The best family movies to stream on Netflix UK over Easter

30 March 2021, 11:25 | Updated: 30 March 2021, 11:29

Yes Day starring Jennifer Garner | Official Trailer | Netflix

Family and child-friendly movies to stream on Netflix this April.

Easter may look very different for many of us this year, but that doesn't mean we can't indulge in our favourite tradition of eating our weight in chocolate and watching TV.

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Settling down with a film is a great way to spend quality time together as a family, so here are our picks of the best child-friendly films you can stream on Netflix:

Charlotte's Web (U)

Charlotte's Web (2006)
Charlotte's Web (2006). Picture: Paramount

The film version of the classic children's features a young girl named Fern and her pet piglet Wilbur. When she is forced to sell Wilbur to her uncle's farm, he makes a host of new friends including a spider called Charlotte. After learning that he is destined to be killed for meat, the friends fight to save his life.

Watch Charlotte's Web on Netflix

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Shrek (U)

Shrek (2001)
Shrek (2001). Picture: Dreamworks

The Dreamworks classic tells the story of an ogre who is evicted from his swamp by evil Lord Farquaad, and his fight to keep his home by going on a quest to save Princess Fiona from a dragon-guarded tower.

(Arrives on Netflix on April 1)

Hook (PG)

Hook (1991)
Hook (1991). Picture: TriStar Pictures

Hook - which many of us will remember from our own childhoods - tells the story of a grown-up Peter Pan, who has to return to Neverland after Captain Hook kidnaps his children.

Watch Hook on Netflix

Spirited Away (PG)

Spirited Away (2001)
Spirited Away (2001). Picture: Studio Ghibli

Netflix recently added a number of Studio Ghibli films, and Spirited Away is perfect for all the family. It tells the story of a young girl, Chihiro, who has to fight to save her parents after finding herself trapped in the spirit world.

Watch Spirited Away on Netflix

Jumanji (PG)

Jumanji (1995)
Jumanji (1995). Picture: Paramount

Another old favourite - Jumanji tells the story of two children who play a cursed board game, and are forced to finish it to defeat the nightmarish obstacles it releases.

Watch Jumanji on Netflix

Annie (U)

Annie (1982)
Annie (1982). Picture: TriStar

Family films don't get much more classic than Annie, the musical story of an orphan adopted by a millionaire in the early 20th century.

Watch Annie on Netflix


Matilda (1996)
Matilda (1996). Picture: TriStar Films

Matilda is one of those films pretty much everyone has seen countless times in their lives, and there really is no better film to revisit with your whole family.

Watch Matilda on Netflix

Yes Day (PG)

Yes Day (2021)
Yes Day (2021). Picture: Netflix

New film Yes Day arrived on Netflix last month, and has proved a huge hit with viewers since its release.

It stars Jennifer Garner, and tells the story of two parents who agree to say 'yes' to anything their children want for one day only.

Watch Yes Day on Netflix


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