8 Movies Perfect for Your Next Movie Night with Your Mini Projector
What’s better than watching a movie? Watching a movie on the big screen! During the pandemic period with cinema closures, many Singaporeans got creative with setting up home cinemas with the help of mini projectors to enjoy indulging in their favourite past time on the big screen.
Even now with the reopening of the actual big screens like Golden Village and Cathay Cineplexes, these home cinema setups remain an awesome way to enjoy movies in the comfort of home with your family and friends.
Wondering which movies are perfect for your next movie night streaming at home? We asked around the office and came up with the 10 best movies to watch on your AUKEY projectors.
Family-Friendly Movies for Cinema Night
Netflix: Spirited Away (2001)
An oldie but goodie, Spirited Away is a classic tale of fantasy and adventure that is bound to captivate your family – young or old – with its gorgeous animation by beloved Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, imaginative plot, and amazing soundtrack.
Without giving away too much, the story tells of little Chihiro’s (a 10-year-old girl) unexpected journey into the world of spirits, witches, and gods and the many adventures she gets into along the way.
Trust us when we say the big screen is the only way to truly enjoy this animated masterpiece!
Disney +: Encanto (2021)
Love a movie that you can sing along to? While that’s probably any Disney movie, the latest sing-along movie that Disney has to offer is Encanto!
A fantastical tale of the extraordinary Madrigal family, where each member is blessed with unique superhuman powers – from super strength to the power to communicate with animals - except for one little girl, Mirabel.
Yet when the Madrigal family is threatened with losing their family magic, Mirabel may be their only hope.
Horror Movies for Cinema Night
Netflix: Zombieland Double Tap (2019)
A sequel to 2009’s Zombieland, Zombieland Double Tap is a comedy slash horror movie for movie night if you do not plan to end up with a nightmare that night!
With equal doses of hilarious moments and scary ones that keep you on the edge of the seat, this movie is a fun twist on the typically apocalyptic setting that the 4 main characters find themselves in.
Get some popcorn and get ready to go on a rollercoaster ride as our protagonists battle against increasingly smarter and indestructible zombies than in the first movie!
Disney+: Alien (1979)
While it’s available on Disney +, this is not one for the kids. A cult classic, Alien, is a sci-fi horror film that tells the tale of a space crew that encounters an alien vessel in distress on their journey home, and the disaster that is to follow.
Prepare yourself for lots of unnerving moments, tension, and gore (of course!)!
Romantic Movies for Cinema Night
Netflix: Friend Zone (2019)
A Thai romantic comedy, Friend Zone offers a tale that is probably familiar to most of us at a point in our lives – the experience of a close friendship and unrequited love.
Witness the lovelorn male lead as he pines after his best friend, and the many crazy situations they end up in.
Good-looking leads with good chemistry with each other, a feel-good plot, and comedic tropes, what’s not to love?
Disney+: The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Based on a best-selling novel, The Fault in Our Stars is a tear-jerking coming-of-age romance movie about two teenage cancer patients who find each other and fall in love despite their circumstances.
Get some tissues on standby as this movie will get your tear ducts working over time as you witness their pure and innocent love develop over the course of the movie.
Comedy Movies for Cinema Night
Netflix: Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
If you’re looking for laughs, you can’t go wrong with Jumanji: The Next Level. With comedy hotshots Dwyane Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Akwafina, you know you are in for a good time!
The film takes you on a journey where a group of teenagers gets sucked back into the Jumanji video game where they must play through the game to escape. With this fantasy setting, you can expect our protagonists to go through plenty of predicaments while delivering plenty of laughs and witty banter.
Perfect to follow up with a game night!
Disney+: Lightyear (2022)
Don’t think for a minute that this animated movie is only for the kids! As with many recent Disney animated films, Lightyear is a fast-paced action-packed movie that’s full of comedic tropes that we love from Disney.
If you miss the Toy Story series, you’ll definitely love this spin-off!
How To Watch Your Netflix or Disney + Movies with AUKEY’s Mini Projector
Excited to watch your Netflix or Disney+ movies with your brand-new AUKEY mini projector?
Here’s how you can go about doing it:
- Get ready the HDBMI cable (provided with the projector), your laptop, and your password to your Netflix or Disney + account
- Login to your account on the laptop
- Connect your laptop to the projector via the HDMI port at the side of the projector
- Use the projector remote control (provided) to select the appropriate HDMI connection and you should see your movie projected on the wall or screen
- Adjust the position or zoom function to ensure the wall or screen is filled up with the display
- If needed, adjust with the ±15° Keystone Correction function to centre and align the image
And that’s all it takes to start your movie night at home!
Wondering why you cannot just project these movies via your iPhone or Android?
It’s because Netflix and Disney+ have anti-piracy programmes to prevent their products from being projected via AirPlay or Miracast.
Hence, you can only cast YouTube videos on the projector and not Netflix / Disney +.
However, you can do so with the AUKEY Smart Projector! It comes with Netflix and Disney+ pre-installed so you can stream directly without connecting to any device.