‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’: You need to watch Netflix’s family movies
With Mother’s Day already here, there’s never been a better time to sift through some family movies on Netflix. Whether you need an activity for the whole family, or just want to secure a few hours free of COVID-19 talk with mom this year, family movies are a good way to go.
Netflix can be hit or miss, but lately, the streaming giant has been racking up titles for family movies. Check out our list of the best family movies on Netflix to help bring everyone together this spring.
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
The Mitchells vs. the Machines just dropped on Netflix last month, and the film is the latest to join Netflix’s family movies. The story Mitchells brings is simple: a family road trip goes awry when The Mitchells realize they need to save Earth from a robot uprising. You know, that old chestnut.
The Mitchells story doesn’t seem as important as its killer cast, featuring a galaxy of fresh faces (well, voices) from Eric Andre to Danny McBride to Olivia Colman to Abbi Jacobson (and the list goes on). If theaters aren’t open near you, you can still bring the whole family together for a new movie outing with The Mitchells vs. the Machines on Netflix.
Back to the Future
If anyone in your family hasn’t seen the iconic Back to the Future series, now is the perfect time to show them why the movie is a piece of pop culture history and blew up into one of the 1980s’ biggest franchises.
Back to the Future may not seem as impressive to youngsters as the movie did back in the day, as our feeds now show videos of actual hoverboards you can buy, and the iconic DeLorean is put to shame by the luxury cars featured in most rap videos.
However, you still can’t buy time travel from an Instagram ad, and the premise of Back to the Future holds up rock solid for audiences aged from eight to eighty. Throw on Back to the Future and teach your little cousin why eighty-eight mph is an important speed.
The Little Rascals
Is 1994’s The Little Rascals the perfect multi-generational pick from the family movies on Netflix?
Think about it. Young parents will love the nostalgia blast from one of their childhood’s biggest hits, their kids will relate to the pre-teen cast, and grandma & grandpa will be reminded of watching reruns of the original black & white rascals. Sounds like a hit to us!
The Little Rascals brought audiences a reboot in the early 90s before nearly every mainstream film in theaters was a revamped version of an old story. However, we think the film’s heart and tenacious audience-winking is charming and is totally worth showing at the next family get-together to give generations some middle ground.
Paramount Plus may have All That & Kenan & Kel, but Netflix has Good Burger. We don’t need to explain the plot of Good Burger to anyone aged twenty-five to thirty-five, but our parents & kids might be out of the loop.
Not only will SNL’s Kenan Thompson draw the younger generation into Good Burger, but mom & dad will also at least be intrigued remembering the time when Shaq & Carmen Electra (who both show up) ruled the pop culture landscape.
Most important of all, Good Burger is family-friendly, so you can trick the whole fam into letting you bask in the comfort of hearing the age-old greeting, “welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?”
Our list of family movies on Netflix is sure to please any household looking to come together this spring. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments!