Family movie nights without the fights

Family movie nights without the fights

Many families enjoy a regular movie night tradition, but deciding what to watch is not always so enjoyable! Gone are the days of trawling through the local video shop – now you can simply flick through the offerings available on Netflix and stream it into your home! Netflix also do the hard work for you, by grouping movies according to genre, interests and age. Check out their listings under “family movies” for something that everyone will want to watch. If you still can’t decide, try making a Netflix fortune teller to make the decision for you! To print this out, just click here or press the image below.

Netflix Fortune Teller Printable

If you need a refresher on how to fold it, check out the BAFM chatterbox instructions here or below is a visual.

How to pick a movie for family night - make a fortune teller!

In the meantime, here’s five suggestions to get you started, all available on Netflix:

1. Antz – PG

This Dreamworks Animation from 1998 is an oldie but a goodie. Featuring the voices of a host of celebrities including Woody Allen and Sylvester Stallone, (notice that the facial features of the animated characters reflect the actor that provides the voice), the film follows the lives of an ant colony in New York. It has consistently received good reviews and the storyline is both sharp and funny.

Antz - Netflix

2. How To Train Your Dragon 2 – PG

This recent computer animated fantasy/action film is loosely based on the book series of the same name and is the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon. The film follows the continuing adventures of Hiccup, a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life.

How to Train Your Dragon 2- Netflix

3. Full House and Fuller House – G

Remember the Full House sitcom we all watched the 80s and 90s? Now your children can enjoy Fuller House, the sequel. This Netflix original series features many of the original cast in 13 family friendly episodes.

Full_House on Netflix

4. Inspector Gadget’s Field Trip – G

A whole new generation are getting hooked on Inspector Gadget as he bumbles his way through investigations around the world with the help of Penny and Brains. Parents will love the trip down memory lane and will recognise the unmistakeable voice of Don Adams as Inspector Gadget.

Inspector Gadget Field Trip - Netflix

5. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs – G

A crazy invention that results in food storms doesn’t sound like a promising premise for a movie – but this family friendly film (based on a children’s book) actually delivers plenty of laughs and a meaty storyline.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Netflix

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Cath Johnsen

If you drop in on Cath at home, you’re likely to find her household in a state of happy chaos. She loves reading, being outdoors and travelling with her husband and three children. When she’s not spending time with family, Cath is indulging her love of writing at Be a Fun Mum… She knew that journalism degree would come in handy one day!

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