We are expecting an increase in screen-time over the next few weeks, even if we do our best to keep the kids occupied with homeschooling, reading, audiobooks and a few limited outdoor activities. And after all, sitting down as a family for a movie night is a great way to spend quality time together during these challenging times. In this post we have listed some of our all-time favourite children’s movies.
The biggest difficulty is finding a film that everybody likes. With a span in age and interestst, it can be exhausing to look for a movie that everyone are pleased with. Additionally we find it very confusing to browse through Amazon’s enormous library of movies. Even if there is a “Kids & Family” main category, it’s really hard to nararow down on high quality movies. Which is also why we created our own list of all-time favourites.
Just like we previously looked at the best Netflix movies for families, in this article we listed our favourite Amazon Prime videos. Note that we have only listed movies that can be streamed without additional costs if you already pay for a Prime membership.
There is a surprisingly large amount of low-quality budget cartoons to sift through before getting to gems. A good thing about Amazon is that they have integrated the IMBD-rating (Amazon owns IMBD) for most movies which make it easier to decide. We have also integrated the IMDB rating on our site to give you a quick glimpse into how others have reviewed the movies.
When it comes to tackling the Coronavirus crisis, Amazon is like other video platforms reducing the streaming quality available. If you are worried about potential internet bandwidth limitations, a good tip could be download some videos for offline watching.
List of the best children’s movies on Amazon Prime
Paddington 2 (2017)
Paddington (Ben Whishaw), now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s (Imelda Staunton’s) 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. This is definitely one of the best children’s movies available on Amazon Prime right now.
Room on the Broom (2013)
To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy. The broom is destroyed by a fire-breathing dragon who threatens to eat the witch but the creatures band together to impersonate a monster and save her…