Under the Radar Family Movies to Stream
Enjoy some off-the-beaten-path suggestions that you can watch via our streaming platforms Hoopla or Kanopy. Age recommendations provided by commonsensemedia.org, where available.
2017Get this item
A gorgeous anime that focuses on the growing friendship between two young people separated by reverse gravities. The story explores human nature, and looks to challenge established beliefs. Get ready for a few interesting conversations afterwards. Available on Kanopy. Recommended for age 8+.
2018Get this item
OK, the penguins are really, really cute. They mysteriously appear one day and a genius 4th grade boy investigates the phenomena with his friends, one being a young dental assistant, whom he is crushing on big time (a bit of mature content here). In Japanese, with English subtitles.
Available on Hoopla. Recommended 11+.
2019Get this item
In this armchair adventure, you’ll see nifty sailing, cool camp outs and more. Set in 1930s northwest England, a turf war between kids from different families turns into a spy and pirate situation. Indeed, only working together will get to the bottom of the skulduggery. Available on Kanopy.
2007Get this item
Do you believe in Nessie? Here is a heartwarming story about a little boy who, in 1942 Scotland, finds an egg that hatches an unexpected sea creature from Celtic mythology. There are some weighty subjects; but, balanced with humor and sensitivity. Available on Hoopla. Recommended age 7+.