The holiday season is a great time to sit back and watch movies on Netflix. For readers who are interested in checking out some good animation flicks on the streaming platform, here are top five movies to choose from.

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

This comedy film is loosely based on a children’s book with the same name. The plot revolves around a struggling scientist who wants to invent a machine that can make food fall from the sky. According to Collider, people who grew up reading that children’s book will get a sense of nostalgia. It is also a good movie to watch again, if readers have already seen it, because it has so much humor packed into the script that it is thoroughly enjoyable.

“Lilo & Stich”

This film is about the friendship between a weaponized alien and a girl. The adventure begins when the alien crash-lands in Hawaii. Disney is reportedly planning to build on the success of this film and remake it in a live-action format. The animation film is currently available on Netflix.


The hilarious tale of the grumpy ogre (voiced by Mike Myers) and his loud mouth friend Donkey (Voice by Eddie Murphy) never gets old. This is the first film of the franchise that had a unique twist to classical fairy tales. The 2001 film is said to be the pinnacle of what computer graphics could achieve at that time.

“Kung Fu Panda”

Another big comedy flick, “Kung Fu Panda” is all about achieving one’s dream, no matter where one comes from or what one looks like. Jack Black leant his voice to the character named Po, who is a panda with a dream of learning kung fu one day. But first, he has to convince his teacher about his ability to learn, and convince himself of his self-worth. He has little time, as an ancient adversary is racing back to seek vengeance.

“Angela’s Christmas”

For readers who want to watch some Christmas-centric animation film on Netflix, USA Today suggests “Angela’s Christmas.” This 2017 flick is set in Ireland in 1910s. It Is a heart-warming story about an innocent girl’s desire to make sure that everyone is safe, warm, and loved during Christmas.

There are also some good movies to watch in theaters. A report by Variety points out that people started watching more movies in theaters this year, after Netflix and other streaming services had emerged as the primary choice for movie buffs in 2017. Still, experts feel that the streaming service is the future because it gives content to people anytime, anywhere.