Netflix is the most popular as well as the most common rescue or escape for people looking for great content and a vast variety of movies. Be it Rom-Com, Sci-Fi, Action, Classic Family movies or any other genre, Netflix has it all. No one can ever return disappointed after opening Netflix. That’s its power.
Nowadays, when we live in a world where everyone competes with being busy and no one literally has any time left to have quality time and space with their families, we have seen some families who have made it a rule to have this “movie time” together every weekend. This article will list some classic family movies on Netflix to stream on weekends.
10 Classic Family Movies on Netflix:
10. The Addams Family
- Released on: 22 November 1991
- Genre: Comedy, Horror, Family
The movie talks about this extremely nice and loving family, The Addams Family and their various misadventures done by them. The movie is loved by people all over the world.
The Addams Family Plot:
The film does not showcase any “typical family” and its values, but it showcases how anyone who ever visited their house could not even appreciate their seven feet, long butler. The name of the butler was Lurch. The wealthy man of the family, Gomez Addams, was seen fulfilling every desire even if it was the cultivation of poisonous plants.
- Released on: 10th August 2007
- Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
The movie is based on a novel of the same name. The film showcases the imagination of Neil Gaiman. The movie is basically about a hidden world that is beyond the walls of Britain.
It is about a boy who became a man when he was on his way to prove his love for the village girl. Stardust is a perfect film for somebody who is obsessed with adventures, fantasies, and rom coms. Michelle performed as witch Lamina, and her performance was WORTH THE WATCH!!!!
- Released on: 6th February 2009
- Genre: Drama, Fantasy
The movie is about an adventurous young girl. When she moved to an old house, she felt neglected. Neglected by her parents, she even felt bored. Taking the adventure ahead, she found a mysterious door and a passage.
At night, when everyone was asleep, she crossed the passage and what she encountered next was quite funny and amusing. There was a whole new world on the other side wherein people did not have eyes; they had buttons instead.
In the parallel universe, her parents were very considerate and caring. Her dreams were coming true as well. Coraline is one of the classic family movies available on Netflix and trust me it’s worth watching.
7. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
- Released on: 20th December 2013
- Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi, Adventure, Animation
About Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs:
This is one of the best comedy movies to watch with family and have a crazy time together over the weekend. The movie is full of legendary talents, which makes it all the more amazing. The movie focused on the craziness of Lockwood and Sam Sparks. They were best friends in high school.
6. The Water Horse: Legend of the deep
- Released on: 25th December 2007
- Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, War
About The Water Horse: Legend of the deep:
The Water House: Legend of the deep is based on Dick King-Smith’s novel of the same name. The story is about a boy (a mysterious boy) who found out an egg (a mysterious egg). The egg hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.
When the boy found this egg, he did not know that it would turn out to be something really magical. All he knew was that it was an egg, and it made him curious to protect it. He wanted to know what would come out of it.
The water house is a funny and soft movie. Watching it with kids and having family time would be absolutely amazing.
- Released on: 24th November 2017
- Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Pixar produces Coco, one of the best-animated movies he produced. The story is about a young boy from Mexico, Miguel. His family had the business of shoemaking. However, he did not want to pursue that.
He had a keen interest in the world of music. His family did not allow him this. So, on the day of the dead, he went to the land of the dead to find his great-great-grandfather. Apparently, he was also a legendary singer.
Even though his family had all these restrictions from getting into the world of music, he did not want to lose hope. This was one thing that he called his “dream”. He wanted to become a successful singer like his role model Ernesto de la Cruz.
On his way, he met a trickster, Hector. They both planned and went on this journey of unleashing his talent and making him achieve his dreams of making him the legendary singer he always wanted to be. Miguel realized the power of following one’s dreams. This movie is Pixar’s nineteenth and one of the best movies in history.
4. Christopher Robin
- Released on: 3rd August 2018
- Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama, Comedy
About Christopher Robin:
The movie is about a working-class family man named Christopher Robin. He had said goodbye to his friends, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Owl etc., as he left for his boarding school. He got married and had a baby daughter. Robin was earning well, but his job kept him from having any family time.
He had to solve this business issue over the weekend and what happened next was quite interesting. He came in contact with his childhood friend named Winnie-the-Pooh. The movie glorified the authenticity of the OG Winnie The Pooh.
Winnie The Pooh helped him rediscover his life and explore how joyful life is. The movie has been directed in the best possible way. Ewan McGregor played the character of Christopher Robin.
3. An American Tail
- Released on: 21st November 1986
- Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
About An American Tail:
An American Tail is a real family classic movie and probably one of the best classic movies for weekends. Steven Spielberg produced the movie, and yes, this magic could have only come up by him and his team. It is not a Disney animation but still a favorite movie for a large audience.
The film’s main character is Fievel, who is a little Russian Jewish mouse. While emigrating to the United States with his family in the nineteenth century, he got separated. He had to relocate them and had to traverse the roads and streets of this New World in order to reunite with his family and loved ones.
The movie is all about how Fievel survived in New York, met new people, made new friends, and did all that he could do to get his loved ones back. The movie has some beautiful, animated scenes and sequences that make it worth the watch.
2. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
- Released on: 15th June 2001
- Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Atlantis: The Lost Empire might be a really underrated Classic Disney animation, but it deserves a lot more praise and attention than it has actually gotten. The storyline of the movie is different from other Disney movies.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Plot:
The movie is about a young orphan, Milo Thatch. He was keen to unleash (unlock) the secret of the destruction of Atlantis. He prepared some theories regarding it, but all of them were ridiculed by his fellows, but this did not stop him there. Milo was so sure in his head that he would be ready with all the answers one day.
His friend’s grandfather paid for his spot on an expedition to search for Atlantis. Even though he was all set to take this spot, the guardians of Atlantis did not make it this easy for the explorers and the travelers. The explorers had different adversities at every step. When they learned about The Lost Empire’s secret, they were all deeply shaken and left stunned.
1. Mary and the Witch’s Flower
- Released on: 8th July 2017
- Genre: Adventure, Family, Animation
About Mary and the Witch’s Flower:
Mary and the witch’s flower is one of the masterpieces when it comes to animated movies that involve storytelling. Mary And the Witch’s Flower movie is about a little girl, Mary.
In the movie, Mary discovered a flower that gifted people some power. The power of a ‘witch’ for one night. This movie was the first animated movie released by the Japanese Studio “Studio Ponoc”. The animation was hands-down amazing. The storyline is simple and soft.