Here are some terrific movies the whole family can enjoy, currently (as of 1/20/15) priced at $5 or less to own in SD. Prices on Amazon are subject to change at any time, so be sure to get the ones you want right away!
(Descriptions below are from IMDB)
Nacho Libre (PG, 4/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $5 to own in SD / $7.88 in HD)
Nacho (Jack Black) is a young man who was raised in a orphanage in Mexico and now works there as a cook. Fueled by his passion for lucha libre wrestling, he dons a mask and cape and picks up a partner to compete in a local Lucha Libre tournament to try for the 200-peso prize so he can buy better food for the kids and achieve respect. When a new nun, Sister Encarnación (Ana de la Reguera), arrives at the monastery, he tries to win her adoration as well, all while attempting to prove that being a Luchador isn’t a sin and win the grand prize at a battle-royale tournament so he can buy a bus for the kids. - Written by deac0n fr0st
Lost and Found (not rated, 5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $1.99 to rent in SD / $2.99 in HD, $3.99 to own in SD / $5.99 in HD)
Based on the best-selling book by OLIVER JEFFERS, this multi-award winning film tells the unforgettable story of a little Boy who one day finds a Penguin on his doorstep.
A magical tale of friendship and loneliness, which tells the story of a little boy who one day finds a penguin on his doorstep. Although at first he is unsure what to do, the boy becomes determined to help the penguin find his way back home… Even if that means rowing all the way to the South Pole! - Written by Anonymous
(KF on KND Editor’s Note: this originally aired on children’s television networks like Nick Jr., and its runtime is 25 minutes)
Fans of the new TV series The Librarians will certainly love the full-length TV movies on which the series is based!
The Librarian: Quest For The Spear (not rated, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $1.99 to rent in SD / $2.99 in HD, $3.99 to own in SD / $4.99 in HD)
One Amazon reviewer says:
“Noah Wyle is charming as Flynn, a professional student turned reluctant hero when he finds himself named The Librarian, and is charged with guarding a number of priceless artifacts he previously thought were only the stuff of myth. Flynn’s race to recover the stolen section of the Spear of Destiny and prevent the Brotherhood of the Serpent from finding the remaining sections is Indiana-Jones-esque action and adventure at its light-hearted best.”
“Jane Curtin and Bob Newhart display their usual dry wit, with Newhart’s scene with the bad guys near the end of the movie alone worth watching the movie for. Olympia Dukakis plays Flynn’s mother, who wishes her boy would just find a good woman and settle down.”
“This is entertaining fare, a nice mix of action, adventure, brain teases and yes, a bit of romance. It isn’t a big-budget Raiders of the Lost Ark production, but for a made-for-TV movie it does a fine job, and holds up on repeat viewing.”
After retrieving the Crystal Skull in Utah, Flynn Carsen receives a map in the mail with the secret location of King Solomon’s Mines. When the scroll is stolen, Judson explains the power of the Key of Solomon’s book and assigns Flynn to retrieve the map.
The map is useless without the legend piece to decipher it, which is located in Volubilis near the Roman ruins in Morocco. Flynn heads to Casablanca to the ruins where he is chased by a group of mercenaries leaded by General Samir.
They too want to find the location of King Solomon’s mines. Flynn teams-up with Professor Emily Davenport working in the dig and they escape from General Samir and his men.
While traveling to Gedi, they save the local Jomo from death and the trio faces a dangerous journey through the wild Africa. - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil