Happy Diwali: The best movies to stream with your family on Netflix, Amazon, Hotstar
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Happy Diwali: The best movies to stream with your family on Netflix, Amazon, Hotstar

This Diwali, ditch firecrackers for some quality time with your family and binge away on these titles available on online streaming services, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hotstar.

hollywood Updated: Oct 19, 2017 10:30 IST
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Dangal, La La Land, Aladdin, or one of these other movies; what’s your pick this Diwali?

Diwali, the festival of lights, is a time for family. Every year, traditions are followed. But since one of the most controversial aspects of the festival - firecrackers - has been outlawed, it makes room to start new ones.

This Diwali, we’re selecting some of the best movies to stream online with your family. We’ll be selecting five films each, from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hotstar.

So stock up on the sweets, pop some bags of corn, and settle in.



Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.


In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

How to Train Your Dragon

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

A film about celebrating the Indian wedding traditions through a story of a married couple and the relationship between their families.


A quirky comedy about the relationship between a daughter and her aging father, whose eccentricities drive everyone crazy.


The Harry Potter series

Based on the books by JK Rowling, the series consists of eight fantasy films, beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and culminating with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).

The Lego Movie

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

The Adventures of Tintin

The adventures of the young reporter, his faithful dog and friends as they travel around the world on adventures. An animated show based on the popular series of comic books by Belgian artist, Herge.

The Addams Family

A gothic satire about a dysfunctional family of monsters and other colourful characters.

La La Land

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.


Pete’s Dragon

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

The Jungle Book

After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo.


When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie’s magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Finding Nemo

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.


Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

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First Published: Oct 19, 2017 10:29 IST