Best Family Movies and Shows Streaming in August
Pop some popcorn and pull up a movie or show for a family-friendly movie night that everyone can enjoy. Here are the best movies and shows streaming in August.
On Aug. 7, watch “The Peanuts Movie,” which follows Snoopy, Charlie Brown and their friends on their new adventures. In “Prince of Persia: Sands of Time” a prince and princess team up to stop a villain from reversing time.
On Aug. 14, watch “Magic Camp,” where a washed-up magician takes a job at a magic camp to inspire a new generation. “The One and Only Ivan” follows Ivan the gorilla and the rest of his animal friends who live in captivity in a shopping mall and hope to find freedom, or maybe a better form of captivity. See the heroic adventures of Ant-Man and the Wasp in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Follow the story of P.T. Barnum and the start of his circus in the musical “The Greatest Showman.” See “T.O.T.S.,” where non-stork delivery birds transfer baby animals to their forever families.
Watch the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” on Aug. 21, as Belle stumbles upon a cursed castle and its inhabitants.
“Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe” shows the new adventures of Phineas, Ferb and Candace on another planet, and the movie drops on Aug. 28. In “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” Alice returns to Wonderland and goes back in time to help the Mad Hatter.
On Aug. 1, see seasons 1-2 of “Iron Man Armored Adventures,” where a teenaged Tony Stark battles evil. See “Jurassic Park” and its two sequels for a look at the havoc cloned dinosaurs can cause. The show “My Perfect Landing” follows a family of gymnasts as they move from Florida to Canada. The second season of “Power Players,” where a kid can transform into a toy, drops on Aug. 1. Celebrate Halloween early with “The Addams Family.” Watch “The NeverEnding Story” and its sequel where a young boy escapes his life by falling into a fantasy book. The second season of “Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy” follows five recruits as they train to become Transformers.
On Aug. 4, watch “A Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp,” where Cory deals with jealousy while at Camp Friendship with his best friend. In “Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave,” the Junior Rescuers must represent their country in the lifeguard challenge.
On Aug. 11, follow the time travelling adventures of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.”
On Aug. 1, see the space adventures of the USS Enterprise’s crew in “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock,” “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” and see Captain Picard take on a Federation conspiracy in “Star Trek: Insurrection.”
On Aug. 3, watch “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” for a live-action look at Dora the Explorer.
On Aug. 1, watch “Lego Jurassic World: Legend Of Isla Nublar” as an animal behaviorist and assistant manager take on rogue dinosaurs, crazy tourists and an impulsive boss. Watch PBS Masterpiece’s “Les Miserables” for a look at Jean Valjean’s life after prison. Watch the beloved “The Berenstein Bears” from the children’s books.
Watch best friends, a little girl and a five thousand year old sea monster, in “Jessy & Nessy” on Aug. 7.
On Aug. 1, see the heroic escapades of Batman in “Batman,” “Batman & Robin,” “Batman Begins,” “Batman Forever,” “Batman Returns” and “The Dark Knight.” Watch “Flipper,” where a teenage boy befriends a dolphin. See Po become a warrior in “Kung Fu Panda” and “Kung Fu Panda 2.” The apprentice of a magical toy store owner learns to believe in herself in “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.”