Christmas and winter holidays are almost here! And there could be no better mode of entertainment than watching a movie with your whole family. Now that schools are about to go on a break, it’d be difficult to figure out ways to keep one’s family entertained the whole time. With that being said, while there is quite an abundance of options available to pick and try streaming, it’d be somewhat intimidating too to pick one. In fact, it’d become more complex to pick the one film up that the entire family will enjoy.
Moving ahead, 2021 has got some family films that one should definitely check out this winter. With that being said, these are the 5 best family films for this holiday, ranked –
Flora And Ulysses
Blended with a strong cast of some familiar faces, this film offers a comedic adventure and experience for families and members of all ages. In Flora and Ulysses, when Flora rescues Ulysses, a squirrel, she gets amazed discovering the fact that he possesses some superpowers that apparently change Flora’s life forever. With that said, it is a great film that is based on the premise of human and animal friendship. The movie has also got some famous and familiar faces from the TV comedy sitcoms; such as Ben Schwartz, Kate Micucci, Alyson Hannigan, Janeane Garofalo, Bobby Moynihan, and Danny Pudi. Thus, the movie will be quite fun to watch and will exaggerate the adventure if one will watch it with the entire family.
This film allows the viewers to party like it is 1999. Precisely, Mixtape (2021) is based on the story of a young girl who somehow destroys a mixtape that belonged to no one else but her mother. As a result, she sets out to obscure each song on the cassette. This movie blends comedy with some dramatic moments where the girl tries to understand more about her parents who are dead by then. With that being said, Mixtape stars Julie Bowen as Grandma Gail who has a deep sentimental connection with the entire family. Kids can relate with the movie as the girl there is trying to find the voice of her life and developing relationships with life in the process.
This is perhaps an uplifting drama featuring Dennis Quaid. To save their orphanage, the guardian, along with a group of kids, participates in a fishing competition. While the film is based on a true story, Blue Miracle was somewhat a predictable film. However, it was full of adventures and pure-entertainment. Additionally, it is Bruce McGill who’s playing a prominent role in the film. Thus, families, this holiday, should definitely check out this movie because the final results of the competition were definitely a treat.
8-Bit Christmas is definitely a nostalgic ride that takes the viewers back into the 1980s. With that being said, the movie follows a 10-year-old quest, based in Chicago, to get the gifts delivered by Santa: video games. While it isn’t as great as spectacular as A Christmas Story, the movie is somewhat a well-received and loved film of 2021. It stars Neil Patrick Harris, Winslow Fegley, June Diane Raphael, and Steve Zahn. Moreover, the storyline of the movie will push everyone to re-imagine the time when they used to hope for the exact Christmas gift they wished for. While 8-Bit Christmas is a heartwarming tale of family togetherness, it’s also a treat for the viewers who used to watch Cabbage Patch Dolls and Nintendo in past.
In the last couple of years, Disney has opened the vault to create some really intriguing remakes of our childhood favorites. One of them is Cruella that follows the story of Cruella de Vil from London who once wanted to become famous. With that being said; the Disney+ movie stars Emma Stone as Estella alongside actors such as Joel Fry, Mark Strong, Emma Thompson, and Paul Walter Hauser. The mesmerizing effect of the movie gets enlarged with its strong acting and a prominent British rock sound (music) from the 1960s and 1970s.