Every month, Netflix says goodbye to loads of streaming movies and television and adds a slew of new options for subscribers. Each month, we take a look at the incoming films and pick five that look like a good fit for family viewing. And you know this already, but keep it age appropriate, just like you would with the chores you dole out.
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
This great flick started what became a movie franchise. The first Kung Fu Panda movie might be the best, as Po and his new friends — the Furious Five — fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon.
Nacho Libre (2006)
Before he was the voice of Kung Fu Panda, Jack Black was Nacho Libre – a monk who follows his dream to become a Mexican wrestler. Possibly the funniest thing he’s done, Nacho Libre is a great film for your family and is incredibly re-watchable with plenty of quotable lines.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Long before the 2015 mega-hit Jurassic World, the original film took the world by storm in the early 1990’s. This month, Netflix bring all three of the Jurassic Park films to you, but it’s the original that really stands out. It might be a bit scary for the little ones, but it’s a great one to enjoy for the first time, or again as we all wait for the next Jurassic World film.
Pete’s Dragon (2016)
Here’s a newer Disney film that you might have missed last year when it was in theaters. The story centers around Pete, an orphan whose best friend just happens to be a dragon named Elliot. It looks like an excellent choice for your next family night.
The BFG (2016)
Another recent Disney film coming to Netflix is The BFG. Based on the Roald Dahl book from 1982, the BFG comes to life on the big screen for the first time. It’s a family flick that focuses on a girl named Sophie who meets the BFG, who turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants.
Those are some of the best family films coming to Netflix this month. If you have some more suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comment section.