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It’s summer holidays – the days are long and hot, and you need an escape from the heat. Let’s crank up the air con, bust out the ice cream and settle in for a movie marathon, hello Netflix and chill!

A Series of Unfortunate Events
Based on Lemony Snicket’s best-selling book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events is about a group of siblings who are investigating their parents’ mysterious death. The siblings are stuck with their evil guardian, Count Olaf, who will do whatever it takes to get his hands on the sibling’s inheritance.

Harry Potter
Harry Potter is an all-time classic that everyone must see in their lifetime and also gives parents the chance to re-watch it with their children. It follows the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

A Dog’s Purpose
A Dog’s Purpose is a movie about a dog that explores his reincarnated lives through his human owners and discovers loyalty, love, pain, disappointment and his real purpose in life. This movie is a tear-jerker but will also leave you feeling happy and positive inside!

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
This is an inspiring and captivating story that follows 13-year-old William who lives on a small farming village in Malawi. William is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. He later on sneaks into the library and learns to build a windmill to save his village from famine.

Incredibles 2
In case you didn’t hear or make it to the movies, everyone’s favourite superhero family is back in a stellar sequel! In the sequel, the roles are reversed and Elastigirl is out saving the world while Mr Incredible is managing the house as a stay-at-home Dad.

(A few to watch after the kids have gone to bed…)

The Crown
Have you ever wondered what Queen Elizabeth ll was like in her youth? The first season of The Crown is based on the eight years between 1947 and 1955, where Elizabeth marries the Duke of Edinburgh. The following seasons showcase the British royals at their best and worst and cover events like Suez Crisis and the resignation of British prime minister Harold Macmillan.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace
This true (slightly embellished) mini-series follows the life of Andrew Cunanan, who is the man that shot dead the world-famous fashion designer Gianni Versace outside his home in Miami Beach, Florida in 1997. It’s a darker-styled series but is extremely compelling and completely binge-worthy.

Dead to Me
This mystery-comedy is about a woman, Jen, whose husband was recently killed in a hit-and-run. She later on meets Judy in a grief support group and comes to learn that she has a connection to her husband’s murder. This series is funny, moving, clever and was one of Netflix’s best series in 2019.

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