Friday, November 29, 2013

Movies for Tweens and Young Teens

When I get together with other mums of tween and young teen girls we sometimes talk about finding movies that are suitable for their age. My kids aren't ready for M rated movies, with some few exceptions. I check out which movies are suitable on imdb website. The parental advisory. section provides details of what happens in the film regarding language, violence, drugs and alcohol and sexual references. I've made a list. These are the films my kids enjoy.

My Family and Other Animals
Some Like it Hot
Singin’ in the Rain
Calamity Jane
Gone With the Wind
All About Eve
National Velvet
Red Dog
Ballet Shoes
Anne of Green Gables
Ramona and Beezus
Little Women
The Parent Trap (1961)
Double Indemnity
Mary Poppins
It's a Wonderful Life 
Marx Bros movies

These are the films I think I'm ready to show them. Some are suitable for younger viewers, and I'd just forgotten about them. I remember watching some of these with my family, presented by Bill Collins.

It Happened One Night
Holiday Inn
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Star is Born (1954)
Adam’s Rib
Woman of the Year
Pat and Mike
Bringing Up Baby
Arsenic and Old Lace
Blossoms in the Dust
Mrs Miniver
The Third Man
The 39 Steps
The Miracle Worker
Sabrina (1954)
West Side Story
Viva Las Vegas
Funny Girl
2001: A Space Odyssey
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Running on Empty
Life is Beautiful
Bend it Like Beckham
The Man From Snowy River
My Brilliant Career
Picnic at Hanging Rock
The Sting
The Truman Show
Norma Rae
The Secret of Roan Inish
A League of Their Own
Stranger Than Fiction
Indiana Jones
Made in Dagenham
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Moonrise Kingdom
The Help
Now You See It
War Horse
Akeelah and the Bee

If you are looking for ideas you can search by genre and age on the Common Sense Media and Mighty Girl sites.

I have another list of films with more serious or intense themes or scenes that will have to wait until we are all a bit older...

What films do you recommend for tweens and young teens?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am really concerned about the kind of movies that my children watch. I tell them to rent DVDs of good movies for tweens and never allow bringing them whatever they want to see.