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14 Best Early Release Movies for Families with Teens

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With movie theaters temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, several new release movies will be available to stream at home for a fee.

These early-release movies are best for families with teens, as they’re all rated PG13, but we included a few rated R movies, too, for older teens or for parents to enjoy after the kids go to bed. We also have a list of early-release family movies for younger kiddos, too. These streaming, new-release movies will be made available to rent for a 48-hour rental window at a cost of $19.99 per movie. Pop some popcorn, turn down the lights and snag the best seat on the couch for these new blockbusters.

1. The Call of the Wild

A domestic dog’s life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly transplanted to the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s as the newest member of a mail-delivery dog sled team.

Run Time:  1 hour and 40 minutes
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

2. Impractical Jokers: The Movie

The movie tells the story of the humiliating high school mishap from 1992 that sent the Jokers down the road of competing in hidden-camera challenges.

Run Time:  1 hour and 32 minutes
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

3. I Still Believe

This true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp shows his journey of love and loss that proves there is always hope.

Run Time:  1 hour and 56 minutes
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

4. Just Mercy

A world-reowned civil rights defense attorney, Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan) works to free a wrongly convicted death row prisoner (played by Jamie Foxx) in Just Mercy.

Run Time: 2 hours and 17 minutes
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Crime, Biography
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

5. Emma

If you like the 90s movie Clueless, you’ll love Emma! Set in 1800s England, Emma is a well-meaning, but selfish young woman who meddles in the love lives of her friends.

Run Time: 2 hours and 4 minutes
Rated: PG
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

6. Bloodshot

An elite solider who is killed in battle is brought back to life in Bloodshot, with technology that gives him the ability of super human strength and fast healing. With his new found abilities, he goes after the man who he believes killed his wife. But who can really be trusted?

Run Time: 1 hour and 49 minutes
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

7. The Way Back

A former high school basketball start forfeited his future when he walked away from the game years ago. When he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get another shot at redemption.

Run Time:  1 hour and 48 minutes
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Sport
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

8. Downhill

A married couple is thrown into disarray after barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski trip in the Alps. They have to reevaluate their lives and decide how they feel about each other.

Run Time:  1 hour and 26 minutes
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

9. Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys (starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride.

Run Time:  2 hours and 4 minutes
Rated: R
Genre: Acton, Comedy, Crime
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

10. Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

The city is turned upside down in Birds of Prey when a target is put on a young girl’s back and four superheroes have to team up to save the girl and track down the villain.

Run Time: 1 hour and 49 minutes
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

11. The Gentlemen

An American expat tries to sell his profitable marijuana empire in London and it triggers many different bribery schemes and more in The Gentlemen.

Run Time: 1 hour and 53 minutes
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

12. The Invisible Man

This horror-flick starring Elisabeth Moss has her trying to prove she’s being haunted by someone nobody can see.

Run Time: 2 hours and 4 minutes
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Crime, Biography
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

13. The Hunt

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing in The Hunt and don’t know why they’re there or how they got there. But they’ve been chosen for a very specific purpose.

Run Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Stream It: Amazon | Vudu | FandangoNOW

14. Big Time Adolescence

A teen comes of age under the destructive guidance of his best friend, an aimless college dropout in the Big Time Adolescence.

Run Time: 1 hour and 31 minutes
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy
Stream It: Hulu

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