Best Movies on Netflix Instant to Watch Instantly and a Netflix Review

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Think it’s hard to find the best movies on Netflix instant streaming? We do too. We think it’s especially hard to find the best rated movies on Netflix. (However, my children watch Netflix TV Shows so much that we barely use our cable anymore.) That’s why we created this list of the best family-friendly movies and Christian movies on Netflix streaming so you can find a the best movies to watch on Netflix to cuddle up and watch. We feel that this list includes some of the best Netflix movies online. We ended up with such a long list that we created a separate post for Netflix TV Shows.

We signed up for Netflix about a year ago and found ourselves asking “What are the best movies on Netflix?” When we first signed up I thought there weren’t very many good, clean family-friendly, popular Netflix movies and thought we would just do it for a month or two until we ran out of movies. Well, it’s on our Roku in our living room and we don’t have normal tv in that room so it’s our children’s only choice so they watch children’s tv shows. You can watch all the Blue’s Clues, Curious George, Backyardigans or Dora episodes as many times as you want in order with no commercials. So if you have children, I would definitely recommend it. They can use the remote because there are pictures so they can see exactly what show they want.

One of the other cool features of Netflix is their recommendations. If you find a movie you like, it will give you suggestions of other movies you might like. That’s how I find most of the movies I like. Now, if you are an adult and want to watch movie after movie every night, I don’t think it’s so good. I think you’re better off finding a TV show to watch because their are not very many quality family-friendly movies for adults. Yes, they have lots and lots of movies but tons of them are movies you’ve never heard of and lots of them are definitely not family-friendly. I am happy with their selection of Christian movies though. They have quite a few of them that I’ve stumbled across. They do throw in a few titles of high quality movies that did well in the theaters but if you want a wide selection of great movies, you’re going to have to do the DVD by mail service.

A neat feature of Netflix is their parent controls. Just click

on Your Account and Help, then under Preferences click on Parental Control Settings. You can then click on what setting you prefer (PG-13 and below, PG and below, etc). A very good and necessary feature.

Another annoying part of Netflix is ever since their last upgrade, when you do a search on Netflix, the results are horrible. It often won’t list what you are looking for. A little trick to get around that is to go to Google or other search engine and type in the name of the movie followed by the word Netflix and it will bring it right up. Go figure.

To help you out, we have compiled a list of the best movies and TV shows that we think are worth watching. We will also update this list over time so please let us know in the comments of other good movies you like or movies on here that should not be.

**Last Updated 7/26/2013

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What Good Films Are On Netflix

Marvel’s The Avengers

Grade: A-

Emma

Grade: A-

Roman Holiday

Grade: A-

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Grade: A-

The Hunger Games

Grade: A-

Sabrina (1954)

Grade: A-

Charade

Grade: A-

Dr Seuss’ The Lorax

Grade: A-

The African Queen

Grade: A-

October Sky

Grade: A-

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Grade: A-

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

Grade: A-

Into the Woods

Grade: A-

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Grade: A-

Lonesome Dove

Grade: A-

Warrior

Grade: A-

WWJD 2: The Woodcarver

Grade: A-

Mulan

Grade: A-

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Grade: A-

True Grit

Grade: A-

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Grade: B+

Spirit of the Marathon

Grade: B+

The Hunt For Red October

Grade: B+

The Truman Show

Grade: B+

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

Grade: B+

Hugo

Grade: B+

Brian’s Song

Grade: B+

Hungry For Change

Grade: B+

White Christmas

Grade: B+

The Hammer

Grade: B+

The Mayflower Voyagers

Grade: B+

Benny & Joon

Grade: B+

The Muppet Movie

Grade: B+

Second Chances

Grade: B+

The Man From Snowy River

Grade: B+

Ghost

Grade: B+

Leapfrog: Math Adventure to the Moon

Grade: B

ParaNorman

Grade: B

The Rescuers

Grade: B

Black Beauty

Grade: B

Move Over Darling

Grade: B

Secret of the Wings

Grade: B

Disney Parks: Disneyland Resort

Grade: B

Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead

Grade: B

The Secret of Nimh

Grade: B

Tinker Bell and The Great Fairy Rescue

Grade: B

Where the Red Fern Grows

Grade: B

McLintock!

Grade: B

Taylor Swift: Journey To Fearless

Grade: B

Barefoot in the Park

Grade: B

Coach Carter

Grade: B

Katy Perry: Part Of Me

Grade: B

A Man Called Peter

Grade: B

The Letter Writer

Grade: B

The Way

Grade: B

The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

* A great Christian movie *

Grade: B

Agatha Christie: Miss Marple

Grade: B

Heidi (Shirley Temple)

Grade: B

Dumbo

Grade: B

Captain America: The First Avenger

Grade: B

Thor

Grade: B

Somewhere in Time

Grade: B

Top Gun

Grade: B

The Mask of Zorro

Grade: B

Treasure Planet

Grade: B

Schoolhouse Rock! Earth

Grade: B

Emma Smith: My Story

Grade: B

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Grade: B

13 going on 30

Grade: B

Mrs. Brown

Grade: B

People Will Talk

Grade: B

Enchanted April

Grade: B-

Music of the Heart

Grade: B-

It’s An Adventure Charlie Brown

Grade: B-

Clue

Grade: B-

Quigley Down Under

Grade: B-

Runaway Bride

Grade: B-

Alice in Wonderland

Grade: B-

Saints and Soldiers

Grade: B-

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

Grade: B-

Hercules

Grade: B-

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Grade: B-

Brother Bear 2

Grade: B-

Faith Like Potatoes

* A great Christian movie *

Grade: B-

The Encounter

* A great Christian movie *

Grade: B-

The Adventures of Tintin

Grade: B-

What If

* A great Christian movie *

Grade: B-

The Great Mouse Detective

Grade: B-

Rango

Grade: B-

The Fox and the Hound

Grade: B-

Liar Liar

Grade: C+

The Black Stallion Returns

Grade: C+

Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed

Grade: C+

Last Holiday

Grade: C+

Miss Annie Rooney

Grade: C+

Footloose (2011)

Grade: C+

Air Bud: World Pup

Grade: C+

Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

Grade: C+

Tinker Bell

Grade: C+

Outsourced

Grade: C+

Turtle – The Incredible Journey

Grade: C+

The Aristocats

Grade: C+

Do Not Disturb

Grade: C+

Footloose (1984)

Grade: C+

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Grade: C+

Veggie Tales: Sweetpea Beauty

Grade: C+

High School Musical

Grade: C+

Antz

Grade: C+

Stuart Little 2

Grade: C+

A Shine of Rainbows

Grade: C+

Radio

Grade: C+

All About You

Grade: C+

How to Frame a Figg

Grade: C+

The Shunning

Grade: C+

The Rescuers Down Under

Grade: C+

Flicka Country Pride

Grade: C+

Christmas Bunny

Grade: C+

Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure

* A great Christian movie *

Grade: C+

The Perfect Game

* A great Christian movie *

Grade: C+

The Magic of Belle Isle

Grade: C

Camp Rock

Grade: C

The Cheetah Girls

Grade: C

The Fox and the Hound 2

Grade: C

The Land Before Time III

Grade: C

Mulan 2

Grade: C

Hanna’s Gold

Grade: C

Free Willy 4: Escape From Pirate’s Cove

Grade: C

October Baby

Grade: C

Thumbelina

Grade: C

A Home of Our Own

* A great Christian movie *

Grade: C

A Charlie Brown Celebration

Grade: C

High School Musical 2

Grade: C

Forever Strong

* A great Christian movie *

Grade: C

The Double

Grade: C

The Borrowers

Grade: C

Air Buddies

Grade: C

Cleopatra

Grade: C

The Conspirator

Grade: C

The Little Engine That Could

Grade: C

Transformers Rescue Bots

Grade: C

The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue

Grade: C

The Tale of Desperaux

Grade: C

The Care Bears Movie

Grade: C

The Tigger Movie

Grade: C

Pocahontas

Grade: C

Snowmen

Grade: C

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Grade: C-

Playing for Keeps

Grade: C-

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Grade: C-

End of the Spear

Grade: C-

My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

Grade: C-

Maid in Manhattan

Grade: C-

Rust

* A great Christian movie *

Grade: C-

Mandie and the Secret Tunnel

* A great Christian movie *

Grade: C-

Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie

Grade: C-

The 5th Quarter

* A great Christian movie *

Grade: C-

Broken Hill

Grade: C-

The Secret of Moonacre

Grade: C-

Honey We Shrunk Ourselves

Grade: C-

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    We had Netflix, but then didn't use it for three months. I then canceled my subscription, but now that it is fall we have been thinking of starting it again. Just still not quite sure because you are right sometimes you get results in a search that aren't great, or it takes them a long time to get the new movies out.

  2. says

    I love my netflix, I try to get in as many movies as I can but I am not a big fan of the weekly shows, I just find them boring…. great page and am looking forward to seeing more ratings ; ).

  3. Dawn Justice says

    Great list of Netflix movies :) you had a lot of my favorites on there as well. My #1 being The Twilight Zone I remember watching this with my dad when I was younger.

  4. says

    Netflix streaming has cut me cable bill literally in half if not by more cable companies won't make it much longer with this option around people are crazy not to use it I love it thanks for the listing of what is available I hate trying to find everything.

  5. says

    We love our netflix..we can watch so many educational shows to help in our homeschooling. I also love that we can watch shows from years ago,, did we really used to dress like that..lol. Also love I can easily catch up on shows I missed.

  6. Krista Grandstaff says

    We love our Netflix..and actually…you can find quite a few family friendly movies if you branch out and don't always have to have movies made in the US… I lived in Europe for most of the 90's so I'm used to foreign films.. my kids love them.. :) ( my 12 yr old daughter is partial to Indian/ Bollywood movies… lots of music and dancing, light romance, no sexual situations to worry about… usually very sweet :)

  7. Arnold Schizopolis says

    I've had Netflix streaming for a few years now. I'm thinking of switching to Hulu Plus because they have all the Criterion Collections. Since both services are 7.99/month. I'm thinking of alternating every few months. Has anyone does this before?

  8. says

    Your list of recommendations is quite extensive, thanks for that. Also, thanks for the tip on improving Netflix searches. Unfortunately, we don't have that simple an option using Netflix through the Wii. The choices on TV are getting worse for family viewing and there are way too many reality shows for our taste. I think we will soon be getting a roku or other smart TV device so we can watch our Netflix and Hulu there.

    • says

      We really like our Roku. We use it where we don't have cable and it saves us a lot of money. Another trick is to find what you want on the computer and put it in your queue then you can see it all on your Wii.

  9. Jessi Taylor says

    Thanks for the info – I always struggle to find movies I can watch WITH my seven-year-old. He watches plenty on his own – Phineas and Ferb, Rugrats, Curious George, and many others that I can't recall at the moment. But I don't want to be bored to death when sitting and watching with him, nor do I want him scared or hurt by a movie (Lilo and Stitch had him so upset that he was convulsing) so I usually have to pre-watch something before I can let him see.

  10. says

    Thanks for this! I've been a member of Netflix of awhile but I mostly watch TV shows just because I don't really know what movie to watch. I'm definitely going to bookmark this page so next time I'm looking for a good movie, I'll be sure to refer to this list!

  11. Sylvia Ortiz says

    I recently watched "Machine Gun Preacher" which is about a drug dealer who turns his life around to become a spiritual warrior. Very moving! Warning thoug: it is Rated "R".

  12. Heidi LeMay says

    Thanks for the all the suggestions. I haven't had Netflix in a while, but now I'm going to have to renew my membership.

  13. Sherry Butcher says

    I've never seen a review like this, very user friendly and if I had the money I'd go netfilx. Thanks.

  14. Jan Messali says

    I'm surprised by the low ratings on some of these. We loved TinTin (only 77% liked it) and Jumanji (65%!) Wow. Streaming sounds like a good option.

  15. Stephanie Dake-Thompson says

    your list has saved me so much time from trying to find a good movie on Netflix to watch. I usually spend so much time just surfing through everything that I end up not even watching a movie. Thanks for your time on this!

  16. says

    I have Netflix streaming thru my Bluray player, and I have nothing but problems with it…the speed sucks, and it stops to buffer like twenty times during a movie or show…and it's directly connected to the highspeed router, so it's not my internet connections…it's Netflix. Worst ever.

  17. Maddie Klingaman says

    A good on on Netflix that I just saw tonight is HUGO. It's a VERY family oriented film and overall a great and entertaining film. If you have not seen it, I HIGHLY recommend it.

  18. Kimberly Wiley Lazor says

    I have Netflix, and my kids love it. I was disappointed in the movie selection for the streaming membership, as the new movies require a DVD membership, which I don't want to be bothered with. Otherwise, it is very cost effective. Thanks.

  19. Maddie Klingaman says

    I love the ghost and Mrs. MUIR! by the way I think that Netflix has a bunch of new Christian movies now. I found a whole bunch of them.

  20. says

    We used Netflix for years. My husband would get the movies in the mail, but now we use the streaming method only. Saves a lot of hassle of having to return the disks.

  21. Gayle Talabay says

    I have been using Netflix for about over a year, instead of cable or TV service, and I absolutely LOVE it!

  22. Mary Lady says

    My husband and I always have trouble picking out what movies we want to watch. This is a great list!

  23. says

    Your list of recommendations is quite extensive, thanks for that. Also, thanks for the tip on improving Netflix searches. Unfortunately, we don’t have that simple an option using Netflix through the Wii. The choices on TV are getting worse for family viewing and there are way too many reality shows for our taste. I think we will soon be getting a roku or other smart TV device so we can watch our Netflix and Hulu there.

    • says

      We do use our Roku a lot. Partly because of where it’s at, but it’s also a really, easy simple remote to use and my children can figure it out at a really young age.

  24. says

    Your list of recommendations is quite extensive, thanks for that. Also, thanks for the tip on improving Netflix searches. Unfortunately, we don’t have that simple an option using Netflix through the Wii. The choices on TV are getting worse for family viewing and there are way too many reality shows for our taste. I think we will soon be getting a roku or other smart TV device so we can watch our Netflix and Hulu there.

  25. says

    Your list of recommendations is quite extensive, thanks for that. Also, thanks for the tip on improving Netflix searches. Unfortunately, we don’t have that simple an option using Netflix through the Wii. The choices on TV are getting worse for family viewing and there are way too many reality shows for our taste. I think we will soon be getting a roku or other smart TV device so we can watch our Netflix and Hulu there.

  26. says

    We had Netflix, but then didn’t use it for three months. I then canceled my subscription, but now that it is fall we have been thinking of starting it again. Just still not quite sure because you are right sometimes you get results in a search that aren’t great, or it takes them a long time to get the new movies out.

  27. says

    Your list of recommendations is quite extensive, thanks for that. Also, thanks for the tip on improving Netflix searches. Unfortunately, we don’t have that simple an option using Netflix through the Wii. The choices on TV are getting worse for family viewing and there are way too many reality shows for our taste. I think we will soon be getting a roku or other smart TV device so we can watch our Netflix and Hulu there.

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