Are you looking for a quick fix to keep your kids entertained for a few hours this half term? Well, look no further! WeBuyBooks have put together a list of films that we think will be perfect for both you and your children to enjoy.
Now, we obviously like books, so we haven’t put together a list of just any old films, we have found our Top 5 children’s books adapted into a film, and what’s even better is they’re all on Netflix, so all you have to do is turn the TV on, and you will be ready to go!
Matilda is a heart-warming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name. It is the tale of a brainy young girl who grows up in a family that she never quite fits into and in a school under the control of the tyrannical Miss Trunchbull. Matilda eventually develops magical telekinetic powers and sets out to help and protect her friends. This film will forever reserve a place in everyone’s hearts.
This 2015 adaptation of everyone’s favourite kids’ horror novel series by R.L.Stine. The film follows Jack Black as R.L.Stine himself, his daughter and his teenage neighbour as they seek to undo the nightmares that have been let loose on their town. This action-packed title bursts with colour, special effects, and comedy, making it a perfect suit for the whole family. Just bear in mind there are some pretty scary monsters if I do say so myself.
Released in 2004, this film starring Jim Carrey is adapted from a selection of novels from the ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ written by Lemony Snicket. It will keep you on the edges of your seats from start to finish. The story follows three miserable orphans caught in a series of events that will test them beyond anything they have ever experienced before.
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is based on the original novel of the same name written by Roald Dahl. This film truly is a feast for the eyes, directed by Tim Burton, ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’ does an excellent job of capturing the colourful and fantastical nature of the novel with a great cast and exciting soundtrack this film will provide entertainment for the whole family on any night of the week. But be warned, snacks are essential, no one can sit through this film without craving some chocolate.
The 1997 film ‘The Borrowers’ is loosely based on author Mary Norton’s children’s novel of the same name. The borrowers are tiny little people of around four inches in height and live in the walls and under the houses’ floorboards. This particular story follows the adventure of one such family who strives to rescue their home from being knocked down to make way for new luxury apartments. This family favourite is a great choice for a cosy evening in.