Winter Break Movie Ideas!

By Audrey.
Ready, set, no work! With winter break coming, most of us are going to stay home. With our Netflix subscriptions paid, Amazon all ready to go, and Hulu purchased so we can binge our favorite shows, we can’t wait to go on break sooner. But here’s the hard part: figuring out what to watch. If you don’t want to spend your break surfing through the endless amounts of shows, movies, and documentaries, this guide is for you.

New Releases:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Can’t get enough of the Star Wars fever? Look out for the newest edition of the 8-movie saga. Join Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, and an assortment of new and old characters in a great adventure across the galaxy. The movie picks off straight after The Force Awakens (aka the 7th movie in the saga), and keeps viewers on their toes the entire time.
Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
Rated: PG-13
Haven’t Seen The Series: The entire Star Wars saga is on Amazon, and it’s free on Xfinity On Demand until New Years.
Where to Watch: It’s still in theaters, but tickets are sold on Fandango.

Based on the award-winning book by R.J. Palacio, this movie is one for the whole family. August “Auggie” Pullman is a normal kid, except for one thing: his face is not-so-normal. When he is faced with the challenge of going to school for the first time, he makes some friends and likes his classes, but will it last? This movie is a definite tear-jerker, but its positive message and happy ending overcome the sad parts.
Genre: Family
Rated: PG
Where to Watch: It’s still in theatres, but tickets are sold on Fandango.

In this animated celebration of Mexican heritage, music, and culture, a young boy named Miguel has a passion for music, despite his family’s disproving nature over the subject. Join him on his journey of self discovery packed with action, fun, and laughs.
Genre: Fantasy
Rated: PG
Where to Watch: It’s still in theaters, but tickets are sold on Fandango.

Best of 2017

Wonder Woman
This epic movie tells the backstory of Diana, a woman from a mythical world sent to help the world handle WWI. Action-packed and fast paced, this movie is a treat for any Wonder Woman, superhero, or even adventure movie fan.
Genre: Action
Rated: PG-13
Where to Watch: It’s on Amazon, Xfinity On Demand, and almost any other streaming application except for Netflix.

Beauty and the Beast
This remake of a classic brings a new, live-Action twist to an old classic. Emma Watson stars as Belle, a young woman looking for adventure outside of her small village in the 1700s. When she stumbles upon a cursed castle while looking for her missing father, she may just get what she wished for.
Genre: Fantasy
Rated: PG
Where to Watch: It’s on Amazon, Netflix, Xfinity On Demand, and almost any other streaming application.

Fuller House Season 3
The 3rd season is out, after months of waiting! The modern spinoff of the 80’s classic Full House has received a huge fan base, and you might be the next one to join it! The show pick up about 30 years after the original show. Packed with nostalgia, jokes, and drama, this third season bring new fun—and new problems—to the Tanners. Part 2 of the season is released on December 22 of this year, which is right before break for binging.
Genre: Sitcom
Rated: TV-Y7
Haven’t Seen The Series: Season 1 AND 2 are available for you to binge.
Where to Watch: It’s only on Netflix.

Stranger Things 2
Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Will and all your favorite characters are back in the second installment of the binge-worthy Netflix original. Set 1 year after the first season, the crew is still trying to recover after the almost-death of Will Byers. Yet, is the past really gone? Is Eleven really dead? And most importantly, is the gate still there? The season dropped in October, but it’s still there to watch.
Genre: Sci-fi, Thriller
Rated: TV-14
Haven’t Seen The Series: The first season is available to binge for however long it takes you to watch it.
Where to Watch: It’s only on Netflix.

Despicable Me 3
The much-anticipated sequel to the first 2 Despicable Me movies came out this summer, and now it’s come to your favorite streaming platform. Gru, Lucy, Margo, Edith, and Agnes are back, and so is the action! With new villains for the Anti Villain League to battle, overworked Gru and Lucy need a vacation. But when a shocking letter from a brother Gru didn’t even realize he had comes in the mail, that vacation might just be overlooked, especially with Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world, on the loose.
Genre: Action, Family, Sci-Fi
Rated: PG
Haven’t Seen The Series: The other 2 movies are available to watch on Amazon and most streaming applications besides Netflix.
Where To Watch: It’s on Amazon, Xfinity On Demand, and other streaming applications besides Netflix.

Singin’ In The Rain
This classic from the 1940’s tells a story that will delight all viewers. Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are 2 hit stars from acting in silent pictures, but when new “talking films” come around, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career. But with the help of a talented actress named Kathy, the show will go on!
Genre: Romance, Musical
Rated: G
Where to Watch: It’s on Amazon and Xfinity On Demand.

When a mysterious shark lurks around preying on the citizens of Amity Island, the mayor and a group of sailors band together to stop the evil fish. But will they be able to? Steven Spielberg brings man and nature into an epic battle that will keep you on your toes.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Rated: PG
Where to Watch: It’s on Amazon and Netflix.

The Indiana Jones Movies
A skilled archaeologist named Indiana Jones must solve the most challenging puzzles in his movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade, and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Fighting for the USA against the Nazis in WWII, he continues to win over the hearts of the many generations that have helped him along his artifact-finding journeys.
Genre: Adventure, Action, Mystery
Rated: PG, PG, PG, and PG-13
Where to Watch: The movies are all free on Amazon.

Enjoy your holiday break and having fun binge-watching your favorite shows!