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A membership to Paramount+ (which was previously known as CBS All Access) is beneficial for some reasons, including access to a surprisingly extensive library of horror films and the ability to watch live television. Still, these perks are not all that the streaming service offers. The network offers a wealth of excellent movies suitable for families, including both timeless classics and current box office smashes, which is one of the reasons it attracts viewers of all ages.

You have found the right place if you are planning to spend a lot of time with your children, nieces, and nephews, or if you just like kids’ movies, because we are about to break down 11 of the best family-friendly movies on Paramount+ and why they’re great options. If you plan to spend a lot of time with your children, nieces, and nephews, or if you just like kids’ movies, you have come to the right place. Let’s get down to it.

Clifford The Big Red Dog (2021)

IMDB: 5.9

Rotten Tomatoes: 58%

Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp), who has no idea what she’s getting herself into, takes a gorgeous red puppy called Clifford back to the New York City apartment where her mother lives. This sets the stage for a great deal of turmoil. Emily and her uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) go on an adventure with the dog in New York City when the dog swiftly develops into a big (but still wonderfully adorable) pet. Emily follows the dog on his journey.

Clifford the Big Red Dog is one of those children’s movies that doesn’t try to be anything other than a good time for the entire family, as we said in our review upon the film’s premiere on November 10, 2021, and it’s one of the reasons why we think it’s so great. Some jokes are appropriate for both children and adults, have a decent pace, and have memorable characters, so there is something that the whole family can enjoy.

Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)

IMDB: 6.5

Rotten Tomatoes:63 %

After being sent to Earth and living there for many years, Sonic the Hedgehog, played by Ben Schwartz, is thrust into the role of guardian of the planet after an accident that causes a power outage draws the attention of the nefarious Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). With the assistance of a buddy he least expects, Tom Wachowski (played by James Marsden), Sonic embarks on a mission to foil the power-hungry scientist’s scheme to seize control of the whole universe.

It does a fantastic job of paying homage to the video game franchise on which it is based, on which it is based, while also telling a fun, action-packed story that even non-gamers will enjoy. Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the best video game adaptations, and it does a fantastic job of paying homage to the video game franchise on which it is based. In addition to that, Sonic’s constant quips and high-speed antics will have your children bouncing off the walls in no time.

Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

IMDB: 8.4

Rotten Tomatoes:95 %

In his first series of adventures, archeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) makes a mad dash around the world to reach the mysterious ark of the covenant before his bitter rival can lead a band of Nazis to the religious relic and use it to take over the world. Indiana Jones’s first set of adventures was released in 1981.

It’s possible that more minor children won’t be able to handle the intensity of Raiders of the Lost Ark, particularly the moment in which the villain’s face is melted off. However, it’s still a fantastic film that you should watch on family movie night with your family. One of the finest movies available on Paramount+ is packed with exciting moments (and unexpected twists and turns) around every corner. It also has one of the most likable characters in film history.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run (2021)

IMDB: 5.9

Rotten Tomatoes: 67%

SpongeBob SquarePants, played by Tom Kenny, abandons the coziness of his home in Bikini Bottom to go to Atlantic City to rescue his pet snail Gary from the clutches of King Poseidon, played by Matt Berry. Gary is being kept hostage by King Poseidon. The charming sponge embarks on an adventure of epic proportions with his closest pal Patrick Star (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) and a bevy of new characters, including those played by Keanu Reeves, Awkwafina, Snoop Dogg, and Danny Trejo, respectively.

Since the late 1990s, when SpongeBob SquarePants first appeared on television, the program and its characters have provided some of the most enjoyable cartoon adventures. The same can be stated for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. It combines some fantastic animation with a lot of comedy and a surprising amount of emotion to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Rumble (2021)

IMDB: 5.9

Rotten Tomatoes: 43%

Aspiring monster trainer Winnie Coyle (Geraldine Viswanathan) agrees to train Steve (Will Arnett), a giant reptile whose pedigree gives him the upper hand, on the condition that he can come to terms with his father’s legacy and his shortcomings in life, both professionally and personally. This will allow Winnie to make her mark in monster wrestling and get herself out of some trouble.

Rumble is a movie that younger people will like because it has original characters, intense action, and humorous moments. The narrative and topics of the film will also appeal to mature audiences. There is a tonne of wrestling language (and appearances from some of the top WWE superstars) to make you laugh a little or a lot.

Playing With Fire (2019)

IMDB: 5.1

Rotten Tomatoes:24 %

Jake Carson (John Cena) is a demanding boss at the firehouse that he oversees, and he has high standards for the people working there. When a group of small children is rescued and needs a place to remain until their parents come, that is tested. Well, that is put to the test.

Playing with Fire is a 2019 comedy aimed at families and starring John Cena, who follows in the footsteps of other ripped muscle-bound action stars who have appeared in films with children. The film does not accomplish anything particularly groundbreaking or innovative, but it is an excellent way to pass an enjoyable hour and a half with one’s family.

PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021)

IMDB: 6.1

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%

To prevent Mayor Humdinger’s (Ron Pardo) dastardly scheme of taking over Adventure City, the puppies from PAW Patrol recruit some new companions. PAW Patrol: The Movie incorporates the voice acting of several well-known people, including Kim Kardashian West, Jimmy Kimmel, Tyler Perry, and many more, in addition to the well-known dogs and their friends from the Nickelodeon cartoon series PAW Patrol.

Parents interested in seeing all the hype about the cartoon series PAW Patrol but don’t want to commit a significant amount of their leisure time to watch all of the episodes and specials will find that PAW Patrol: The Movie is the ideal option for them. Additionally, the movie is an excellent introduction to the program for younger viewers who haven’t had the chance to see it yet.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004)

IMDB: 6.8

Rotten Tomatoes:72 %

The Baudelaire children are left in the care of their dishonest, greedy, and loathing relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), who cares not for the children but instead for the supposedly associated money. The Baudelaire children’s parents have died, so they are placed in the care of Count Olaf.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events takes the source material and twists it into a fanciful and oddly gloomy adventure, where equal proportions of peril and wonder lurk in every corner. This book was published many years before it was converted into a Netflix series. This unique journey will appeal to children and adults because of its impressive visual effects and fantastic character work.

Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)

IMDB: 7.2

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown is one of the few Peanuts films that is not unique to Apple TV+. It follows a beloved group of characters as they go off to summer camp, where they are sure to encounter a variety of exciting new experiences, including a grueling river-rafting competition.

As with any of the previous films, specials, and series based on the writings of the late Charles M. Schulz, the animated adventure Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown is brief and sugary, but it has the same endearing qualities as its predecessors. This collection is ideal for anybody who enjoys Charlie Brown’s Christmas specials but also wants to be able to watch the show throughout the year.

Dora And The Lost City Of Gold (2019)

IMDB: 6.1

Rotten Tomatoes:85 %

This live-action adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon animated series Dora the Explorer sends the character, played by Isabela Merced, on a perilous journey into the heart of the jungle to find and rescue her parents who went searching for a lost civilization. The animated series Dora the Explorer was initially broadcast on Nickelodeon.

When it comes to movies that are live-action adaptations of cartoons, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is pretty much the gold standard. It maintains the same atmosphere and spirit of adventure of the series, but in addition to that, it has some good clean fun with the character and how she breaches the fourth wall. Maybe your children may force you to watch it back-to-back for the second time.

Spy Kids (2001 – 2004)

IMDB: 5.6

Rotten Tomatoes: 70%

In the Spy Kids trilogy, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara) are two siblings who try to save their family and the world from destruction while battling over-the-top villains such as Alexander Minion (Tony Shalhoub), Donnagon Giggles (Mike Judge), and Sebastian “The Toymaker” (Sylvester Stallone).

The Spy Kids movies, directed by Robert Rodriguez, are not your typical children’s films. Instead, they are more family-friendly adaptations of the visionary director’s other titles, such as Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn, and El Mariachi. They even feature some of the actors who made those movies so much fun in the first place. Spy Kids is a series of films that follows the adventures of a group of kids recruited by a shadowy organization to save the world.

You’ll be the talk of the town the next time your friends and family gather together and want to watch a movie on Paramount+ if you choose to watch one of these movies that are appropriate for children and families. If you are looking for even more wholesome entertainment, Paramount+ has many excellent television programs appropriate for all family members.

Bernard Bond

Bernard Bond is a leading expert in celebrity journalism and a television critic.