Don't believe the Rotten Tomatoes score – new Netflix movie is in my top 5

This flick is perfect for all the family – you're sure to get a buzz off of it!

A shot from the Bee Movie
(Image credit: DreamWorks Animation)

We truly are living in the golden age of cinema. Or, at least, the golden age of being able to watch top movies without struggle.

Gone are the days when you had to rent a DVD from Blockbuster, or trek out to the local cinema. Nowadays, you can curl up on the sofa, throw on one of the best streaming services and pick from thousands of top titles.

Now, one of my all time favourite films is coming to Netflix. From August 1st, viewers in the USA will be able to stream The Bee Movie. And boy, are you in for a treat when you do.

The animated flick follows an adolescent bee on the hunt for an adventure. Barry B Benson – voiced by Jerry Seinfeld – soon learns about the power he has, proving that one small bee can make a big difference.

Don't write this movie off prematurely. Sure, you might look at the animated characters and see a kids movie. You're not entirely wrong, but there's a reason why I love this film so much.

It strikes a really nice balance between being entertaining for younger and older audiences, making it a perfect choice for the whole family. Plus, it carries some important messages throughout.

I was stunned to learn that this modern classic only has a 49% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The popular film critic site is usually a good source for movie ratings, but I think they've got this one totally wrong.

The other caveat is that this doesn't appear to be heading to viewers in the UK at the same time. That's a shame – mainly because it means I won't be able to watch it for the 1,001st time. But hey, my loss is your gain.

If you're still not convinced, don't fret. There are a whole host of other options on the site for users to enjoy. Check out these three movies which are almost gone from the site if you fancy something more hard-hitting. Or, if you want to get your teeth into a longer series, try one of these five unmissable sitcoms.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.