Although Leeds Young Film Festival 2020 has been postponed due to Coronavirus, we want to make sure that you still have the opportunity to watch and discover new films, along with some family favourites.

To help you navigate the world of online streaming we will be suggesting ten films you can watch as a family each Friday, along with where to find them. Some 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.

Here are the selections for w/c Friday 24 April.

The Wizard of Oz - Netflix

Dir. Victor Fleming, George Cukor, 1939, USA, 102 mins, Cert U

A classic - when Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado, she embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can return her home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

See if you can spot Dorothy start to giggle when she first meets Lion.

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The Cat Returns - Netflix

Dir. Hiroyuki Morita, 2002, Japan, 75 mins, Cert U

Another beautifully animated fantasy film from the Studio Ghibli team that feels a bit more realistic than Miyazaki's films like Spirited Away.

After rescuing a cat from traffic, a seventeen-year-old girl finds herself accidentally engaged to a cat Prince in a magical world where she has to rope in the assistance of a fat, grouchy real cat to help her get back home.

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Monster House - Netflix

Dir. Gil Kenan, 2006, USA, 91 mins, Cert PG

Three teens discover that their neighbour's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster in this scary kids' movie.

The film was one of the first to use 3D motion capture techniques to digitally record the physical performances of the actors before "skinning" them with their animated forms, e.g. Gollum in Lord of the Rings. For the German version of the film, Bones, Skull, and Chowder have been renamed "Punk," "Freak," and "Ketchup."

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Fantastic Mr. Fox - Amazon Prime 

Dir. Wes Anderson, 2009, USA/UK, 89 mins, Cert PG

A perfect combination of Roald Dahl's story telling & Wes Anderson's filmmaking with an A list cast including Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Bill Murray.

When Mr Fox needs to feed his family, he usually just raids the storehouses of one of his vile neighbours, Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. All three are farmers, and all are particularly nasty and mean people. But when Boggis, Bunce and Bean finally get fed up with Mr Fox stealing their chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys, they decide that Mr Fox, and anyone who happens to be in the way, must be destroyed. Will that clever Mr Fox manage to stay one step ahead?

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Jumanji - Amazon Prime 

Dir. Joe Johnson, 1995, USA, 10 mins, Cert PG

Rebooted for the 21st century with Duane 'The Rock' Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, here's a chance to see the original film from the 90s with Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst. Aimed at a younger audience than the new versions, it's still a great adventure film for all the family.

When two young children find and play a magical board game, they release a man that has been trapped inside the game for decades, along with a host of wild animals that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

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Dragon Hunters - Amazon Prime 

Dir. Guillaume Ivernel, Arthur Qwak, 2008, France/Luxembourg/Germany, 80 mins, Cert PG

A fantastic fantasy animation that was a huge hit in Leeds Young Film Festival 2008.

Lian-Chu and Gwizdo are two inept dragon hunters who dream of one day owning a farm where they can relax and raise sheep. Accepting a quest from Lord Arnold to defeat the ferocious fire-breathing dragon World Eater that is decimating the land, they set off, accompanied by the Lord's young niece, Zoe, who believes them to be the heroes of her dreams. But only the fabled Dragon Hunters can win this battle.

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Inside Out - Disney +

Dir. Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, 2015, USA, 95 mins, Cert U

Creative, clever, heartfelt, and beautifully animated. It's destined to join the ranks of Pixar's best movies - an engaging, endlessly inventive adventure with real potential to help kids and parents navigate the powerful emotions that come with growing up.

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

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Black Panther - Disney +

Dir. Ryan Coogler, 2018, USA, 134 mins, Cert 12A

Oscar-winning entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, focusing on the first black superhero.

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

In the 20 years it took to finally get Black Panther made, dozens of different actors were up for the lead roles including Wesley Snipes and John Boyega.

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Wonder - Film4, Sun 26 Apr, 4:25pm

Dir. Stephen Chbosky, 2017, USA/Hong Kong, 113 mins, Cert PG

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

The bicycle that August (Jacob Tremblay) is riding in the film is the same bicycle that Elliott is seen riding in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

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Back to the Future (1985, 116 mins) - Film4, Sat 25 Apr, 11:00am

Back to the Future 2 (1989, 108 mins) - Film4, Sat 25 Apr, 1:20pm

Back to the Future 3 (1990, 118 mins) - Film4, Sat 25 Apr, 3:30pm

Dir. Robert Zemeckis, USA, Cert PG

Guilty pleasures - duvet & popcorn films to help you feel good.

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future 2

Back to the Future 3

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