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The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu 

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Updated May 30, 2020 5.8k votes 1.2k voters 111.8k views 67 items

Ever since renting a VHS from Blockbuster went the way of the dodo, families have been using online streaming services like Hulu to create a new version of "family night." The best family movies on Hulu have a little something for everyone to enjoy, from mom and dad, to the younger kids, to teenagers, and everyone in between. Enjoy these movies side by side on the couch with your family. And please remember to share the popcorn with your sister, okay? 

Dr. Seuss's children's books-turned-films are well represented on this list of the best family movies streaming on Hulu. Here, you'll find 1972's The Lorax ,and two oldies but goodies: Dr. Seuss on the Loose and The Cat in the Hat. Hulu also has the ever-lovable Snoopy, Come Home—a Peanuts movie that's a definite must for Charlie Brown fans. For a guaranteed laugh, try out movies like Bad News Bears, a remake of the classic starring Billy Bob Thornton. Other great family movies on Hulu right now include Kazaam (starring none other than Shaquille O'Neal), Babe, and Spy Kids 2, among many others.

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

Released: 2001

Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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The Swan Princess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
John Cleese, Jack Palance, Frank Welker

Released: 1994

Directed by: Richard Rich

The Swan Princess is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy film based on the ballet "Swan Lake". Starring the voice talents of Jack Palance, John Cleese, Steven Wright, and Sandy ...more

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#138 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #205 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #112 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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The Road to El Dorado is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Elton John, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Silverman, Will Finn, Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul

The Road to El Dorado is a 2000 American animated musical adventure comedy film directed by Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul, with additional sequences by Will Finn and David ...more

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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more

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#77 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #24 of 601 The Best Animated Films Everlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Girls Just Want to Have ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Cyndi Lauper

Released: 1985

Directed by: Alan Metter

Girls Just Want to Have Fun is a 1985 American romantic comedy dance film directed by Alan Metter and starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt. For many years, Comedy Central, Lifetime, USA ...more

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A Boy Named Charlie Brow... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin, Christopher DeFaria

Released: 1969

Directed by: Bill Melendez, Charles M. Schulz

A Boy Named Charlie Brown is a 1969 American animated musical film, produced by Cinema Center Films, distributed by National General Pictures, and directed by Bill Meléndez, it is the ...more
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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin, Allan Sherman

Released: 1971

Directed by: Hawley Pratt

The Cat in the Hat is an animated musical television special first aired on CBS on March 10, 1971, based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss children's book of the same name, and produced by DePatie-Freleng ...more

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Chicken Run is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peter Lord, Nick Park

Chicken Run is a 2000 British-French-American stop-motion animated comedy film made by the Aardman Animations studios and directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park. Chicken Run received positive ...more

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Hey Arnold!: The Jungle ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Mason Vale, Cotton Francesca, Marie Smith

Released: 2017

Directed by: Raymie Muzquiz, Stu Livingston

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie is a 2017 American animated television film based on the Nickelodeon series Hey Arnold! and was directed by Raymie Muzquiz and Stu Livingston. The film answers ...more
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Spirit: Stallion of the ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Charles Napier

Released: 2002

Directed by: Lorna Cook, Kelly Asbury

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a 2002 American animated western drama film that that was produced by DreamWorks Animation and released by DreamWorks Pictures. It follows the adventures of a ...more

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A Very Brady Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Peter Baldwin

A Very Brady Christmas is a 1988 television film based on the series The Brady Bunch, featuring all of the original actors who appeared in the series except for Susan Olsen, who was on her ...more
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Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton

Released: 1992

Directed by: Brian Levant

Beethoven is a 1992 family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin as George Newton and Bonnie Hunt as Alice Newton. The film is the first in the Beethoven film series. ...more

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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston

Released: 1997

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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Corpse Bride is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Joe Donley added Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

Corpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton. The plot is set in a fictional ...more

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The Chaperone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Chaperone Triple H, Ariel Winter, Annabeth Gish

Released: 2011

The Chaperone is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, and also produced by WWE Studios. The film stars Triple H, Yeardley Smith, Ariel Winter, Kevin Corrigan, José ...more

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Bigfoot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Bigfoot
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How to Train Your Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Dean DeBlois

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a ...more

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Open Season is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing, Martin Lawrence

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jill Culton, Roger Allers, Anthony Stacchi

Open Season is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film, written by Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman and directed by Jill Culton and Roger Allers, and co-directed by Anthony Stacchi. The ...more

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Antz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Eric Darnell

Antz is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It features the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, ...more

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Flight of the Red Balloo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Juliette Binoche, Fang Song, Hippolyte Girardot

Released: 2007

Directed by: Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Flight of the Red Balloon is a 2007 French-Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. It is the first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d'Orsay, and tells the story of a ...more
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Rugrats Tales from the C... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Joe Donley added Kathy Najimy

Released: 2006

Rugrats Tales from the Crib: Three Jacks and a Beanstalk is a straight to DVD film from the Rugrats series, released on September 5, 2006.
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UglyDolls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Joe Donley added Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monáe, Wanda Sykes

Released: 2019

Directed by: Kelly Asbury

UglyDolls is a 2019 American computer-animated jukebox musical comedy film directed by Kelly Asbury, based on the plush toys. Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) and her UglyDoll friends travel to the other ...more
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Sherlock Gnomes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2018

Directed by: John Stevenson

Sherlock Gnomes is a 2018 British-American 3D computer-animated fantasy romantic comedy mystery film directed by John Stevenson. Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) recruit detective ...more
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Snoopy, Come Home is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Bill Melendez, Christopher DeFaria, Linda Ercoli

Released: 1972

Directed by: Bill Melendez

Snoopy, Come Home! is a 1972 animated musical film, released by National General Pictures, produced by Cinema Center Films and Lee Mendelson Films, directed by Bill Meléndez, and based on ...more

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Instant Family is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu
Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner

Released: 2018

Directed by: Sean Anders

Instant Family is a 2018 comedy film directed by Sean Anders. Couple Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children.