Noovie's Family Picks: 'The Call of the Wild' and More

Spend some time with the ones you love, plus a great movie or two.

Chuck Walton

By Chuck Walton


In our new weekly feature we highlight a few great movies you can enjoy and stream with the whole family.

  • The Call of the Wild


    Buck the Dog and Harrison Ford in "The Call of the Wild." © 20th Century Studios / courtesy Everett Collection.

    Buck, a cross-bred St. Bernard and Scotch Collie, takes center stage, in this retelling of the classic Jack London novel. We follow Buck as he's taken from his California home and shipped up north to the Yukon, where he leads a dog team delivery service and later befriends John Thornton (Harrison Ford), who takes him to the edge of the Arctic Circle. Along the way Buck discovers his true self, as he protects his new owner, fends off wolves, and eventually responds to the call.

    Now streaming on: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, VUDU

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    The Call of the Wild



    February 21, 2020

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  • I Still Believe


    K.J. Apa and Britt Robertson in "I Still Believe." © Lionsgate / courtesy Everett Collection.

    Christian music star Jeremy Camp (K.J. Apa) rises to fame and falls in love with his first wife Melissa (Britt Robertson), who is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Shortly after their honeymoon, Melissa is given a devastating diagnosis. Their short time together eventually inspires Camp to write his personal song "I Still Believe."

    Now streaming on: Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, VUDU

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    I Still Believe



    March 20, 2020

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  • A Wrinkle in Time


    Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid in "A Wrinkle in Time." © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection.

    After her astrophysicist father (Chris Pine) mysteriously disappears, a young girl (Storm Reid), her brother (Deric McCabe) and friend (Levi Miller) are sent on a quest by three magical beings through space and time to find him and the answers to his disappearance.

    Now streaming on: Disney+

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    A Wrinkle in Time



    March 9, 2018

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  • Lu Over the Wall


    A scene from "Lu Over the Wall." © GKIDS / Courtesy Everett Collection.

    A lonely, introverted boy is uprooted from his small town, and has trouble adjusting to life in his new school in the big city. As his classmates discover his mastery of the synthesizer, he is invited to join a garage band, where he meets a fan in the form of a mermaid whose magical powers spring forth when she's hearing the band's music and singing.

    Now streaming on: Netflix

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    Lu Over the Wall



  • Babe


    A scene from "Babe." © Universal Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection.

    In this '90s classic, a scrappy little pig escapes becoming the next Christmas dinner and finds his true calling as a sheepherder. "That'll do pig, that'll do."

    Now streaming on: HBO

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Chuck Walton

Chuck is an editor/writer who's worked for NCM, Fandango,, MediaTrip, and Newsweek. His favorite movie is "Jaws." He's definitely a dog guy.

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