Spending the summer in a cool, air-conditioned movie theater is always a great go-to plan for the whole family. But you know what’s even better? Staying in, saving a few bucks and watching a family-friendly movie from your own living room. And with Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu at your fingertips, there’s always plenty of kid-appropriate flicks to choose from.
In the mood for a superhero movie that’ll get the whole fam cracking up? Thor: Ragnarok should do the trick. Or how about a live-action Disney film that’ll tug at everyone’s heartstrings? Press play on the remade Beauty and the Beast starring everyone’s favorite, Emma Watson.
We’ve rounded up 16 of the best streamable summer movies for kids, from newly released animated films and action flicks to tried-and-true classics. So, pop a bag (or two) of popcorn, pour your refreshments, and plop down on the couch — it’s movie time.
A version of this article was originally published in June 2017.