Looking to spend a quiet family evening home? You’re in luck! Cause we’ve got the best family entertainment shows for you. But the question is which streaming service is best for you? Let’s analyze them through their features.
Currently, we see market leaders like Netflix and Disney in the league. Disney Plus has a history of animated productions and they’ve been reigning champions of Toddler’s picks and family favorites.
On the other hand, Netflix is making great progress in family entertainment and has some great shows for the whole family to enjoy. So, let’s make it a competition, Netflix, or Disney?
We will list out some of the best of entertainment and we’ll keep it PG-14. Don’t forget to check out our recommendation of the best standup comedy on Netflix rated PG-14. Family time’s about to become fun so let’s get started.
Netflix’s Family entertainment
From the Netflix Originals, comes a feminist piece of work. The story revolves around a shy 16-year-old who is inspired by her mother’s rebellious side of life.
She led the fight against sexism and the young girl is inspired to tackle the same by publishing a zine called Moxie. The toppling of patriarchy is a great family pick to stream. It has an IMDb rating of 6.7/10. The cast features Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Alycia Pascual-Pena, Nico Hiraga, and others.
Our next pick dives into the world of wizardry and is filled with adventure. Hilda is the fearless little girl who is summoned by her friends to discover the witchcraft side of her.
Her mother also gets introduced to this world the series is filled with great adventures and encounters with pirates, trolls, monsters, and many creatures and characters. It has an IMDb rating of 8.6/10 and amassed 17 nominations with 11 wins.
Cobra Kai (2018-)
This next pick has its fair share of success and lovers of Karate would recommend it. After the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, the confrontation between two fighters ends. But it gets sparked 30 years later when one of them is inspired to restart the Cobra Kai Dojo.
The old rivalry restarts as well, and the antipathy reflects in the students of the dojo. The series has a great rivalry story and many family-friendly lessons to take home. It has an IMDb rating of 8.6/10 and amassed 39 nominations, including 6 Primetime Emmy award nominations.
Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy
We promised you a standup comedy pick and here it is. This feature is specially taped live in California where Anjelah Johnson takes the stage to rant about the fancy unfancy dilemma in life.
She talks about religion, married life, travel, and food amidst the many funny topics at hand. This family-friendly standup will get the living room roaring in laughter. It has an IMDb rating of 5.9/10.
Disney’s Family Entertainment
Dug Days (2021)
Who remembers the tear-jerking feature by Disney Pixar called ‘Up’? One of its characters has its feature, all set for family entertainment.
Now that Dug is part of the family and the suburban neighborhood, he learns to be a faithful dog, while being wary of SQUIRRELS! The 5 shorts on the story of Dug are a great mood booster for the family. It has an IMDb rating of 8.2/10, and the next season is currently in production.
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
From the makers of Frozen and Moana, comes another inspiring pursuit of adventure. The story is about a warrior named Raya who is in search of a dragon to protect her citizens from the evil dragon.
She encounters one who is most likely not a dragon but needs a lot of training to get there. The fun and inspiring story of the dragon is what makes this animated feature a great family-friendly adventure to stream. It has an IMDb rating of 7.4/10 and amassed a win for the Best Theatrical Film Award.
Monsters at Work (2021)
This next pick comes from the legendary animated Feature Monsters Inc. After realizing the company can sustain on laughter much more than fear, the restructuring of the company takes place. The scare floor is the laughter floor and scarers are out of business.
When a young Tyler Tuskmon aspires to be a scarer, he is faced with the reality that he can’t. To learn about the laughter industry, he becomes part of the M.I.F.T (Monsters Inc. Facilities Team) and works his way to the laughter experience. The feature has an IMDb rating of 7.1/10.
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Our final pick from the Disney category takes you on a magical journey, which is based on a best-selling novel. When Mr. Benedict is at crossroads against his evil twin brother, he is determined to bring him down with the help of 4 extraordinary orphans.
Each has capabilities different than the others, they’re tasked to explore their magic, and unite to bring down the evil Mr. Curtain. The cast features Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, Mystic Inscho, Seth Carr, and many more. It has an IMDb rating of 7.7/10. If you love the world of fantasy and wizardry, this series is a great pick.
The answer to the age-old question of Disney vs. Netflix goes down to the users. The 4 picks that each streaming service has gone to show the kind of family entertainment features you get. There are feminist pieces, animated adventures, wizardry, and age-appropriate standup comedy in one.
But we’ve always seen Disney ruling the industry in family-friendly features. Disney Plus is also home to adventure series from Marvel, educational features from National Geographic, and animated features from Pixar. Based on family-friendly pieces, we’d give the crown to Disney plus.
If you’re a family person, you should consider Disney Plus for it. But that does not mean Netflix is any bad. It continuously produces Original Series, and we just must look for the PG-14 releases. With that, we round up this debate. Happy streaming!