Top family-friendly movies to watch on Starzplay in the UAE

Spend some time with the little ones with these wholesome flicks

Top family-friendly movies to watch on Starzplay in the UAE

If you’re looking for some child-approved (the 11, six and four-year-old had their say) suggestions of what films to watch on TV with the family, we’ve got just the thing for you.

We’ve hand-picked these eight movies so that there is something for everyone, from the little kids to the big kids, to ensure you have quality family time in

So grab the gang, snuggle on the sofa and pass the popcorn… We love family movie night


Coco focuses on Miguel, a young boy at a crossroads: his parents want him to join the family business, but all he wants to be is a musician, like his all-time hero Ernesto de la Cruz. The only problem is that Ernesto is, well, dead, meaning Miguel must journey into The City of the Dead, where he must reunite with his deceased ancestors, and old Ernesto himself, if he’s got any chance of making it back into the land of the living in one piece.

Despicable Me 3

Forget your feelings on sequels not living up to the original, in this case, Despicable Me movies just keep getting better. The fourth instalment (Minions slipped in there before this one) introduces us to Gru’s long-lost twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

Finding Dory

She was so popular as the funny blue fish with the short-term memory loss that she has been lifted straight from Nemo’s father Marlin’s sidekick in Finding Nemo to being the main focus in her own film in which the friendly, but forgetful blue tang Dory begins a search to find her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. Aww, tissues at the ready.

Finding Nemo

It’s an oldie, but a goldie. Finding Nemo was originally released in 2003, but still delights little people and their parents 17 years later. After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring little Nemo home.


It’s time to take it back to basics, or rather to the original. Yes, we know that Frozen 2 is out now, but head back to Arendelle to when it all began. Elsa, Anna, a funny snowman, magical powers and some serious sibling bonding all make this the mega hit it was when it broke the box office back in 2013.


This epic tale, which might be a little scary in parts for the tiniest of family members, tells the story of Sleeping Beauty not from the original point of view of Aurora, but from that of Maleficent who delivers the classic Sleeping Beauty curse: On Aurora's 16th birthday, she will prick her finger and fall into a sleep from which she can only be awaken by true love's kiss. Don’t worry, everyone lives happily ever after… Until Maleficent 2 that is.

The Muppets

Three fans, Gary, Mary and Walter, set out to reunite the Muppets to save the Muppet Theatre from annihilation. But first, they must find each one of them as they have disappeared into obscure jobs. The charm of these loveable characters is still as irresistible now as it was the day they first appeared on our screens in 1976.

Woody Woodpecker

Everybody’s favourite (only?) cartoon woodpecker has jumped from TV show to starring in his very own movie. Woody must protect his forest home from Lance Walters, who starts building his dream mansion in the forest with his son, Tommy, and fiancée, Vanessa. To make matters worse, he must avoid the clutches of two grizzly poachers.

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