Netflix has added more movies and television shows that are popular and award winning. More and more titles have been added and the recent addition of profiles for different people in one household makes Netflix a great option for family movie nights. Here are 10 award winning movies on Netflix Instant.
10. The Muppet Movie (1979) (G)
The voice talent in The Muppet Movie includes Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Frank Oz and Dave Goelz. It was nominated for 11 awards and won three, including a Grammy. A favorite quote is, “Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat – a Studebaker.”
9. The Addams Family (1991) (PG-13)
The Addams Family from Disney is a Halloween favorite since it was released in 1991. It won four awards, including an ASCAP award, Fangoria Chainsaw Award and a Young Artist Award. The film includes a catchy song that depicts the family as anything but normal.
8. Forrest Gump (1994)(PG-13)
Forrest Gump is a favorite for many reasons, including catchy lines like “My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get,” and “Run, Forrest! Run!” Tom Hanks played Forrest Gump and the film one forty six awards, including six Oscars and three Golden Globe awards. This is a great film, but it’s best suited for teens and up.
7. While You Were Sleeping (1995)(PG)
Sandra Bullock plays Lucy and Bill Pullman plays Jack in While You Were Sleeping. The movie won three awards and has become a favorite with Lucy longing for a family. A memorable quote is, “You’re born into a family. You do not join them like you do the Marines.” The movie won three awards.
6. Ever After (1998)(PG-13)
Drew Barrymore brought humor to this Cinderella story. Ever After won six awards, including an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, a Blockbuster Entertainment Award and a Kids’ Choice Award. A favorite quote is, “You cannot leave everything to fate, boy. She’s got a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand.”
5. Grease (1978)(PG-13)
Grease is a great musical movie with fun songs to sing along to. The original movie came out in 1978 with John Travolta playing Danny and Olivia Newton-John playing Sandy. My favorite songs from the film include “Summer Nights” and “Grease Lightnin”. The movie brought in over $390,000,000 at the box office and was the major breakthrough for Olivia Newton John’s career.
4. Jumanji (1995)(PG)
Robin Williams gave a memorable performance in Jumanji playing Alan Parrish. The film won four awards, including a Huabiao Film Award and a Young Artist Award. A favorite part of the movie is when Alan finds Sarah Whittle 26 years after starting to play the game and tells her who he is.
3. Rocky (1976)(PG)
Rocky became an instant classic as Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone) was given the chance of a lifetime to go against Apollo Creed. The movie won 20 awards, including three Oscars and a Golden Globe. A memorable quote is, “Yeah. Beethoven was deaf. Helen Keller was blind. I think Rocky’s got a good chance.” The Rocky series includes seven movies total and the latest film – Rocky Balboa – released in 2006.
2. The Avengers (2012)(PG-13)
The Avengers won 30 awards and brings many super heroes, including Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor and Hawkeye. A memorable quote is, “What’s the matter, scared of a little lightning?” The film grossed over $200 million opening weekend and it has added to the growing fan culture of Marvel Comics and superheroes.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)(PG-13)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was the first of five films in series and created a huge fan base when it was released in 2003. It won 30 awards and full of an award-winning cast, including Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly and Geoffrey Rush. The other Pirates of the Caribbean movies are not currently available to stream.
Please note that these titles are currently available, but the licenses to material changes frequently. There are many award-winning movies on Netflix, so if one of these is not available, look for another great title. New titles are added to Netflix all the time and over 50 new titles will be coming in November and December, including How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. All seven season of Gilmore Girls became available earlier this month. What shows or movies would you like to see available for streaming on Netflix?
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Article by Elise Cleary
I am a Christian writer and editor that lives in northern Michigan and thoroughly enjoy music, movies, TV shows, books and other entertainment with a Christian focus. My favorite song is "Oceans" by Hillsong United because it reminds me that has big plans for me and everyone else who puts their trust in Him. There are many movies that have impacted my life, but a few include God's Not Dead, The Shunning and Letters to God. I also write for www.faithandentertainment.com and love connecting with readers, so please don't hesitate to contact me! When I'm not writing I enjoy watching movies and laughing with my busy toddler and husband.