They aren't always easy to find, which many parents and family members out there can attest to, after hours of scanning the rows of bright and shiny posters, looking for quality.
So, we've put together a master list of the best family movies on Tags and Chats, to help you schedule some quality TV time with films everyone can enjoy. Click on the link in the name and download it for an evening of family time.
The famous British veterinarian Doctor Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) no longer leaves the walls of his manor or the company of his animal pals (voiced by Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard, and others). But when Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) becomes sick, the doctor sets out to find a mythical island in search of a cure.
Sonic the Hedgehog is currently available for purchase or rental. Sonic the Hedgehog makes the leap from the gaming screen to the big screen! The electric blue creature (voiced by Ben Schwartz) escapes interstellar evil forces by hiding on Earth only to cause a power outage—and to be hunted by the megalomaniac Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Will the small-town Sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) help Sonic escape?
Onward is currently available on Disney+. This Pixar feature is set in a fairy tale land that’s losing its magic the elves who live there would rather use their phones and other devices than spells. But then young Ian Lightfoot (voiced by Tom Holland) brings his dead father back to life. Or, rather, just his legs. He sets off with his brother Barley (Chris Pratt) to complete the spell so he can see his father one last time and maybe bring magic back to the elves.
Trolls World Tour is currently available for rental. Anna Kendrick is back in this sequel to the 2016 hit Trolls. She voices Poppy, the hug-happy troll who learns that there are six different tribes of trolls in the world. Each one specializes in a different kind of music: pop, funk, classical, techno, country, and rock. The problem? King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne) wants a rock to crush the others. Featuring the voices of James Corden, Rachel Bloom, Sam Rockwell, and a whos-who of music.
The Willoughbys is currently streaming on Netflix. Abandoned by their heartless parents, Jane Willoughby (voiced by Alessia Cara) and her twin brothers (Séan Cullen and Séan Cullen) try to please their sour nanny (Maya Rudolph) and become perfect children. Based on the bestselling book by Lois Lowry, this animated film also features the voices of Ricky Gervais and Terry Crews.
Scoob is currently available to stream. Learn more at scoob.movie. Before he became Scooby-Doo, the world-famous canine sleuth, he was young Scoob (voiced by Frank Welker), a Great Dane pup who had yet to meet Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma. This animated origin story starts with—what else?—a ghostly mystery. Those meddling kids!
Artemis Fowl is currently available on Disney+. Based on the books by Eoin Colfer, this Disney film tells the story of Artemis Fowl II (Ferdia Shaw), a 12-year-old super genius and the latest in a long line of criminal masterminds. His quest? To find his missing father. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, it also stars Judi Dench.
My Spy will be released on Amazon Prime on June 26. A tough-guy CIA agent named JJ (Dave Bautista, the former professional wrestler and six-time world champion) is tasked to watch over a family with a particularly precocious nine-year-old girl named Sophie (Chloe Coleman). Spoiler alert: He’s no match for her.
The One and Only Ivan will stream on Disney+ starting August 21. Why does a gorilla named Ivan (voiced by Sam Rockwell) live in a cage at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade with an aging elephant named Stella (Angelina Jollie) and a dog named Bob (Danny Devito)? When an abandoned baby elephant named Ruby (Brooklynn Prince) appears, Ivan starts asking questions. This animated Disney feature is based on the Newberry-winning book by Katherine Applegate.
Disney has decided to debut its highly-anticipated Mulan reboot on Disney+ beginning Sept 4 for an additional $30. The '90s classic gets the live-action reboot. Watch as Mulan goes undercover to take her ill father's place in the military, though women are forbidden to do so.
The film is now available to stream on Disney+. The stars of the television series Phineas and Ferb are on an epic adventure, traveling through space to find their kidnapped sister Candace—who’s actually doing quite well thank you, and would rather not go back.
Wonder Woman 1984 (December 25, 2020)
Gal Gadot is back in this sequel to the 2017 film. This time she's living in the year 1984. That was the era of Footloose, Wham!, and the evil Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig), an archeologist who is set on world domination, and who can turn into the superhuman anti-hero Cheetah.
Raya and the Last Dragon (November 25, 2020)
An animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Raya, and The Last Dragon tells the story of a warrior named Raya and her search for the last dragon in a mythical land named Kumandra.
The Croods 2 (December 23, 2020)
The Croods are back! We were introduced to this goofy family of cavemen in the 2013 animated 3-D film. Now the Croods face-off with the Betterman's, a family that’s a little more evolved. Featuring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Kelly Marie Tran, Emma Stone, Nicholas Cage, and Peter Dinklage.