Top 10 kids movies to watch on Foxtel Now

Thinking of getting Foxtel Now to entertain your family but not sure what content is available for the young ones? We have a few suggestions.

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One of the best things about Internet TV is the fact that it comes completely on demand. This means that you have access to thousands of movies and TV shows at the click of a button.

It's ideal for entertaining your kids and, if you go with Foxtel's streaming platform, there are tons of titles that will appeal not only to the little ones, but to their parents as well. Here are the best family and kids movies available on Foxtel Now. They have been compiled using a mix of online ratings and the expertise of our writer and are in no particular order.

1. Tom & Jerry


Year: 2021

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Colin Jost, Rob Delaney, Pallavi Sharda

Tom and Jerry take their cat-and-mouse game to the big screen in this whimsical adventure. Chloë Grace Moretz plays Kayla, who is responsible for organising a high-profile wedding in a hotel. When Jerry takes residence in the hotel and begins to wreak havoc, she enlists Tom to get rid of him. As expected, mayhem ensues.

A live-action/animation hybrid, Tom & Jerry is good fun for kids, updating the legendary feud to modern times and delivering plenty of laughs along the way. The cast is appealing and the visuals are glorious. There's a good chance adults will be tempted to tune in as well.

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2. Spirit Untamed


Year: 2021

Cast: Isabela Merced, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Jake Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore

After relocating to a small town, young Lucky gets attached to a wild mustang named Spirit, who shares her rebellious ways. So when a heartless wrangler plans to capture Spirit and his herd, Lucky decides to rescue the horse and embarks on a memorable adventure.

Both a spin-off and reboot of the 2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, the movie boasts eye-catching animation and a captivating story that will instantly draw in young viewers. In fact, it's an enjoyable ride for the entire family.

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3. Paddington


Year: 2014

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman

Follow the delightful adventures of Paddington, an anthropomorphic bear who travels from the jungles of Peru to the streets of London, where he is adopted by a welcoming family. Too bad a taxidermist has her eye on him.

Heartwarming and hilarious, this movie is a wonder. Pro tip: The sequel, Paddington 2, is also available to stream on Foxtel Now.

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4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial


Year: 1982

Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, Pat Welsh

Some movies perfectly stand the test of time. That's the case for this Steven Spielberg classic, which revolves around a boy who befriends an extraterrestrial stranded on Earth.

A cinematic fairytale for the ages, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial still resonates with audiences thanks to its sense of adventure and emotional depth. One can only hope that all aliens will be this friendly when they eventually make contact.

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5. Babe


Year: 1995

Cast: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Hugo Weaving, Danny Mann

A dramedy with a lot of heart, Babe tells the story of a pig raised as livestock who wants to defy expectations and work as a sheepdog. It's silly, it's clever and it's endlessly captivating thanks to its engaging script and timeless message.

The only downside? Parents might feel compelled to stay off bacon for a while after seeing this one.

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6. Kung Fu Panda


Year: 2008

Cast: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Seth Rogen

This lovely movie revolves around Po, a clumsy panda who dreams of becoming a kung fu master. The action kicks off when an evil warrior is foretold to escape from prison and Po has to defeat him in order to fulfil an ancient prophecy. Turns out, he'll need some help along the way.

With dazzling animation and a hero everyone will want to cuddle, Kung Fu Panda is entertaining from start to finish. If you're into martial arts, even better.

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7. How to Train Your Dragon


Year: 2010

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera

A hapless Viking has to kill a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood. Instead, he befriends the creature and gets a chance to forge a new way of life for his people.

That's the premise of this enchanting family movie that expertly blends humour, emotion and adventure. How to Train Your Dragon has heart and style to spare, making it a fun watch for everyone.

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8. The Lego Movie


Year: 2014

Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie

Just because you're unprepared doesn't mean you don't have the potential to rise to the challenge. Meet Emmet, a LEGO figurine keen on following the rules who is mistaken for the Special, a being with the ability to save the world. As a result, he tags along on a mission to stop a tyrant's heinous plans.

Set in a Lego universe populated by anthropomorphic figures, the movie has top-notch voice performances and superb animation. The premise may sound silly, but The Lego Movie is well-worth your time, regardless of how old you are.

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9. Jumanji


Year: 1995

Cast: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Bradley Pierce

The modern reboots may be fancier, but the classic Jumanji remains a thrilling story worth experiencing.

The movie follows 2 kids who come across a magical board game. While playing it, they meet Alan, a man who was trapped in the game for more than 2 decades. Together, they try to outwit the game's powerful forces to funny and impressive results.

The special effects haven't aged too well, but Jumanji has an old-school feel which makes it absolutely charming.

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10. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie


Year: 2004

Cast: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

There's no denying the popularity of SpongeBob SquarePants, so this movie should be a hit for young kids.

The plot follows SpongeBob and his friend Patrick, who set out to right a wrong when Mr. Krabs is framed for something he didn't do. They have to overcome numerous obstacles along the way, including leaving the confines of Bikini Bottom.

Lively and colourful, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is an exciting adventure that stays true to the spirit of the beloved series. Plus, there are plenty of scenes that will make adults laugh out loud too.

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