10 best movies to enjoy on Netflix right now
These movies may not be freshly off the theatres but are sure to win your hearts. These older movies on Netflix are a fun watch with family. Next week we get you a list on Hotstar too!
Based on the YA book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this charming film from Martin Scorsese follows a young orphan living alone in a Paris train station. The ensuing tale is whimsical and mesmerizing, and is very much a memorable celebration of cinema that the entire family will love.
For a magical film to watch with the kids, Steven Spielberg’s modern take on the classic children’s tale of Peter Pan is both imaginative and heartwarming, complete with plenty of action and adventure as well as an all-star cast (including Robin Williams and Julia Roberts!).
Every kid from the ’90s remembers the iconic movie Space Jam; this classic sports comedy film is both live-action and animated (the best of both worlds!) and has everything you want in a family film, including Looney Tunes characters and basketball legend Michael Jordan.
In this 2005 beautiful stop-animation film from Tim Burton, a young man is sent to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride. The imaginative story is both visually charming and surprisingly warm, making it a great pick for a family flick.
The Adventures of TinTin
Based on a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Georges Remi, this animated film from director Steven Spielberg features an adventurous storyline and delightful characters (not to mention great motion-capture technology) that makes the film an instantly great family pick.
Another one of many classic movies from the ’90s, this family comedy film starring Macaulay Culkin as the world’s richest kid is a humorous and entertaining film that will have the whole family continuously charmed.
The whole Spy Kids franchise is on Netflix, as is the animated TV series Spy Kids: Mission Critical. All of them are filled with cool spy gadgets, wacky villains, and missions where kids get to be the heroes.
The Back to The Future trilogy
Robert Zemeckis directed all three movies in one of the most beloved trilogies of all time. The story of a teen who goes back in time turned Michael J. Fox into a household name and still serves as the template for how to do this kind of family/sci-fi adventure. The two sequels may not be as good but they’re better than you remember.
In the mid-‘90s, there was a moment when a classic comics ghost headlined a major blockbuster that made almost $300 million. While the movie kind of disappeared quickly into history, there are plenty of people who were kids when Casper came out who may have nostalgia for it now. And the truth is that it’s a sweeter and funnier movie than you probably remember.
A friendly alien and a lot of adventure. This is one of the most magical family films of all time, Steven Spielberg’s story of a boy who befriends an alien and helps him get home again.