Since we’re all spending a lot of time in our homes right now, it’s a good idea to alleviate your worries and anxieties with a family movie. However, choosing one from a plethora of options can be quite a challenge. Especially if each family member has different preferences. To help you out, we’ve got you the best family movies from an expert film critic Suparna Sharma. Whatever your mood, there’s something on this list for everyone that guarantees laughter, tears and warm fuzzies. They’re perfect for family movie night and all you need to do is to get some delicious snacks and popcorn ready that will help get the adults and kids all in one spot.
A coming of age comedy-drama film, Lady Bird is a film that you can enjoy with your older teen kids. It delivers insights about the turbulence associated with adolescence, relationships with her friends, family and her journey to self-discovery. Streaming on Netflix
In this Lebanese drama, an emotionally scarred 12-year-old boy sues his negligent parents for the kind of life they’ve given him. It explores the plight of this child in the streets and slums of Beirut. Streaming on Netflix
The Fault In Our Stars (English), Hotstar
This heartfelt romantic drama portrays the journey of two cancer afflicted teenagers who meet at a cancer support group. It’s a tragic love story that is told in the most beautiful manner.
Hidden Figures tells the incredible story of three female African-American women who worked at NASA and who helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. It tells the untold story of how these inspiring women crossed all gender and racial discriminations to set an example for future generations. Streaming on Hotstar
This period comedy explores the changing power dynamics in the life of Queen Anne. It depicts the rivalry between Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) and Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) as they compete to influence Queen Anne during her rule in the 18th century. It’s a must-watch. Streaming on Hotstar
Battle of the Sexes
This well-acted comedy-drama is a biographical sports film around the historical tennis match that took place in 1973 between Billie Jean King and Robert Larimore Riggs. It depicts the on-court drama, personal issues and the behind-the-scenes turmoil that affected the two tennis legends. Streaming on Hotstar
Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian recession, this 2013 Singaporean film portrays the day-to-day lives of the Lim family. They hire a Filipino maid and immigrant, Teresa as their nanny. As an outsider in the family and Singapore itself, Teresa struggles to manage the son’s behaviour. However, the two eventually form a unique bond. Streaming on Mubi