The Best Family And Kids Movies Of 2022

Voting Rules
Vote up your favorite family films that were released in the US in 2022.

Looking for a good movie for family film night? This list of the best 2022 kids movies has got you covered. Netflix started the year with Home Team starring Kevin James as Sean Payton who returns home to coach his son's Pop Warner football team. If you have Ice Age fans in your family, you're going to want to watch The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild. There's something for every member of your family on this 2022 kids movie list. And everyone loves the story of Pinocchio right? This year will have two films about the wooden boy, so don't miss out on Robert Zemeckis's Pinocchio starring Tom Hanks or Guillermo del Toro's stop animation version. You'll decide which one ends up higher on the list with your votes.

Be sure to vote up the family movies you loved watching, vote down any that you think other families should skip, and be sure to check back throughout the year as upcoming kids movies are released and added to this list.

Photo: The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
    Video: YouTube
    After burning though eight lives, Puss in Boots sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore all nine.
    • Actors: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Olivia Colman, Harvey Guillen, Samson Kayo
    • Directed by: Joel Crawford
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru
    Video: YouTube

    The wacky origin story continues with Gru and his little yellow friends. This time “the Cru” must defeat the Vicious 6, a supervillain group who won't let them join their group. The ‘70s setting is complete with a Jack Antonoff curated soundtrack with covers from today’s best artists.

    In the 1970s, young Gru tries to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious 6 after they oust their leader -- the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles. When the interview turns disastrous, Gru and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious 6 hot on their tails. Luckily, he finds an unlikely source for guidance -- Wild Knuckles himself -- and soon discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.
    • Actors: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, Russell Brand
    • Directed by: Kyle Balda

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  • The Bad Guys
    Video: YouTube
    172 votes

    As Mr. Wolf and his crew know, it pays to be bad. Based on Aaron Blabey's children's book of the same name, The Bad Guys follows a crime gang as they try to be good after a heist gone wrong. Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Richard Ayoade, Craig Robinson, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz lend their voices. 

    After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet -- becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they're turning good.
    • Actors: Sam Rockwell, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson
    • Directed by: Pierre Perifel
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    Video: YouTube
    123 votes

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    You favorite speedster is back, with friends this time, fighting against a familiar foe. Be sure to catch this one on the big screen before it runs out of the theaters.

    After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove that he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of a mystical emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
    • Actors: James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell
    • Directed by: Jeff Fowler
  • The Sea Beast
    Video: YouTube
    79 votes

    Netflix's newest family film centers on a young girl who stows away on a monster hunter's ship. With bright colors and exciting monsters this animated adventure is perfect for the whole family.

    The life of a legendary sea monster hunter is turned upside down when a young girl stows away on his ship.
    • Actors: Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator, Jared Harris, Dan Stevens, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
    • Directed by: Chris Williams

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  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
    Video: YouTube

    Sometimes some crimes go slipping through the cracks, but these two gumshoes are finally picking up the slack, after a close to 30 year hiatus. Your favorite rescue rangers are back, this time in a full length Who Framed Roger Rabbit style movie on Disney+. John Mulaney and Andy Samberg voice the titular Chip and Dale, two washed-out chipmunks who need to solve a new mystery.

    Chip 'n' Dale jump into live-action.
    • Actors: Andy Samberg, John Mulaney, KiKi Layne, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen
    • Directed by: Akiva Schaffer