The best movies on Stan: a list of the top films streaming in Australia now

Need some kid-friendly content to entertain the family with? Stan has a number of great kids and family movies on offer that should keep everyone happy. These films are guaranteed to please the whole family.

It's a Wonderful Life

Why you can trust TechRadar We spend hours testing every product or service we review, so you can be sure you’re buying the best. Find out more about how we test.

Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life

(Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

Arguably the greatest Christmas film of all time (sorry Die Hard), Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the holiday. George Bailey (James Stewart, never better) is a small-town businessman whose life did not play out as intended. Having fallen into deep trouble, and realising that he's given up on his dreams to help others, George contemplates suicide. Right as he prepares to jump off a bridge, his guardian angel (Henry Travers) intervenes. In an effort to save this desperate man, the angel shows George what his town would be like if he'd never been born. We won't spoil how the story ends, but we guarantee there won't be a dry eye in your home after watching this magical classic. Best of all, it's available to stream on Stan in glorious 4K Ultra HD!

IMDB Rating: 8.6, Rotten Tomatoes 94%

Red Dog

Image credit: Roadshow

Image credit: Roadshow

An Australian family favourite, Red Dog tells the heartwarming true story of a delightful pooch that united an entire community while roaming the Outback looking for his actual owner. The dog brings people together everywhere he goes – some people find love, others find themselves. Starring Josh Lucas and Rachael Taylor, Red Dog is a beautiful movie that the whole family will enjoy. Though the dog is red, this is a true-blue Aussie classic. 

IMDB Rating: 7.5, Rotten Tomatoes 82%

Happy Feet

Image credit: Warner Bros.

Image credit: Warner Bros.

Another Australian animated kids film about birds, Happy Feet took the world by storm when it released in 2006. A delightful family film from director George Miller (Babe, Mad Max: Fury Road), Happy Feet follows a penguin named mumble whose lack of singing talent leads him to dance to find his mate. With an all-star cast featuring Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Brittany Murphy, Happy Feet is guaranteed to make you tap your feet. 

IMDB Rating: 6.5, Rotten Tomatoes 75%

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.