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5 Films on Netflix to Watch During the Holidays!

Hello, everyone! I am Ms Joei, a teacher at Lil’ but Mighty. As the year-end holidays are here, I would like to recommend 5 Films on Netflix to Watch During the Holidays! Below is a list of films that can cater to different audience types, whether you want to step into a land of fantasy, or learn something new about the world around you. Before we get started, a word of caution for parents: although these films are generally kid-friendly, do take note of the recommended age rating that I have included for each of them.


1) The Sea Beast (2022)

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Age Rating: PG (10 and above)

Synopsis: Embark on a thrilling journey in a world where sea monsters roam. Meet Maisie Brumble, an orphan stowaway, as she joins a courageous crew of legendary sea monster hunters aboard a magnificent ship. Together, they set sail into uncharted waters, braving the unknown and encountering epic adventures. Prepare to be captivated by the exhilarating quests, stunning landscapes, and awe-inspiring encounters with majestic sea creatures.

Why you should watch it: If you have a love for thrilling maritime adventures, gripping monster hunts, and epic battles, then this movie is an absolute must-watch. It beautifully captures the essence of embracing change in our long-held beliefs, delivering a captivating tale that will leave you inspired. Join Maisie and her newfound companions as they navigate the perils of the deep, while at the same time forging bonds, unraveling mysteries, and discovering the true power of courage and friendship.


2) Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical (2022)

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Age Rating: PG (8 and above)

Synopsis: This movie is a captivating tale about a brilliant young girl named Matilda who possesses telekinetic powers. Despite facing neglect from her parents and cruelty from her school’s headmistress, Matilda finds strength and solace in books and her compassionate teacher, Miss Honey. With her wit and magical abilities, Matilda stands up against injustice and proves that intelligence and kindness can triumph over adversity.

Why you should watch it: You should watch “Matilda the Musical” for its enchanting storytelling, memorable songs, and incredible performances. It’s a heartwarming and empowering tale that celebrates the power of intelligence, resilience, and imagination. Whether you’re a fan of Roald Dahl’s original story or new to the world of Matilda, this musical will captivate and inspire audiences of all ages.


3) The School for Good and Evil (2022)

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Age Rating: PG (13 and above)

Synopsis: This movie follows the adventures of two best friends, Sophie and Agatha. When they are unexpectedly whisked away to the mysterious School for Good and Evil, they find themselves placed in opposite schools, challenging their perceptions of good and evil.

Why you should watch it: Step into a magical and imaginative world, with compelling characters, and thought-provoking themes. This movie takes you on a thrilling journey filled with friendship, self-discovery, and the exploration of what it truly means to be good or evil. With its captivating storytelling and relatable themes, this film offers an entertaining and insightful experience for all its viewers.


4) Spirited Away (2001)

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Age Rating: PG (10 and above)

Synopsis: This movie is a critically acclaimed animated film by Studio Ghibli, known for its exceptional storytelling and breathtaking animation. The movie follows ten-year-old Chihiro, who finds herself in a land filled with fantastical creatures after her parents are transformed into pigs. To rescue her parents and return to the human world, Chihiro must navigate a series of challenging tasks.

Why you should watch it: You should watch “Spirited Away” for its mesmerising and enchanting storytelling, stunning animation, and profound themes. It takes you on a magical adventure into a mystical realm filled with imaginative characters and breathtaking visuals. The film explores themes of identity, courage, and the importance of empathy, and is a cinematic masterpiece that will transport you to a world like no other.


5) The Trapped 13: How We Survived The Thai Cave

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Age Rating: PG (13 and above)

Synopsis: This is not so much of a movie, but a documentary film based on the real-life incident of 13 boys and their coach from a soccer club who were trapped in Tham Luang Cave in 2018 for 16 days. The victims from the 2018 incident share their real experiences, thoughts and feelings in this documentary. The drama that unfolds on the screen will leave you on the edge of your seats as the rescuers try various methods to rescue the trapped boys.

Why should you watch: The documentary brilliantly portrays the emotions, thoughts, and reactions of both those trapped inside the cave and the courageous individuals working tirelessly to rescue them. It provides a deeply human perspective, delving into the complexities and challenges faced by both sides. Through its compelling storytelling, the documentary sheds light on the resilience, bravery, and unwavering spirit displayed by all involved in this remarkable rescue mission.


And there you have it! 5 Films on Netflix to Watch During the Holidays. I hope this post has made you as excited as I am to catch these shows. I definitely know how I’ll be occupying my time this holiday! If you have any more movies to recommend, feel free to share them in the comments as well. Thank you and have a great holiday!


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Ms Joei had volunteered her time to teach basic English and Grammar to orphaned children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia when she was in Junior College. This life-changing and self-fulfilling experience made her discover her interest in teaching.

As a teacher, she believes that all children have the potential to do well, and different children would require different approaches to unlock their true potential. Ms Joei hopes to discover the suitable approaches for her students so that she can bring out the best in them!

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