It’s that time of the year again when we just want to stay home and play something fun on the TV snuggled with our loved ones. If you have a Netflix account, you’re in great luck because these seven kids movies will make for the perfect family movie night (and day)!
1. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
Grab a bowl of popcorn and cramp together on the couch for one of the sweetest, most fun kids movies that even adults will want to watch again and again! It’s the charming sequel to The Secret Life of Pets (2016), where we trace the adventures of Max the dog. Only this time, his beloved owner is now married and has a baby. A baby that changes everything…
2. Feel the Beat (2020) – One of Netflix’s Latest
Meet April. April believes she’s Broadway-bound and nothing will get on her way… until it does when she blows an important audition. Disappointed and banished from the spotlight, April goes back to her hometown to prepare a kids’ dance squad for a big competition that may hold her ticket back to the Broadway stage. If you’re into light-hearted movies with kids and dancing, you’re just a Netflix signup away from watching it.
3. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
If you haven’t seen the 1964 original, you have at least heard of it and the charming magical nanny named Mary Poppins. The sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, is set some 25 years after the events that took place in the original film. You’ll see the magnificent Emily Blunt starring as Mary, as well as a number of A-list Hollywood names. Delightful, heartwarming, and incredibly enjoyable, this movie is a feast to the eye!
4. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) – A Netflix Original
The visual style of this movie may be strange at first, but the storytelling will pull you and your kids instantly. Based on the famous work of Rudyard Kipling (and not a remake of Disney’s The Jungle Book), this live-action/CGI hybrid film has plenty of adventures with all kinds of animals, including a particular black panther, a strict but fair bear, and an evil tiger. Ahem.
5. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Spoiler alert: this movie can make you instantly hungry, so it’s best to prep something before you stream it on Netflix. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs follows the story of a young and ambitious inventor who manages to create a machine that generates food. So far, so good, right? As you can guess, there’s a lot that can go wrong with such an invention.
6. Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Before the popular Netflix TV series came out, there was this movie — the first movie adaptation of the infamous gothic children’s tale. Starring Jim Carrey (as Count Olaf), Jude Law (as Lemony Snicket – voice), and Meryl Streep (as aunt Josephine Anwhistle), among other talents, you’ll absolutely love how captivating this story is.
7. Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011)
If any movie from the Spy Kids franchise can’t make you smile, then nothing else can. Just grab the kids, click the Netflix play button, and sink into an hour and a half of fun and kid-safe action. You can thank us later!