Best Kids Movie on Netflix for March 2019
Netflix, the beloved streaming giant, is the home of hundreds of movies, and it’s continuously updating its libraries. The huge collections allows the movie night selection process to be a breeze. We’re sure you’ve done your fair share of scrolling through a plethora of options before finding a title that you all can agree with. Well, to save you from a movie night disaster, we’ve done the dirty work for you and compiled the best kids’ movies on Netflix of March 2019.
The Addams Family
Who doesn’t love this bizarre yet funny family? The Addams step out of Charles Addams’s cartoons. They live with all of the trappings of the macabre, and are quite wealthy. Then came along a con man claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams. The Addams are thrilled, that is until Morticia begins to suspect him. Can the false Fester find his way into the Addams’ wealth before he is discovered?
Ant-Man and the Wasp
A light, fun movie that’s not too demanding, and perfect for watching with your kids, Ant-Man and the Wasp lands a place in our list of best kids movies on Netflix. Unlike other Marvel movies, the stakes are low but there are loads of hijinks that ensue. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Scott Lang must once again put on the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past, as the dynamic duo finds themselves in a battle against a powerful new enemy.
A Wrinkle in Time
Ava DuVernay’s big-budget of the Madeline L’Engle adaptation is perfect for kids with its stunning visuals and heartwarming theme. The story follows a 13-year-old girl who goes on an interdimensional voyage to search for her father, who teleported himself into another realm by accident. The story is one of light overcoming darkness, and goodness overcoming evil and hatred, which is a worthy subject matter for young and old viewers alike.
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Who doesn’t know this Disney classic? Remade with striking features, it has made a comeback so that you can introduce to your kids to the timeless story. It’s here in our list of the best kids movies on Netflix. Sing along again with Belle, the bold and beautiful daughter of the Beast’s prisoner, and the Beast’s similarly enchanted servants, including a clock, a teapot, and a candelabra. Belle begins to see the sensitive soul behind the fearsome facade. But as time runs out, it soon becomes obvious that Belle’s cocky suitor Gaston is the real beast of the piece.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Bright, silly, and a good flick to entertain the whole family, this movie is in our best kids movies on Netflix for a reason. A wannabe scientist named Flint lives in a tiny town called Swallow Falls, which is thrown into peril when one of Flint’s wild inventions starts turning water into food. At that point it literally starts raining all sorts of delicious—and gigantic—treats. He may have bitten off more than he can chew, but can he swallow it to save the world?
Delve into the whimsical world of the dead—it’s as colorful as it gets. With a deep and abiding love for Mexican culture and the importance of family, this movie truly deserves to be one of the best kids movie on Netflix right now. The movie boasts excellent music, a heartwarming story, memorable characters, and an eye-popping design as the protagonists traverse the Land of the Dead on Dia de Los Muertos. The premise is about a young Mexican boy, Miguel, who aspires to be a musician despite his family’s music ban. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the truth behind Miguel’s family history.
Coming from the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and the studio behind ParaNorman and Kubo and the Two Strings, this movie tells the story of a young girl named Coraline who finds out that a secret door in her new home leads to an idyllic parallel world, where everything seems perfect; until it isn’t. It’s striking, entertaining, and madly fantastical, and yes, a teensy bit disturbing, so it may not be suitable for the very young ones in the family.
Daddy Day Care
With seriously funny hijinks, the 2003 comedy Daddy Day Care is far funnier than you think. Two men, Charlie and Phil, get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can’t find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center. Enrollment quickly surges, and, as they add another employee, Marvin, Charlie finds himself dealing with endless red tape. Will he be able to keep the business afloat? Find out with one of the best kids movie on Netflix.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This 2000 live-action adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas is another winner for our best kids movies on Netflix, with Jim Carrey’s charismatic delivery and the eye-popping production design. The makeup that brought Whoville to life like never before is also noteworthy. Christmas or not, this is a must see kid movie perfect for family movie nights.
The much awaited sequel for Incredibles is now one of the best kids movie on Netflix right now. Join the super family of Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl once again in a jam packed family adventure. The story picks up right at the end of the first movie, but the stakes have changed: Dash, Violet, and Jack-Jack (who is popping with new powers left and right) prepare for a whole new challenge. Pixar has been a hit or miss with their follow up movies, but Incredibles 2 is definitely a success for the animation powerhouse.
Don’t worry about the title, parents! This movie is still one of the best kids movie on Netflix right now with great comedy that’s sure to please everybody; you’ve got nothing to lose. The film follows a young boy who’s not afraid of the monsters under his bed, which eventually results in a monster befriending him. They go off making mischiefs in the world of monsters and children’s bedroom alike. Everything is fun and games until he finds himself turning into a little monster!
The Little Prince
The iconic bestselling story of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has come to life for a whole new generation to enjoy. It’s not a point-for-point translation of the tale, but it does pay homage to the novella’s fan-favorite characters and scenes. For the movie, it follows the Aviator who introduces a girl to a world where she rediscovers her childhood, and learns that it’s human connections that matter most. It is only with heart that one can rightly see what is essential in life and often invisible to the eye.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Adapted from Mary Stewart’s novel “The Little Broomstick”, Mary and The Witch’s Flower captures all of that story’s magical elements and themes of self-discovery in a way that only an anime-styled movie can. This animated movie from Studio Ponoc, a spin-off of Studio Ghibli, allows you to clearly see its influence in this first film of its production. Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange “Fly-by-Night flower,” a rare plant that blossoms once every seven years. She travels to Endor College, a school for magic, but its foremost teachers have a sinister plan.
Who can forget the timeless songs from this Disney movie? Sing along with the adventurous character Mulan as she conquers the Huns and saves China. Inarguably the most feminist film of Disney’s second Golden Age in 1998, this animated film is also one that holds up considerably well over the years. Directors Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft unquestionably nail the dynamic Ancient China aesthetic as well, bringing a rush of red and chilling landscapes to the big screen. Mulan is a story about honor and family, but also about learning to see beyond one’s limited perspective.
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