Although Netflix original content is storming the entertainment castle, thanks to engaging and risk-taking shows like Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, and Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, it’s still the best place to return to fantastic old movies and TV shows that you may have missed.
It seems some movies are in such a rush to hit the DVD market, you barely have a chance to clear a busy schedule. So, getting another chance to see them is just one of the things that Netflix is so great at. It’s also a great place to dig up the nostalgia, with old beloved childhood movies and television shows.
Netflix is really bringing the nostalgia with additions in February, along with a number of Netflix Originals.
Here’s a list of five of the best of these old favorites that are just calling out for a family movie night. Stock up on the snacks and reference the list below before snuggling in to watch during the cold nights of February.
Babe: Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.
A simply adorable film for children and adults, this 1995 charmer will bring back the warm and fuzzies no matter the state of the world. This one is a must-see.
Corpse Bride: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
It’s hard to believe this film is already 12 years old. This animated fan favorite from Tim Burton features actors Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter
The Blair Witch Project: Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
This 1999 horror film might be a bit much for little ones, but for adults, it’s a fun look back at the origins of the shaky camera, first person point of view entertainment craze.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe: Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.
This screen adaptation of the popular C.S. Lewis novel from 2005 features beautiful cinematography and wonderful special effects. This fantasy movie is a great choice for watching along with kids.
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.
It doesn’t need to be Halloween … or Christmas … to enjoy this 1993 animated gem from Tim Burton. It also features the amazing vocals of Danny Elfman, soundtrack composer and former frontman for Oingo Boingo.
For everything new coming to Netflix in February, check out this teaser from the source.
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