With Winter school holidays upon us, finding things to do in a world that is only gingerly stepping out of lockdown is a top priority for Aussie families.
And what better way to spend a couple of hours than to bunker down and catch a family favourite movie in the comfort of your own lounge room?
Whether you want to snuggle in as a family, or entertain the kids for an hour or so in order to have a bit of peace, these family favourites are perfect for your Netflix watch list these school holidays.
11 of the best family movies to watch on Netflix these school holidays
The Willoughbys (PG)
Four siblings with horribly selfish parents hatch a plan to get rid of them for good and form a perfectly imperfect family of their own.
Starring: Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Ricky Gervais
After being homeschooled all his life, a boy with facial differences attends a traditional school, where he must find friends among his bullies.
Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (M)
In the wake of an accident that leaves her paralyzed, a champion rodeo rider vows to get back on her horse and compete again. Based on a true story.
Starring: Spencer Locke, Missi Pyle, Sherri Shepherd
Despicable Me 2 (PG)
Arch-villain Gru and his three orphan girls return for more shady exploits in this wacky animated feature voiced by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt
Cursed with a cruel school principal and parents, a little girl discovers her hidden powers which she uses to stand up to the bullies in her life.
Starring: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman
Blinky Bill: The Movie (G)
Happy koala Blinky Bill and some spunky pals travel the Outback following clues to help him find his long-lost father and finally bring him home.
Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Rufus Sewell, Toni Collette
The Spy Next Door (PG)
While babysitting, an undercover agent is thrust back into the world of top-secret adventure when one his young charges downloads a classified file.
Starring: Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, George Lopez
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (PG)
While Mom is away, a bored little boy and girl are visited by the Cat in the Hat, who proceeds to turn the house into the “mother of all messes.”
Starring: Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (G)
When Nanny McPhee arrives at the Green farm, she uses magic and discipline to help frazzled Mrs. Green run things while her husband fights in the war.
Starring: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
In a world where humans and Pokémon coexist, an electrifying supersleuth teams with his missing partner’s son to crack the case of his disappearance.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton
Feel the Beat
After blowing a Broadway audition, a self-centered dancer reluctantly returns home and agrees to coach a squad of young misfits for a big competition.
Starring: Sofia Carson, Wolfgang Novogratz, Donna Lynne Champlin