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Top 5 Netflix Movies for Families

There is nothing worse than spending your Friday night scouring Netflix for the perfect film. We’ve compiled the definitive top 5 list of family movies on Netflix to help combat the scroll. Spend your night-in enjoying not scrolling!

Peter Rabbit

Why Your Kids Will Love It

The animation in this film is incredible. The bunnies look so lifelike your kiddos might actually believe talking bunnies exist! This movie elevates the beloved stories of Beatrix Potter to new heights making the story a little more accessible for today’s young audience. From positively silly pranks on Mr. McGregor that will have your kids in stitches to the daring to adventures to the big city, Peter Rabbit, voiced by James Cordon, will surely entertain your wee ones.

Why You’ll Love It

Quite a departure from the simplicity of the books we grew up with, the film caters to the fast-paced excitement our generations have grown to love. The writers of this family film highlight the rambunctiousness of Peter in a way that is charming and accessible to parents today. You’ll appreciate the seamless way the animators integrate the bunnies into the film and perhaps it will leave you wishing that rabbits really did wear jean jackets and sweaters.

Trolls 

Why Your Kids Will Love It

This colorful adventure is full of amazing songs your kids will love to sing along to. Goofiness abounds throughout the movie in a way that only a kid could love (Ie. One Troll that poops Cupcakes and another that farts glitter.)  the things we scratch our head at will surely cause your kids to giggle.

Why You’ll Love It

The characters are fun and semi-loveable. You’ll enjoy seeing Zooey Deschanel as frumpy, shy, overlooked Bergen named Bridget. Not only is her character hilarious in a… goofy way, she also raps! It’s fun seeing Zooey in a role that is a departure from her New Girl character, Jess. At the very least, this movie will have your toes-a-tappin’ and your kids enthralled with the colorful animation.  Family night for the win! 

The Incredibles II

Why Your Kids Will Love It

Adventure, crime fighting, excitement, and really cool superhero abilities. Kids will love the humor and the development of Jack Jack’s character. Kids will enjoy watching the story unfold as the challenges of being a superhero unravel.

Why You’ll Love It

One reviewer states” I exaggerate not a bit when I say that parents will feel just as empowered while watching “Incredibles 2” as any child.”  This film is about family, women empowerment and the heroic act of parenting. Enjoy the action, humor and the fact that the franchise somehow, after 15 years was able to pick up right where they left off.

Jack Jack from the Incredibles II
Family Movie Ad for Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets

Why Your Kids Will Love It

The plot of this story is fun and adventurous and answers the question everyone asks…. What do pets do when we leave home? Follow a flock of furry friends on a quest to find their friend and neighbor, Max.  Kids will enjoy the silly, pet humor and the juxtaposition of a fluffy, seemingly sweet bunny with Kevin Hart’s voice!

Why You’ll Love It

One of the highlights is the way the animators personify the animals. It is wildly fun! They did an amazing job of creating characters that fit animal stereotypes such as a sassy, oversized cat with more attitude than sense, a pent up budgie named sweet pea, a perpetually lost hamster, norman, who,  despite being lost for weeks, is still exuberantly chipper. The story has some great twists and turns that keep parents engaged too. Fun Fact: The Secret Life of Pets II is coming soon!

 

Sing

Why Your Kids Will Love It

The singing and dancing are enough to get your kid’s toes tapping. The diverse array of characters bring unique elements of fun to the show. From a young gorilla with John Legend – esque pipes to an elephant with huge talent, the cast will have your kids thoroughly engaged!  It’s fun watching the various animals try their hand at singing. Your kids will love the colorful k-pop pandas and the 80’s aerobic frogs belt out their signature tunes.

Why You’ll Love It

You’ll love it because Matthew McConaughey plays the lovable, quirky Koala and owner of the theatre that sets the stage for the movie. Matthew brings his charm and wit to the role of making his foibles character extra lovable. You will love watching Reese Witherspoon as the sweet, inventive and determined momma pig who loves to sing and will stop at nothing to make her dreams come true!  Momma Pig goes as far as creating an elaborate contraption to make sure her family’s routine does not stop because she isn’t there. Perhaps a relatable trait for many moms out there.

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