Best Kids Movies on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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31. Cadet Kelly

Release Year: 2002

Written and Directed by Larry Shaw

Starring Hilary Duff, Christy Carlson Romano, Gary Cole, Shawn Ashmore, Aimee Garcia, Linda Kash, Nigel Hamer, Sarah Gadon, Andrea Lewis, and Joe Matheson

Another Disney Channel Original Movie, Cadet Kelly stars former Disney starlet Hilary Duff, who is forced to abandon her carefree life as a teenager and is sent to military school after her mother gets married to a retired general.

While the plot seems a little iffy at first glance, Cadet Kelly is a new take on the usual teen-movie theme of adapting to a new environment and overcoming obstacles to become a better person. One of the better Disney Channel Original Movies in my opinion, preteens and young teens will most likely love this movie.