Lilo & Stitch (4 movies)
This has to be one of my kids favorite movies, and today we were delighted to see that it was added to Netflix Kids instant. The story is about a small eccentric girl who lives with her older sister in Hawaii. There life is difficult and becomes even more so when they adopt a "dog" named stitch from the local pound. Stitch just happens to be a wacky alien from outer space and much fun ensues.
*Update - Lilo and Stitch 2, Leroy and Stitch and Stitch the Movie are now also on Netflix.
Ages: 3 and Up
Mood rating: Fun Cartoon movie time
The Tigger Movie
*Update - There are now numerous Winnie the Pooh movies on Netflix Kids.*
This movie featuring Tigger, from the Winnie the Pooh franchise really is a charmer. It is suitable for kids as young as 1, yet at the same time it manages to draw us all in. I have watched this a half dozen or more times with my little girl and wife. It's a touching tale of family, friendship and comes packed with top quality animation and a nice atmosphere.
Age: 1 to 99
Mood Rating: Looking for a sweet, sentimental movie that we can all enjoy
This is a wonderful tale about a little girl with a tough life, who develops magic powers to help her along her bumpy journey. The movie is well put together and enjoyable for all ages. It has been around for quite awhile, and many adults have fond memories of this movie from their childhood. I recommend this movie for kids of all ages. And maybe the adults too :)
Ages: 6 and up. Its safe for smaller kids but they probably wont sit through it.
Mood Rating: When the kids are more relaxed. It might be suitable for a family movie day.
Tinkerbell: The Pirate Fairy (2014
**Update - There are now numerous Tinkerbell movies on Netflix. One of which is titled "The Pirate Fairy." Fantastic top quality kids movie. Take a look!!**
I think everyone news who tinkerbell is. So I will spare you the explanation. If by the odd chance you have no idea, just know thouta I have never met little girls who didn't love this little fairy. Little boys may like it too, but I have noticed mostly little girls obsessing over it. This particular tale sees tinkerbell going on an adventure to prove her worth. It's a moral story and is suitable for kids of all ages. My little girl is nearly two now and she loves Tinkerbell. Myself and my wife approve too, as its not a mind numbing movie. They will watch this one over and over.
Ages:1 and up
Mood Rating: When you want them to just sit and watch a movie.
The Secret of Nimh
This animated movie is one of those classic movies that some kids fall in love with. Its about a wonderful little field mouse trying to escape the destruction of his home. The mouse shows bravery and character in helping her family make it to safer ground.
Ages: Any age
Mood Rating: In the cartoon mood. You may be in the mood to introduce a new favorite cartoon if they keeping asking for something else. This may be the one for some kids.
Fantastic fantasy movie. The story follows different factions of toys that come to life to wage war on each other (in a kid safe way). This movie is a timeless classic and is extremely enjoyable. The voice of Tommy Lee Jones works perfectly for one of the lead action figures.
Ages: 8 and up. This movie may be a little much for the younger ones, depending on their personality.
Mood Rating: May not require a great attention span. Keeps the action going. Also suitable for the whole family
An entry level movie for the spy enthusiast. The action is constant, and the story line easy to follow. Kids will love this movie, and if they are wanting more, there are plenty of follow on movies in the franchise.
Ages: 8 and up. Mild peril and quite a bit of action make it unsuitable for any younger.
Mood Rating: Hyper and wanting an action movie.
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Justin Beiber - Never say never
This is a must watch for any Beiber fan. For the non Beiber fan, well the kids who don't like Beiber simply wont watch this. The movie takes snap shots of the stars rise to fame, and ends during his 2010 tour.
Ages: Any kid old enough to like Justin Beiber
Mood Rating: If they will watch it and are a fan, the mood may not matter.
Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius
Animated movie about a smarter than life boy with a giant head, who creates out of this world inventions that usually end in disaster. This movie includes aliens and should be a hit with any kids who enjoys this genre,
Ages: 2 + Any smaller and they may not enjoy this one.
Mood Rating: Almost any. Its an entertaining cartoon and should grab their attention
The Land Before Time II - The Great Valley Adventure
If your kid is an admirer of Dinosaurs, this is the move for them. The Great Valley adventure is the second in the installment of the land before time movies. It sees our heroic young band of dinosaurs, led by littlefoot, travelling across the great valley. The animation is great and a throwback to when cartoons were not computerized, just well drawn.
Ages: 3 and up
Mood Rating: In search of dinosaurs
Fern Gully - The Last Rainforest
Another classic, and one your kids might become very attached to. This one involves fairies, crazy creatures, and a moral, yet inspiring story line. For fans of the Tinkerbell franchise, this one is a must. For parents, see if you can see the similarities between this one and Avatar. Interesting... isn't it! :)
Ages: 4 and up. It gets a little perilous at times.
Mood Rating: In the mood for a classic cartoon.
This movie is a blast, not quite as memorable as some other kids movies but still highly entertaining. It keeps the spirit of the original Dr.Zuess book while bringing into line with 2013 expectations. Fun, happy, makes you laugh and leaves you smiling. It also hold down a moral point while not becoming annoying. Watch it now with your little ones.
Ages: 2 and up
Mood Rating: The kids want to watch something shiny and modern
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g on February 01, 2014:
Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on November 30, 2013:
With children home so much more during the next few weeks, parents will really appreciate these movie suggestions. After all, most of us eventually get tired of watching the same holiday movies over and over again!
Grace on February 18, 2013:
Omg such good movies!!
cfin (author) from The World we live in on September 02, 2012:
Yeah Fern Gully is a great movie, and one that can stand up to the Disney classics. Thanks foir commenting Sgbrown :)
Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on August 25, 2012:
OMGosh! Fern Gully is one of my all time favorites! We just watched with one of our grand-daughters last week. The music is so pleasant, the scenery is beautiful and the meaning behind the story is so simple yet meaningful. The movie makes is easy for the children to understand how important nature is to us. Your choice in movies here is excellent! Voting this up and useful. Have a wonderful day! :)