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Recommended Films for Actors Over 10 Years Old

The following list was curated from www.commonsensemedia.org.


Adventures of Robin Hood, The - Errol Flynn stars in swashbuckling family delight.

Anne of Green Gables - Faithful, sensitive take on classic novel is great for kids.

Arrival - Great, deeply thoughtful, compassionate sci-fi tale.

Back to the Future (1985) - '80s time-travel favorite; some violence, bullying, cursing.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - Silly time-capsule comedy ideal for older tweens.

Black Stallion, The - Breathtakingly beautiful, magical classic is a must-see.

Call of the Wild, The (2020) - Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience.

Casablanca - Brief violence and lots of tension in top-notch classic.

Christmas Story, A - Wonderful antidote to cutesy holiday tales; some swearing.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.

E.T. (1982) - Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.

Fiddler on the Roof - Epic musical story of Jews facing religious persecution.

Fly Away Home - Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.

Frankenstein - Classic monster movie still electrifies.

Goonies, The (1985) - Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.

Great Gilly Hopkins, The - Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.

Groundhog Day - '90s comedy offers witty, sarcastic take on redemption.

Hidden Figures - Inspiring true story of African-American women at NASA.

High School Musical - A modern-day Grease for tweens.

Holes - Great movie respects its audience's intelligence.

Hoosiers - Stirring tale of heroic sportsmanship will inspire families. Alcoholism.

Hugo - Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark - Indy's first adventure is a rip-roarin action masterpiece.

It's a Wonderful Life - This classic delivers warmth all year long.

Karate Kid, The (1984) - '80s classic is still fun for families with older tweens.

Little Women (2019) - Poignant, beautifully made take on beloved sisterhood tale.

Millions - A beautiful, rare family film that everyone can enjoy.

Napoleon Dynamite - One-of-a-kind high school comedy for the family.

Nightmare Before Christmas, The - Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.

October Sky - Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.

Princess Bride, The (1987) - Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.

Queen of Katwe - Inspiring true tale of girl Ugandan chess champ.

Rocky – Boxing, Best Picture, sets underdog-hero standard; drinking.

Roman Holiday - Delightful classic is perfect for family movie night.

Rudy - Inspiring sports film about a real-life underdog.

Sandlot, The - Lighthearted, nostalgic tween comedy; some language.

School of Rock - Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.

Sense and Sensibility - A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.

Some Like It Hot - One of the wildest romantic farces ever.

Wadjda - Beautiful, nuanced tale of an independent Saudi girl.

West Side Story - Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence.

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