The 20 Best Non Animated Family Movies on Netflix 2021

We all know how important it is for families to be able to bond and spend quality time together. This can be difficult when you have children who are not old enough to read or watch TV. Thankfully, Netflix has a large selection of nonanimated family movies that are perfect for young audiences! In this blog post, we will go over the 20 best non animated family movies on Netflix 2021 so you can choose one with your kids tonight!

The Boy Who Harassed The Wind

This is an inspiring story to watch with all your family members. The story revolves around a 13-year-old poor boy named William (Maxwell Simba). He was expelled from school for not paying the school fee. But then by studying in the library he made a windmill to save his town from famine and provided water and electricity. The movie is based on the truly remarkable story of genius William Kamkwaba.

The movie discusses his efforts & ideas that went into the making of those windmills. It also brings to light the ups and downs he faced during his journey. This story is nominated for the British Independent award, The Douglas Hickok Award best debut award, and many more. The direction of this movie is fantastic, as it has been awarded prestigious awards like the NAACP Image Award for outstanding directing in a motion picture.

Yes Day

This movie is very interesting and filled with lots of laughter. This story is all about an adorable family of 5 members. Mother Allison Torres ( Jennifer Garner) and Father Carlos Torres (Èdgar Ramirez) with three of their children Katie, Nando, and Ellie. After the birth of their children, Allison and Carlos have become very strict parents, they feel they must say no to protect their children.

But one day in the parent’s teacher meeting they both got to know that their children consider them bossy parents and bad cops. They felt bad and planned for a Yes Day where they’ll say only “Yes’ to their children. Somehow the children got the chance to enjoy “Yes Day”. And that’s the thing that will be so much fun to watch. How those naughty kids will celebrate that day and what will they do to their parents. 

Pants On Fire

This movie is extremely entertaining and suspenseful. The story revolves around a 15-year-old boy named Jack Parker, a famous boy from the school living a good life, who has a high chance of winning an award and that award will make him a batboy from the Boston Red Sox. And he’s desperately waiting for that award. But there is a tremendous fault in him, he’s the biggest liar of that place.

Everything was going great until his lies became true. And all the imaginary characters he lied about started coming into his life like aliens, a possessive girlfriend, and an imaginary best friend. Now it will be really interesting to see how he’ll deal with all his lies and imaginary characters. And he will get to learn a big lesson in his life. The ending of the story has an awesome turning point.

Enola Holmes

Enola Holmes is one of the best mystery movies to watch. The story of this movie is based on a book of the same name by Nancy Springer. The story is about a teenage girl named Enola Holmes, who is extremely thoughtful, intelligent, attentive, and her mother has taught her to be a strong and independent woman. One day after her 16th birthday she finds out that her mother is missing.

She flies to Londa in search of her mother and encounters a lot of troubles along the way, and her journey becomes more and more thrilling. But with her intelligence, she deals well with those problems. It will be fun to watch what troubles she meets on the way and how she gets out of it. The direction of the movie is wonderful as everything has been described beautifully.

The Main Event

The main event is a sports comedy movie directed by Jay Karas and starring Adam Pally Seth Carr. The story revolves around an 11-year-old boy who dreams to be a WWE wrestler and get supported by his family members.

One day while hiding from the bully boys of the school, he went to a house where he found a wrestling mask. After doing a google search he finds that the mask belongs to a legend and only genuinely deserving champions can use its power.

After wearing the mask he felt his voice deepens, he has become a strong personality, and now he has super strength. And then everything seems to be going well with him, he wins many fights in WWE but one day he loses his mask, and then he realizes his strength.

Radio Rebel

Radio Rebel is a teen comedy movie written by Erik Patterson, directed by Peter Howitt, and starring Debby Ryan as Tara Adams in the lead role The story of this movie is based on a novel titled Shrinking violet. The story is about an ordinary shy and quiet school girl named Tara Adams, who is secretly doing a hit radio show called Radio Rebel, where she expresses her feelings.

Radio Rebel has the smoothest talker around and is one of the most popular radio shows. When her principal discovers that the girl who barely talks to someone in school is a confident radio jockey, her life becomes miserable. Now her secret identity is at risk. The concept of the movie is very crazy. It would be a perfect movie to watch with all your family members.


It is a teen, comedy, and fantasy movie. The movie is based on a dog training app. A 16-year-old girl named Zoey Stevens gets settled down with her new family. Where she met three of her step Brothers, Adam Thompson, the youngest brother Ben Thompson, and middle child Zach Thompson. They were so unhygienic and unhealthy. She also has a family dog named Humphrey.

One day after being upset with her family dog Humphrey she downloads an app to control her dog, but later her phone gets broken and the app turned into a boy controlling app. Now she makes her brothers and schoolboys according to her and it will be very exciting to see how she does all this. But later when she realized that they have become like Robert, She gets upset about it and then tries to correct her actions.

Full Out

The movie is truly inspiring and motivating of all time. The story will teach you about true passion, and even after the decrease, do not lose your hope, work hard and move forward again and live your dreams.

The movie is based on the real-life story of a talented and inspiring 14-year-old gymnast (Arina Berlin). She dreams of the Olympics but unfortunately, she gives up her dream after her car accident.

But then after dancing for some time, she boosts her confidence and comes back to the gymnastics world. And she makes a lot of names with her work. The movie Full out is starring Scout as Arina Berlin. The direction of the movie is by Sean Cisterna. And it is truly amazing as everything is shown very well and attention has been paid even to the smallest details.   

Feel The Beat

The movie is a family dance and comedy-drama written by Michael Armbruster, directed by Elissa Down, and starring Sofia Carson in the lead role with co-actors Enrico Colantino and Wolfgang Novogratz.

The story revolves around a passionate dancer named April, who is wishing to win an important dance competition on Broadway. But because of some misunderstanding with the sponsor ( Ruth Zimmer), unfortunately, she loses it. She comes back to her hometown Wisconsin and joins a dance class as a teacher. So maybe she will get another chance to visit the Broadway dance competition and to prove herself right.

She gets a team full of weird people, everyone lives in their tune and does not listen to her at the beginning. It will be exciting to see how she will teach dance to these weird people and whether her dreams will ever come true or not. 


It is an adventure drama. This movie shows the mindset of dogs, how loyal dogs are, and always take care of their owners. After watching this movie everyone will fall in love with dogs. The story is about a cute little adorable dog, Which is found by two siblings in rescue and then they bring that dog to their house.

Then that dog starts living with them very happily and tries to end their life’s troubles. One day both those brothers and sisters get into big trouble and from there, their dog gets them out of that danger. This movie very beautifully shows the loyalty of dogs. People who don’t even love dogs are going to fall for them. It is a perfect movie for all dog and pet lovers. Rothhaar and Kiele Sanchez are in the main role.

Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

The movie is filled with lots of laughter and adventure. This movie is about Pee-wee and the 1st ever trip of his life, which later turns into a super adventures trip. Pee-wee Herman is an innocent cook at his residence in the small town of Fairville, who has never traveled in his life. But one day his friend named Joe Manganiello meets Pee-wee and invites him to his birthday in New York City.

So Pee-wee decided to visit New York for Joe’s birthday. But when he left Fairville for New York he met a lot of people on the way and he believed in everyone, due to which he got trapped. And his journey becomes very adventurous and exciting. It will be a lot of fun to see his actions and how he gets out of those troubles and will he be able to reach New York. Pee-wee’s big holiday movie is written by Paul Reubens and Paul Rust, directed by John Lee, and screenplay by Reubens a Pee-wee.  

The Spiderwick Chronicles

It is a  movie in the fantasy/adventure genre, based on a book series by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. The story is about two brothers named Jared Grace and Simon Grace, who have recently been shifted to Spiderwick Estate in New England with their sister and mother. Somehow in the Spiderwick estate, Jared got a book in which all the fairies and their stories were written, and that is a kind of field guidebook. 

And then with the help of that book, both the brothers Jared and Simon roam in the magical world and see the fairies. They explore a lot of adventure and everything is like a dream come true. It appears like a fantasy world and it’s hard to believe. The magical movie is directed by Mark Waters and starring Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John said.

Jessica Darling It List

It is a teen, comedy movie. The story is based on a girl named Jessica Darling, who is desperately waiting for her first day in Junior high school. Before the school opening, Jessica’s elder sister named Bethany arrived and gave her a to-do list to be the most popular girl in the school. On that to-do list, everything has been written about what she needs to do, and those four easy steps she needs to follow to achieve wonderful success in her new school.

But Jessica is a different and old school type girl that takes her on a bumpy adventure. It will be entertaining to see how she explores her new school and what ups and downs she faces in her junior high school. The movie is directed by Ali Scher and screenplay by Chloe east in the lead role. This is an excellent movie to watch with your kids.

A 2nd Chance

A 2nd chance is an inspiring movie. It is a family movie and sports drama. This movie is about a gymnast named Kate, who recently joined her middle school. She has lost her confidence after being defeated in the past.

But now she has found a very good teacher who builds her confidence and helps her to fulfill her dreams of going to the nationals championship. It would be nice to see the hard work of that girl and the dedication of that gymnast teacher to teach his student kate. The movie is directed by Clay Glen starring adorable Nina Pearce as kate.

The Sleepover

It is an action-comedy movie written by Sara Rothschild, directed by Trish Sie, starring charismatic actors like Sadie Stanley, Maxwell, Ken Marino, Cree Cicchino, Lucus Jaye, Karla Souza, Enuka Okuma, Erik griffin, Joe Manganiello Malin Akerman. The story is about two siblings and their ordinary mom, about whom later they got to know that she is not normal at all, she is a former high and thief in witness protection.

One day she got kidnapped from Cape Cod by her former employer, she was forced to do a last big heist, And it was clueless. Now it’s on those siblings Clancy and Kevin they have to save their mom from this big heist. It would be entertaining to watch a lot of action from two generations. It is a fun-loving movie to watch with all of your family members. 

A Witches’ Ball

The witch’s ball is a fantasy comedy movie. The movie is about a cute little adorable Witch named Beatrix Steinberg. Every year on Halloween all the witches of the world gather to celebrate their day and newly introduced witches into the witches’ world. Now the young adorable witch is ready to join the witches world and she is super excited about it.

But somehow she creates some trouble for herself. Now it would be delightful to watch the bumpy journey of the new little witch to her witch’s world. This amazing fantasy movie is directed by Justin G. Dyck, Starring beautiful Morgan Neundorf as Beatrik Steinberg. Children will enjoy watching this movie the most, and they will appreciate watching this fantasy world. This movie is made especially for kids.

Good Sam

Good Sam is a full drama movie. The story of this movie is based on dete Meserve’s book named Good Sam. The story is about an unknown person, who leaves cash at random doorsteps and a Tv reporter journalist, who tries to find his true identity. This movie is more like a mystery and adventurous movie.

It will be so much fun to watch, how the Tv reporter finds that unknown person and what would happen to her on the way to find him, and does that person meet him in the end or is she able to find him. The story is written by Teena Booth and Dete Meserve, directed by kete Melville. The movie has an amazing cast of Tiya Sircar, Chad Connel, Marco Grazzine, Jesse Camacho, and mark Camacho. 

The Princess Switch

The Princess Switch is a comedy and romantic movie. The story is about two identical girls Stacy and Margarete Delacourt. Stacy Denova is a talented and young baker who runs a pastry shop in Chicago. Margarate Delacour is a Dutch woman from Montenaro and also the fiancee of Crown Prince Edward of Belgravia. Somehow a week ago charisma eve, they met and decided to switch places with each other. And later they fall in love with each other’s partner.

This movie is very funny, you can watch it with your kids. This movie has both comedy and emotion. You will love watching this movie and you will enjoy watching the life of those two girls. The new interesting story concept is written by Robin Bernheim and the movie is directed by Mike Rohl. The movie has an amazing casting of Vanessa Hudgens as the main lead and Sam Palladio as Prince Edward. 

Hook 1991

Hook is an adventurous and fantasy movie. The movie pretends to be a sequel to J.M Barrie’s 1991 Novel Peter and wendy. The story revolves around adult Petar, who has forgotten all his memories of childhood. Now he has become a successful and workaholic and he has an adorable family of 4 members, two children, and a pretty wife(Wendy’s granddaughter).

But unexpectedly one day his children got kidnapped by his enemy from the past named Captain hook. So returns to the Netherlands to save his children. It will be very adventurous to see how he will fight his old enemy and save his children even after losing his memory. This entertaining story is written by James V Hart and Mallia Scotch Marmo. The movie is directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring famous actor Robin Williams as Peter Banning, Hoffman as Captain Hook, and Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy.

Pup Star

Pup Star is a family comedy and fantasy movie. This movie shows a world where dogs can sing. The story is about a little charming dog who got a chance to sing in a competition for dogs. After winning some stages of the competition the dog God dog-napped! But her cute friend named Tiny helped him to escape and then they went on a wonderful journey together where they enjoyed and learned a lot about life.

And both supported and encouraged each other. In this fantasy movie, you will see the true bond of love between a dog and a girl, and most importantly, you will get a chance to see a world where dogs sing and speak. The movie is directed by Robert Vince featuring Kaitlyn Maher as Tiny. The dog featured in this movie is a two-year-old Yorkshire terrier and she won the Golden Bone in the first Pup Star movie. 


If you are looking to spend quality time with your family this holiday season, we have compiled a list of the best movies for kids and adults alike. The 20 titles on our list were chosen based on how well they fit into one or more categories. Hopefully, these suggestions will help make things easier for you when selecting a movie night plan! Which nonanimated film from our list do you recommend?