Top kids’ movies on Amazon Prime Video UK
Ivan Radford | On 19, Feb 2021
Struggling to find something to see with the kids? We round up the best children’s and family flicks available to stream with Amazon Prime.
A charming, funny film that embraces everyone in the audience, regardless of age or origin.
Fantastic Mr Fox
“Who am I, Kylie?” “What now?” “Why a fox? Why not a horse, or a beetle, or a bald eagle? I’m saying this more as, like, existentialism, you know?” Wes Anderson brings his signature whimsy to Roald Dahl’s classic tale, turning the familiar story into a colourful, neurotic, anarchic adventure.
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Aardman’s near-silent movie is as charming as ever, as we see Shaun leap from A Close Shave and his own TV series to the big screen for a witty, hilarious and utterly delightful stop-motion adventure. Baa-rilliant. The sequel, Farmageddon, is also available to stream.
Song of the Sea
Unafraid to raise such serious subjects as mortality and melancholy with its young audience, Cartoon Saloon’s mature, imaginative adventure is an astonishing animated gem.
Aardman’s likeable family comedy follows a plucky cave man named Dug, his sidekick Hognob and the rest of their tribe face a grave threat to their simple existence. Lord Nooth plans to take over their land and transform it into a giant mine, forcing Dug and his clan to dig for precious metals. Not ready to go down without a fight, Dug and Hognob must unite their people in an epic quest to defeat a mighty enemy — the Bronze Age.
Moomins on the Riviera
This enjoyable animated outing does exactly what it says on the tin.
This animation based on the classic kids’ picture book is charming stuff – matched by its sequel, The Gruffalo’s Child, which is also available.
Room on the Broom
After charming everyone’s socks off with The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, Jan Lachauer and Max Lang made this equally lovely animation based on the best-selling children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. With all three of them now on Amazon Prime, that’s 90 minutes of adorable family viewing sorted.
The Highway Rat
A greedy rat (David Tennant) travels the highway in search of other animals’ food, before his sweet tooth finally leads him to a sticky outcome.
This interpretation of the classic Snow White tale, which sees an evil queen take control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlist the help of seven rebels to win back her birthright, makes up for any script shortcomings with its stunning visuals from director Tarsem Singh.
Shakespeare in LOLs. This daft and delightful semi-fictional biography of William Shakespeare from the Horrible Histories team is Monty Python for kids.
DreamWorks’ influential animated franchise begins with wit and genuine fun as it playfully sends up every animated fairy tale cliche going.
Steve Carell and a bunch of slapstick sidekicks bring real charm to these villainous comedy.
Despicable Me 2
There aren’t many films that really understand children. This surprisingly heartfelt sequel is one of them.
The LEGO Batman Movie
Will Arnett is your new favourite Batman in this inspired superhero comedy.
Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer bring charm to this colourful animation about a group of zoo animals who accidentally end up in the wild.
Journey 2 The Mysterious Island
Jokes, Jules Verne and Michael Caine riding a giant bee. What more could you want? Available until 28th February 2021.
The Princess Bride
A true family blockbuster, this pitch-perfect swashbuckling adventure is timeless fun for all ages.
Jason James Richter brings earnest heart to this definitive 90s family drama about the sentimental bond that forms between a young orphan, Jesse, and Willy, a killer whale separate from his family at the local water park.
How to Train Your Dragon
Free Willy with dragons? Any excuse to relive this charming story of friendship and flying is one to grab with both wings.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
“Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination…”
A Monster Calls
This adaptation of Patrick Ness’ novel, which sees a 12-year-old boy trying to come to terms with his mother’s terminal illness, is a hugely moving tribute to the profound power of storytelling. One to watch with older kids.