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Need some time to yourself away from the rambunctious rugrats? Trying in vain to get your kids to do their least favorite thing? Vudu is here to help.

 

We polled some of the internet’s most patient parents on their tips, tricks, and preferences when it comes to herding their little ones. Check out the results below:

 

 

 

Need a fun-filled family movie to set up for the cubs (or watch together as a clan)? Paddington, free to watch now on Vudu, is just the thing, with furry friends and a marmal-ous adventure everyone can enjoy.

 

 

FREE MOVIES AND TV FOR FRIDAY

UNDER PRESSURE

 

Tests of bravery, tests of strength, and regular school tests are all on the horizon for the heroes of this week’s new free titles.

 

NEW THIS WEEK

 

 

It’s time to bend and snap back to 2001, when one plucky pupil in pink showed Harvard Law how to study in style. Legally Blonde is the cultural phenomenon that launched a sequel, a musical, and a fiercely fashionable fanbase.

 

 

Being the chief of police carries its own set of dangers and dilemmas, but being framed for murder isn’t standard procedure. With the local PD, the DEA, and his own homicide detective wife on his trail, one cornered cop is running Out of Time, fast.

 

 

A former CIA analyst thwarting a terrorist attack while on vacation seems like a case of right place, right time, but thing get more complicated when the terrorists want revenge. Sweat, tears, and plenty of blood will be left on the field in the Patriot Games.

 

 

Just like many sibling rivals, the two Conlon brothers have walked very different paths through life. Unlike most sibling rivals, their paths both end in the same mixed martial arts ring. Only one can be crowned the true Warrior.

 

LIVES UNEXAMINED

 

Documentary films can thrill, educate, disturb, and, perhaps most importantly, shed light on important stories that are not being told. The dedicated documentarians behind these works are determined to spread the word.

 

 

You may not recognize the name Doc Pomus, but if the words Save the Last Dance for Me or This Magic Moment ring a bell, you may have heard his work. A.K.A. Doc Pomus introduces the man behind the music.

 

 

North Korea is a nation perpetually making international headlines, but still shrouded in a fair amount of mystery to the average outsider. It takes a close neighbor, South-Korea-born filmmaker Soon-Mi Yoo to lift the veil with Songs From the North.

 

 

How do you begin to capture the unique experience of African American boys in the American education system? Following two of them through it for 13 years is a great start, and American Promise does just that.

 

Horror, comedy, musical horror-comedy. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it in our full free collection here.

 

 

NEW THIS WEEK: THE EQUALIZER 2, SEARCHING, AND MORE

MISSING PIECES

 

The game is afoot this week, with mysteries involving murder, mayhem, and missing persons. Time to put on your thinking cap and get a clue.

 

 

When you fight for the little people, you’re never off the clock. That’s what retired spy Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) has come to learn in his time as a freelance do-gooder, and it’s never been more true than after the mysterious death of one of his few remaining friends.

 

With skin in the game and nothing to lose, he’ll find that confronting the past may prove to be the only way forward in The Equalizer 2.

 

 

Everyone has something they’d rather keep hidden, but in 2018 those things are often hidden in plain sight.

 

At least, that’s the hope of David Kim (John Cho) as he desperately tries to retrace his missing daughter’s steps from her social media presence. Digital footprints may not be visible, but they can reveal a lot with a little Searching.

 

 

We’ve all heard a bump in the night only to convince ourselves it’s only a trick of the imagination, but when people start dropping like flies even the most skeptical mind may reconsider.

 

Is The Little Stranger a hostile supernatural presence, or the sum effect of one family’s bottled up negative feelings? Watch and discover for yourself.

 

NEW TO RENT

 

 

Jurassic World, eat your heart out. The Meg, 75 feet of shark-flavored nightmare fuel, is the true king of the prehistoric deep, and its back and taking no prisoners. When it comes to Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham), though it may have bitten off more than it can chew.

 

 

There are plenty of stories exploring the bond between a boy and his dog, but what about the very first one? In Alpha, one young hunter and one injured wolf must fight to survive the elements, overcome their differences, and ignite a partnership for the ages.

 

 

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UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

 

Whether in wartime, peacetime, or anaconda mealtime, the strivers and survivors in this week’s new additions are in for some adventures to remember.

 

NEW THIS WEEK

 

 

Acts of god, maddening mishaps, and an enchanting stranger stand between Ben and his wedding day. Staying the course can be tricky, especially when the Forces of Nature seem to push you in a brave new direction.

 

 

Between the bombs and bullets of World War II, Nazi forces illicitly seized and stored many of Western arts most valued masterpieces. If art history is to be saved from calamity, it’s going to be a job for the Monuments Men.

 

 

For the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, serving had a special significance and losing was not an option. They faced prejudice, opposition, and hardship at every turn on the road to Glory.

 

 

Fear of snakes is a pretty common phobia, but on the waters of Amazon it’s also a key to survival. If this crew of filmmakers wants to live to see premier night, they’d better learn to respect the mighty Anaconda.

 

DANGER AT EVERY TURN

 

When death is lurking behind every corner, saving yourself and others may require some unconventional action. These thrillers have close calls and stunning twists sure to keep you guessing.

 

 

Two killers, one prize. They’ll risk it all for a chance at fame fortune, and a stay of execution from becoming The 10th Victim.

 

 

She once was blind but now can see. Emma’s miracle recovery brings with it a gift and a curse, as her newfound sight becomes the key to solving a grisly murder in Blink.

 

 

What if one number could be the key to everything? For a genius mathematician with much on his mind, the secrets of Pi may be more than he’s prepared to handle.

 

Like what you see? There’s a lot more where that came from, with thousands of free movies and TV shows in our full free collection here.

 

 

15 YEARS OF ELF

WE KNOW HIM!

 

 

For exactly decade and a half now, Christmas cheer has been parcelled, wrapped, and delivered not only by old St. Nick, but by a 6′ 3″ man in tights and a feathered cap.

 

Buddy the Elf, as portrayed by Will Ferrell, has caroled his way into the heart of Yuletide movie-lovers nationwide with his heart, humor, and haplessness in Elf. Like fine syrup, the film only grows better with age, so let’s ring in the holiday season with a look at all the reasons we love Elf.

 

 

First and foremost on the nice list is obviously comedy. For all its other gifts, at its heart Elf is the story of WIll Ferrell wandering around New York in elf clothes spreading the good word about Santa, and its every bit as hilarious as it sounds.

 

From the candy-coated spaghetti, to the mail room dance-off, to the ever-cordial Mr. Narwhal, Elf is a far-fetched fantasy that never takes itself too seriously.

 

 

“SANTAAAAAAAAA!” “You sit on a throne of lies!” “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” If any of this sounds familiar, it’s because like most Ferrell movies, Elf is as endlessly quotable as it is overstuffed with goofs.

 

The movie’s many roasted chestnuts of Christmas wisdom have become hallmarks of the holiday, uniting fans from the Candy Cane Forest to the Lincoln Tunnel.

 

 

Finally, and perhaps most importantly of all, Elf is a feel-good family film with a message that melts heart like marshmallows in a mug of hot cocoa.

 

As Buddy never fails to remind us, “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear,” and Elf packs in more singing, hugging, and sincerity than just about any other Christmas movie, while still sneaking some adult humor onto the sleigh.

 

No matter the season or the reason, Elf is the sugar-filled confection sure to satisfy even the sweetest tooth. Happy birthday, Buddy!