The OTT Mughal, Netflix, has no doubt left every other platform when it comes to the richness of choices. Not only is it coming out with amazing original movies that are perfect for watching at a family get-together. But it also has a plethora of iconic movies that have passed the test of time. No matter what kind of movie you are looking for on a family night, Netflix has a wide range of choices in every genre. But with such a wide range of choices, it gets hard to pick one. So, we have narrowed down 5 of the best family movies on Netflix.
5 best family movies on Netflix
Director: Harry Bradbeer
Screenplay: Jack Thorne
Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Louis Patridge
Hands down the best light-hearted and intriguing mystery on Netflix that you could choose for a family movie night. The name of the movie itself is enough to ring a bell, sister of the famous detective of 221B Baker Street. Enola Holmes is based on the first part of Nancy Springer’s The Enola Holmes Mysteries.
The one-hour-and-thirty-minute movie follows Enola as she escapes from her strict finishing school in a quest to find her mother. Once in London, she meets a young Lord who has run away from his home and the dynamic duo crackdown on a conspiracy that could destroy the entire country.
Millie Bobby Brown, as the intelligent and fearless Enola Holmes, is an absolute delight to watch. Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes is just a cherry on top of a scrumptious cake. With the second installment coming soon, check out Enola Holmes on Netflix.
Director: Kris Pearn
Screenplay: Kris Pearn and Mark Stanleigh
The Willoughbys is one of the perfect Netflix family movies if your home consists of little ones. It is a computer-animated movie based on Lois Lowry’s loved book of the same name. Moreover, the movie is just ninety-two minutes long, and each second is purely enjoyable. It is not just our words, the six Annie Award nominations speak for themselves.
The movie follows the Willoubhby kids. The name Willoubhy is one of honor, as the family carrying it has an elite history. However, this family is a whole mess. The parents cannot have enough of each other and could not care less about the children. When the kids bring in an orphaned baby, it becomes the last straw for the parents to kick them out.
The adventure starts when the Willoughby kids find a suitable home for the baby. The twisted humor and how relatable it is despite being animated are what make the movie brilliant. Added bonus: Beautiful tracks by Mark Mothersbaugh and Alessia Cara. Check out this hidden gem on Netflix.
World War Z
Director: Marc Foster
Screenplay: Matthew Michael, Carnahan, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof
Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox
You can never go wrong with a thriller. If you are looking for a pat on the back for your movie choices, then this is your weapon. World War Z starring Brad Pitt will have you on the edge of your seat every minute. The movie follows a former UN investigator who leaves his family just to find the cure for an outbreak that has people turning into zombies. It is one of those movies that will make you hug them. Check it out on Netflix.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Director: Brad Peyton
Screenplay: Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn
Cast: Dwayne Jonson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzman, Kristin Davis
The sequel of Journey to the Center of the Earth titled Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is bigger and better. Dwayne Johnson is known for his larger-than-life action projects and Journey 2 is just that. It follows Sean Anderson and his quest to find his missing grandfather. After receiving a coded signal from a mythical island, Sean sets off, hoping to find his grandfather. The movie preaches acceptance and how far one can go for their family. Check it out on Netflix.
The Adam Project
Director: Shawn Levy
Screenplay: Jonathan Tropper, T.S Nowlin, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, Zoe Saldana
The Adam Project is cooked up with all the right ingredients to be the perfect movie on Netflix to watch on family night. It has comedy and action, and the science fiction element makes it all the more intriguing. It follows a fighter pilot from 2050 in a dystopian world who goes back in 2018 to save his wife. The movie is equal parts emotionally wrenching as it is exciting. You can watch it on Netflix.
Which one of these will you be picking out? Let us know in the comments below.