HomeEntertainmentMovies‘Little House on the...

‘Little House on the Prairie’ leads March streaming lineup

Sometimes, it’s helpful to look back at our ancestors’ world and consider how times have changed.  

It can spark a sense of gratitude for our many blessings. It also can cause us to slow down and question why our lives have become so congested.

Each time I watch Little House on the Prairie, I get these emotions — and more.

The Golden Globe-nominated series ran from 1974 to 1983 and tells the story of Charles and Caroline Ingalls and their children: Laura, Mary and Carrie.

Set in the the town of Walnut Grove in the 1800s, the series follows this pioneer family as they fight for survival in a world void of supermarkets, cars and electricity. For modern-day children, it may be the next best thing to visiting a living history museum.

All nine seasons of Little House on the Prairie begin streaming on Amazon Prime in March.

The series was based on the children’s books and exploits of the real-life Laura Ingalls Wilder, who was born in 1867 and lived in Walnut Grove, Minn., as a child.

Some of the episodes include adult themes, but most contain lessons we all should learn.

Also streaming this month:

For adults/teens

I Can Only Imagine (Amazon Prime, Hulu) — It shocked Hollywood observers in 2018 with a Top 5 opening, and it remains one of the best faith-based films of all time. The story follows the childhood and young adult years of Mercy Me’s Bart Millard, whose abusive father came to Christ. Rated PG for thematic elements including some violence. March 8.

Nacho Libre (Amazon Prime, Hulu) — The same filmmaking team behind the 2004 cultural phenomenon Napoleon Dynamite was behind this movie, which tells the story of a monk who becomes a professional wrestler. It’s not as innocent as Dynamite, but it nevertheless has plenty of fans. Rated PG for some rough action and crude humor including dialogue. March 1.

Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks (Netflix) — The real-life Walt Disney works to obtain the movie rights to P.L. Travers’ novel Mary Poppins. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images. It contains minimal language and one unnecessary “GD.” March 1.

Emma (Netflix) — A young woman named Emma Woodhouse enjoys the art of matchmaking but fails miserably at her own romantic relationships. Set in the early 1800s, it’s based on a Jane Austen novel. Rated PG for brief mild language. March 1.

Disney’s Christopher Robin (Netflix) — A stressed-out and workaholic British father rediscovers the simple joys of life thanks to his old friends: Winnie, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet and Roo. This one is OK for the whole family and has multiple life lessons. Rated PG for some action. March 5.

Free Solo (Hulu) — A daring (and perhaps crazy?) rock climber sets a goal of scaling Yosemite’s El Capitan without a safety rope. It won an Oscar for Best Documentary. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language (including one f-word). March 13.  

For children

Stuart Little (Netflix) — An American family adopts a teenage mouse as their son. A few mild curse words spoil what could have been a film appropriate for young children. Rated PG for brief language. March 1.

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (Netflix) — Carmen and Juni, the world’s most famous children spies, save their parents from the bad guys. Rated PG for action sequences and brief rude humor (the girl says “shiitake mushrooms” for effect). March 8.

The Stinky & Dirty Show Season 2 (Amazon Prime) — The exploits of Stinky (a garbage truck) and Dirty (a backhoe loader) continue in the second season. My 3-year-old son enjoys this series. March 22.

Astro Boy (Hulu) — A scientist living in the futuristic Metro City designs a robot to look like his deceased son. Unfortunately, the president of Metro City tries to recruit the robot to use for evil. Rated PG for some action and peril, and brief mild language. March 1.

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Most Popular

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be the first to.know what's happening in the Christian community

More from Author

MercyMe hopes new album can help heal divisions: ‘We’ve got a divided body of Christ’ 

Bart Millard and his MercyMe bandmates began writing some of the...

Matthew West: Silly song ‘Gobble Gobble’ has served as a bridge to the Gospel

Christian musician Matthew West has won multiple Dove Awards, an American...

Frustrated with Hallmark? Try Great American Family

My family was vacationing at a condo a while back when...

‘Lifemark,’ the Kendricks’ latest movie, perfectly captures the emotions of adoption 

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly...

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Prayer, Faith Can Help Teens with Mental Health Issues

A study on teens and young adults confirmed that those who pray and have a relationship with God were more likely to flourish in life more than their peers.

Count Your Blessings Daily, Not Just Once a Year

I heard about a family seated around their table looking at the beautiful golden-brown turkey. Dressing and gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, various vegetables, and casseroles complemented the turkey. From the oldest to the youngest, they went around and expressed their praise.

More than 7,000 Kids Decide to Follow Jesus –YFC

The Youth for Christ announced that 7,323 kids and teens decided to follow Jesus Christ this year, twice the record reported in 2021.

Billy Graham Archive & Research Center is Now Open

The new Billy Graham Archive and Research Center opened in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7, the birthday of the late evangelist.

MercyMe hopes new album can help heal divisions: ‘We’ve got a divided body of Christ’ 

Bart Millard and his MercyMe bandmates began writing some of the songs on their latest album in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, long before the nation was divided over issues that now dominate the headlines.  Millard, though, believes the album’s release in 2022 had been God’s plan...

‘Praise the Lord!’ Ukrainian Christians Cheer Kherson Liberation

Ukrainian Christians celebrate the liberation of Kherson with cheers of praise and thanksgiving, seven months after Russia occupied the city.

JESUS Film Makes History, Now Translated in 2,000 Languages

The JESUS film makes history as it is now translated into its 2,000th language making it the most translated film of all time.

U.S. Renews Calls Against Blasphemy Laws

The United States joined 15 countries in expressing concern over international blasphemy laws.

Franklin Graham Attracts Record-breaking Audience in Italy

More than 13,200 people gathered for an evangelical outreach led by Franklin Graham in Milan, Italy on October 29.

A Hindu PM Marks a Historic Moment in the UK

Rishi Sunak becomes Britain's first Hindu prime minister. He is also the first person of color to hold the highest office in the UK.

A New Biblical Worldview Study Series is Now Available Online

Family Research Council and Summit Ministries announced a partnership launching a new biblical worldview series called Now We Live.

Gen Z Could Change the Faith Landscape in Australia

Two recent surveys on Christianity and the church in Australia found that Gen Zs are generally open to conversations about faith and spirituality.