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The best kids movies on Hulu right now

Kids movies run the gamut from animated films that are suitable for children of all ages to comedies and fantasies that might even be rated PG (but mom and dad say they’re okay). While there are tons of great new movies for kids, some of the old classics have staying power, too.

If you’re looking for something to watch with the kids, or a great movie to put on for a kid’s party or movie night, check out this curated list of the best kids movies on Hulu right now.

We’ve also rounded up the best kids movies on Netflix, the best kids movies on Amazon Prime Video, and the best kids movies on Disney+ if you don’t find what you’re looking for on Hulu.

Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone
Genre Comedy, Family
Stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Directed by Chris Columbus
A Christmas classic that’s good enough to watch any time of the year, this 1990 collaboration between director Chris Columbus and screenwriter John Hughes turned star Macauley Culkin into one of the biggest child actors of his generation and kick-started a decades-spanning franchise. Culkin portrays eight-year-old Kevin McCallister in the film, who’s accidentally left behind when his family boards a plane to France. When a pair of hapless burglars target Kevin’s house, it’s up to him defend it with a host of clever booby traps and ingenuity. 
Spirit Untamed (2021)
Spirit Untamed
Genre Animation, Adventure, Family, Western
Stars Isabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Marsai Martin
Directed by Elaine Bogan
This 2021 animated feature follows a young girl who moves from the city to a home on the frontier, only to have her life changed when she meets a wild mustang named Spirit. Isabela Merced and Julianne Moore lead an impressive voice cast that also includes characters voiced by Walton Goggins, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Mckenna Grace.
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Are We There Yet?
Genre Family, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Stars Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
Directed by Brian Levant
Parents might know him better for his music career (which isn’t exactly kid-friendly), but Ice Cube still does a wonderful job leading the cast of this family film about a fun-loving bachelor who attempts to impress the woman he’s dating by driving her kids cross-country for the holiday. The kids are determined to end their relationship, though, so he’s in for a heck of a road trip.
Rio (2011)
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Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) is a rare blue macaw who believes that he’s the last of his kind. But when he learns that there’s another lady macaw out there, he ventures out from his small town in Minnesota and heads to Rio de Janeiro to meet her, believing they’re meant to be together. Unfortunately, the fiercely independent Jewel (Anne Hathaway) has been born and bred by the wild and the domesticated Rio is far from an impressive paramour. But when they’re unexpectedly forced to stick together, they find they each have more to learn from one another than they thought.

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