School Closed for Coronavirus? Here Are the Best Kids’ & Family Films on Netflix UK!

As school across the UK are closing and you’re having to entertain the children at home a bit more than normal then firing up Netflix and choosing a great kids’ film is a good way to kill time and reduce boredom (that is if your school hasn’t already sent work for them to do). Netflix have thousands of films available on their streaming service including many family-friendly and children’s films – but how do you know which ones are worth watching? Well, we thought we would put together a list of the top 20 highest rated kids’ movies on Netflix UK (according to our unique rating system) – why not take a look and let us know which are your favourites?

So, without further ado here are twenty of the best kids’ movies on Netflix UK as of today (March 19 2020):

1) Spirited Away
New on Netflix Rating: 91%
Year: 2001
Duration: 2hr 5m
Genre: Anime Feature Films, Japanese Films, Children & Family Films
Chihiro wanders into a magical world where a witch rules — and those who disobey her are turned into animals.
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2) The Wizard of Oz
New on Netflix Rating: 87.4%
Year: 1939
Duration: 1hr 41m
Genre: Films Based on Books, Classic Films, Classic Action & Adventure, Music & Musicals, Musicals, Action & Adventure, Adventures, Children & Family Films
There’s no place like home for a girl who’s swept away from farm life to a wonderland of munchkins, flying monkeys, and different-colored horses.
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3) Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers
New on Netflix Rating: 86.67%
Year: 1993
Duration: 29m
Genre: Family Comedies, British Films, British Comedies, Children & Family Films, Animal Tales, Comedies
When Wallace takes in a new lodger, things start to go south for his dog Gromit when a shady penguin takes over his room — and life.
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4) My Neighbor Totoro
New on Netflix Rating: 85.4%
Year: 1988
Duration: 1hr 26m
Genre: Anime Feature Films, Japanese Films, Classic Films, Children & Family Films
While spending a summer in the Japanese countryside with their father, two young sisters befriend mystical creatures who live in the nearby forest.
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5) Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave
New on Netflix Rating: 85.33%
Year: 1995
Duration: 30m
Genre: British Films, Children & Family Films, Animal Tales
When window cleaner Wallace falls for a shopkeeper, he and his dog Gromit become entangled in a sheep-rustling scheme.
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6) Only Yesterday
New on Netflix Rating: 85%
Year: 1991
Duration: 1hr 58m
Genre: Anime Dramas, Anime Feature Films, Japanese Films, Classic Films, Children & Family Films
From pineapples to first loves: the now-and-then tale of a 27-year-old woman from Tokyo as she takes a trip out of the city and down memory lane.
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7) The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
New on Netflix Rating: 84.8%
Year: 2013
Duration: 2hr 17m
Genre: Anime based on Books, Anime Dramas, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anime, Anime Feature Films, Period Pieces, Films Based on Books, Japanese Films, Children & Family Films
A magical nymph plucked from a bamboo stalk rapidly grows up into a beautiful woman who is pursued by a stable of smitten suitors.
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8) Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out
New on Netflix Rating: 84%
Year: 1989
Duration: 22m
Genre: Classic Films, British Films, Classic British Films, Children & Family Films, Animal Tales
Wallace and Gromit visit the moon to sample cheese, where they encounter a new friend who is eager to visit Earth and learn how to ski.
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9) Castle in the Sky
New on Netflix Rating: 83.5%
Year: 1986
Duration: 2hr 4m
Genre: Anime Feature Films, Japanese Films, Classic Films, Children & Family Films
In this children’s anime adventure, a young miner and a mysterious girl search for a long-lost island that’s rumored to hold great riches.
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10) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
New on Netflix Rating: 83.5%
Year: 1984
Duration: 1hr 57m
Genre: Anime Feature Films, Japanese Films, Classic Films, Children & Family Films
Facing the destruction of her planet’s natural resources, warrior princess Nausicaa rallies her people against an evil queen’s rampaging army.
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11) Princess Mononoke
New on Netflix Rating: 83.4%
Year: 1997
Duration: 2hr 14m
Genre: Anime Action, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anime, Anime Feature Films, Japanese Films, Action & Adventure, Children & Family Films, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
A prince infected with a lethal curse sets off to find a cure and lands in the middle of a battle between a mining town and the animals of the forest.
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12) Porco Rosso
New on Netflix Rating: 83.25%
Year: 1992
Duration: 1hr 33m
Genre: Romance Anime, Anime Feature Films, Japanese Films, Action & Adventure, Children & Family Films, Romantic Films
When sky pirates terrorize the Adriatic Sea, this Italian pilot is the only one brave enough to take them on. Only catch: he’s half-man, half-pig.
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13) Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus
New on Netflix Rating: 83%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 11m
Genre: Family Comedies, Children & Family Films, Comedies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
When Zim reappears to begin the next phase of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his nemesis Dib Membrane sets out to unmask him once and for all.
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14) The Breadwinner
New on Netflix Rating: 82.25%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 33m
Genre: Films Based on Books, Irish Films, Children & Family Films, Dramas, Social Issue Dramas
A courageous 11-year-old Afghan girl disguises herself as a boy and takes on odd jobs to provide for her family when her father is arrested.
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15) The Little Prince
New on Netflix Rating: 81.6%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 46m
Genre: Films Based on Books, Children & Family Films
When an overscheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator, he regales her with tales about the adventures of an unusual boy who lives on an asteroid.
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16) Shrek
New on Netflix Rating: 81.6%
Year: 2001
Duration: 1hr 30m
Genre: Family Comedies, Films Based on Books, Children & Family Films, Comedies, Spoofs & Satires
On a mission to retrieve a princess from a fire-breathing dragon, gruff ogre Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot — a wisecracking donkey.
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17) Arrietty
New on Netflix Rating: 81%
Year: 2010
Duration: 1hr 34m
Genre: Anime based on Books, Anime Feature Films, Films Based on Books, Japanese Films, Children & Family Films
When a tiny “borrower” named Arrietty makes friends with a young boy many times her size, she must also shield her family from his towering elders.
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18) Kiki’s Delivery Service
New on Netflix Rating: 80%
Year: 1989
Duration: 1hr 43m
Genre: Anime based on Books, Anime Feature Films, Films Based on Books, Japanese Films, Classic Films, Children & Family Films
In this animated adventure, a young witch moves away from her family to practice her craft, but she finds that making new friends is difficult.
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19) I Am Kalam
New on Netflix Rating: 77.67%
Year: 2010
Duration: 1hr 27m
Genre: Family Comedies, Indian Films, Hindi-language Films, Children & Family Films, Comedies, International Comedies, Dramas, International Dramas
An intelligent boy born into poverty befriends the son of a once noble family and is inspired by the life of India’s president to pursue an education.
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20) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
New on Netflix Rating: 77.5%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 53m
Genre: Films Based on Real Life, Films Based on Books, Children & Family Films, Independent Films, Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Political Dramas
Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.
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And the runners up…: The Rainbow Troops (2008)Shrek 2 (2004)Klaus (2019)The Cat Returns (2002)Matilda (1996)DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon Legends (2011)Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling (2019)Arthur Christmas (2011)Rudy (1993)John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019)

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