The Best Children’s Films on Netflix this Summer
The summer holidays are almost over, You’ve almost ran out of money and things to do
So let us tell you about some of The Best Children’s Films to keep the kids entertained this Summer on Netflix,
So in no order let’s name our top 8. – But our best is of course Matilda!
In this classic ’80s fairytale fantasy, frustrated teenager Sarah wishes her baby brother would be taken away by the Goblin King – but when her wish unexpectedly comes true, she has just 13 hours to solve the labyrinth and rescue him. All-round legend Bowie plays the Goblin King himself, in a pair of skin-tight Lycra leggings that should really have upgraded this film from U to a PG.
Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)
The Bard’s epic love story is reimagined in Stratford-upon-Avon, where two elderly neighbours are locked in a battle over their back gardens. When two gnomes from either side of the fence fall in love, the trouble intensifies. But there will be no tears at the closing credits; this U-classified Shakespearean caper comes without the suicidal finale.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Hiccup might be the son of the clan chief, but that doesn’t stop him being a misfit. The Norse teenager joins dragon-fighting school to prove himself a true Viking, until a chance encounter with a rare injured dragon called Toothless prompts him to question whether warfare is really necessary. Watch it for the breathtaking aerial battle sequence.
Smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave. A gaggle of famous voices lend their vocal chords to this fun, hectic animation about four pampered animals who have spent their entire existence in captivity at Central Park Zoo. Drama ensues when, with the help of some plucky penguins, Marty the zebra makes an escape.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda (1996)
Roald Dahl’s book smart heroine is the star of this ’90s kids movie. Matila (Mara Wilson) is a precocious, bright, spunky young thing somehow born to mindless, amoral, stupid neanderthals. Her story of libraries, evil headmistresses and the stupidly of adults is a modern-day pantomime about childhood solidarity and self-empowerment. It’s a total joy.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman enlist Jack Frost to stop Pitch Black from engulfing the world in darkness. Think of ‘Rise of the Guardians’ as a fantastical, animated Avengers movie.
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Panda Po desperately wants to be a kung fu master but he’s stuck serving noodles in his father’s restaurant instead. Or at least he is until a mix up sees him named the chosen one, destined to bring peace to the land via the medium of kung fu.
Meet Megamind (voiced by Will Ferrell), a highly intelligent supervillain with a really, really massive head. He finally gets what he wants when Metro Man (Brad Pitt), his arch nemesis, is defeated, but what happens when his much-anticipated victory suddenly doesn’t seem so sweet?
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