Top 10 kids’ movies to watch on Foxtel Now

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One of the best things about Internet TV is the fact that it comes completely on demand. This means that you have access to thousands of movies and TV shows at the click of a button.

It's ideal for entertaining your kids and if you go with Foxtel's streaming platform, there are tons of titles that will appeal not only to the little ones, but to their parents as well. Here are the best family and kids' movies available on Foxtel Now.

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1. Paddington


Year: 2014

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman

Follow the delightful adventures of Paddington, an anthropomorphic bear who travels from the jungles of Peru to the streets of London, where he is adopted by a welcoming family. Too bad a taxidermist has her eye on him.

Heartwarming and fun for kids and adults alike, this movie is a wonder. Pro tip: the sequel, Paddington 2, is also available to stream on Foxtel Now.

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2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial


Year: 1982

Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, Pat Welsh

Some movies perfectly stand the test of time. That's the case for this Steven Spielberg classic, which revolves around a boy who befriends an extraterrestrial stranded on Earth.

A cinematic fairytale for the ages, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial still resonates with audiences thanks to its sense of adventure and emotional depth. One can only hope that all aliens will be this friendly when they eventually make contact.

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3. Babe


Year: 1995

Cast: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Hugo Weaving, Danny Mann

A dramedy with a lot of heart, Babe tells the story of a pig raised as livestock who wants to defy expectations and work as a sheepdog. It's silly, it's clever and it's endlessly captivating thanks to its engaging script and timeless message.

The only downside? Parents might feel compelled to stay off bacon for a while after seeing this one.

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4. Hugo


Year: 2011

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law

Directed and produced by Martin Scorsese, Hugo revolves around a boy who lives alone in a railway station in Paris in the 1930s. His biggest ambition? To unlock a secret left to him by his father.

Incredibly ambitious for a kids' film, Hugo immediately draws viewers into its rich and visually inventive world. Thanks to exquisite acting and top-notch special effects, the movie is a joy from start to finish.

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5. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies


Year: 2018

Cast: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch

When the beloved Teen Titans travel to Hollywood looking to make their own movie, a villain takes advantage of the distraction and tries to take over Earth.

A hilarious and light-hearted adventure, this musical comedy is a blend of silly humour and more sophisticated jokes, which makes it appealing to all demographics. It's safe to say that any fan of the superhero genre will be glued to the screen.

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6. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


Year: 1971

Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory may be more surreal than your average kids' movie, but it remains a classic treat everyone should indulge in at least once. The younger, the better.

The movie follows a poor child who gets a chance to visit the enigmatic Willy Wonka's chocolate factory along with four other children from around the world. However, not all of the kids turn out to be worthy of this unique experience. As a bonus, Gene Wilder gives an iconic performance as the eccentric candy manufacturer.

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7. The Goonies


Year: 1985

Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Are your little ones craving a healthy dose of adventure? Enter The Goonies.

The movie follows a group of kids who discover an old treasure map that takes them on a wild ride to unearth the long-lost fortune of a legendary 17th-century pirate. Tweens will be enthralled from the first scene, with nostalgic adults likely to join in the fun.

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8. Jumanji


Year: 1995

Cast: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Bradley Pierce

The modern reboots may be more appealing, but the classic Jumanji remains a thrilling story worth experiencing. The movie follows two kids who come across a magical board game. While playing it, they meet Alan, a man who was trapped in the game for more than two decades. Together, they try to outwit the game's powerful forces to funny and impressive results.

The special effects haven't aged too well, but Jumanji has an old-school feel which makes it absolutely charming.

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9. Matilda


Year: 1996

Cast: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris

Matilda may be a little odd, but its dark humour makes it appealing to young kids who want something different than your average feel-good animation. So does the story. The movie centres on a clever and curious young girl who develops psychokinetic abilities and uses them to deal with her disreputable family and the tyrannical principal of her school.

Fun fact: Matilda was directed by Danny DeVito, who perfectly manages to capture the spirit of the Roald Dahl book the movie is loosely based on.

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10. Free Willy


Year: 1993

Cast: Jason James Richter, Keiko, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson

Are your kids animal lovers? Then Free Willy will be right up their alley. The movie focuses on the friendship between a young boy and a captive orca. Turns out, the special bond between the two helps each of them in unexpected ways.

Free Willy was a box office hit upon release and holds up as a heartwarming family movie that might even make adults shed a few tears.

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