Best kids and family movies on netflix

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Netflix has a wonderful amount of original programming, but it’s also a great place for popular kids and family movies as well. This situation might get a bit more bleak with Disney pulling out of Netflix in the not too distant future but for now there’s a plethora of choice.

As a parent of three young kids, I’ll admit I watch more kid movies than films aimed at my age. I also am not ashamed to admit I don’t mind! To help you find the best options, we’ve created a list of the best family movies on Netflix right now.

While some of the kids movies on Netflix might not be as interesting for adults, we’ve tried to find movies that kids and families of all ages will enjoy. The good news is that this list just scratches the surface of the list as there is a ton of family movies on Netflix that are actually worth watching.

(Note: yes, there’s a lot of Disney, probably because my family loves Disney!)

Incredibles 2

I’ll be honest, I strongly prefer the original. So do my kids. Still, it’s a good movie and worth watching and comes close to matching the magic of the original. The movie follows directly after the events of the first, with superheroes still being illegal. Elastagirl is hired to help shift public opinion so that superhero work will become legal once more. Meanwhile Mr. Incredible finds himself taking on the role of a stay at home dad, all while being more than a little jealous of the attention his wife is getting.

Writer/Director: Brad Bird

Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Huck Milner, Sarah Vowell, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, and Samuel L. Jackson

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I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen Coco at least six times, and my kids have probably watched it another dozen. This is arguably one of the best Pixar movies in recent times and one of the best kids movies on Netflix, despite being pretty predictable. The story follows a young Mexican boy with a love for guitar, despite his family’s outright ban on all things relating to music. Determined to make a name for himself and prove his worth with the guitar, young Miguel finds himself on a strange journey where he learns more about his family and how important it truly is.

Writer/Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, Jason Katz, and Matthew Aldrich

Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt

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Bolt isn’t necessarily a Disney masterpiece, but it’s a fun movie that’s at least a little different from the typical Disney movie formula and that makes it one of the best family movies on Netflix. The movie follows Bolt, the canine star of a TV show about a dog with superpowers. Only thing, he doesn’t realize it’s all a TV show. After believing his owner is legitimately in danger, Bolt finds himself on a long journey in the outside world where he soon discovers his powers aren’t working. There are some catchy pop songs and it’s certainly watchable enough as an adult, and odds are your little ones will love it.

Writer/Directors: Byron Howard, Chris Williams and Dan Fogelman

Cast: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, and Susie Essman

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Cars 3

Cars is one of my 5-year-old son’s favorite movies, but we typically don’t ever put on Cars 2 because.. it was awful. The final installment in the Cars series isn’t in the same league as the first, but it’s welcome return to form that trumps the second. Taking place many years after the first two, Lighting is finding that he’s not quite the young hotshot he once was, with newer generations of cars performing better, thanks to improved tech and faster engines. With most of his former peers retiring from the rat race, Lighting is determined to win the Piston Cup once more — even if it means outpacing race cars that are supposedly superior.

Writer/Directors: Brian Fee, Kiel Murrary, Bob Peterson and Mike Rich

Cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, and Nathan Fillion

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

This movie is dumb but in a good way! Flint Lockwood is a genius but also a major screwup. None of his inventions ever go right. Hoping to finally prove folks wrong, he invents a machine that can turn water into food, which is quite the commodity on his remote island where the locals mostly eat sardines. One thing leads to another and he screws up again, this time with his machine getting stuck in the clouds, creating what at first seems like a welcome miracle: raining food. If you haven’t seen this 2009 flick for some reason, I highly recommend it.. just be sure to know going in that the story, characters, and humor are all a bit weird.

Writer/Directors: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Cast: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, and Bruce Campbell

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Christopher Robin

I wasn’t sure I’d bother watching this one, but finally we bite the bullet when it hit Netflix. I’m glad we took the time because the story was fun, and there was a lot of nostalgia. Like pretty much every kids movie ever, the story has some predictable moments, but it’s heartwarming enough and should be good for both younger and older kids (though teens would likely find it a bit boring).

Writer/Director: Marc Forster, Alex Ross, Tom McCarthy, and Allison Schroeder

Cast: Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell

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This is nothing short of an iconic 90s movie, I don’t care what you say! Great cast, fun story, and it’s a bit different than your average kids movie. This one is perfect for slightly older kids, and maybe even younger teens. The story follows a ghost therapist (yes, really) and his daughter who are hired to get ghosts out of a house. While the titular Casper is a friendly ghost, his uncles? Not so much.

Writer/Directors: Brad Silberling, Sherri Stoner, and Deanna Oliver

Cast: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, and Cathy Moriarty

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Bless my soul, Herc was on a role. This might not have the status of some of other big 90s Disney hits like Aladdin and the Lion King, but it had a good story based loosely on Greek mythology, some fun songs, and plenty of subtle references I didn’t understand as a kid but as an adult bring a smile to my face. The story follows a young Hercules who doesn’t fit in, having superhuman strength he can’t control. Soon he learns about his true parentage and sets on a quest to become a true hero, restoring his place among the gods.

Writer/Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker

Cast: Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, and James Woods

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Stars Wars is an iconic film series and worth introducing to your kids while they are still young. While probably not for the littlest ones, my five-year-old son does enjoy the Star Wars films and so does my nine-year-old daughter. Solo is a side story that explores the origins of Han Solo and helps set the stage for the later Star Wars episodes. The movie shows how Solo joined forces with Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, as well as explores how the Millennium Falcon ended up in Hans’ hands.

Director: Ron Howard

Cast:Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2 (2017)

Whether your kids are young or teens, this is a wonderful movie. Tons of 80s music references, quirky characters, lots of action, and a solid story. I’m not sure which I like better, the original or the sequel, which is rare for me to say as I usually turn my nose upward at most sequels. This movie follows directly after the first with Peter Quinn unintentionally unraveling the mysteries of his parentage and the dark secrets that his history holds.

Writer/Director: James Gunn

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Kurt Russell

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Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War won’t go on any “best films you don’t know about” list anytime soon. If you have any passing interest in the MCU as a series, you probably saw this film in theaters, or at home when it hit iTunes and other digital platforms a few months after its release. Whether or not you saw it, its release on Netflix makes it the perfect time to revisit before catching the record-breaking Avengers: Endgame in theaters.

I’ll admit I haven’t been as big into the Avengers and we actually just watched Infinity War recently, I’m that behind. I know I’m in the minority though and this is certainly a great movie. The film follows the Avengers team with players including Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Captain America. The villain is none other than Thanos. The Avengers series melds story and characters from tons of Marvel movies, making it a must watch if you’re a fan of the Marvel universe.

Writer/Directors: Joe and Anthony Russo, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth

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Bridge to Terabithia

This is a great movie but I warn you that it might be a bit much for younger kids or those who are particularly sensitive. The film revolves around Leslie and Jesse, two outsiders who instantly become friends. When not at school or dealing with daily life, they live in their own imaginary world called Terabithia, filled with all sorts of epic fantasy creatures. While the story seems innocent enough, it takes a tragic twist that will pull on the heartstrings more than a little.

Writer/Directors: Gabor Csupo, Jeff Stockwell and David Paterson

Cast: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, and Zooey Deschanel

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The 10 best documentaries on Netflix

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The number of documentaries on Netflix has exploded in recent years. From classic features to original documentary series, there’s enough content to keep your evenings educational for months. However, finding the best documentaries on Netflix can be difficult due to its notoriously finicky algorithm and interface. To help, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best Netflix documentaries currently available on the platform.

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We have included both documentary features and series covering a wide variety of topics. Whether you’re a political junkie, a nature lover, or a true crime fan, there is sure to be something for you.

Editor’s note – This list will be updated as documentaries leave and other new arrivals make their debut on Netflix.

Wild Wild Country

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This first item on our list of best documentaries on Netflix is an original docuseries from the platform. It tells the story of the followers of Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (A.K.A. Osho), who moved en masse to a rural community in Oregon. As the group grew in power and wealth, they began to assert their control in strange and increasingly illegal ways. What makes this series stand out is the extensive use of footage and interviews from the community itself, which were initially created as promotional materials.

There are 6 hour-long episodes in total, but at no point does it feel long. It’s engaging and binge-worthy, which is no small feat for a documentary.

Casting JonBenet

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Casting JonBenet makes our list of the best Netflix documentaries not because of its topic, but rather because of the way it tells its story. It deals with the death of American child beauty starlet JonBeney Ramsey, who was found strangled in her home at age 6. Instead of simply telling the story and playing existing footage, the filmmakers put out a casting call for a fictional film in Ramsey’s hometown.

The result is a strangely intimate look at how the story evolved in the minds of everyday people once the media got hold of it.


best documentaries on netflix Shirkers

Shirkers isn’t about a global conspiracy or maniacal serial killer. It’s just a simple story of a group of young film makers in Singapore and their encounter with a strange man who would eventually run off with their film. That’s not a spoiler, it’s the premise of the entire documentary. What this documentary lacks in gravitas it makes up for in charm. Seeing how the group developed into adults and how it affected their professional and personal lives is fascinating.

If you’re looking for a lighthearted Netflix documentary that won’t leave you in tears, this is the one.

Strong Island

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Strong Island is yet another documentary focused on racial injustices in the United States. This time, the victim is the filmmaker’s brother, a 24 year-old African-American teacher, who was killed in 1992 by a white mechanic. The all-white jury ultimately accepted his claim of self-defense, leading to questions around the efficacy of the justice system.

The documentary relies heavily on pulling your emotional strings, so if you’re the analytical type it might not be for you. That said, the production quality alone merits a spot among the best documentaries on Netflix.

Planet Earth II

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Sir David Attenborough is back with more stunning footage of the natural world. This time the production values are even higher with full 4K shots that will leave you breathless. That is, assuming your subscription plan gives you access to 4K streaming.

Planet Earth II follows the same patterns set by the first series, with each episode focusing on a specific type of environment. Even if you’re not a nature lover, check this one out while it’s still available because it’s not only one of the best documentaries on Netflix, it’s one of the best documentaries period.


best documentaries on netflix Icarus

Icarus starts out as a simple documentary about how easy it is to fool doping tests in professional sports, but it quickly spirals out of control when the filmmaker enlists the help of head of Russia’s anti-doping laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov. Grigory is quite the character, and through his friendship with the filmmaker he reveals the secrets of Russia’s state sponsored doping program at great risk to his own life.

This thrilling Netflix documentary won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2017.


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13th is easily the heaviest and most timely film on our list of the best documentaries on Netflix. The title is a reference to the 13th amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery. While this was a major step forward at the time, it included an elephant sized loophole by excluding criminals. This documentary outlines how that loophole was exploited by those in power to keep African Americans and other minorities powerless and imprisoned.

This is not a feelgood Netflix documentary for a weekday evening, but it’s an important issue that continues to plague communities all around the country. It was nominated for an Oscar and took home several other awards, including an Emmy for Best Documentary.

Making a Murderer

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Making a Murderer is one of the first original Netflix documentaries to gain popularity in the general public. It has a lot in common with other true crime series like Serial and HBO’s The Jinx, so if you enjoyed those then this one is for you.

The two-season docuseries tells the story of Stephen Avery, who was a frequent target of local law officials in a rural country in Wisconsin. A concerted effort was made to convict Avery for a murder despite a lack of strong evidence connecting him to the crime.

20 Feet from Stardom

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There are plenty of documentaries about famous singers and rock stars, but have you ever wondered about the lives of the background singers? Of course you haven’t. That’s what makes this Academy Award-winning feature documentary so interesting.

20 Feet from Stardom turns the spotlight to the back of the stage and highlights the careers of Darlene Love, Judith Hill, and several other backup singers. It’s tempting to assume this documentary is about unfulfilled potential, but in fact the opposite is true. These women are often more than happy to stay in the shadows and do what they love to do: sing.

The Pixar Story

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The Pixar Story does exactly what you think it would: it tells the story of the first years of Pixar Animation Studios. It features interviews with Pixar employees and actors that have worked with the studio throughout the years, including a younger Steve Jobs.

This documentary was released back in 2007, so many of Pixar’s more recent releases are not included. That said, it’s more than worth the 87 minute run time.

White Helmets

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This original Netflix documentary is short at just 40 minutes, but it packs a powerful emotional punch. The Academy Award winning short movie follows a group of volunteer rescue workers in Aleppo during the height of the Syrian Civil War, where daily air raids drove the number of casualties higher and higher. Rather than taking a political stance on the conflict, the documentary focuses on the rescue workers themselves as they deal with personal loss and jubilation when a survivor is found and rescued.

It’s a stark reminder of the personal cost of war for civilians that will leave you with a visceral new perspective.

Best documentaries on Netflix — Honorable mentions

There are countless great documentaries on Netflix that just didn’t make the cut. Here’s a look at a few other Netflix documentaries worth watching:

  • Evil Genius – The story of a bank heist gone wrong featuring some truly fascinating characters. From the producers of Wild Wild Country.
  • Quincy – A biography of influential music producer and composer Quincy Jones. Directed by his daughter Rashida Jones, the film provides an intimate view of his daily life.
  • Weiner – The fascinating and hilarious story of Anthony Weiner’s ill-fated 2013 campaign for mayor of New York. As is sometimes the case, the name writes the story.
  • Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World – This documentary feature from Werner Herzog explores the impact of new technologies on society and the human condition.
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? – A biography of Nina Simone, one of the most famous singers of her era. Features previously unreleased footage.

These are our picks for the best documentaries on Netflix, as of right now. What do you think of our list? Which documentaries do you think should be in our top 10? Let us know in the comments!

Up next: The 10 best funny movies on Netflix

The 10 best funny movies on Netflix

There are lots of funny movies on Netflix, from rom-coms to dark satires, to even superhero comedies. However, it can be very hard to find the funniest movies on the premiere streaming video service using just Netflix’s search algorithm. Fortunately, we can help out by giving our picks for the current best funny movies on Netflix. As you will see, this list of awesome comedy films includes some true classics, as well as more modern releases.

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A quick clarification on this list. We have concentrated on funny films on Netflix, and not all of the many comedy specials that are available on the service. We are also not diving into the many funny TV shows that are also available to binge on Netflix. We do consider original comedy films that have made their debut on Netflix, but as of right now, none of them made the top 10.

Editor’s note: This list will be updated as new funny movies leave and other comedy movies make their debut on Netflix.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

After gathering a cult following for their work on the BBC comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus and a movie based on it, this group of sketch comedians blew audiences away with their first original film. 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail remains one of funniest movies ever made and certainly deserves to be on our 10 best funny movies on Netflix. If you have never watched it, prepare to start quoting a ton of its lines. This may be the best movie ever made about the myth of King Arthur as well, and that’s saying something.

You can also catch up on the group’s earlier work on Netflix, which is streaming the entire run of the Monty Python’s Flying Circus TV series. Also make sure to watch another great film, Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

The Addams Family

If you like your funny movies on Netflix to be on the darker side, then The Addams Family is a perfect choice to stream and watch. The Addams Family was originally created by cartoonist Charles Addams, and later adapted into the classic 1960s TV sitcom. This 1991 film adaptation is laugh-out-loud funny as we encounter the members of this gothic and dark family. The film is lead by some terrific performances by the late Raúl Juliá as Gomez Addams, Anjelica Huston as his wife Morticia, Christina Ricci as the ultra-goth daughter Wednesday, and by Christopher Lloyd, who actually plays two roles (sort of): Uncle Fester and the person who is impersonating him in the movie (or so we think at first).

It was the first film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, who went on to direct hits like Men in Black, Get Shorty, and this film’s sequel, Addams Family Values. It contains his trademark artistic style of over-the-top comedy that’s just perfect for this film.

Thor: Ragnarok

The Marvel Cinematic Universe films have always had a healthy dose of comedy, but none of them have the amount of humor than this 2017 release. Directed by Taika Waititi, this film does have its serious moments, but it definitely takes the crown as the funniest movie in the MCU series, and certainly one of the top funny movies on Netflix. Thor, as played by Chris Hemsworth, has to deal with his newly discovered sister Hela, who wants to destroy Asgard and everyone in it. He also has to escape from a planet where gladiatorial contests are held between aliens, and one of them happens to be the Hulk. This makes this film a bit of a buddy comedy, and Tom Hiddleston, of course, returns with all of his great one-liners as Thor’s trickster brother Loki. Then there’s Jeff Goldblum, who hams it up, in a good way, in his performance as the Grandmaster, the leader of this planet. Thor: Ragnarok is simply a good time all around, and a nice reprieve before we get serious again for Avengers: Infinity War (also on Netflix).

Hot Fuzz

If you are an action movie fan on Netflix, but also want some comedy, you have to check out this 2007 British film from director Edgar Wright. Simon Pegg co-wrote the film and stars as London Police Sergeant Nicholas Angel, who is so good at his job, his superiors want to get rid of him because he makes them look bad. As a “reward” for his hard work, Angel is shipped out of the big city and to the small country town of Sandford. Here he quickly discovers that there’s a very dark secret in this community that only he and his partner Danny, played by Nick Frost, can discover and stop. Along the way they meet some interesting characters, including former James Bond Timothy Dalton, who plays a grocery store manager who wants to do more than be “a slasher . . . of prices”.

Hot Fuzz is the rare action comedy that can hold its own with the best straight action movies, while also being a love song to the entire genre. It’s on both our 10 best action movies and our 10 best funny movies on Netflix for a reason. 

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Based on the Scott Pilgrim comic book series, this 2010 movie adaptation from Hot Fuzz writer-director Edgar Wright was a major box office bomb when it was released in theaters. Since then, the movie has finally found its audience that gets its mix of young adult romance with video game action. Michael Cera plays the title role of Scott Pilgrim, a bassist who falls for the pink-haired Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. One problem for Pilgrim: in order to keep dating Flowers, he must battle and defeat all seven of her ex-boyfriends. All of these confrontations are inspired by retro video games, and Wright’s use of gaming graphics and icons in Pilgrim’s fights with the exes is one of the coolest, and funniest, things you will likely see in movies in a long time.

Bull Durham

If you like comedies with a more mature and adult bent, then Bull Durham is for you. This 1988 film is also one of the best sports movies ever made. Kevin Costner plays “Crash” Davis, a long-time minor league catcher who is brought into the Durham Bulls baseball team to help mentor pitcher “Nuke” LaLoosh, played by Tim Robbins, so he can go to “the show”, or the major leagues. Nuke is also taught some other “things” from the Bulls’ major league fan Annie Savoy, played perfectly by Susan Sarandon. The triangle between these three characters, all set around a small baseball team, wouldn’t seem like a comedy at first, but it is indeed one of the funniest movies on Netflix.


Here’s another adult comedy that helped to launch the careers of both Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn. The 1996 film, which was also written by Favreau, centers on actors who socialize and party hard in both Hollywood and Las Vegas. It has a bit of a retro feel to it, as the characters look and act a bit like they are part of the 1940’s party and lounge scene, with swing music and heavy drinking. Vaughn’s character Trent helped to make the word “Money” and the phrase “Vegas, baby” popular among the cool crowd after Swingers became a cult hit.

The Interview

This is the movie that got so controversial, its studio Sony tried to pull it from theaters in 2014. The reason? The company’s computers were hacked into just before the film was to be released, and the group behind it threatened violence if Sony went ahead with its launch plans. Sony ended up releasing The Interview in a limited number of theaters, and also online for rent and purchase, in December 2014, and it was released on Netflix just a month later in January 2015.

All of that controversy centered around a very funny, if very dark, satire from directors and co-writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Two entertainment journalists get a chance to go to North Korea to interview its leader Kim Jong-un, but then they get sucked into a CIA plot to assassinate the leader. The Interview was already generating a ton of chatter due to its wild storyline, but the Sony hack and the terrorist threats couldn’t mask the fact that it was, and still is, a very funny movie.

National Lampoon’s Animal House

Ah, the joy of going to college; the learning, the sports, and of course the raging fraternity house parties. Director John Landis’s classic 1978 comedy took no prisoners. A group of students at Faber College that pledged Delta Tau Chi take it upon themselves to attack the stuffy Dean Wormer and the pretentious students at the Omega Theta Pi chapter any way they can. This still is one of the best funny movies on Netflix, and it helped to turn John Belushi from a TV sketch comedy actor into a major movie star. Just beware of the double secret probation and make sure to make your run at the Food King.

The Truman Show

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Our last movie on our best funny movies on Netflix list seems more relevant today than it did when it was released in 1998. Jim Carrey gives the best performance of his career as Truman Burbank, a man who has lived his whole life in a literal bubble. He is watched 24/7 around the world on TV because, unknown to him, he is in a fake town, and all of its “residents” are actors in The Truman Show, even his wife. The film, in its own exaggerated way, predicted the rise of reality TV and now, with tons of internet celebrities live streaming nearly their entire lives on a regular basis, this show doesn’t seem nearly as fanciful as it once did. Having said that, the movie is still very funny and also moving at the same time, particularly as Truman finally begins to figure out that something is wrong with his life.

Best funny movies on Netflix – Honorable mentions

There are tons of great comedy films currently streaming on Netflix that just missed the cut. Here’s a look at just some of these still funny movies on Netflix:

  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Netflix has been hitting it big with original movies aimed at the teen audience, and this may be the best of the bunch. A girl writes secret letters to her male crushes to keep to herself, but those letters manage to get out in the open and hilarity ensues. A sequel to this movie is in the works.
  • Role Models – Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott shine as two “bros” who find themselves having to grow up a bit and learn from their young charges when they join a Big Brother program.
  • Stripes – Here’s another great Bill Murray early comedy, as he and his Ghostbusters co-star Harold Ramis join the Army, and manage to both tear it down and also make it look cool.
  • Happy Gilmore – This may be our favorite of Adam Sandler’s comedy films, as his hockey player character makes a switch to golf. He’s almost upstaged in this movie by Christopher McDonald as he plays the super-arrogant, but still a bit lovable, golf pro antagonist Shooter McGavin.

These are our picks for the best funny movies on Netflix, as of right now. What do you think of our list, and which comedy movies do you think should be removed and which ones should be in our top 10? Let us know in the comments!

Samsung Galaxy S10 phones officially support Netflix HDR10 video

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Even though the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e aren’t yet available to the general public, Netflix quietly added HDR10 certification for all three phones.

This is good news for those that want to take advantage of the Galaxy S10 phones’ Dynamic OLED displays, which are the first smartphone displays to support HDR10+. Whereas HDR10 features a set metadata channel, HDR10+ features a dynamic metadata channel with a variable midpoint of the dynamic range. The metadata is then used to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis more accurately.

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However, we don’t have a firm idea of how much Netflix content supports the HDR10+ standard. We should see such content show up more on Netflix over time, thanks to 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. agreeing to support the HDR10+ standard.

Before you play HDR10 content on your Galaxy S10, make sure you have the latest version of Netflix installed — HDR10 content on Netflix won’t play on an older version of the app.

In related news, Netflix also added HD certification for the Galaxy S10 phones and the lower-end Galaxy M-series phones — the latter include the Galaxy M10, M20, and M30. Netflix added HD certification for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, 710, and 855 processors.

Any devices that feature the three aforementioned processors will support Netflix in HD resolution out of the box. That is unless your device doesn’t support Widevine L1.