We know that some nights when it’s raining or your family has had a big day of activities, all you want to do at the end of the day is sit on the couch and watch a movie. Here are some kid-friendly Ninja-themed action movies to watch on those nights! All movie posters, ratings, and plot summaries come from IMDb.
Kung Fu Panda (PG)
The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China’s fate hangs in the balance: However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a tyro in martial arts. *If you like this, make sure to check out Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3.
The Karate Kid (PG)
A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. *If you like this, check out The Karate Kid Part II, The Karate Kid Part II, The Next Karate Kid, and The Karate Kid (2010) with Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith.
Home Alone (PG)
An eight-year-old trouble-maker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. *If you like this, the sequel is called Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Night at the Museum (PG)
A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. *There are two more movies in the saga: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, both of which feature the main character learning how to be a Ninja of history!
The Last Airbender (PG)
Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.
Surf Ninjas (PG)
Two boys learn from a mysterious warrior that they are the heirs to the throne of Patusan and set out to overthrow the current monarchy.
3 Ninjas (PG)
Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques. After an organized crime ring proves to be too much for the F.B.I., it’s time for the three ninja brothers! Using their martial artistry, they team up to battle the crime ring and outwit some very persistent kidnappers! *The following movies in the installment are 3 Ninjas Kick Back and 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (PG-13).
The Spy Next Door (PG)
Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend’s three kids, who haven’t exactly warmed to their mom’s beau.
Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles (PG)
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas. *There are several offshoots, sequels, and remakes of this movie including: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, TMNT, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG-13) starring Megan Fox, and its sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (PG-13).
Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (TV-PG)
A Californian teenager learns that she is the reincarnation of a legendary female warrior destined to protect the world.
The Pacifier (PG)
Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father — a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids’ house.
Spy Kids (PG)
The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger. *You can also check out Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3: Game Over.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (PG)
A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet.
The Incredibles (PG)
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
Sky High (PG)
Set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young William Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.