26 Best Family Movies on Netflix in Australia [Updated 2021]

Best Family Movies On Netflix

This streaming platform has made it possible to bring all the brilliant stuff with some really great movies under the same roof. Below listed are some of the best family movies on Netflix in Australia right now that you and your family can watch together to build awesome memories.

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1. The Little Mermaid 2018

The Little mermaid

Directors: Blake Harris, Chris Bouchard

Writer: Blake Harris

Cast: Poppy Drayton, William Moseley, Loreto Peralta

The movie starts with a reporter who wishes to see the Mermaid everybody is talking about. He doesn’t believe mermaids can exist and wants to see one if they do exist.

Age group: 15-20


2. The Mitchells Vs. the Machine

The Mitchells vs The Machines

Director: Michael Rianda

Writer: Michael Rianda

Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Blake Griffin

This is one of the top best comedy family movies on Netflix, which can be enjoyed by viewers of all ages. The movie revolves around the life of a young girl who got on her first road trip with her parents, younger brother, and her beloved dog. As the trip progresses, she realizes this is more than just a bonding trip. This trip taught her the significance of technology and how not to let it lead our lives.

Age group: 15-20


3. The Willoughbys 

The Willoughbys 

Director: Kris Pearn

Writer: Lois Lowry, Kris Pearn

Cast: Alessia Cara, Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews

Willoughby is an excellent animation style mixed with a fun character. The movie has a very dark sense of humor. The story starts in the Willoughby mansion; a home tucked away between two skyscrapers, hidden from the modern world.

This story is a battle between the children’s emotions and their parents. When their parents kick them out, the Willoughby children decide to raise themselves on their own.

Age group: 1-10


4. The princess bride

The princess bride

Director: Rob Reiner

Writer: William Goldman

Cast: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin

This movie is one of the best non-animated family movies on Netflix . This story is all about the fairy tale, in which the characters must suffer to find their true love story. They have to fight against all the odds to get united and prosper.

Age group: 15-20


5. Babe- Pig in the city

Babe- Pig in the city

Director: Chris Noonan

Writer: Roscoe Lee Browner

Cast: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh

This movie is also one of the best non-animated movies on Netflix. This movie is based on babe, an orphaned pig who won a local contest and a handsome prize. However, the owners of the Pig are too proud to accept the money and turn down the offer. This story focuses on how Babe goes about having fun in everything life has to offer.

Age group: 1-10


6. We can be heroes

We can be heroes

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Writer: Robert Rodriguez

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Yaya Gosselin, Pedro Pascal

This is also one of the top best new family movies on Netflix. This movie is based on kids who possess real superpowers. From super-intelligent Wheels to A-Capella, who can move things around him by singing, this gang is brimming with super enthusiastic youngsters. Watch them take on risky tasks as they go about doing what they are best at.

Age group: 10-15


7. Finding ‘Ohana

Finding ‘Ohana

Director: Jude Weng

Writer: Christina Strain

Cast: Kea Peahu, Kelly Hu, Alex Aiono

This movie stands tall amongst the list of best new family movies on Netflix Australia. Two siblings set out to spend a chilled summer in their heritage home in Oahu, Havana. Things soon get interesting as they find a mysterious journal with a map that leads to a massive treasure.

Age group: 15-20


8. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey 

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey 

Director: David E Talbert

Writer: David E Talbert

Cast: Madalen Mills, Anika Noni Rose,  Forest Whitaker

Betrayal is rough, but a betrayal from a long-time friend is a hard pill to swallow. A toymaker loses all interest in his profession after one such heartbreaking betrayal. But a young brimming grandaughter’s appearance suddenly has him filled with hope and life.

Age group: 10-15


9. Fearless

 Fearless

Director: Cory Edwards

Writer: Rafael Yglesias

Cast: Yara Shahidi, Miles Robbins

Teens are not usually the most responsible people in a room, but when push comes to shove, everybody must step up. The story revolves around a teenager taking care of three kids. His life is thrown into turmoil as creatures from his beloved video game come alive to harm the three babies.

Age group: 15-20


10. Wish Dragon

Wish Dragon

Director: Chris Appelhans

Writer:Chris Appelhans

Cast: Jimmy Wong, John Cho

A quirky twist on the age-old story of Alladin and the genie in the bottle, this story revolves around a young man Din and a dragon that is revealed from a Chinese Tea Pot.

Age group:  10-15


11. Benji

Benji

Director: Brandon Camp

Writer: Joe Camp

Cast: Gabriel Bateman, Darby Camp

Dogs are the best healers. With their big beautiful eyes and always happy mode on, they can cheer up any lost spirit. Benji comes to a house and mends their internal relations. But he is there for a lot more than what meets the eyes. Find out more in this movie.

Age group: 10-15


12. Klaus

Klaus

Director: Sergio Pablos

Writer: Sergio Pablos

Cast: Sergio Pablos, Jason Schwartzman

Need a fresh dose of inspiration? This movie might be perfect for you. Jesper, a below-average student, is tired of his mediocre life, and due to his constant failures, he is sentenced to barren lands about the arctic circle. Contrary to everybody’s believes, he cultivates two every meaningful friendship and learns that life is not always about success on paper.

Age group: 1-10


13. Latte and the magic Waterstone

Latte and the magic Waterstone

Director: Regina Walker, Mimi Maynard

Writer: Martin Behnke, Andrea Deppert

Cast: Victor Solberg, Luisa Weitzorek

A young, ambitious hedgehog takes on the responsibility of rescuing the Forrest from a drought. He convinces everybody that the only way to save their lives is by reclaiming the magical Waterstone, which is currently in possession of the Bear king.

Age group: 10-15


14. A Cinderella story: Christmas Wish

A Cinderella story: Christmas Wish

Director: Michelle Johnston

Writer: Michelle Johnston

Cast: Gregg Sulkin, Laura Mariano

This movie puts a modern spin on the kid’s story of the same name. A young woman who aspires to be a singer is tormented by her stepmother and daunting stepsisters. The girl’s life changes for the better as she falls in love with a dashing young man who belongs to a wealthy family.

 Age group: 15-20


15. Trouble

Trouble

Director: Kevin Johnson

Writer: Kate Christensen

Cast: Big Sean, Lucy hale

This movie is about a pampered dog who is responsible for his own survival. The greedy kids of his former owner have bad intentions for him, and he must look out for himself in this real, cruel world.

Age group: 10-15


16. Wonder Park

Wonder Park

Director: Dylan Brown

Writer: Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Robert Gordon

Cast: John Oliver, Ken Jeong

June, an enthusiastic and creative girl, accidentally stumbled upon an amusement park in ruins. She decides to let her imagination run wild as she gives this torn-down place a happy makeover.

Age group: 10-15


17. Next-Gen

 Next-Gen

Director: Joe Ksander, Kevin R Adams

Writer: Joe Ksander, Kevin R Adams,

Cast: Charlyne Yi, John Ksander

Technology is dominating the world right now. Like it or hate it, you just can’t ignore it. Most of our lives are dictated by gadgets around us. When a madman sets on a mission to rule the world through technological means, a stubborn young girl and a combat robot on the run join forces to stop him.

Age group: 15-20


18. Minions

Minions

Director: Pierre Coffin, Kyle balsa

Writer: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul, Brian Lynch

Cast: Bob the Minion, Kevin the minion

Three adorable minions Kevin, Bob, and Stuart, embark on a journey to find a new master. They travel across the world and finally meet a lady named Scarlett. She recruits these three minions and reveals her plans of conquering the world.

Age group: 10-15


19. Home

Home

Director: Tim Johnson

Writer: Matt Ember, Tom J Astlle

Cast: Rihanna, Jim Parsons

The story revolves around a misfit alien named. Oh, who is on the run from his own people. He seeks shelter on planet earth, where he befriends a young, brave girl, Tip. Tip also has her history of mischiefs, but currensuspensetly, she is on the mission to find her missing mother.

Recommended: Best Alien Movies on Netflix

Age group: 10-15


20. Rango

Rango

Director: Gore Verbinski

Writer: Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrenkit, John logan

Cast: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher

An ambitious chameleon with dreams of becoming a hero, the plot doesn’t get better than this. He does everything that could earn him the slightest of fame. When he stumbled upon a draught-stricken town, he sees it as an opportunity to be the hero and the savior of this land.

Age group: 15-20


21. Goosebumps

Goosebumps

Director: Rob Letterman

Writer: R. L Stine

Cast: R. L Stine, Jack Black, Odeya Rush

Reading books is great, but what happens when the creatures we read about come to life? Characters from a horror book come alive and wreak havoc among those living. The leads try to battle this unusual occurrence attempting to send those creatures back where they belong, in a storybook.

Age group: 15-20

Recommended: Best Horror Movies on Netflix


22. The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Director: Mark Osborne

Writer: Antoine De Saint- Exupéry

Cast: Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie For

Movies based on this world are common, but this movie takes a turn and talks about a completely different dimension. An aviator and a little girl lead this movie as the aviator introduces her to a world that allows her to relive her childhood and take away valuable lessons from it.

Age group: 15-20


23. Mirror Mirror 2012

Mirror Mirror 2012

Director: Tarsem Singh

Writer: Brothers Grimm, Melissa Wallack

Cast: Lily Collins, Armie Hammer

This movie is about snow white and her evil stepmother, who strategically but wrongfully snatched the kingdom from her stepdaughter and banished her to a life in the woods. Snow white is in ruins, but her spirits are high. She, along with her seven dwarf friends, embark on a journey to take back what belongs to her in the first place.

Age group: 15-20


24. How to train your dragon 2

how to train your dragon 2

Director: Dean Deblois

Writer: Dean Deblois

Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrara

A dragon trapper is on the loose, and now it’s up to toothless and hiccups to stop him. The dragon trapper has endangered many dragon lives on Berk, and these two boys are determined to end this circle right here.

Age group: 10-15


25. Barbie Princess Adventure

Barbie Princess Adventure

Director: Conrad Helten

Writer: Ann Austen

Cast: Erica Lindbeck, America young

This movie is for all adventure lovers. Barbie wanders off on a distinct kingdom where she finds herself to be a royal member lookalike. Resembling none other than the royal princess came with lots of responsibilities for Barbie.

Age group: 15-20


26. Gnome Alone

Gnome Alone

Director: Peter Lepeniotis

Writer: Michael Schwartz, Zina Zaflow.

Cast: Becky G, Josh Peck

Chloe moves into a new place and discovers mischievous garden gnomes. She soon learns about their little secret but is torn whether or not she should join them in their battle.

Age group: 1-10


27. Secret Magic Control Agency

Secret Magic Control Agency

Director: Aleksey Tsitsilin

Writer: Aleksey Tsitsilin

Cast: Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld, Sylvana Joyce

Hansel and Gretel are blessed with powers like no one else’s. But with so much power comes immense responsibility. They team up and set out to find the king of the kingdom and restore balance.

Age group: 1-10


28. Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Director: Rob Letterman

Writer: Rob Letterman, Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Dereck Connolly.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Anybody who hasn’t heard of Pikachu must have been living under a rock. This movie is about Tim, who recently lost his detective father. The grieving son runs to his father’s detective buddy Pikachu. They join hands to investigate his father’s unfinished cases.

Age group: 10-15


29. Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

Director: Will Gluck

Writer: Beatrix potter

Cast: Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson

A group of four rabbits is living their life to the fullest, tormenting a garden owner and destroying his vegetables. It was all fun and games until the owner dies, and the house is inherited by Mr. McGregor, who hates animals. He makes all attempts to keep the mischievous bunnies out until he falls in love with someone who changes his perception about all animals.

Age group: 1-10


30. Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Writer: Robert Smigel, Todd Durham, Peter Baynham

Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg

Infamous for hosting Dracula and all things supernatural, Hotel Transylvania is owned by Count Dracula and his daughter Mavis. When the hotel is filled with supernatural creatures in celebration of Mavis’s birthday, an ordinary man manages to sneak in. Things go wrong when he falls for the birthday girl.

Age group: 15-20


Parting Words

You’re missing out a lot on movie nights if you don’t have your watchlist in Australia for the best family movies on Netflix. These movies won’t make you sink into your seat the moment an intimate scene comes up, or someone says a cuss word is rare. If you are looking for movies to watch with your family in Australia without worrying about the kind of content that’s going to come up on the screen, you should pick any of the above-mentioned films and relax.

Joshua Garner

Joshua calls himself nerd+geek who is also passionate about football. He enjoys comics, animes, and science fiction. He finds his comfort in writing about suspense, thrillers and science fiction shows and movies.

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