6 Best Family Movies on Netflix 2022

Finding the best family movies on Netflix 2022 to stream? If so, this list will pique your interest. 

Choosing from the best family movies on Netflix isn’t easy, even with a new addition here and there. We’ve put together a master list of with all new releases in 2022, considered from Rotten Tomatoes for you to pick movies with the best quality.

No further ado, let’s go and discover!

Best Family Movies on Netflix 2022

The Bad Guys

The Bad Guys does exactly what even the wariest parents hope it will: package a fun cast, clever dialogue and a decent plot into a colorful animated feature that comes in under two hours. Here, we’ve got a kids version of Reservoir Dogs, with Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell), Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos), Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina) and Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson) who are criminals trying to go good. Except that’s all a con to fool the world, though Mr. Wolf actually likes the idea of becoming a decent member of society. Can he convince his cohort to actually fight evil, instead of being evil?

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

There have been enough Pinocchio revivals over the past few years that it’s reasonable to ask why Guillermo del Toro thought another one was a good idea. And yet … del Toro’s pleasantly demented mind is sort of perfect for Pinocchio if you think about it. His stop-motion reimagining of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale is a whimsical musical that breathes surprising new life into the world’s most famous puppet who thinks he’s a real boy.

83% Rotten Tomatoes

The Sea Beast

Netflix is slowly hitting its stride again when it comes to family-friendly animated movies, and The Sea Beast is the latest piece of proof in that favor. This aquatic adventure finds the orphaned Maisie (voiced by Zaris-Angel Hator) stow away on a pirate ship run by monster hunters, led by Captain Crow (Jared Harris). But there’s a beast known as The Red Bluster that’s terrorizing the seas and causing trouble for the crew. Soon, Maisie and the captain’s adopted son Jacob Holland (Karl Urban) are separated from the rest of the crew, and need to survive on their own.

94% Rotten Tomatoes

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

Not every child is raised by parents who care about their education, and not every family can make it to a Royal Shakespeare Company performance. And so we talk about Netflix’s new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. Applauded for solid performances all-around — Emma Thomson and Lashana Lynch were expectedly fantastic, while newcomer Alisha Weir also dazzles — this film is proof that Netflix can make some of the best family movies, period. And credit to director Matthew Warchus and screenwriter Dennis Kelly for sprinkling in the appropriately small amount of risk and danger on top. 

92% Rotten Tomatoes

The Adam Project

This list has a lot of stuff that teens may balk at, but here’s one that parents can feel confident recommending to older kids. Ryan Reynolds stars as Adam, a man who has travelled back in time to save humanity and also handle some of his emotional baggage surrounding his parents. The Adam Project is one of the best family movie on Netflix because it’s so rare that a movie that tackles grief about familial death alongside an alien invasion — while still being PG-13.

68% Rotten Tomatoes

Enola Holmes 2

Millie Bobby Brown returns as Sherlock Holmes’ unheralded — yet even more brilliant — little sister, Enola! Fresh off of solving her first case, Enola decides it’s time to open her very own agency, just like her brother, Sherlock (Henry Cavill). Unfortunately, she quickly discovers the demand for female detectives isn’t quite what it is for her male counterparts. Struggling to get any cases, Enola is about ready to close up shop when a penniless matchstick girl asks Enola to find her missing sister. The case, however, is far more complex than expected, sending Enola deep into London’s underworld and all the way to the highest echelons of society.

61% Rotten Tomatoes

That brings us to the end of this best family movies on Netflix 2022 list. What do you think of this list? Have you watched them or do you have any other recommendations? Please let us know in the comment section below. 

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