We Recommend These Hollywood Movies to Watch During Raya!

They will bring all the feels, tears, and distract noisy kids.

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We Recommend These Hollywood Movies to Watch During Raya!
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What do you find yourself doing during Eid, besides eating and visiting people's houses? Watch TV, of course! It's now  a common practice to tune into movies during the Eid holiday, and we've compiled a list of ones you can enjoy with your family. 

Hey, you can also use them to distract your nephews and nieces from being too loud.  

E.T the Extra Terrestrial


Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie tells the story of Elliott, a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial stranded on Earth. With the help of his siblings, they help it return home while keeping it hidden from their mother and the government.

Watch this because come on, if you don't go "Awww" over the kids' friendship with ET then your heart is made of stone.

The Mask


Before Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans took over the superhero scene, there was The Mask, a green-faced magically-powered trickster. Stanley Ipkiss was a shy and unlucky bank clerk until he finds a wooden mask that transforms him into an unexpected (and unconventional) superhero.

Watch this because IT'S SSSSSMOOOOOKIN'. And when is Jim Carrey not hilarious? 

About a Boy


What happens when the rich, child-free and irresponsible Will meets a 12-year-old Marcus, who's wise beyond his years. An unexpected friendship blooms, and while Will teaches Marcus how to be a cool kid, the latter teaches the former how to finally grow up. 

Watch this because just like these characters, you'll realise that no man can ever be truly alone with their friends around. 

Back to the Future


It all began when 17-year-old Marty McFly gets accidentally sent back into the past by a time machine built by an eccentric scientist. In the first movie of the franchise, he arrives in 1955 and his mother falls in love with him, instead of his Dad! This would mean… that he could cease to exist!

Watch this because it's a classic, and kids would want to be as cool as Marty McFly. 

Father of the Bride


An overprotective father has to deal with the fact that his daughter is getting married. His wife tries to make him happy for their daughter, but when the wedding takes place at their home and a foreign wedding planner takes over the ceremony, things get a little awry.

Watch this because Steve Martin playing an overprotective father will remind you of your own. 

Spirited Away


Directed and created by Hayao Miyazaki, the movie is about a 10-year-old girl who ends up wandering into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. What happens when her parents turn into pigs? Will she be able to help them and return to her world?

Watch this because the universe is so rich, beautiful, and you'll be glad your parents aren't going to be turned into animals by magic.



When Bryce Loski moves into a neighbourhood, Juli Baker instantly falls in love with him. He, however, does not feel the same. From that day on, he tries to avoid the girl. After six years, she begins to feel that she has been wrong about him but around this time, he starts to think that he was wrong about her too. 

Watch this because not only is it set during the good old 1950s, the strained relationship between two neighbours is all too familiar. 

Jurassic World


After more than 20 years since the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park known as Jurassic World is open for business. Scientists in the park are genetically engineering a new breed of dinosaur, but what happens when their own experiment turns against them? 

Watch this because by the end of the movie, you will want your own raptor.



Jon Favreau stars as a chef who loses his restaurant job and starts a food truck business in an effort to reclaim his title, while reuniting with his estranged family. 

Watch this because there's a lot of food shots (duh!) and it's a feel-good movie about families coming together again. 

The Hundred Foot Journey


Hassan Kaddam, a talented cook, moves to the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in France to set up an Indian restaurant with his father. The downside is that it's located directly across the street from Madame Mallory's acclaimed haute cuisine establishment. 

Watch this because you can eat your rendang and feast your eyes on the food in this movie.

Parent Trap


Lindsay Lohan plays identical twins who are separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents. A chance meeting at summer camp brings forth a plan to bring their estranged parents back together.

Watch this because once upon a time, Lohan was actually talented.



When 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen makes the decision to travel to Paradise Falls in his home fitted with balloons, he accidentally takes a young stowaway and together, they embark on an unexpected adventure.

Watch this because the kids in your house will be very distracted by this movie and won't bother you adults.

The Lion King


A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, and grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: no worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, he has to decide whether to remain an outcast, or face his demons and become what he was meant to be.

Watch this because it's a classic and you'll be singing along to the songs. "Hakuna Matata, it's our problem-free philosophy!" 



When his swamp is filled with magical creatures from fairy tales, a cynical grumpy ogre agrees to rescue a princess on behalf of a villainous lord in order to get his land back the way it used to be.

Watch this because the movie defies the usual pretty-princess-marries-a-handsome-prince stereotype.

Lilo & Stitch


Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a dog she names Stitch. Unknown to her, he's actually a genetic experiment that escaped from an alien planet and crashed landed on earth. Initially a troublemaker, Stitch eventually learns how to care for someone else thanks to her.

Watch this because you'll experience all the feels when Lilo tells you that in a family, no one gets left behind. 

The Incredibles


Bob Parr and his wife Helen used to be the greatest crime fighting superheroes. But 15 years later, they've been forced to adopt civilian identities with their three children: Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. But Bob is itching to get back into action, and a mysterious contact gets him involved in a top secret mission.

Watch this because if you're a superhero junkie, this is the universe that you want to live in.

Inside Out


Who said growing up was ever easy? When Riley has to leave her hometown for San Francisco, things turn out to be different from what she expected. Guided by the emotions in her head (Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness), she struggles to adjust to a new life, and chaos ensues in the emotions' Headquarters. 

Watch this because Riley's journey of growing up and her emotions are so relatable.

Silver Linings Playbook


Former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents after a stint at a mental institution. While trying to reconcile with his ex-wife, things get more challenging when he meets Tiffany, a woman with her own problems. 

Watch this because it's touching to watch just how much Solitano's parents support him.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Most of us already know about the boy wizard. This throwback movie will take you back to the very beginning, when he first discovered that he is a wizard, and begins his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! 

Watch this because OMG who doesn't love Harry Potter?



What happens when animated characters enter the real world? They'd look like Amy Adams, James Marsden and Susan Sarandon, of course. The twist here is that the princess' prince charming isn't who she thought it would be (and he's not that charming either, but at least he looks like Patrick Dempsey). 

Watch this because as typical as the storyline is, your heart will get all fluttery from the songs, and the romance is cute.

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