8 Family Friendly Movies to Cozy up to on Netflix
by Emily Keen
Ever been in a discussion of shortlisting a movie with your family. Well, don’t even get me started on the choices of the kids. One might want to watch a scary ghost film, while the other wants a fun animated pic. The moment you open Netflix, people start throwing in all the weirdest opinions. So how do you prioritize and select a movie right for the occasion?
We have simplified that task for you. Here is a list of 8 family movies on Netflix just apt for every family member. Have a look!
- Mamma Mia! (2008)
This is a light-hearted feel-good film wherein the concept of ‘trying to find who my dad is’ is tackled with utmost simplicity. Sophie’s wedding weekend at her mom’s Greek island hotel becomes interesting. It’s a fun watch for every member of the family. The outdoor-summery theme will leave you all relaxed and cheered up.
- Lincoln (2012)
It’s a great story with some amazing educational value. A political biopic by all means but absolutely recommended as a family film if all the folks have a thing for history and politics. The film zeroes in on the specific phase of Lincoln’s career associated with the 13th Amendment.
- Coco (2017)
Coco won two Oscar awards and we cannot see why not. It deserves every bit of appreciation for the way it captures the Mexican lifestyle through a family drama. It explores the themes of death, desertion, family, and matriarchy in the most whimsical way possible. Children will love the vivid animation and elders too are left with some thinking to do.
- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
An adorable children’s book adapted into an animated feature! It follows the adventures of an inventor and a geeky weather girl. An ‘invention gone wrong’ adventure where the two protagonists have to save the town from mutant food, raining from the sky.
- Groundhog Day (1993)
The 90s classic is still a cult favorite for its unusual set up and storyline. Bill Murray an exhausted weatherman is made to live the same day over and over again. The film captures his evolution from a frustrated individual to a man who now puts his experience to use by living a better life. In the vein of sarcasm and comedy, this makes a perfect Sunday afternoon watch.
- The Little Prince (2015)
With crisp animated frames and a heartwarming story, this is a must-have on the list of family movies. The feature tackles profound philosophical concepts in the most humble manner.
- Little Women (1994)
The story of the 1868 novel has been transcribed into live-action countless times but this rendition is somewhat special. The stellar cast makes it sublime with their performances. The cast includes Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, and Kirsten Dunst. There will be times when you laugh and then cry as the story of the March sisters unfolds.
- The Incredibles 2 (2018)
There is not a child and adult who cannot love these movies. The first installment bowled the fans over and the second one is just as charming. It is the perfect blend of humor, wit, and action.