The Best Family Movies and Shows Coming to Netflix This Month

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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 September, there are a bunch of new Netflix original shows and movies for children and families to look forward to. Here are some of the best family movies and kids’ shows on Netflix this month.


New Family Movies on Netflix


Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams

Rating: TV-Y

Barbie will return to the big screen in this new Netflix feature! When Barbie travels to New York for a performing arts program, she meets another Barbie who she quickly befriends. However, when the two Barbies have to compete for the spotlight solo in Times Square, things get a little bit complicated.


Show Dogs

Rating: PG

The police dog, Max, must team up with a human FBI agent, Frank, to find a stolen baby panda. Their journey leads them to Las Vegas’ most exclusive dog show, where they must work together to save the day.


Firedrake the Silver Dragon

Rating: TV-Y7

If your little ones love fantasy and action films, they will enjoy this new Netflix film that is being released this month! A young dragon goes on an adventure to try and find a mythical paradise where he can live in peace without the threat of humans.


My Little Pony: A New Generation

Rating: PG

The beloved My Little Pony characters return in this new action-packed Netflix film. An Earth pony and a unicorn are forced to embark on a perilous journey to restore peace and harmony in their homeland of Equestria.


New Kids Shows on Netflix


Ada Twist, Scientist

Rating: TV-Y

This new educational series for kids is sure to be a trifecta; it’s based on one of our favorite books, Ada Twist, Scientist, produced by Chris Nee of Doc McStuffins’ fame and the Obamas’ production company! A young girl, Ada Twist, and her best friends seek answers to life’s biggest questions. They start working on several experiments and projects to discover the truths.


Kid-E-Cats (Season 2)

Rating: TV-Y

If your kids love Peppa Pig, give Kid-E-Cats a try. This animated children’s series follows kittens as they go on exciting adventures together. After the positive reviews from the first season, a second season is coming this September.



Rating: TV-Y

This Netflix original series follows a boy and his pet Sharkdog, who is half shark and half dog, as they go on fun yet chaotic adventures. Together, the two of them are able to conquer any obstacles that come their way.


Bunk’d (Season 5)

Rating: TV-G

The spinoff to the show Jessie shows three of the Ross kids headed to a camp where their parents went when they were younger. In the fifth season of the show, the kids return to summer camp, and Emma, the oldest Ross child and a fashion designer, pays a visit to her old stomping grounds.


Kid Cosmic (Season 2)

Rating: TV-Y7

When a boy develops superhero powers, he realizes that it’s harder to save the world than he originally thought. He enlists the help of other friends to help him navigate his newfound powers.


Octonauts: Above & Beyond

Rating: TV-Y7

The spinoff to the original Octonauts show includes all of the same characters as they expand their exploration beyond the sea and onto land. They must work together to adapt to a new environment.


Pokémon Master Journey: The Series

Rating: TV-Y7

Pokemon fans, be prepared for this new Netflix series that is coming your way! Goh and Ash are still on a mission to catch every Pokemon, but it’s not an easy task.

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