I don’t know about you, but the kids in my life are almost always asking to watch the same show/movie/YouTube unboxing video a few too many times. And in those moments when I hear the familiar intro music cue up again, I can’t help but think, “Isn’t there something else they can *@$%-ing watch?”
Well, we’ve got you covered. Every month, Netflix does us all a solid and releases new content, including new Netflix original family movies and shows, newly-licensed family movies, and new seasons of popular kids’ shows. When the first of the month hits, you’ll feel like your family’s streaming options are endless! Until it’s time to memorize a whole new set of songs, jokes, and whatever else your kids will be repeating for the foreseeable future.
This month, the movies mostly skew to older kids but there are plenty of new shows for your little ones. Here are some of the best family movies and kids’ shows on Netflix this month.
New Family Movies on Netflix
Attempting to reconnect with his childhood best friend, Din meets a wish-granting dragon. Din and the dragon go on an adventure together to find her. This movie looks adorable, with East Asian main characters and a core message about the importance of friendship.
This movie is partly in Hindi and partly in English, so may be best for older children who can read subtitles (or choose the audio language your family prefers). Skater Girl follows the story of Prerna, a teenage girl growing up in rural India. When a new teacher comes to town, she teaches the kids about skateboarding, and Prerna wants to learn—no matter the obstacles.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon the Eternal
The new Netflix movies skewed older this month, but for those readers who grew up with the Sailor Moon cartoons after school, this will be a fun one to share with your older kids. Sailor Moon and her friends are ready to save the world again, but this time their threat is so big compared to before. An evil villain threatens to drag the world into nightmares and it’s up to them to stop them in time, but can they come together and defeat this enormous evil?
Dylan Pettersson is living on a Swedish archipelago, when her grandmother tries to push her into an audition. Only Dylan has lost the interest in dancing ever since her mother passed away 18 months prior. She ends up working at a struggling drag club and it re-sparks her passion in dancing as she tries to find herself again. With a PG-13 rating, this one is probably best for older kids or to enjoy after the littles go to bed.
Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens
Again, this will be an older kid watch (parents of littles, read on for plenty of new shows). This film follows Ali, a young boy in the Philippines, soon after his father’s passing. He finds out that his estranged mother was kept from him and—seeking to connect with his last remaining parent—travels to New York to try to find her. What he finds along the way, though, is himself. It’s really exciting to see an immigrant story told from a teenager’s perspective.
New Kids Shows on Netflix
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom
Princess Holly and her best friend Ben Elf get caught in some wacky adventures as she learns to use her magic. Sometimes the magic goes awry, but that’s OK because Ben’s by her side, helping her in his own non-magical way. Together, they go on adventures with all their friends. This show is from the same makers as Peppa Pig, sure to be a treat if your kids are Peppa fans!
CoComelon (Season 3)
CoComelon started out as a YouTube series with animated people and animals singing nursery rhymes. It’s definitely not an adults cup of tea, but if you need something to keep your kids occupied, this is absolutely a gem. Kids love it and can’t get enough of it, so say the BILLIONS of views like this one on YouTube.
The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic was one of my favorite video games growing up, and I was really excited for the series, but we didn’t get the channel. Netflix is bringing it back to their services this month. You follow Sonic, a hedgehog who is always running into trouble that he has to try to outrun.
Power Rangers Dino Fury
Power Rangers but now dinosaur themed. There’s not a whole lot to say about this series except that the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers get their powers from dinosaurs and now have dino-themed costumes and weapons. If your kid loves action heroes and dinosaurs, this one will probably be a hit!
Rhyme Time Town
You follow a puppy and a kitty, Daisy and Cole, on their adventures around Rhyme Time Town. It’s a town full of nursery rhyme characters, with fun, catchy songs your children will love to sing along with.