Must-Stream Movies: 3 for the Birds

We hope you're ready to shake your tail feather because we're showing you what to watch for National Bird Day!

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

Anna Paquin in "Fly Away Home."

© Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

We've finally made it to 2021, congrats everyone!

As we soar into this new year, we're celebrating some creatures of the sky who are taking flight as well...birds!

Today is National Bird Day and we can't stop raven' about the movies we've picked out for your viewing pleasure.

We're fairly certain that at least one of these movies will make you want to get up and do the chicken dance so take a look below to see what we've got in store.

  • Rio

    Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway) in "Rio."

    © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved./courtesy Everett Collection

    When we see birds in the world usually, they're high above us, using the sky as their playground. In this case, the bird we're interested in is one of the last living members of his species and you won't find him in the sky...because he never learned how to fly. If there was ever an underbird to root for, this male macaw named Blu is it.

    Now streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    Rio Poster

    Rio

    G

    Animated

    April 15, 2011

  • Fly Away Home

    Anna Paquin in "Fly Away Home."

    © Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    This is hands-down the coolest and most inspiring movie about raising geese you'll be able to find. Inspired by true events, the film follows a father and daughter who raise a group of goslings (young geese) and eventually try to teach the hatchlings how to fly, and what direction they should be flying. Since the birds don't know North from South or East from West, it will take a lot of practice to get them up and ascending for the winter.

    Now streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    Fly Away Home Poster

    Fly Away Home

    PG

    Children

    September 13, 1996

  • A Birder's Guide to Everything

    Katie Chang, Alex Wolff, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Michael Chen in "A Birder's Guide to Everything."

    © Screen Media Films/courtesy Everett Collection

    Our final pick goes out to all the birdwatchers reading this list. The joy that bird enthusiasts feel when they see a truly rare and beautiful bird is something that can't be explained but only understood through experience. And the feeling they get when they see a bird that is supposedly extinct...it's something else entirely. This film takes that idea and makes a full-blown scavenger hunt out of it, so buckle up.

    Now streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, Crackle, Tubi, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play, & YouTube

    A Birder's Guide to Everything Poster

    A Birder's Guide to Everything

    PG-13

    Comedy Drama

    March 21, 2014

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Jesse Conner

Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.

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