Hulu is probably best known for catching up with prime time network TV, but it has a great movie selection included in your monthly subscription too. There’s action, suspense, horror, science fiction, and more. However, this list covers the best kids movies on Hulu you can stream right now.
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Best kids movies on Hulu:
Editor’s note: We will update this list of the best kids movies on Hulu regularly as the platform rotates its library or we find something better.
Z the worker ant (Woody Allen) immediately falls in love when he spies Bala (Sharon Stone), the colony’s princess. Mesmerized, he wants to see her again, but the only way is to swap places with his soldier friend Weaver (Sylvester Stallone) and join the ant army. From there things only get more hectic. Whether this movie is better or worse than the very similar Disney Bug’s Life is a matter of debate, but it’s certainly worth watching with your kids nonetheless.
2. Chicken Run
Ginger (Julia Sawalha) and the other chickens live in a concentration camp complete with barbed wire and patrolling dogs. It’s really the Tweedy’s farm, where chickens who don’t produce eggs get slaughtered. Eventually, Mrs. Tweedy starts toying with the idea of selling chicken pies instead of eggs.
With their lives on the line, the chickens hatch a plan to escape before they end up the farmers oven.
3. Open Season
Boog (Martin Lawrence) the grizzly bear happily lives in the garage of park ranger Beth (Debra Messing) until he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a deer strapped to the hood of a truck. He frees the deer and the two get up to a string of hijinks that lands them in the wilderness, something Boog knows nothing about. The movie follows their attempts to get back to Beth.
The journey isn’t a walk in the park, however, as both discover that not every forest animal is friendly. Even more, Elliot doesn’t really know where he’s going.
4. Free Willy
This was a favorite of mine as a child. The story follows a young orphan boy who is struggling to adjust to life with his new foster family. After getting into a bit of adolescent trouble, the boy ends up having to work to clean up a mess he and his friends make at a marine mammal park. It’s there that he meets a whale named Willy, which changes the boy’s life forever.
The movie is a lot of fun and has some great nostalgic soundtrack comprised of some Michael Jackson hits. Definitely a great movie for families to watch together.
5. Charlotte’s Web
We have lots in common where it really counts, where it really counts we got large amounts. If you don’t know this song, you soon will. Charlotte’s Web is another childhood favorite of mine, even though it predates my existence (came out in 1973). This is the story of Wilber the pig and his unusual friend, Charlotte the Spider. It’s a heartwarming (and sometimes heartbreaking) story about friendship and in a sense, about the will to survive. It has great songs and characters that are sure to please the kiddos.
This is easily one of the best kids movies on Hulu and one of my personal favorites of all time. While there has been a somewhat more recent live-action iteration (from 2006), the original animated classic is still the best.
6. Wonder Park
Honestly, this one looks way better in the trailers than it actually is. Critics weren’t too kind to this film, and I’ll be honest — it’s really more for kids than families. My ten year old daughter loves it, but watching it once was more than enough for me. The plot is also a little dark for children that have a sick parent, as basically the mom ends up with an illness that requires her to go away for most of the movie (presumably cancer).
As for what it’s about? In short, a young girl and her mom love to make-believe play about a park the girl calls Wonder Park. Once her mom goes away, she ends up giving up her pretend park obsession, forcing herself to grow up a little too early. Long story short, eventually she finds out the park is real and is in serious trouble.
7. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Spirit (Matt Damon) is the leader of a Kiger Mustang herd who’s captured and sent to a U.S. cavalry post during the Indian Wars. The Colonel (James Cromwell) wants Spirit to be his tamed mount, but the horse refuses. The Colonel tries to shoot Spirit, only to be thwarted by Little Creek (Daniel Studi), a captured Lakota Native American.
The two prisoners escape and flee to Little Creek’s village, but the Colonel’s cavalry isn’t far behind.
8. The Prince of Egypt
Based on the life of Moses as written in the Book of Exodus, the Prince of Egypt begins with Yocheven placing her infant son in a basket and sending it down the river. The baby Moses (Val Kilmer) is found and raised by the Egyptian King Seti (Patrick Stewart) and Queen Tuya (Helen Mirren), who hide his true Hebrew origins.
After an accident with an Egyptian guard, Moses flees into the desert, and he takes up the life of a shepherd. Eventually a certain burning bush sets him on a quest, kicking of a journey that will change the world.
That wraps up our list of the best kids movies on Hulu. For additional suggestions on your favorite streaming platform, check out these lists: