming right now. Back when I was a member of the Netflix Stream Team, I put together a list of 100 of them (I think we’ve seen all but a couple of them!) for you to browse through. Some of them have some animated characters in them, but all of them have real live people in them.

This list is always kept up to date, so be sure to bookmark this post and come back to it regularly. You’ll always find newly added movies at the bottom of the list!

For more family friendly streaming services, check out Hulu, STARZ, Curiosity Stream, Disney+ or Prime Video.

100 Non Animated Family Movies on Netflix

1. Dolphin Kick

2. Dolphin Tale 2

3. Mako Mermaids

4. H2O: Just Add Water

5. A 2nd Chance

6. Raising the Bar

7. Full Out

8. Benji

9. Free Rein

10. Zapped

11. Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore

12. Jessica Darling’s It List

13. Malibu Rescue

14. Cheer Squad

15. Go Live Your Way!

16. Spy Kids 4D: All the Time in the World

17. The Spiderwick Chronicles

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18. Radio Rebel

19. Pee Wee’s Big Holiday

20. The Princess Switch

21. Pants on Fire

22. My Babysitter’s a Vampire: The Movie

23. You Can Tutu

24. A Witch’s Ball

25. Good Sam

26. Pup Star

27. Pup Star Better2Gether

28. Aliens Ate My Homework

29. Monkey Up

30. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

31. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

32. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

33. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

34. Rip Tide

35. Woody Woodpecker

36. God Bless the Broken Road

37. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

38. F.R.E.D.I.

39. Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool

40. Mary Poppins Returns

41. The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl

42. Miracle

43. Big Miracle

44. Tall Girl

45. Hope Springs Eternal

46. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

47. Liar, Liar Vampire

48. The Massively Mixed Up Middle School Mystery

49. Legends of the Hidden Temple

50. The Boy Who Cried Werewolf

51. Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket

52. Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

53. Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

54. DJ Cinderella (aka Cindarella Pop)

55. Big Time Movie

56. Shorts

57. Go Karts

58. Full Count

59. Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events

60. Grand-Daddy Day Care

61. Scales: Mermaids are Real

62. Hugo

63. Feel the Beat

64. The Healer

65. Greater

66. Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

67. A Champion Heart

68. Holiday in the Wild

69. The Main Event

70. The Last Airbender

71. What a Girl Wants

72. Back of the Net

73. Spelling the Dream

74. Going for Gold

75. All Hallows’ Eve

76. Mirror Mirror

77. Johnny English Reborn

78. Sleepover

79. For Love or Money

80. The Next Karate Kid

81. A Walk to Remember

82. Dennis the Menace

83. Zookeeper

84. Roped

85. Hop

86. Jinxed

87. Ride Like a Girl

88. JEM and the Holograms

89. Soul Surfer


90. Casper


91. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting


92. Enola Holmes


93. The Spy Next Door


94. Back to the Future 1


95. Back to the Future 2


96. Back to the Future 3


97. The Adams Family


98. The Witches


99. Coneheads


100. The Indian in the Cupboard


101. The Sleepover

If you can’t find a family movie to watch on Netflix, you may be able to find something new to watch on Hulu, STARZ, Curiosity Stream, Disney+ or Prime Video.

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