Family Movies Coming To Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in May 2018

Every month, streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime add a bunch of new movie options for subscribers. Here at FamilyTech, we take a look at the incoming films and pick some that look like a good fit for family viewing. And you know this already, but keep it age appropriate, just like you would with the chores you dole out. Here are some choices for April 2018.

May 1

Shrek (2001) (Netflix)
Rating: PG
IMDB Parent’s Guide

Shrek has been around for so long that it’s hard to remember that the original film was such a massive hit. It’s been 17 years since it was first released, so maybe some of your family isn’t familiar with the green ogre and his crew of magical creatures. If they are already fans or haven’t seen it yet, the original Shrek film is hitting Netflix this month.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) (Netflix)
Rating: G
IMDB Parent’s Guide

If your crew is into this trilogy, the final film is hitting Netflix in May. Here’s a refresher on the plot. As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.

Pink Panther 2 (2009) (Hulu)
Rating: PG
IMDB Parent’s Guide

The second installment of this re-boot starring Steve Martin is available if you’re a Hulu subscriber in May. Martin plays Inspector Clouseau again, and this time teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

The Golden Compass (2007) (Amazon Prime)
Rating: PG-13
IMDB Parent’s Guide

Here’s one for the older kids in the house that is streaming on Amazon Prime in May. In case you aren’t already familiar, here’s a refresher on the plot of The Golden Compass. In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

MAY 29

Coco (2017) (Netflix)
Rating: PG
IMDB Parent’s Guide

Pixar’s latest hit is streaming in May on Netflix! Coco features the aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. A great choice for family night this month!

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Joe Long