Netflix Canada has been giving us tons of new Netflix Original movies and TV shows. But sometimes nothing hits the spot better than a feel-good film from our childhood to warm our hearts, especially now that the holiday season is approaching.  Here are eight Netflix Canada classic movies that will give you childhood nostalgia. 


Rating: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

Matilda is easily one of the greatest movies of our generation and it's rating definitely shows it. The 1996 film follows a young girl named Matilda who is mistreated and unloved by her two parents and older brother.

When she magically develops powers, she decides to get back at them as well as her terrible school principal, in hilariously creative ways.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Rating: 83% on Rotten Tomatoes

Johnny Depp stars in this 2005 movie where young boy Charlie wins a golden ticket for a tour of the chocolate factory and enough chocolate to last a lifetime. If you're up for it, Netflix Canada also has the original movie this was based on, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

The Karate Kid

Rating: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

"Wax on, wax off" is one of the most famous movie quotes that comes from this 1984 classic which follows the life of lead character, Daniel. When he and his mom move to a new city, Daniel starts getting bullied by his new classmates.

But then he meets Mr. Miyagi who teaches him the art of karate in order to fight back and defend himself.

Jurassic Park

Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

You might not find that this 1993 classic makes you feel good inside, but it's definitely a movie that will give you nostalgia. The thought of being trapped in a park where cloned dinosaurs got loose and rampant is absolutely terrifying, but rest assured it's not based on true events.

The movie was so popular that four sequels have been made following a similar storyline.

Forrest Gump

Rating: 72% on Rotten Tomatoes

"Life is like a box of chocolates" is another famous movie quote that came from the 1994 classic, Forrest Gump. The film stars Tom Hanks as Forrest, a man with a huge heart and a few life challenges.


Rating: 75% on Rotten Tomatoes

Are you really a Grease fan if you haven't dressed up as the characters for Halloween? Although this 1978 movie came out well before our time, it's still a classic we sat down to watch every time it was on TV.

Well, if you want to get your fix of young John Travolta, you can watch the musical anytime you want since it's on Netflix Canada.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Rating: 80% on Rotten Tomatoes

We can all probably admit that we wanted to recreate Ferris Bueller's sick day from this 1986 film. When Bueller wants to have the ultimate day off from school, he runs into trouble with his principal, and he and his friends get into all sorts of situations.


Rating: 54% on Rotten Tomatoes

Even though there have been a few sequels to this 1995 film, it's still a classic that's near and dear to our hearts. Jumanji features one of Robin Williams' best roles and Kirsten Dunst as a little girl.

It's definitely one of those movies that's just as suspenseful and exciting every time you watch it.

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