Family Movie Night Recommendations
If you’re like me, you are subscribed to 15 different streaming services yet often feel like
there’s nothing to watch. Well, I did some searching so you won’t have to! Here are some
movies that will make for a perfect family movie night, all of which are available to stream.
My Life as a Zucchini (Netflix):
A wonderful little French film about a young boy making new friends in his foster home. It has
absolutely beautiful animation, a great voice cast and clocks in at just over 70 minutes-perfect
for a family movie night.
The only Martin Scorsese movie that I can recommend to the entire family while maintaining a
clean conscience (though I will think of you as a cool parent if you show your kids Goodfellas). A movie about movies-a reminder of how magical they can be, especially when viewed through the eyes of a child.
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (Netflix):
A hybrid between Saturday Night Live and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that pulls from the
strengths of both: the sketches & guests of SNL and the genuine heart of Mister Rogers. It
somehow manages to go from a song about pasta to a bit about overcoming our fears without
missing a beat.
Clue (Amazon Prime Video):
Not only a delightfully fun movie, but it could make for a great movie & game night combo if you
have the board game on hand.
Mission Impossible: Fallout (Amazon Prime Video):
In the Costa household, if there is a Mission Impossible movie showing somewhere on TV, it will
be found and watched. Luckily for us, Mission Impossible: Fallout is streaming, so you won’t
have to suffer through the endless commercials like I often do. While I would recommend each
and every Mission Impossible movie, Fallout is as ludicrous as a Saturday morning cartoon and
the only entry in the series to star a mustachioed Superman (Henry Cavill).
What’s Up, Doc? (Criterion Channel):
Of all of the movie nights my family has had since we’ve been on lock down, What’s Up, Doc?
has been the definite highlight. From musical numbers to zany slapstick bits to one of the best
(if not the best) chase scenes that I’ve ever seen, What’s Up, Doc? has a little bit of everything
for the entire family.