Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Top Ten Movies I'd Like to See on Netflix

We've spent many a night on the couch as a family, soaking in everything that Netflix has had to offer from original shows like Beat Bugs, Project MC2, Ask The Storybots, and Popples to classic movies like Jurassic Park and Back to the Future that our kids must see.

But Ted Sarandos and Netflix aren't satisified until we are, so that's why they have been working hard to get score the biggest names and titles for little and big kids everywhere. That's what is happening with Netflix and Disney. That's right, THAT Disney. In addition to Disney classics like Tarzan, Holes, and Pirates of the Carribean, in September, Netflix will be bringing you titles from Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar!

Here are my top ten, in no particular order, movies I hope Netflix will have for us this month:

1. Toy Story 

If you didn't cry once during Toy Story 1, 2, or 3 you are a liar! I still get choked up every time Woody looks at his boot and I think about the toys in my attic languishing away with no one to play with. Excuse me, I just remembered a very important thing I was supposed to be doing...

2. Guardians of the Galaxy

Yes, I did follow a story about a cowboy and a spaceman with the ultimate segue to talk about Star Lord. Guardians of the Galaxy is a movie I can watch over and over again for the jokes, the action, and most of all Groot. I do gravitate towards those tall, lanky characters for some reason.

3. Star Wars Trilogy

Notice I am not saying complete saga up above. If you're going to make it happen, let it be so, but the trilogy is where the real action is at. While most of us self respecting nerds already own it on DVD, I'd rather not have to unfreeze them from carbonite. I quite like my newest decoration. Ho, ho...Apparently, I need to watch this ASAP because I just reverted to Jabba the Hutt there. Send help Netflix.

4. Zootopia

The place where anyone can be anything they want is coming to Netflix on September 20th! This is really happening! This is such a great movie with an even greater message. Even Flash can't wait, and he's a sloth.

5. Thor

The world could use someone like Thor  around these parts and I know at least one woman (my wife) who would appreciate seeing him over and over in our Netflix queue. I couldn't call myself a respectable Norwegian descendant without putting in a call for The God of Thunder.

6. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton is a genius and Jack Skellington is a one of kind character that exemplifies the unexpected when it comes to this amazing film. Using a character from a land of Halloween to tell the story of Christmas is just plain fun.

7. Peter Pan 

Off to Neverland! Where you never have to grow up! We have tons of stories about Tinker Bell on Netflix. I think it is time to show the kids just where she came from in this classic story.

8. The Lion King 

Is there any animated movie that didn't grab our attention and hold onto it the entire way through like The Lion King? If you don't agree, I'll just say Hakuna Matata! My kids grew up watching this movie. My son, used to walk around with mini stuffed animals of all the characters. Do it for nostalgia Netflix!

9. Frozen 

Let it go! Let it go! You don't want to hear that song anymore... Sorry for the earworm but this movie was awesome. Olaf is just too darn irresistible and girls everywhere learned that there is more to true love than just a prince. 

10. The Jungle Book

Back before every movie from my childhood was made into a scary live action movie using CGI, we had lovable characters like Baloo trying to teach us all about the Bear Necessities. I'd love for my kids to see the classic before the remake and these older versions of Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and others are just the way to introduce them to your family. 

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