Finding something to watch with the entire family might be difficult. Fortunately, Hulu has you covered with a diverse collection of films suitable for all ages.
We combed through Hulu’s catalog and selected the top ten family-friendly films. These options will satisfy every branch of your family tree, from heartwarming tales of friendship to wonderfully illustrated adventures.
Plus, you won’t require any of Hulu’s add-on memberships to view these, so you won’t have any problems.
While Hulu is known for its high-octane action flicks and a slew of inventive indies, the streaming service also has a good variety of family films if you know where to search.
Fortunately, we’ve looked through the Hulu collection to find the best of the best in terms of family and kid’s viewing alternatives, ranging from animated features to family-friendly blockbusters to even slightly eccentric picks that could become your kids’ new favorite movie.
Check out our list of the finest family movies available on Hulu right now.
Throughout his career, Robert Zemeckis has pioneered innovative visual effects, and the computer-generated motion capture technology he employed on the holiday classic The Polar Express is one of the most game-changing.
He continued to experiment with this technology in following projects such as A Christmas Carol and Beowulf, but The Polar Express remains the best of his animated films. Tom Hanks is ideally placed as the beloved children’s story’s conductor, and director Robert Zemeckis brings the iconic holiday imagery to life.
Some people find the animation unsettling, but Zemeckis understands that in order to convince youngsters to believe in Santa Claus, a movie about believing in the magic of Christmas must first create some concerns in their minds.
It’s easy to forget that the obnoxious yellow creatures were not originally the major star of the Despicable Me trilogy; the first film, released in 2010, is a surprisingly lovely story about a lonely bad guy who tries to turn over a new leaf.
In the sequels, Gru becomes a caricature, yet in the first film, Steve Carell exposes his sympathetic side.
Despicable Me is a fast-paced comedy with plenty of visual humor. Even if it doesn’t quite approach the heights of Pixar’s triumphs, it stands head and shoulders above the rest of Illumination’s output.
Beverly Cleary’s books inspired a generation of children to read. When it comes to adaptations, Hollywood usually irons out the intricacies, but the 2010 version of Ramona and Beezus maintains the genuine sibling interactions from the book series.
Beezus (Selena Gomez) and her troubled younger sister, Ramona, share a genuine sense of empathy (Joey King).
Beezus is enchanted by Ramona’s peculiarities, even when their connection is strained.
It was a career-defining performance for King, who went on to become one of the few child stars to successfully shift into more serious parts.
Teen Spirit is a Cinderella story for the generation who grew up after American Idol. Despite the fact that music reality programming is not a new concept, Max Minghella’s directorial debut investigates how such a show may improve the life of a poor girl from the Isle of Wright.
From a first-time filmmaker, it’s an impressively stylistic project. Is Teen Spirit a cliche-ridden and predictable film? Absolutely. Teen Spirit, on the other hand, overcomes the “inspirational climb to stardom” tropes because of Elle Fanning’s outstanding lead performance.
Fanning’s sincerity shows the determination, worry, and disorientation that a young girl experiences when she is thrown into the spotlight.
Dr. Seuss adaptations from Blue Sky Studios have been hit-or-miss in the past, but Horton Hears A Who! is a cut above The Grinch and The Lorax. Let’s face it: none of these tales are particularly juicy.
Horton Hears a Who! does a wonderful job of fleshing out the plot without making it feel like it’s been stretched to 90 minutes while remaining true to Seuss’ original message.
The Mayor of Whoville (Jim Carrey) receives more attention, and he builds an unexpected bond with both the titular elephant (Steve Carrell) and his 97 children. Is it a timeless classic? Hardly. The bright colors and crazy jokes are certain to keep kids entertained.
Rio is a wonderful story about a bird named Blu who grew up in Minnesota and returns to Brazil to save his species from extinction. Blu and his companions must work together to defeat the villainous exotic bird smuggler Marcel and his minions on their adventure.
Rio is a voyage you’ll want to take, again and again, thanks to A-list actors and breathtaking, colorful animation.
Scooby-Doo the Movie’s impact on pop culture is evident in the number of memes and lines that continuously spring up on social media two decades after its premiere. And it’s deserving of the attention!
As Mystery Incorporated reunites and travels to Spooky Island, a horror-themed resort, to solve the newest case, this film is a blast from beginning to end.
The company encounters a slew of mishaps and creatures, and the adventure never stops being amusing, wacky, and exciting.
Zendaya was a Disney Channel staple before winning an Emmy for her role as Rue on Euphoria, and Zapped is one of her most pleasant projects from that era.
When her mother remarries, she plays Zoey, who is having trouble adjusting to life with her new stepfamily.
To cope, she uses a phone app to compel her father and brothers to do whatever she wants. In pure Disney Channel tradition, Zoey realizes she prefers her family the way it is and sets out to change things.
Zapped is a delightful, amusing experience that is both quirky and uplifting.
After its initial release in theatres, Tomorrowland earned an unjustly nasty reputation, but there are a lot worse things you can do than make an overly ambitious, creative science fiction adventure.
Tomorrowland is a non-nostalgic flashback to the “period of imagination,” and its retro sci-fi subject material isn’t viewed through rose-colored glasses.
Brad Bird (whether working in animation or live-action) directs action like no other filmmaker, and Damon Lindelof constructs one of his most uplifting stories. In addition, Raffey Cassidy’s fantastic young robot character Athena is exactly the kind of female action hero we need.