20 Netflix Kids Movies for half term
Throughout much of the UK, kids will be home from school for a week from Monday (13th February). Once you’ve taken them to see The Lego Batman Movie at the cinema, and visited all the local indoor activity places (after all, it’s Britain in February, so it’s going to be wet/cold/snowing), settle down in front of the TV and select one of these terrific movies to watch, all currently available on Netflix UK.
Click on each title to go to the full Movies4Kids review.
Please note that all the age ratings are to be used as a rough guide only to help you select a movie. Please read the full Movies4Kids review for a more detailed description so you can decide whether a film is suitable for your child.
The Adventures Of Elmo In Grouchland all ages
Sesame Street’s adorable Elmo gets his own movie, in which he travels to Grouchland – home to the evil Huxley (Mandy Patinkin) in search of his precious blue blanket.
Antz age 8+
Woody Allen is the voice of a worker ant who falls for the colony’s princess (Sharon Stone) in this 1998 animated adventure.
The Book Of Life age 8+
Love, death, betrayal and the afterlife are all touched on in this vivid animated adventure produced by Guillermo Del Toro.
The Boxtrolls age 8+
A quirky stop-motion animated adventure for older kids, focusing on the ceddly monsters who rummage through the rubbish beneath the town of Cheesebridge.
Charlotte’s Web age 5+
The 2007 live action version of EB White’s classic weepie novel, about the friendship between a young pig named Wilbur and a wise spider named Charlotte.
The Dark Crystal age 10+
The first non-Muppet movie from Jim Henson and Frank Oz, this 1982 movie is a dark fantasy epic about a young creature on a quest to return order to the universe.
Eddie The Eagle age 10+
Taron Egerton is terrific as the British Olympic ski jumper who had no ski jumping experience in this comedy drama that also stars Hugh Jackman as his (fictional) grouchy coach.
Ella Enchanted age 8+
Anne Hathaway is Ella of Frell, cursed by a fairy to do whatever she is told in this twist on traditional fairy tales that also stars Hugh Dancy and Joanna Lumley.
Explorers age 8+
Joe ‘Gremlins’ Dante directed this 1985 kids’ sci-fi adventure starring Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix as kids who travel through space and get to meet aliens.
Guardians Of The Galaxy age 10+
Catch up with the brilliant first adventure of Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and, of course, Groot, before the sequel comes to cinemas on April 28th.
Home Alone age 8+
The classic comedy in which young Macaulay Culkin is left home alone to fight off burglars after his parents accidentally leave him behind when they go on a Christmas holiday.
Hotel Transylvania age 5+
Dracula runs a monster hotel and isn’t prepared for a human guest to fall in love with his daughter in this animated comedy.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople age 10+
One of the best films (not just the kids movies – of all the movies) of 2016, this unmissable comedy has young tearaway Ricky disappearing into the bush with his foster father mistaken as his kidnapper.
Kung Fu Panda age 5+
The first animated adventure for panda Po, who discovers he could be a kung fu master destined to fulfil an ancient legend.
Megamind age 5+
Will Ferrell voices the blue baby raised in a prison who becomes an evil genius of sorts, fighting good guy Metro Man, in this animated sci-fi comedy.
Monsters Vs Aliens age 5+
When aliens threaten the planet, a mismatched group of monsters are called in to save the world in this 2009 animated adventure.
Oddball And The Penguins age 5+
Based on the true story of a dog who helped protect a colony of penguins, this is adorable stuff for animal lovers.
Sing Street age 10+
Terrific teen comedy drama set in a 1980s Dublin school – featuring lovely performances and a memorable soundtrack of new and old songs.
The first – and best – Spongebob movie has the loveable yellow sea-dwelling sponge off on an adventure to find King Neptine’s crown.
Aardman Animation’s Wallace and his dog Gromit are on the trail of a giant angry rabbit who is eating the local prize vegetables in this claymation comedy.
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