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This winter, skip the outdoor adventures in freezing cold weather and bundle up on the couch with a warm drink to stream these family-friendly movies:

 

Netflix

 

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Director: Bill Condon

Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

This live-action film took a new spin on one of Disney’s animated classics. A selfish prince must live as a monster for the rest of his life unless he finds true love in the beautiful girl he holds captive.

 

Moana (2016)

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker

Cast: Auli’i Cracalhio, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

In this fun animated film, an adventurous teen teams with a demigod to fulfill an ancient quest for her ancestors. The duo embark on an action-packed voyage and encounter monsters along the way.

 

Trolls (2016)

Directors: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel

Trolls is an animated comedy musical that follows two trolls who go on a quest to save their village from destruction by a group of monsters who eat trolls, called Bergens. The film features original music from Justin Timberlake.

 

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Director: Tim Burton

Cast: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daly, Mark Holton

Pee-Wee Herman is an awkward, cartoonish, man-child who sets out on the adventure of his life when his shiny new bicycle is stolen. In the movie, comedy ensues as Pee-Wee travels cross-country to recover his prized possession.

 

*batteries not included (1987)

Director: Matthew Robbins

Cast: Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Frank McRae

Visiting extraterrestrials help a group of apartment block tenants take down developers who are threatening to kick them out and demolish the building.

 

Amazon Prime

 

The Ant Bully (2006)

Director: John A. Davis

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts

When the 10-year-old Lucas is a target of the local bully, he turns his frustrations to an anthill in his front yard. Lucas, equipped with a watergun, angrily floods an ant colony living within the hill. Zoc, a wizard ant within the colony, shrinks Lucas down to ant sizes and sentences him to hard labor until he learns the errors of his way.

 

Wonder (2017)

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic

August Pullman, a boy born with facial abnormalities, becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he attends a public school for the first time in his life. August and his family struggle to find acceptance at school and within the community. This film is based on the New York TImes bestseller written by R. J. Palacio.

 

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Director: Dean Parisot

Cast: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

What happens when the cast of a 1970s sci-fi television series become their roles in real life? An alien race turns to the group of ailing actors to defend the galaxy.

 

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

It’s a race against time as a fearless archeologist and a band of nazis battle for a religious artifact known as the Lost Ark of the Covenant. Along the way, Indy escapes booby traps, explosions, spiders and villains.

 

The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

Director: Frank Oz

Cast: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse

On his ninth birthday, a boy receives a magical wooden cabinet that can bring toys to life.

 

Hulu

 

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez

Count Dracula and crew take a vacation from others vacationing at his hotel on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship.

 

Kicking and Screaming (2005)

Director: Jesse Dylan

Cast: Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Josh Hutcherson

Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids’ soccer team to beat a rival soccer team coached by his father.

 

Hoosiers (1986)

Director: David Anspaugh

Cast: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper

Based on a true story of a coach with a checkered past and a local drunk who lead a small town Indiana high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

 

Big (1988)

Director: Penny Marshall

Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

 

Legendary (2010)

Director: Mel Damski

Cast: John Cena, Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover

10 years after his father, a college wrestling legend, dies, a teen joins his high school’s wrestling team to reunite his family who split after his father’s death.

 

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