Want a fun day at the movies with the family, but don’t want something awkward to creep in while the kids are watching? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of family-friendly movies that can not only be watched with kids, but can even lift the spirits of your adult heart.
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Nothing says a kids’ movie on Netflix like a doggie flick. In Troubled dog, we see Trouble, a spoiled dog who loses his owner, Mrs. Sarah Vanderwhoozie. Now the poor doggie must learn to live on his own. But we all know that a pampered dog – just like a pampered child – will have to learn a few lessons the hard way before they can adjust to the difficult lifestyle.
Critics say Missing dog used old-fashioned ideas from a typical dog movie, complete with quirky supporting characters, mischievous parents, and tragedy. But despite the clichés, it is a beautiful watch.
Based on the famous eponymous book by Roald Dahl, this 1996 film still retains its undefeated charm. Directed by Danny DeVito and starring Mara Wilson, Matilda chronicles the life of a six-year-old protagonist with special talents. Bordering on the mishmash of comedy and fantasy, the film gave us many lessons and many memorable scenes.
There are antiheroes galore: loveless parents and cruel teachers, but against all odds, there is a supportive teacher who helps Matilda become herself. It’s a touching story about identity and belonging and it is sure to tickle you.
Charlie and the chocolate factory
Another Roald Dahl book turned into a movie and we’re not surprised it’s on this list. Charlie and the chocolate factory is the story of Charlie and four other children who win a contest and have Willy Wonka tour the chocolate factory. A lifetime supply of chocolate is like every child’s dream, so make your child’s day by watching the movie with them.
Slowly, however, the dream must come to an end. Charlie realizes that the contest was only one way for Willy Wonka to find a suitable heir. Then the other children are eliminated and Charlie must make a choice between the factory and his family. When it comes to children’s movies on Netflix, Charlie and the chocolate factory is a classic.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Show us a kid who doesn’t like adventure mixed with fantasy? In all the films listed so far, adventure has been the common denominator. So, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle seems like an obvious choice for a family movie night.
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan in Hilarious Roles, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a fun take on the Jumanji game and classic movie that many of us loved watching growing up. The concept is very wild, both literally and metaphorically, in that the students in detention are sucked into the game as video game characters.
The blue umbrella
Based on the eponymous short novel by Ruskin Bond, The blue umbrella follows Biniya, a nine-year-old girl from Himachal Pradesh, India, as she discovers a blue umbrella. Children’s fascination with new shiny objects is not new, but The blue umbrella has a very specific flavor of the Ruskin Bond romance of the simple things.
Everyone is jealous and in awe of Biniya with the umbrella – that’s how beautiful it is – and a grown man takes his envy to another level by resorting to umbrella theft. The story, with the characteristic Bond simplicity, highlights human behavior and the desire to be loved, loved and belong.