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

Welcome to our monthly post where we recommend family movies that are new to Netflix. This month, the family choices being added are slim, so as a bonus we are giving recommendations from Hulu and Amazon Prime too! Here are some of our favorites for May 2017.


Happy Feet (2006) – Netflix
Rating: PG
IMDB Parent’s Guide

Here’s a fun animated film your family will enjoy. It focuses on a young penguin named Mumble who lives in Antarctica. To attract a mate, he need to sing, but has a terrible voice. Instead, he uses his tap-dancing talent to attract other penguins.


The Wizard Of Oz (1939) – Amazon Prime
Rating: G
IMDB Parent’s Guide

This film is the oldest we’ve recommended, and might be the best. A classic that dates all the way back to 1939 is still a great one to watch with your kids. If they’ve seen it before or have yet to be introduced, you should take advantage of it being added to Prime this month.


Flubber (1997) – Hulu
Rating: PG
IMDB Parent’s Guide

Based on the Disney classic from 1961 The Absent-Minded Professor, Flubber focuses on Professor Phillip Brainard who likes to experiment in his basement during his free time. He accidentally creates Flubber, a bouncy substance that gives users the ability to fly through the air. Starring the late Robin Williams, it’s a fun film that the whole family will love.


Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home & Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1995 & 1997) – Hulu
Rating: PG
IMDB Parent’s Guide FW2 / IMDB Parent’s Guide FW3

While the original Free Willy is still the best in our opinion, your kids will love to see more stories featuring this lovable whale. So if your crew loved the original, take some time out to check in on The Adventure Home and The Rescue during May.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) – Amazon Prime
Rating: PG-13
IMDB Parent’s Guide

The turtles are back for a second installment in the latest film series with Out of the Shadows. They’ve already faced Shredder, who has now joined forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman along with Bebop and Rocksteady. But the big bad in this film is Krang. Check it out with your older, more adventurous kiddos for a fun action movie on Amazon Prime.


The Mars Generation (2017) – Netflix
Rating: NA

This Netflix Original is a documentary that profiles aspiring teenage astronauts training for a potential trip to Mars. The film debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, and can give your space obsessed kids a closer look at what they’d experience at a Space Camp. The film also features interviews with science communicators Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams.

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