So thank God it’s Friday! And you know what that means–it’s family movie night! With all the energies and efforts you put into your work the whole week, you might feel tired to go out. We feel you! But that shouldn’t deprive you of relaxing with your family.
If you can’t go to the movies, then make the film go to you. Watching movies online is a frugal and convenient way of catching the films that you love right from the comforts of your home. It’s the perfect treat for you and your family after a stressful week!
That’s why get your living room set up, the popcorn and other snacks ready, and decide where and which family movies to stream! Still undecided? We got you covered!
Here are the best choices of streaming sites perfect for family movies 2018
#1. iTunes – The top choice for Hollywood films.
If you’re an Apple user and are willing to pay (either rent or buy) movies online, then iTunes is your way to go. The site has a wide range of new and classic Hollywood movies choices, TV shows and documentaries.
Genre organizes its content, so you can easily find what you want to watch. Each show has a synopsis, option to buy in SD or HD, and user reviews. iTunes also has a wide selection of kid-friendly content perfect for the kids to enjoy.
The only downside is that downloaded movies are only limited to some devices.
#2. HBO Go/HBO Now – The top choice for popular movies.
Although HBO has limited number of films to choose from, it has a high concentration of popular and well-known movies. Take note that it was the only streaming site ever to host the complete series of Harry Potter movies. And yes, it includes Fantastic Beasts too!
HBO had recently released a new app that allows non-cable subscribers to watch the content on their Apple devices. All you need to do is to download and install the HBO Now app and then pay for the subscription fee of $14.99/mo. After that, you can now stream for your favorite movies and HBO shows!
You can browse through their list alphabetically or the search button.
#3. Hulu – The top choice for films you love.
Netflix and Amazon might get the spotlight for being the go-to option for streaming movies, but Hulu is an underrated source for great movies. If there are some films that Netflix doesn’t have, you’ll find it more likely on Hulu.
It has a premium version called Hulu Plus available for $7.99 per month. You can watch all the trailers, movies, TV shows, and original programs available on the platform. Although you should be informed that there are some commercials that you can’t skip. You can browse films by categories, staff picks, networks, or genres.
A con would be its slightly miserable browsing platform. It’s best if you decide first on what you want to watch then search for it directly.
#4. Amazon Prime – The top choice for a wide range of selection.
Amazon Prime is deemed to be Netflix’s primary competitor thanks to its extensive selection and a massive library of foreign films. Oh, did we mention? They’re downloadable. You can watch the Oscar-winning movies like Manchester by Sea and nominees like The Big Sick.
Some downsides can be its browsing function. Once you click “see more,” the site will link you to Amazon proper for typing analysis. Also, its free and paid movies are mixed, so by chance, you may end up watching something you didn’t plan to spend on.
To be a subscriber, you can pay for $8.99 per month for Prime Video or $99 per year for a full Prime membership.
#5. Netflix – The top choice for easy streaming.
Netflix is so far the leading name when it comes to the streaming industry. Most people already have access to Netflix, even if it’s not their own account that they are using. It has a wide selection of movies and shows, along with original content like Mako Mermaids, Stranger Things, Riverdale and The Adventures of Puss in Boots.
Just like iTunes, it also has a children’s section filled with shows, movies and cartoons fit for their ages. You can browse shows by title or actor, and star ratings are also available. From chick flicks, war movies, documentaries, indie films, and anime, there’s a bit of something for everyone!
For $10.99-$13.99 per month, you can enjoy streaming!
With the endless knowledge, opportunities and comfort that the internet gives us, almost everything is now possible. Even bringing the movies in your home is a thing! Stream online films for movie nights with your family on these sites!
Also, don’t forget to make sure your house is prepped for the occasion. Clean it first, or have a professional cleaning service help you out!