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A long list of movies can be overwhelming. Narrow it down using our new filters! Select which mood, subgenre, decade, star ratings, and parental filters you'd like to find your next great movie night pick. Want to go on an '80s comedy kick? Easy. Looking for dark or gritty films rated 3+ stars?
Done. Did you miss going to the movies the year your child was born? Search their birth year to see what was in theaters while you were handling 2AM feedings. Heck, search for films from the year you were born. Based on Helen Keller’s young life, (1962) focuses on how Keller learned to communicate despite being left deaf and blind due to the ravages of scarlet fever. This Academy Award-winning film is a powerful story of how a frustrated girl and her tireless teacher, Annie Sullivan, find ways to communicate without speech or visual cues.
Eventually, the great Helen Keller will go on to become a best-selling author, a co-founder of the ACLU, founder and activist with the American Foundation for the Blind, and a person with a deep, loving understanding of human nature.
Directed by Oscar-winning (who also directed , , and ), is a powerful film based on two incredible women and their powerful true story. Ray Charles, the great pioneer of soul music, went blind at seven years old. The winner of 17 Grammys, he accomplished things that most musicians only dream of, and was awarded the Helen Keller Achievement Award for his notable achievements.
The film (2004), starring in the title role, received critical acclaim by reviewers and moviegoers alike. Foxx was so dedicated in this Academy Award-winning role that he went through his 14 hour days with prosthetics in his eyes to recreate what blindness might have been like for Mr. Charles. The film intimately delves into the sometimes convoluted life of Ray Charles. It’s a movie of persevering through not only disability, but the tumultuous ongoings of life.
This 1989 film is based on the autobiography of Christy Brown, an Irish writer and painter who was born with cerebral palsy, and who learned to miraculously control his left foot enough to create masterpieces. , the famous method actor who brought to life, won several awards (including an Oscar) for his portrayal of life with the severe physical and speech impairments that come with cerebral palsy. “The story of Christy Brown is one of the great stories of human courage and determination.
He belongs on the same list as Helen Keller.” We agree with Ebert that My Left Foot is a powerful movie that may leave you wondering why your left foot isn’t more talented. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, (1986) is one of the first films to take a close look at the deaf community. While the film touches on the romance between Sarah Norman and James Leed, the deeper message is that those who are deaf should communicate on their own terms.
The film also makes strides by hiring a deaf actress, , to play one of the leading roles. Matlin went on to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in this role, and is the only deaf actress to have won an Academy Award as yet.
She has gone on to star in , , and Reasonable Doubts. Love and human connection can come in a variety of forms. And for Mark O’Brien, played by , love came to him through unconventional—but no less significant—means. (2012) follows the real life story of a man who uses an iron lung to breathe due to the effects of polio, and who wants to explore the possibility of experiencing sexuality through a sex surrogate.
Cheryl, the surrogate, is masterfully played by . She helps guide O’Brien through this experience with grace and understanding. The Sessions is based on Mark O’Brien’s 1990 essay, , which appeared in Sun magazine. O’Brien, who passed away in 1999, was an accomplished journalist, poet, UC graduate, and advocate for the disabled. In the end, it’s a movie about kindness and understanding that should be in your queue.
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HOLLYWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 10: (L-R) Executive producer Louis D’Esposito, Director Taika Waititi, actors Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Karl Urban, Rachel House, Executive producer Victoria Alonso and Producer Kevin Feige at The World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” at the El Capitan Theatre on October 10, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) A list of the 50 Best Movies on Netflix right now including Disney’s Moana, Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther.
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Even a cursory glance through the Netflix Children & Family section will reveal a plethora of bright colors and flashing lights, but as any weary parent or baby sitter can attest, a movie that holds a child's attention is not even remotely the same thing as a good children's movie.
If you want to spend some quality TV time with a young person, do yourself a favor and watch something you'll both enjoy. Credit: Disney If you're looking for a new twist on solid tropes, check out this film from Academy Award nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi, whose credits include Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo.
This animated film centers around a young girl named Mary who finds herself surrounded by the utterly fantastic: a magic flower that grants magical powers, a broomstick that she flies above the clouds, and the magic university of Endor College (no, there aren't any Ewoks). Features voice acting by Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent. Credit: Studio Ponoc Ava Duvernay's adaptation of the Madeleine L'Engle classic may have rubbed some critics the wrong way, but most agree that this is a great flick for kids.
As long as you watch the film with a child-like sense of awe and wonder, so you can enjoy the movie's gorgeous special effects and not blanche at its wholesome demeanor. Its focus, a depressed 13-year-old named Meg — whose misery is linked to her dad's mysterious disappearance — who goes on a mystical journal that will answer her biggest questions. Credit: Disney After the uninspired Cars 2, many had written Pixar's automotive franchise off as a lemon, but this third chapter restored the faith.
While the film is filled with the eye-popping animation and gear-head glory that everyone expected, its story tapped into real human feelings, exploring fears of aging and dealing with the upcoming generation that's nipping at your tailpipe. The uninformed may scoff at the idea of watching a Cars sequel, but they'll change their tune once you turn on the ignition.
Credit: Disney Pixar How do you give your kids a classic story, while getting to enjoy one of your favorite modern actors and actresses? Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast, that's how.
Not only is Belle portrayed by Emma Watson (Harry Potter's Hermione Granger), but you get Kevin Kline as her father Maurice, Josh Gad as Lefou, Emma Thompson as Mrs.
Potts, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza. And yes, the songs you love and remember are back un full form, as director Bill Condon's retelling satisfied the demanding and detail-oriented fans of the original.
Credit: Disney The complicated nature of parenthood comes into full focus the latest chapter of Marvel's space opera. The film succeeds by mixing the slapstick humor of Baby Groot's whimsical romps and the heartfelt story of Star-Lord Peter Quill learning the truth of his parentage.
Dave Bautista's fantastic comedic timing continues to tie the film together, as Drax leaves audiences and foes in stitches. Credit: Marvel Studios Voice work from comedy all-stars including Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Jordan Peele and Kristen Schaal give parents reason to watch this adaptation of the long-running Scholastic children's book series. For those unaware, the story finds pranksters George and Harold tricking their principal into becoming a nearly-naked superhero named Captain Underpants, because what student wouldn't want to see their teachers embarrassed?
Credit: DreamWorks Animation One of the sweetest films I've seen in years, Coco is a delight from start to finish that both parents and children will adore. The film centers around 12-year-old Miguel, who dreams of being a musician despite his family's strict no-music-ever policy. Miguel's journey gets magical, though, as his mischief sends him on a detour through the dayglo-imbued land of the dead. Don't worry about this trip being scary, as this land of the dead has nothing to do with the George A.
Romero zombie movie of the same name. Oh, and there's one major perk for watching it on Netflix: you don't have to sit through the 21-minute-long Frozen short "Olaf’s Frozen Adventure" that you were forced to endure if you saw Coco during its first weeks in theaters. Credit: Pixar & @henrytcasey Henry is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, security and Apple.
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