Netflix has gained 15.77 million more subscribers thanks to the pandemic. With nowhere to go, streaming has become one of the primary ways of keeping entertained. Between work, home-schooling, and the constant nagging voices of those you love most, it might feel like you’d risk the rona just to escape.
Well, that’s not necessary. Netflix has got you covered. These are some family-movies you can all watch together. Or, you could put it on and leave the little monsters while you finally relax.
The Addams Family
Based on the 1964 series, this stellar cast of Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci give a perfect performance with brilliantly twisted humor.
When the kids are a little older, this movie will keep them entertained, and you’ll be entertained alongside them. Based on Deborah Ellis’s book about a smart young girl who needs to dress up as a boy so that she can help her family, it’s moving and you can’t help but think of Mulan.
The Angry Birds Movie 2
This loud movie is dazzling and brilliant, and you kids will love it. So sit back, relax, and let your kids be entertained by someone that isn’t you (you deserve it).
There are many happy films on Netflix, but this isn’t one of them. 2020 has been terrible, what’s a little bit more emotional trauma? They can handle it.
It was nominated for 11 Oscars, and won five, so it’s undoubtedly one of Scorsese’s most praised and beloved movies. It’s whimsical and simply amazing so everyone can watch and enjoy it.
In 2005, this was Disney’s first Digital 3-D movie and Zach Braff features as the main voice of this sweet movie.
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, and Vic Tayback star in this wonderful cartoon that was, despite how good it is, did not get the same attention as The Little Mermaid released in the same year.
Take a step back in time, and visit Peter Pan’s world again!
Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds star in this movie set in the days of the caveman. It’s visually striking, and ridiculously funny.
Dennis the Menace
Although not an amazing movie, Walter Matthau stands out for his incredible performance of George Wilson who is plagued by his annoying neighbor, Dennis.
Who doesn’t love a great Christmas movie? This adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s classic is just as great as its predecessors so you won’t be disappointed as you watch it with your kids.
Sometimes all you want is a crazy goofy movie that doesn’t require too much introspection. Russell Brand and James Marsden voice E.B. (Easter Bunny) and the man he tortures.
The Karate Kid
This family film has remained much beloved since its release in the ‘80s, so get everyone together to watch this karate movie and see why it’s remained so beloved.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
This sweet sequel sees Hiccup reunite with his mother, represented by Cate Blanchett. It’s not only beautiful, but touching and the importance of family is emphasized.
Reminiscent of the times when hand-drawn animation was the norm, this beautiful film has a new holiday story so the whole family can be amazed anew.
Danny DeVito offers a perfect rendition as the voice of the Lorax where a 12-year-old learns the importance of nature and how we need to cherish, and save, it.
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
This visually striking movie is filled to the brim with adventure based on the manga Lupin III.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
A crowd-favorite, this sequel sees Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo go to Africa. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, and Jada Pinkett Smith voice our favorite characters.
The Little Prince
Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved story, this one features the brilliant voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, and Paul Rudd.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
A young girl discovers a flower and it grants her the ability to become a witch for just one night. This family-friendly foreign movie is beautiful and worth the watch.
The NeverEnding Story
This is a classic fantasy movie for the whole family, and this adaptation by Wolfgang Peterson of the 1979 novel by Michael Ende was very well-received at the box office.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Hugh Grant, David TennanT, and Martin Freeman voice a group of men going head to head in a quest to become Pirate of the Year. Prepare to hold your stomach in agony as you laugh as hard as you possibly can.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Although this sequel isn’t as great as the original, the voices of JOhn C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman are incredible.
The Secret Life of Pets
Who doesn’t want to know the secrets of our beloved animals? Bright colors and voice actors you know and love will make this a family-favorite.
The Princess and the Frog
This 2009 lyrical movie is reminiscent of more traditional Disney animated-musicals and the New Orleans setting is stunning.
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
The well-known Shaun the Sheep meets sci-fi in this sweet and hilarious movie. Afterwards, the kids can binge the Shaun the Sheep TV series while you relax.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Using the comic-book aesthetic sets this movie apart from it’s action-focused counterparts, and your kids (and you) will love how you can watch it again and again.
Ryan Reynolds voices a garden snail who desires being the fastest snail in the world.
Song of the Sea
With some of the most beautiful animation of its time, this adaptation of an Irish fable sees a young boy discover that his sister is a selkie.
A group of kids want to raise themselves by leaving their terrible parents, and Will Forte and Maya Rudolph are brilliant voice actors in this great adaptation of the book by Lois Lowry.
If you miss seeing real wild animals, you’ll enjoy this movie with amazing voice actors including Jon Favreau, Sylvester Stallone, and Adam Sandler.