Are you tired of watching movies aimed at your family - only to find them inappropriate? I hope this list will become a reliable form of resource for you. I have listed 100 Movies from past to present that are suitable for your whole family - from your littlest to your oldest. They have minimal violence, sex and bad language....of course as with everything a family watches, you may need to explain situations to your children or critique the movie first.
As new movies are released, if I find out they encourage family values, are innocent to little eyes, or suitable for your family, I will add them to the list (removing an older film listed in the process.)
~~~ Again, please remember to always screen a movie for yourself before showing it your children. Some of these movies (although family-oriented) still might not be suitable for younger children. I realize not everyone will agree with every movie on this list - but have done my best in its compilation and no movie is on here that I haven't personally seen myself.
NOTE: Newer additions are in red
1. The Lorax
2.The Good Lie - Has some violence in the beginning of the movie
3. Dolphin Tale 2
4. One Night with a King
5. Letters to Juliet - Note: There are some paintings in the beginning of the movie with nudity in them and a scene where tourists touch a statue's breast. Otherwise, this film is very clean.
6. The Terrible Horrible Not So Good Day
7. Parental Guidance
8. Confessions of a Shopaholic
9. Remember The Titans (Denzel Washington)
10. Extraordinary Measures (Harrison Ford) **A few instances of swearing
11. McFarland USA(Kevin Costner)** Wonderful movie! - True story
12. Horton Hears a WhoNote: There are a couple times where the word "idiot" is used as well as "boob" - referring to someone being a dimwit
13. The Nativity Story~ I do not recommend this movie for younger children - you at least want to view it first to see what you think your child can handle.
14. Rocky Balboa
15. The Odd Life of Timothy Green
16. God's Not Dead
17. Sky High (Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston )
19. The Help **A few swear words
21. Age of Adaline (1 small bedroom scene - no nudity)
22. Game Plan
24. Black or White (Kevin Costner)
25. The Song (Some adult subject matter)
26. War Room
27. The Rookie - (Dennis Quaid)
28. The Terminal (Tom Hanks)
29. Miss Potter
30. The Intern (Anne Hathaway, Robert DeNiro) - This would be a good "date night" movie for mom and dad. There are just a couple of scenes with brief sexual content - otherwise, a clean movie.
31. Where Hope Grows (NEW!)
32. The Lake House (Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves)
33. The Giver (NEW!)
34. Invictus (Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman)
35. Despicable ME
36. The Finest Hours (NEW)
37. The Ultimate Gift
39. Me Before You (NEW) Due to some subject matter, I would not recommend this for young children.
40. Miracles From Heaven (NEW)
41. The Eye of the Dolphin
42. We Are Marshall
43. Finding Dory (NEW)
44. Last Chance Harvey One scene where they say the "s" word a few times but otherwise a clean movie
45. NarniaI would recommend not letting children under the age of 9 see this movie without you viewing it first. In fact, I would recommend that you do see this movie first and then decide what is and is not appropriate for your children. I know many parents who have let their children watch the whole movie. I have a 9 and an almost 7 year old. My husband and I watched this first and then I chose to watch it with my girls. There were some scenes that I forwarded through, and some that I did not let my younger one watch at all as she can get very anxious at intense scenes. It is a great movie that has a lot of things to talk about and discuss. But there are intense scenes of children being chased, fighting, the killing of Aslan, a knife is put to Edmond's throat, there are creatures that work for the witch that are very ugly and demonic looking, and of course the evilness of the witch. You will need to watch this movie yourself to put everything into context and decide how mature your children are and what they can or cannot view. But I do suggest letting them see some of the ugliness (depending on what you feel they can handle) as life does have ugliness in it and it can bring to light great discussions about good and evil. All in all - this is a wonderful story depicting what God did for us and how we stand to battle as His children.
46. Tooth Fairy
48. Raise Your Voice (Hilary Duff)
49. The Blind Side
50. Nim's Island
51. Secondhand Lions (Robert Duvall, Michael Caine)
52. The Count of Monte Cristo (Jim Caviezel) ~ I love Jim Caviezel in this movie and it's become one of my favorites. It's got drama, a love story, and some action so that you and your spouse can both enjoy it together. I would recommend not allowing young children to watch this movie as it can be violent in spots though. The great thing about this movie is the underlying morals it encompasses. Dantes (played by Jim Caviezel) has every right for revenge for being imprisoned unjustly for 13 years. Dantes learns an internal strength and you will feel "gripped" as you follow his emotions from sadness, bitterness, anger, shock, and forgiveness as life continues to change for him in varied ways. You will root for Dantes, cry with him, smile, and feel justified at the ending.
53. August Rush
54. Love Comes Softly
55. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
56. Ice Princess
57. Kung Fu Panda
58. Eight Below
59. A Cinderella Story (Hilary Duff)
60. Monsters University
62. Last Song
63. Dreamer (Kurt Russell, Elisabeth Shue, Dakota Fanning) I just saw this beautiful movie with my family. It is based on a true story about a horse that injured its leg and how this horse changes the direction, attitudes, and connectedness of the family that takes it in. The movie starts out a little slow, but is very heartwarming as you watch the characters evolve a little bit. There is no sex and I don't remember any foul language. This is a great movie for the whole family to see and especially those children who adore horses. I want to buy this one on DVD when it comes out.....
65. Flicka (Tim McGraw) Flicka is a great family movie - and I would encourage dads and daughters to see it together. It can bring some great discussion regarding obedience, as well as the dreams that children carry within their hearts. There is no swearing in this movie and no sexual scenes (only one scene that shows the daughter's back in the bathtub). It is a story about a daughter and her soulful desire to be with, around, and on horses - hoping to carry on and take over her father's ranch someday. Only problem is that her dad and her "butt" heads a lot as he thinks his son will take over the ranch (the son would rather go off to college). It will bring tears to your eyes on more than one occasion as you see how God created innate desires within us that cannot go unattended. It will also address the parent-child relationship and the respect that needs to be given to that - as well as the consequences that can be had when you willfully disobey. A very touching movie.
67. National Treasure
68. Soul Surfer Note: Very inspiring and motivating film.
70. Fireproof (Kirk Cameron)
71. High School Musical 3: Senior Year
72. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
73. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (Richard Gere) (GREAT true story - I cried!)
74. October Baby - The best movie I've seen in awhile! Definitely grabbed my emotions and very thought-provoking.
75. We Bought a Zoo - a couple mild sexual references - but they are quick
76. Amazing Grace
77. Toy Story 3
78. Ramona & Beezus (Selena Gomez)
79. Mirror, Mirror (Julia Roberts) Note: Fairly clean, but a little cheesy
80. Princess Diaries 2 (Julie Andrews)
81. One Fine Day (Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney)
82. What A Girl Wants (Kelly Preston, Amanda Bynes)
84. Ella Enchanted (Anne Hathaway)
85. March of the Penguins
86. Dolphin Tale
87. Pursuit of Happyness (Will Smith)
88. Radio - (Cuba Gooding JR. )
89. Prince Caspian Note: This movie is more intense than the first Narnia movie with a lot of battle scenes/sequences. Arrows and swords are common. I would recommend watching first before showing to children under 10.
91. Big Miracle
92. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
93. Here Comes The Boom!
94. Tuck Everlasting
95. Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Note: There are some dark/scary scenes in this movie. So although I think it has an excellent theme to it (it talks about temptation) I think younger children might be scared. Either view it first or maybe only have 10 yrs of age and older kids watch.
96. Bedtime Stories Note: There is one girl who wears a bikini and a couple other skimpy outfits but extended attention is not drawn to these....