8 Family Friendly Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime
by Emily Keen
We are guessing you landed here since you hit a dead end every time you are out there searching for a movie to watch with your family? First of all, be assured that it’s not your fault. Amazon’s selection of kid-friendly films is a limited list. Fishing out the absolute childproof features takes extra patience.
But don’t sweat over it, since we already did that for you. Here is a list of 8 family-friendly movies streaming on Amazon Prime:
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Rated PG-13, IMDb score: 6.5/10
Luc Besson’s The Fifth element may not exactly fall within the confines of family movies, but Valerian sure does. The film is an adaptation of French comics and has a PG-13 rating. The film has its share of absurd ferocity but the kind that does not hurt to see since it is mostly computer-generated. Oh, and there is a sexy dance number by Rihanna.
- The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Space (2017)
Rated G, IMDb score: N/A
Again a G-Rated feature which is safe for watching with children of all ages. Paul Hunts Cat in the Hat saga this time explores the wilderness of the solar system. This the absolute go-to if you want to get your kids started on the sci-fi space adventures.
- Power Rangers (2017)
Rated PG-13, IMDb score: 6.0/10
This reboot of the original Power Rangers film is a next-level adventure. It is neatly tidied up for the new-gen audience (older kids basically) and follows the power rangers dealing with some obnoxious rumor peddling happening at school. The violence is animated and the kids get to venture into the vivid world of the gang fighting evil monsters.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
Rated PG-13, IMDb score: 6/10
Before you pounce on our decision to add this movie to the list, wait! Agreed that this turtle spoof carries a load of foul language and toilet humor, but they have definitely sobered down on the sexual content. If that’s what had you worried and a little “Jackass” and “son of a b****” here and there does not bother you, go for it!
- Hugo (2011)
Rated PG, IMDb score: 7.5/10
A quirky ride power packed for younger groups of audiences is what Hugo is at large. The tale speaks of Hugo, an orphan who loses his father in a fire. While there is nothing particularly concerning or even alarming about the film, the tone adopted in the film by Sasha Baron Cohen’s character where she speaks of pregnancy and infidelity may have upset a few sections.
- Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Rated PG, IMDb score: 6.2/10
This whimsical space adventure has two brothers (aged 6 and 10) put aside their conflicts embark on a journey that will have them facing off against infuriated extra-terrestrial beasts. An absolute No No if you despise foul language though!
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Rated PG-13, IMDb score: 8.3/10
Are you surprised Indiana Jones made the list? You are probably thinking “why anyone in their right mind would want to show their children scenes of melting humans and skeletons”? We don’t want that too. The Franchise’s third installment goes subtle on the element of “atrocious” and that is how it made the cut. Indy this time pairs up with his father Henry (played by Sean Connery) to give us a wholesome movie full of action, adventure and drama.
- Jack Frost (1979)
IMDb score: 7.2/10
Jack Frost visits the town every year and along with him brings wintertime. But this time fate takes an unexpected turn and the master of cold has his heart warmed by a local woman Elisa. Lovestruck, the conjurer pleads to become human. But the transformation comes with its share of troubles that Elisa’s family must now endure. The stop motion animation feature harbors certain terms that in the times could be considered offensive.