25 Shows Netflix Gave Up On Way Too Easily

28 Best Kids Movies on Netflix 2020 – Family Movies to Stream Now

25 Shows Netflix Gave Up On Way Too Easily

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Hugo (2011)

the YA book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this charming film from Martin Scorsese follows a young orphan living alone in a Paris train station. The ensuing tale is whimsical and mesmerizing, and is very much a memorable celebration of cinema that the entire family will love.


The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)

Did your kids love the game and the first Angry Birds film? This fun and silly animated sequel adapted from the popular video game returns to the screen with all the famous lovable characters — and the result is a delightfully entertaining experience that takes flight.


Hook (1991)

For a magical film to watch with the kids, Steven Spielberg's modern take on the classic children's tale of Peter Pan is both imaginative and heartwarming, complete with plenty of action and adventure as well as an all-star cast (including Robin Williams and Julia Roberts!).


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Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution (2019)

If you loved the original Pokémon film from 1998, this CGI remake of Pokémon: The First Movie is an updated version of the iconic movie from your childhood — and will have you and your kids falling in love with Pokémon even more.


Space Jam (1996)

Every kid from the '90s remembers the iconic movie Space Jam; this classic sports comedy film is both live-action and animated (the best of both worlds!) and has everything you want in a family film, including Looney Tunes characters and basketball legend Michael Jordan. (Plus, there's a sequel set to arrive in July 2021 with LeBron James!).


Corpse Bride (2005)

In this beautiful stop-animation film from Tim Burton, a young man is sent to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride. The imaginative story is both visually charming and surprisingly warm, making it a great pick for a family flick.


The Adventures of TinTin (2011)

a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Georges Remi, this animated film from director Steven Spielberg features an adventurous storyline and delightful characters (not to mention great motion-capture technology) that makes the film an instantly great family pick.


Richie Rich (1994)

Another one of many classic movies from the '90s, this family comedy film starring Macaulay Culkin as the world's richest kid is a humorous and entertaining film that will have the whole family continuously charmed.


The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

The charming sequel to The Secret Life of Pets (2016) continues the story of Max the dog — this time as his owner gets married and has a baby! This recent animated feature is a delightfully adventurous kids' film that's perfect for family movie night, especially for those who have little four-legged friends of their own.


Bolt (2008)

In this adorable animated feature from Disney, a celebrity canine who stars in a TV show as a dog with superpowers believes his powers are real — and sets off on a big adventure to find his owner when he accidentally gets lost in the streets of New York.


Christopher Robin (2018)

Fans of Winnie the Pooh will love this heartwarming live-action film, which features a grown-up version of Christopher Robin as he reunites with his animal friends. This charming film has a little childhood magic for both kids and grown-ups, making it the perfect family movie.


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Dr. Suess' The Grinch (2018)

It doesn't have to be Christmas to watch a jolly-good holiday movie — especially when it's a beautifully animated film Dr. Seuss' The Grinch. This recent animated version of the classic is just as charming as its live-action counterpart from 2000 — and luckily you can see for yourself, as both versions are available to watch on Netflix.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

After an incident involving the opening of inter-dimensional portals, Spider-teen Miles Morales gets a visit from his alternate-world counterparts. Together, they must team up to prevent the collapse of the universe. This superhero story features jaw-dropping animation and a message about how anyone can be a hero.


Incredibles 2 (2018)

What's better than a superhero movie? A movie about a family of superheroes. Not only does this Pixar film give you incredible, evil-fighting action, there's also a heartwarming side: learning how to work together as a team.


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Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Ralph and Vanellope venture into the Internet, and learn truths about online attention that even adults can benefit from.


Mary and the Witch's Flower (2018)

A young student is whisked off into a school for magic — sound familiar? If your kids can't get enough of The Boy Who Lived, show them this tale of Mary, who is taken to the enchanted Endor College after she stumbles upon a magical plant, and then has to learn to navigate the new world she finds herself in.


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

This movie is about a crew of Halloween monsters on summer vacation — and we're happy to watch it at any time of year. Cartoon fans young and old will also appreciate that it's directed by animation legend Genndy Tartakovsky.


Leap (2016)

If you have a dancer in your family, this movie about an orphan who tries to escape her small town by becoming a great ballet dancer will have your little one doing jetés around the room. (Bonus: The soundtrack is anchored by Carly Rae Jepsen's toe-tapping “Cut to the Feeling.”)


The Karate Kid (2010)

While some hearts (ahem) may always belong to Ralph Macchio, Netflix offers the Jaden Smith version of the story, about a kid who moves to China and turns to karate to cope with being bullied.


The Princess and the Frog (2009)

In a twist on the old fairy tale, instead of turning a frog into a prince, Tiana gets transformed into a frog, and must go on an adventure to get into her proper form again. The whole thing takes place against the backdrop of New Orleans during the Jazz Age.


Spy Kids (2001)

The whole Spy Kids franchise is on Netflix, as is the animated TV series Spy Kids: Mission Critical. All of them are filled with cool spy gadgets, wacky villains, and missions where kids get to be the heroes.


Tarzan (1999)

The story of Tarzan has been told and re-told countless time, but Disney puts its on spin on the tale, with vocal performances by Minnie Driver, Tony Goldwyn, Glenn Close, and Academy Award-winning music by Phil Collins.


Source: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/g23406794/best-kids-movies-on-netflix/

New on Netflix July 2019: Movies, TV Shows and Originals

25 Shows Netflix Gave Up On Way Too Easily
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What's going to be new on Netflix in April 2020? To help keep your mind occupied as you socially distance and/or shelter in place, we're getting one of the best sitcoms in recent memory as well as a new action movie starring Chris Hemsworth himself. Plus a new season of Ricky Gervais' After Life.

And while we wait for Netflix to deliver news about a The Circle season 2 US version, we're getting our fix of reality TV with a new batch of Terrace House: Tokyo and a new series of the cooking show Nailed it!.

Oddly, Netflix is going big on pro wrestling this month, with The Big Show Show, a comedy starring the gigantic actor Paul “The Big Show” Wight, and The Main Event, in which an 11-year old (Seth Carr) finds a magical wrestling mask that gives him super strength. The latter also co-stars sitcom vets Adam Pally and Ken Marino, as well as WWE stars The Miz, Kofi Kingston and Sheamus. 

The biggest addition of the month, though, if you ask me, is the entire six season run of Community, coming to Netflix.

Yes, you'll be able to watch young Donald Glover and Alison Brie be “streets ahead” of Chevy Chase's Pierce Hawthorne.

More laughs will be found in the Middleditch and Schwartz comedy specials, starring the Silicon Valley and Parks & Rec stars Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz.

Here's the whole roster of what's new on Netflix (and also leaving the service) in April 2020. Our top selections are in bold.

Check out our best family movies on Netflix if you're looking for films to watch with your family. We've also got a guide to the best shows on Netflix if you're running shows to binge.

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Available March 25

  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
  • Curtiz
  • The Occupant (Hogar)
  • Signs
  • YooHoo to the Rescue: Season 3

Available March 27

  • Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 2
  • The Decline
  • Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon
  • Il processo
  • Killing Them Softly
  • Ozark: Season 3
  • There's Something in the Water
  • True: Wuzzle Wegg Day
  • Uncorked

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  • ARASHI's Diary – Voyage (New Episodes) (Netflix Documentary)
  • The Circle Game (Netflix Original)
  • The King: Eternal Monarch (Netflix Original)

Arriving April 1


  • David Batra: Elefanten I Rummet (Netflix Comedy Special)
  • How to Fix a Drug Scandal (Netflix Documentary)
  • The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (Netflix Comedy Special)
  • Nailed It!: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
  • Sunderland 'Til I Die: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

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  • 40 Days and 40 Nights
  • Bloodsport
  • Cadillac Records
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke
  • Community: Season 1-6
  • Deep Impact
  • God's Not Dead
  • Just Friends
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Kim's Convenience: Season 4
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Minority Report
  • Molly's Game
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mud
  • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S3: Sun & Moon – Ultra Legends
  • Promised Land
  • Road to Perdition
  • Salt
  • School Daze
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Soul Plane
  • Sunrise in Heaven
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Death of Stalin
  • The Girl with All the Gifts
  • The Hangover
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Roommate
  • The Runaways
  • The Social Network
  • Wildling

Arriving April 2

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

Arriving April 3

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  • Coffee & Kareem (Netflix Film)
  • La casa de papel: Part 4 (Netflix Original)
  • Money Heist: The Phenomenon (Netflix Film)
  • Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy (Netflix Family)
  • StarBeam (Netflix Family)

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Arriving April 6

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  • The Big Show Show (Netflix Family)

Arriving April 7

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  • Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020: Part 3 (Netflix Original)

Arriving April 10

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  • Brews Brothers (Netflix Original)
  • LA Originals (Netflix Documentary)
  • La vie scolaire (Netflix Film)
  • Love Wedding Repeat (Netflix Film)
  • The Main Event (Netflix Film)
  • Tigertail (Netflix Film)

Arriving April 14

  • Chris D'Elia: No Pain (Netflix Comedy Special)

Arriving April 15

  • The Innocence Files (Netflix Documentary)
  • Outer Banks (Netflix Original)

Arriving April 16

  • Despicable Me
  • Fary: Hexagone: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Fauda: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Jem and the Holograms

Arriving April 17

  • Betonrausch (Netflix Film)
  • #blackAF (Netflix Original)
  • Earth and Blood (La terre et le sang) (Netflix Film)
  • The Last Kids on Earth: Book 2 (Netflix Family)
  • Legado en los huesos (Netflix Film)
  • Sergio (Netflix Film)
  • Too Hot to Handle (Netflix Original)

Arriving April 20

  • Cooked with Cannabis (Netflix Original)
  • The Midnight Gospel (Netflix Original)
  • The Vatican Tapes

Arriving April 21

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  • Bleach: The Assault
  • Bleach: The Bount
  • Middleditch & Schwartz (Netflix Comedy Special)
  • Middleditch & Schwartz: Dream Job
  • Middleditch & Schwartz: Law School Magic
  • Middleditch & Schwartz: Parking Lot Wedding

Arriving April 22

  • Absurd Planet (Netflix Original)
  • Circus of Books (Netflix Documentary)
  • El silencio del pantano (Netflix Film)
  • The Plagues of Breslau (Netflix Film)
  • The Willoughbys (Netflix Film)
  • Win the Wilderness (Netflix Original)

Arriving April 23

  • The House of Flowers : Season 3 (Netflix Original)

Arriving April 24

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  • After Life: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Extraction (Netflix Film)
  • Hello Ninja: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
  • Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill (Netflix Comedy Special)

Arriving April 27

  • Battle: Los Angeles
  • Never Have I Ever (Netflix Original)

Arriving April 29

  • A Secret Love (Netflix Documentary)
  • Extracurricular (Netflix Original)
  • Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (Netflix Documentary)
  • Nadiya’s Time to Eat (Netflix Original)
  • Summertime (Netflix Original)

Arriving April 30

  • Dangerous Lies (Netflix Film)
  • Drifting Dragons (Netflix Anime)
  • The Forest of Love: Deep Cut (Netflix Original)
  • Rich in Love (Ricos de Amor) (Netflix Film)
  • The Victims' Game (Netflix Original)

Leaving March 30

  • Batman Begins

  • Charlie's Angels

  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

  • Death at a Funeral

  • Drugs, Inc.: Season 5

  • Hairspray

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

  • New York Minute
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Small Soldiers
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Wild Wild West

Leaving April 30

  • A Cinderella Story
  • A Little Princess
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut
  • The Craft
  • Crash
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • Dirty Harry
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Friday the 13th
  • Good Burger
  • GoodFellas
  • The Hangover
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Police Academy
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  • Police Academy 3: Back in TrainingPolice Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
  • Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach
  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
  • Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Rounders
  • Scream 2
  • Scream 3
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Space Jam
  • Spy Kids
  • Step Brothers
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • True Grit

Source: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/new-on-netflix,news-26968.html

How to Have a Netflix Party While Social Distancing—Plus, 20 Movies to Watch With Friends!

25 Shows Netflix Gave Up On Way Too Easily

Most of us have spent a good portion of our coronavirus social distancing period binge-watching Netflix shows and movies—but we don’t have to do it alone.

Though our friends can’t physically be with us while tuning in to the s of Tiger King and beyond, a tool called Netflix Party allows you have to a virtual watch party through group chat.

Here’s everything you need to know about Netflix Party so you can remain social while social distancing.

What is Netflix Party?

Netflix Party is a browser extension that lets you watch movies and shows with friends.

It’s more than just watching the same thing at the same time; the extension connects users’ browsers so that the movie or show is synced up across all computers. If on person pauses, everyone does.

And it provides a sidebar chat for you to converse with friends about the content in real-time in the same window.

Can I use Netflix Party on my smart TV or phone?

Unfortunately, Netflix Party is only available on desktop or laptop computers

How to start a Netflix Party:

It’s important to note that Netflix Party, so far, can only be used on the Google Chrome browser. Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to use Netflix Party:

  1. This seems basic, but must be said: Make sure you and everyone you invite to your Netflix Party actually has a Netflix account!
  2. Once in Chrome, you can download the Netflix Party extension here.
  3. Once you have it, open Netflix and start watching a video—the Netflix Party icon in your browser’s tool bar should change color from gray to red.
  4. Click the icon once it turns red, and a pop-up window will ask you if you want to create a Netflix Party.
  5. Once you decide whether to leave it open to everyone or only have you control the playback, click “Start the party.”
  6. Another window with a link to share with your friends will pop up. Click “Copy URL” and send it to your friends. If you lose the link, you click the Netflix Party extension icon to grab it again.

How do I join someone else’s Netflix Party?

If someone invites you to their Netflix Party, all you have to do is use Chrome, click their link, then click the Netflix Party icon.

What should I watch on Netflix Party?

Netflix has gotten a ton of new content just in time for coronavirus social distancing, so you have plenty of options. Here are some shows and movies perfect to watch with friends in a Netflix Party.

Tiger King

Love Scarface? What about The Wizard of Oz? And what about Forensic Files? And cowboys? Were you a fan of the cult in Waco? Well, Tiger King has elements all of these, making it perfect for a big group of friends with varying interests. It’s got a drug lord who inspired Scarface; lions, tigers and bears (oh my!); an attempted murder for hire; a cult and country songs. Seriously. There’s a reason this is the No. 1 show on Netflix right now!

Related: 40 Ways to Maintain Social Ties During the Coronavirus Quarantine 

Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak

This eerily timed film about experts trying to prevent a flu pandemic gives an incredible look at how much work goes into creating vaccines and preventing the spread of infectious diseases. It’s certainly a conversation starter, and not something you’ll want to watch alone given our current situation.


Octavia Spencer stars in Self-Made, an uplifting story of Madam C.J. Walker, groundbreaking African American haircare entrepreneur.


Season 3 of Castlevania, the classic vampire video game series, just dropped. The spooky animated show follows the adventures of Trevor Belmont, a wise-cracking pottymouth, as he battles Dracula—and the show has a lot more heart than you’d expect for a series about a guy with no soul.

The End of the F**king World

A little too on-the-nose? Maybe, but The End of the F**king World is the kind of dark hilarity the current world needs right now.

Related: The 100 Best TV Shows to Binge Watch on Netflix While Social Distancing


Cheer brings just that. But it’s definitely less fun if you aren’t cheering along with friends while watching. Sidenote: If we could all make some clones of Jerry, that’d be great.

Spinning Out

Now that the summer Olympics have officially been postponed until 2021, embrace the story behind some winter Olympics figures with Spinning Out—and get your fix of the inimitable Johnny Weir.

Love Is Blind

You’re going to have a lot of friends who, at least initially, object to Love Is Blind. They will be addicted to it by the second episode, and this show gives everyone a lot to talk about.

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Whether you and your buds are fans of sports, true crime or drama, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez is a good group watch. It has a lot to unpack, allowing for a thought-provoking, if potentially dark, discussion.

The Circle

What if Catfish were a Big Brother-style competition? Then you’d have The Circle, which is addictive, insane and meme-worthy.

Feel Good

Feel Good, a comedy about comedian Mae Martin living in London and navigating the standup world and her love life with her new girlfriend, will make you do just that: feel good. Also, Lisa Kudrow is in this, so we’re sold.


In Netflix’s Beastars, an English adaptation of a Japanese manga, anthropomorphic animals, divided into predators and prey, go to high school and have very real problems the rest of us do with fitting in and dating…and there’s a murder, too. Having friends on hand to commiserate and break it down with will heighten the experience.

The Lovebirds

This was slated to go to theaters but got pushed to Netflix amid the coronavirus pandemic. This rom-com starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani hits Netflix in early April. And you know what they say: rom-coms are better with friends! OK, we just made that up, but it makes sense!


You Season 2 has a ridiculous amount of twists, turns, sex and murder—even more than Season 1! It’s the kind of show you’ll be dying to dissect with friends after every episode.

I Am Not Okay With This

I Am Not Okay With This, starring Sophia Lillis (of It fame), is an incredibly relatable tale of teenage life and sexuality—with a supernatural twist. You’ll all have stories to share that will echo what you’ve seen onscreen.

The Stranger

The Stranger, starring Richard Armitage, is one of the tensest dramas on TV, and the end of each episode will have you all theorizing what’s going to happen next.

Related: Social Distancing With the Kids? These Are the 20 Best Family Movies to Watch on Netflix

Queen Sono

Queen Sono, the tale of a hard-partying detective, isn’t just a great watch—it’s a great vessel for WOC representation onscreen.

The Pharmacist

This revenge drama is eight episodes long, perfect for weekly Netflix Parties or one long binge.


Gentefied takes the very real frustrations of gentrification and makes them relatable and hilarious.

The Witcher

If you haven’t binged The Witcher yet, it’s great for everyone—at the very least because anyone can appreciate gratuitous shirtless Henry Cavill scenes.

The Office

It’s classic comfort food. And you can all go over, for the umpteenth time, which of you is the Kelly, Pam and Creed of The Office.

Want to just laugh with your friends? Try any of these 25 best comedies on Netflix to binge right now for a Netflix Party.

Source: https://parade.com/1015247/jessicasager/netflix-party-what-to-watch-with-friends/

3 Reasons Why I Quit Netflix For Good (and You Should Too)

25 Shows Netflix Gave Up On Way Too Easily

PRO TIP: If you can’t be bothered to read 1,000’s of words right now, you can listen to the podcast episode right here.

Source: https://blog.rapidweblaunch.com/why-should-cancel-netflix-account/