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These Are The Best Kids Films To Watch On Netflix

These Are The Best Kids Films To Watch On Netflix

As the world goes through a time of uncertainty, we can all welcome a bit of light relief. And nothing quite says no-holds-barred escapism like a good old kid's film - no matter how old you are.

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Those of us without kids might rarely explore Netflix's 'Children & Family' section, but let me tell you it's a treasure trove brimming with both nostalgic and newly-released easy-watching goodness.

With hundreds of U-rated flicks to watch, the streaming platform's 'trending now' list is a good place to start to narrow your search.

Current highlights include Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the 2017 sequel to Jumanji (1995), starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan.

(Credit: Sony)
(Credit: Sony)

Following on from the events of the Robin Williams-starring original, the fantasy comedy sees four high school students discover an old video game console when they're tasked with cleaning up the school basement.

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The students end up being sucked into the game, where they quickly realise they've been pulled into the most dangerous adventure of their lives.

Also on the trending list is Peter Rabbit, the highly successful 2018 live-action, based on the Beatrix Potter stories.

(Credit: Sony)
(Credit: Sony)

One to watch before the sequel comes out later this year, the flick tells the story of quick-witted rodent Peter (voiced by James Corden) and his three sisters - Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail - who find their home in Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden under threat when an unwelcome relative moves in.

If you loved Spirited Away, you'll love Princess Mononoke. The 1997 Japanese animated fantasy follows protagonist Ashitaka who goes on an adventure to seek a cure after he is infected by a deadly curse.

'Princess Mononoke' (1997) promises an epic adventure (Credit: Toho)
'Princess Mononoke' (1997) promises an epic adventure (Credit: Toho)

During his travels, he sees the humans ravaging the earth and finds himself in the middle of a battle between the animal inhabitants of the forest and an iron mining town - but can he stop the bloodshed?

Or how about a dose of nostalgia? Classics currently streaming include Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991), Matilda (1996) based on Roald Dahl's timeless children's story, and Free Willy (1993) centring on the bond between an orphaned boy and an orca separated from his family.

(Credit: Warner Bros)
(Credit: Warner Bros)

Making up the list in newer releases is Minions (2015), Rango (2011), Fantastic Four (2015), Hotel Transylvania (2012), BFG (2016), Goosebumps (2015) and A Cinderella Story (2004).

Netflix certainly have us covered on the easy-watching front.

Now, where to start?

Featured Image Credit: TriStar Pictures

Topics: Entertainment News, TV and Film, Netflix

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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