Our Picks for New or Lesser-Known TV Shows & Movies to Stream on Netflix with the Family

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It can be hard to find movies or tv shows that your family hasn’t seen or finding content that is family-friendly just to watch while the kids are around! My teens & I have always loved finding new to us entertainment that we can enjoy together so we pulled together some TV Shows and movies you can stream right now on Netflix that you might not have thought about or seen yet. These picks are great for families with older kids.

Our Picks for New or Lesser-Known TV Shows & Movies to Stream on Netflix with the Family

Family Tv Shows:

  1. The Letter for the King -As the Blood Moon nears and Viridian prepares for his homecoming, Tiuri and friends wrestle with doubt, betrayal and a daunting final test.
  2. Once Upon a Time -In this fantasy series, a young woman is drawn to a small Maine town and discovers that it’s filled with elements of the fairy tale world.
  3. A Series of Unfortunate Events -The extraordinary Baudelaire orphans face trials, tribulations, and the evil Count Olaf in their fateful quest to unlock long-held family secrets.
  4. Merlin -New servant Cedric muscles in as Arthur’s right-hand man and turns the prince against his friend. Merlin is convinced the newcomer is up to something.
  5. Mystery Science Theatre 3000 -The cult hit returns! Captured by mad scientists, new host Jonah survives a blitz of cheesy B movies by riffing on them with his funny robot pals.

Family Movies

  1. Space Jam – Basketball legend Michael Jordan hoops it up with Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes characters in this romp that blends live-action with animation.
  2. Stuart Little – Mr. and Mrs. Little want to adopt a brother for their only child but get more than they bargained for when they take in a mouse with an attitude.
  3. Bolt – This tale follows German shepherd Bolt, a canine actor who makes a cross-country trek when he’s mistakenly shipped from Hollywood to New York City.
  4. Earth to Echo – When a construction project begins in their neighborhood, four friends start receiving bizarre encoded text messages on their cell phones.
  5. Richie Rich – Billionaire heir Richie Rich is a kid who has it all — yet he has no playmates. What’s more, a scoundrel is scheming to take over the family empire.
  6. Good Burger -They’ll have to work together and cook up something special to keep the burgers flipping this summer.


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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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