Family movie time can be anytime while everyone is staying safer at home. Happily, you can find family movies on a wide variety of online platforms. Because it can be confusing when it comes to finding what film is playing where, we’re breaking it down for you (with age recommendations from Common Sense Media).
If you have access to Hulu, you have access to a number of family titles. Please note that the availability of titles changes frequently.
IMDB TV offers its movies up for free. Not surprisingly, the available titles are the biggest, most recently released films, but there is a solid lineup of choices. I found the film library difficult to search through, and had more success typing movie titles into the general IMDB search engine and going from there.
You knew you could buy cinema tickets via Fandango, but did you know you could also watch movies there? Stocked with recent blockbusters as well as lesser-known films, Fandango Now operates like a video store for the digital era. There is no membership fee, you just pay for the rental.
Amazon Prime has a massive library of TV shows and movies along with channels (such as HBO, CBS All Access, PBS Kids and Noggin). It also offers a variety of viewing options. You can rent, buy, or – if you have Amazon Prime – watch for free. The service just made around 40 of its Prime kids TV shows free for viewing. This list, however, covers only Prime family/kids movie offerings.
Netflix is the top dog among subscription video streaming services. Titles often go in and out of circulation, but, as of the end of March, these family movies all seem to be viewable.