With so many different options out there to stream your favorite shows and movies, it’s only fitting that we’d round up some of the best in the family genre on Hulu too. With picks you won’t find on Netflix, Hulu does offer some awesome, age-appropriate entertainment for the whole family.
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Rating: G (This is a 1989 rating of G. There is use of guns, smoking, and drinking, along with occasional language. And updated suggested rating is PG.)
This 1989 classic follows a casino-owning dog, Charlie, after he dies and comes back to seek revenge on his killer. He finds a sweet, young girl who can talk to animals to help him along on his adventure. Charlie must prove his worthiness to make it into Heaven and his friends help him get there.
Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive content, and sci-fi action and violence.
A billionaire is held captive in Iraq and must be kept alive by a battery pack attached to his heart. Once rescued and home, Tony Stark uses his creative and technological genius to create a weaponized suit of armor. Thus, Iron Man is born. But, while Tony was gone, the man who took over Stark Industries had some ideas of his own on what would be the best use of Tony’s technology and he doesn’t want to use them for good.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rating: TV-Y7 for martial arts violence and occasional intense scenes.
There are three seasons to watch of this favorite. TMNT follows four mutant turtles who travel through the sewers to defend their city. They work to defeat Master Shredder, an enemy of their mentor and friend, Splinter. This series puts the turtles fighting against alien creatures, robotic droids and evil scientists.
While it’s difficult to find a rating for Black-ish, as parents ourselves, FamilyTech rates this show a TV-G or TV-Y7. While younger kids might not understand all of the humor, there isn’t much that would make you want to shield your kids eyes or ears. It’s a great family comedy.
Andre and Bow are raising their three kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle class area and are trying to find a sense of cultural identity. They do so with a lot of love and laughter and tackle some very of-the-moment issues at the same time. It’s a great option for families looking to have real, open conversations with their kids.
I Love Lucy
Rating: TV-G but with very minimal smoking and drinking. It was accepted in the 1950s.
We shouldn’t have to say much about I Love Lucy. It’s a classic. It’s hysterical. It’s a one-of-a-kind show for the entire family to love and laugh with. Lucy and Ricky are a great couple with a frantic life, mostly because of Lucy’s antics. Fun fact: it was the first show to be put on film rather than kinescope.
Disney: Pocahontas, Mulan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules and more!
Hulu has come to an agreement with the mecca of all family movie studios and will now carry exclusive titles like: (the ones above and) The Nightmare Before Christmas, Air Bud, The Mighty Ducks, The Princess and the Frog, and so many more.