Best Family Movies and Shows That Just Hit Streaming Services in September

Find something fun to watch with your kids this month.

With school starting up again, chances are your family has a busy schedule this September. Pencil in some time to watch one of these kid-friendly movies or shows hitting the streaming services this month.

Harry Potter movie series — Sept. 1, HBO Max

Harry Potter fans, get ready for an epic movie marathon. The beloved book and 8-film series hits HBO Max at the beginning of the month. If your kids aren’t yet familiar with Harry, Hermione and Ron, it’s time to introduce them to the magical world of Hogwarts.

Trolls: Trollstopia: Complete Season 4 — Sept. 2, Hulu

Are you kids totally Trolls obsessed? The lively music series is returning for its fourth season, which promises to be the most troll-tastic one yet. Poppy, Branch, Smidge, Tiny Diamond and the rest of the crew have a lot going on in the latest season, from electing the first Secretary of Skate to starting a community garden.

Sharkdog — Sept. 3, Netflix

A little boy named Max meets a new pal that’s half dog/half shark and must attempt to hide the creature from his parents in this new Netflix original series. Max and Sharkdog become instant besties and go on silly adventures, despite their very obvious differences. The show teaches important messages about friendship and inclusivity.

Cinderella — Sept. 3, Amazon Prime

There have been many retellings of Cinderella over the years, but this Amazon Prime original movie promises to stand apart from the rest. Camila Cabello stars as the title character, who is an aspiring dress designer in this update. With the help of her fabulous fairy godmother, played by Billy Porter, Cinderella makes her way to the ball, but with the goal of furthering her career rather than winning over Prince Charming.

Octonauts: Above & Beyond — Sept. 7, Netflix

The Octonauts are back! The popular cartoon series, about a group of underwater explorers who rescue sea creatures in distress, is returning with all new adventures. The spinoff show introduces new characters and, for the first time, the special agents will help animals and their habitats on land.

A StoryBots Space Adventure —Sept. 14, Netflix

StoryBots is the go-to educational cartoon for many families. The new movie will accompany the Netflix space documentary series Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space. This live action/hybrid special features civilians who are taking part in the Inspiration4 mission interacting with the StoryBots. The team will answer questions about how things work in space and aboard the shuttle.

Spooky Buddies — Sept. 24, Disney+

Halloween-themed movies start hitting the streaming services at the end of the month! If you’re looking for a spooky flick that’s totally kid-appropriate, Spooky Buddies is a great pick. In the movie, a group of golden retriever friends (the Buddies) go on a trip to a haunted mansion and end up having to fight against an evil Warlock in order to save their town.

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