From Cinderella to Sing: Top kids and family movies to watch on Prime Video

From modern takes on classic tales to animated favourites, we take a look at the best kids and family films available to stream on Prime Video.

By James Descombes Published: 17 March 2022 - 10.30am
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Whether you’re looking for a family film to sit down and enjoy with your little ones or a movie to keep kids entertained for an hour or so during the school holidays, Prime Video has a treasure trove of content to keep boys and girls happy.

Here are some of the best family and kids films available with a Prime Video subscription.

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Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania 

With Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Selena Gomez (Mavis) and Andy Samberg (Jonathan) providing the voice talent, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is an action adventure packed with high-jinks and laughter for kids to sink their teeth into.

When Van Helsing’s (Jim Gaffigan) mysterious invention goes wrong, Drac (Brian Hull) and his pals are transformed into humans and Johnny becomes a monster. Now Drac and Monster must work together to find a cure and switch back before it’s too late. 

Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania is available to watch on Prime Video now.

Cinderella 

Pop sensation Camila Cabello stars in this modern musical take on the classic fairy tale. Cinders has big dreams and with the help of her Fabulous Godmother (Billy Porter) strives to make them come true.

The film is packed with singalong dance numbers to get the family off the sofa and also features star turns from Pierce Brosnan (King Rowan), Minnie Drive (Queen Beatrice), James Corden (James) and Idina Menzel (Vivian).

Cinderella is available to watch now on Prime Video. 

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Sing

Sing Prime Video Dentsu

Koala, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), attempts to save a theatre from financial ruin by hosting a singing competition. But things go awry when the prize money is accidentally advertised as $100,000 instead of just $1,000.

With an array of modern musical hits, awesome animations and a heavyweight Hollywood cast including Reese Witherspoon (Rosita), Scarlet Johansson (Ash), Seth MacFarlane (Mike), Jennifer Saunders (Nana) and Jennifer Hudson (Young Nana), Sing offers some joyous fun for the whole family.

Sing is available to watch now on Prime Video.

Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon

If your little ones loved Disney's Moana, give animated movie Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon a go. It tells the story of a young girl named Ainbo (Lola Raie) who embarks on an epic journey alongside her spirit guides – an armadillo called Dillo (Dino Andrade) and an oversized tapir by the name of Vaca (Joe Hernandez) – to seek out the Mother Spirit and save their home in the Amazon Rainforest.

Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon is available to watch on Prime Video now.

Charming

Charming Prime Video Vanguard Animation

From the producer behind Shrek comes Charming – the story of young Prince Charming and his quest to find true love before his 21st birthday, or risk losing his claim to the throne.

The voice talent is provided by the likes of Demi Lovato (Lenore), Sia (Half-Oracle), Avril Lavigne (Snow White) and John Cleese (Fairy Godmother), so expect funky music and funny lines along the way. 

Charming is available to watch now on Prime Video.

UglyDolls

Inspired by the mega-popular plush toys launched in 2001, UglyDolls is an animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, find love and discover what it means to be different.

With stars such as Kelly Clarkson (Moxy), Nick Jonas (Lou), Janelle Monae (Mandy), Blake Shelton (Ox), Pitbull (Uglydog), Ice-T (Peggy) and Lizzo (Lydia) providing the voices, expect a magical musical adventure that kids will love. 

UglyDolls is available to watch on Prime Video now.

Despicable Me / Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me Prime Video Universal Pictures

Bring some minion magic into your home with Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 available to stream on Prime Video. Despicable Me 3 is also available to rent or buy on the streaming platform.

The heart-warming animated trilogy tells the story of supervillain Gru and his plans to take over the world with his array of dangerous gadgetry. However, when three little orphaned girls – Margo, Edith and Agnes – plead for Gru to become their dad, Gru questions who he really is.

Then in the BAFTA Award-winning sequel, Gru is living a legitimate life with his jam business when he’s recruited by the Anti Villain League when a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen.

Steve Carell provides the voice of Gru, while Russell Brand delivers the voice of Gru’s gadget man, Dr Nefario. 

Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 are available to watch on Prime Video now.

Despicable Me 3 is available to rent and buy on Prime Video.

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon 

Everyone’s favourite sheep returns for another adventure, with kids’ favourite Justin Fletcher again providing the voice for our fluffy hero, Shaun.

This time around an alien named Lu-La with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm and Shaun makes it his mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor back home before the sinister organisation, the Ministry of Alien Detection, and its leader, Agent Red, can capture her. 

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is available to watch now on Prime Video.