There is a place for horror and fear in this world, but nothing like sitting down and putting on something really relaxing, really beautiful that nourishes the soul.
While Disney+ is the undisputed leader when it comes to family movies (thanks in large part to Pixar), Netflix has a pretty jaw-dropping selection and today we’ve picked out three of the best.
If you want more, go to the code 783 on Netflix (or type it in the search bar) and you’ll be surprised how many classics (Shrek) are available (Chicken Run) (Matilda).
The first of what we hope will end up being a 10 or 20 movie series, Paddington is absolutely excellent. We could probably end the description here.
The adorable Peruvian bear is reimagined in this live-action remake that hits all the right notes. Seriously, the only thing better than Paddington is Paddington 2 (and, we guess, Paddington 3 will be better than both).
Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and more star in perhaps the best family movie on Netflix.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
There’s no shortage of Wes Anderson, and his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book is no exception. Arguably his finest work, Fantastic Mr. Fox looks like superb; the visuals in this film are next level, artfully combining animation and Anderson’s signature style.
George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe and Owen Wilson star. Need we say more?
It really is a perfect, star-studded adaptation of a story we love, making it the perfect sectional movie on this list.
Howl’s Howl’s Moving Castle
Getting Netflix exclusive rights to all Studio Ghibli movies was perhaps the most brilliant idea the company had ever had (besides all the others, of course).
We picked Howl’s Moving Castle for the list simply because you might not have seen it as recently as Spirited Away or Kiki’s Delivery Service.
All Ghibli movies are fundamentally flawless, and Howl’s Moving Castle is no exception: the right balance of stunning visuals, moving story, and drama.