Family Movies in Chinese

20+ Family-Friendly movies to watch in Mandarin Chinese

Looking for family-friendly movies you can watch in Mandarin? I’ve got you covered for the next rainy day or family movie night. Your search ends now—here’s a collection of family movies in Chinese for adults, tweens, and younger children to enjoy.

Please check the ratings and make sure these movies are appropriate for your family.

Live-action Movies in Chinese

On rainy days it’s nice to relax and watch a movie together with the kids. My son usually says, “aw, mom’s going pick a ‘real-people’ one again”. Below is a curated list of live-action movies with family-friendly storylines that my kids have enjoyed watching and are interesting for adults too.

Monster Hunt - Family Movies in Chinese

Monster Hunt

In an ancient world, monsters rule the land while humans keep to their own kingdom. But when cute baby monster Wuba is born to a human father and the monster queen, humans and creatures alike set out to capture the newborn, and Wuba’s adventure begins.

Monster content can be scary for some children.

Watch on Amazon Prime Video with subscription or FREE with ads

Monster Hunt 2 - Family Movies in Chinese

Monster Hunt 2

Monster Hunt 2 is the giggly, nutty, and wildly entertaining live-action sequel to the megahit 2015 family film that broke all box office records in China.

Monster content can be scary for some children.

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Yes Day - Family Movies in Chinese

Yes Day

A mom and dad who usually say no decide to say yes to their kids’ wildest requests — with a few ground rules — on a whirlwind day of fun and adventure.

This movie had my kids laughing through the entire film.

Watch on Netflix

Finding Ohana

A mysterious journal. A wondrous cave. A trove of treasure. For this family, adventure and the spirit of aloha go hand in hand.

This movie has scenes with skeletons and can be scary for some children.

Watch on Netflix

Go Karts

A fearless teen leans into the rush of high-speed go-kart racing, backed by good friends — and a surly ex-driver who becomes his coach.

Transportation loving kids will enjoy this movie.

Watch on Netflix

We Can Be Heroes

Super strength. Elasticity. Turning back time. Alone, their powers are special. Together, they may be unstoppable.

Watch on Netflix

The New Legends of Monkey

A valiant girl liberates the Monkey King, a god long trapped in stone, in a quest to find seven sacred scrolls and save the world from evil.

Watch on Netflix

The Sleepover

What do you do if your parents are kidnapped by a crew of international thieves? You begin a wild overnight adventure — complete with spy gear.

Watch on Netflix

Malibu Rescue

When a long list of shenanigans lands Tyler in hot water, he’s forced to suit up and spend his summer training for an elite junior lifeguard program.

Watch on Netflix

Malibu Rescue – The Next Wave

As summer returns to Malibu, Team Flounder takes to the beach to host — and unexpectedly compete in — the International Beachmaster Competition.

Watch on Netflix

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

Recruited by a secret society of babysitters, a high schooler battles the Boogeyman and his monsters when they nab the boy she’s watching on Halloween.

Watch on Netflix

Julie and the Phantoms

Julie lost her passion for music when she lost her mom. But when three ghostly guys appear and lift her spirits, they decide to start a band together!

Watch on Netflix

Feel the Beat

After blowing a Broadway audition, a self-centered dancer reluctantly returns home and agrees to coach a squad of young misfits for a big competition.

Watch on Netflix

Back of the Net

An American science geek ready to spend a summer at sea accidentally ends up at an Australian soccer academy and is forced to kick it with the locals.

Watch on Netflix

Cartoon Movies in Chinese

Children are drawn to cartoons, transfixed by the cute and colorful characters. Here are some animated movies that adults will enjoy with or without the kids. Although these are cartoons, please check the age rating as some are not suitable for very young children.

Wish Dragon

Wish Dragon

Determined teen Din is longing to reconnect with his childhood best friend when he meets a wish-granting dragon who shows him the magic of possibilities.

Available in three dialects: Guoyu (Taiwan Mandarin), Putonghua (China Mandarin), and Cantonese

Watch on Netflix

Disney's Luca

Luca

Luca shares an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.

Available in two dialects: Mandarin and Cantonese

Watch on Disney+

Over The Moon

A bright young girl. A dazzling adventure. And a mythical goddess whose story takes her to the moon — and back.

Available in three dialects: Guoyu (Taiwan Mandarin), Putonghua (China Mandarin), and Cantonese

Watch on Netflix

3Below

After crash-landing on Earth, two royal teen aliens on the run struggle to blend in with humans as they evade intergalactic bounty hunters.

Available in two dialects: Mandarin and Cantonese

Watch on Netflix

NextGen

When lonely Mai forms an unlikely bond with a top-secret robot, they embark on an intense, action-packed adventure to foil the plot of a vicious villain.

Watch on Netflix

Willoughbys

The only thing holding the Willoughby children back from greatness? Their horrible parents. Good thing they’ve got each other.

Watch on Netflix

Duck Duck Goose

He was the least likely goose to become a family man. Until fate waddled in — with two ducklings who’d lost their way.

Available in two dialects: Mandarin and Cantonese

Watch on Netflix

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A teen gamer is forced to level up to full-time babysitter when his favorite video game drops three superpowered infants from space into his backyard.

Watch on Netflix

Nehza

Bound by a divine mandate, rebellious outcast Ne Zha grapples with his formidable powers and a destiny that would imperil his loved ones.

Watch on Netflix

Mitchells vs. the Machines on Netflix. Available in Mandarin Guoyu

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

A quirky, dysfunctional family’s road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope.

Available in Mandarin (Guoyu) and Cantonese

Watch on Netflix


Looking for more Mandarin Chinese language shows? Check out my full list of YouTube shows for kids or learn how to find Netflix shows with Mandarin audio. Looking for shows to watch after the kids are in bed? Check out my list of 14 Mandarin Dramas to binge-watch.

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