Every Friday, to help you navigate the world of online streaming, Leeds Young Film will be suggesting ten films you can watch as a family in the week ahead, along with where to find them. Most of the films require either a Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney+ account but we know most households have at least one of these (and all are offering a free trial before you have to subscribe). We will also ensure that we include some free-to-watch films as well which only requires you to have a TV Licence.
We know it can be a scary time at the moment but we think it is important to forget about your worries occasionally, so why not snuggle up on the sofa together and immerse yourself in a magical world for a couple of hours?
If you do decide to watch any of the films and want to write or film a short review, or draw a picture relating to the film, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll select the best ones each week and post them on the website and will give a free family ticket to Leeds Young Film Festival (when it eventually happens) to anyone whose work is published.
Read on for this week's (Friday 1st May) film list and pop over to Leeds Young Film for a synopsis of every film:
Mary Poppins (Disney+)
Dir. Robert Stevenson, 1964, USA, 139 mins, Cert U
Swallows and Amazons (BBC iPlayer until 17 May)
Dir. Claude Whatham, 1974, UK, 90 mins, Cert U
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (Film4, Sun 3 May, 11am)
Dirs. Stephen Hillenburg & Mark Osborne, 2004, USA, 87 mins, Cert U
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (Amazon Prime / ITV2, Sat 2 May, 3:20pm)
Dirs. Tim Burton & Mike Johnson, 2005, USA/UK, 77 mins, Cert PG
Akeelah and the Bee (Film4, Sat 2 May, 2:35pm)
Dir. Doug Atchison, 2006, USA, 112 mins, Cert 12A
Monsters vs. Aliens (BBC1, Sat 2 May, 2:15pm)
Dirs. Rob Letterman & Conrad Vernon, 2009, USA, 94 mins, Cert PG
Mary & Max (Amazon Prime)
Dir. Adam Elliot, 2009, Australia, 92 mins, Cert 12A
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (CH4, Sun 3 May, 5:35pm)
Dir. Shawn Levy, 2014, USA/UK, 98 mins, Cert PG
The BFG (Netflix / Amazon Prime)
Dir. Steven Spielberg, 2016, USA/UK/India, 117 mins, Cert PG
Early Man (Amazon Prime)
Dir. Nick Park, 2018, UK/France/USA, 89 mins, Cert PG