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New Year, New Binges: M’sians Can Kickstart 2024 With These 6 Family-Friendly Movies/Series!

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The years may come and go, but awesome movies and TV series are eternal. That’s why for the beginning of 2024, we recommend opting for some hassle-free quality time with your family by staying home and binging Netflix! Our curated list of family-friendly movies/series on Netflix konfem can help you get the ball rolling:

 

For the action and adventure buffs:

1. Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire

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Brought to you by the award-winning Hollywood director Zack Snyder, this film tells the story of a farming moon at the edge of a galaxy named Veldt. When a ruthless army led by Balisarius threatens the peace, an enigmatic outsider named Kora emerges to rise against their oppressors.

In addition to the compelling plot, here’s what makes this first movie of the Rebel Moon series so interesting:

  • Zack Snyder first pitched this as a Star Wars movie to Lucasfilm in 2012 but it never took off.
  • Speaking of Star Wars, this film is influenced by Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 film Seven Samurai just like Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

 

2. Extraction 2

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Featuring the action blockbuster veteran Chris Hemsworth, this movie casts him as the commando Tyler Rake. Back from the brink of death, this hardened mercenary takes on another deadly mission to save the imprisoned family of a ruthless gangster.

Here are a couple of interesting facts to remember as you watch this adrenaline-pumping sequel:

  • Golshifteh Farahani, who played the role of Nik, said in an interview that Extraction 2 used the least visual effects and they did almost all the scenes without stuntmen.
  • One of the action scenes in the movie was filmed in the same location where they shot the opening sequence of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

 

For those looking for some laidback fun:

3. One Piece

Based on one of the most popular manga ever by Eiichiro Oda, this series follows Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate who joins a ragtag crew on an epic voyage for the eponymous One Piece treasure.


Before you set sail, here are some interesting trivia to keep in mind about this live-action adaptation:

  • The creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda worked closely with the directors and writers to ensure the show would be as close to his vision as possible.
  • Most of the pirate ships featured were built in Cape Town, South Africa where most of the show was filmed.

 

4. King the Land

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This K-drama tells the story of Goo Won, the charismatic heir of the luxury hotel conglomerate, The King Group. Due to issues with his inheritance, he clashes with the hotelier Cheon Sa-Rang, whose irresistible smile he cannot stand.

In addition to the hilarious setting, these fun facts also add a sprinkle of charm to this quirky K-drama:

  • Second-generation K-pop fans are in for a treat as this series’ main stars are Lee of 2PM and Yoona of Girls’ Generation, both of whom were active K-pop artists in the early 2010s.
  • Before the series debut, a prequel webcomic is created to expand the drama by featuring companion stories revolving around the main storyline.

 

Thrills and scares the whole fam can enjoy:

5. The Mother

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Jennifer Lopez stars in this action thriller as an unnamed military operative who teams up with an FBI agent to rescue her teenage daughter after she is kidnapped by criminals.

As you hang on to the edge of your seat while you watch this film, take note of these fascinating trivia:

  • Maluma’s song, “Mala Mia” was featured in this film. Maluma was Jennifer Lopez’s co-star and made the soundtrack album with Jennifer Lopez in the movie Marry Me.
  • The movie features scenes where oranges fall down a flight of stairs and a casket is seen in the small village’s street. This is a reference to The Godfather movies.

 

6. Leave the World Behind

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A family’s getaway on Long Island is turned upside down by the appearance of two strangers who bear news of a blackout caused by a cyberattack. With the threat at hand, both sides must do their best to survive while coming to terms with their own place in the collapsing world.


Get even more immersed in this thriller with these super gritty facts:

  • GH’s neighbor’s last name is Huxley, a reference to real-life writer Aldous Huxley who wrote Brave New World and other novels that painted pictures of dystopias where technology is misused to afflict humanity.
  • Speaking of GH, Denzel Washington was cast for his character but dropped out and was replaced by Mahershala Ali.

 

Looking for more? Well, there are more spectacular shows where these came from! Here are some flicks in other genres on Netflix that we think your whole family would love:

Comedy: 

  • Young Sheldon
  • Man Vs Bee
  • Crazy Awesome Teachers
  • Ah Girls Go Army

TV Dramas: 

  • Gyeongseong Creature
  • I Used to Be Famous
  • Daily Dose of Sunshine
  • Doctor Cha

Fantasy: 

  • Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance
  • Lost Ollie
  • Alchemy of Souls
  • Sweet Home S2

For those of you who aren’t subscribed to Netflix yet, now is the best time to sign up and enjoy all of these stupendous offerings. If you’ve considered signing up before but are worried that you might have to skimp on your home internet plan, then we know the best plan for you!

 

Switch your broadband to Unifi Home 300Mbps now and get complimentary Netflix starting from only RM139/month!

 

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Betul tu! You can now get the best home internet plan that even allows you to enjoy Netflix with your whole family from just RM139/month (down from RM167/month)! In addition to the reduced price, here are some other perks you can get from this plan:

  • No frills, just Netflix! You won’t need to subscribe to any other TV packs that you aren’t interested in.
  • Want more than just the Netflix Basic provided with the plan? Pun boleh as this plan allows you to upgrade to Standard or Premium
  • Enjoy hassle-free payments by paying for your monthly Unifi Home plan and Netflix on just one bill!

Enjoy 0% Geram, 100% Ngam when you switch to Unifi Home today! For more info on all things Unifi, visit their website and follow their social media pages:

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