Top Movies To Watch With Older Kids

Since you can’t watch the Disney princesses anymore, choosing a movie for you and your younger sibling is a real challenge. You’ll have to find something not too childish, but also not too grown-up.  

You have to be careful when you pick a movie, because the film can have a significant impact on them, but also on you too. Also, you have to find a trustful streaming site if you trust them to choose for you. Why? Because the pop-up ads can ruin your movie night. You don’t want to go searching for a movie and see ads for gambling sites like or other sites aimed at adult audiences. However, if you already have a streaming site you trust and all you need are ideas about what to watch, feel free to check out our top 5 suggestions:

1. Home Alone
The film was released in 1990, and it is funny and also educating. A young boy is left to fend for himself when his parents mistakenly leave him behind when they fly away with the other 11 kids. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to contend with two burglars that try to steal from his house. Enough said, you have to see it.

2. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale – one of our editor’s favorites.
Based on a true story, it shows the great love and respect between a college professor and the little puppy he rescues on a snowy night at the train station. It shows the relationship a dog and a human can have, and the love they share. Because it is “G” rated, it is better for kids (and adults) that are comfortable with sad endings and also the death of one of the main characters.

3. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

The “tale as old as time” looks a bit different than the cartoon, but it is still true to the source material, this time with Emma Watson starring as a Belle. Ariana Grande and John Legend did a great job covering one of the most famous Disney songs. Please be careful when you watch this movie with kids younger than 8, because it has a few moments that may be upsetting for them.

4. The Karate Kid

This one is also a retelling of an old version of the movie, with Jaden Smith starring as the main role. It can be motivating because it shows Jaden as the new kid in town and he has to learn a new skill to defend himself from the bullies. With the help of Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), he masters karate. It is recommended for kids above the age of 9.

5. Freaky Friday

This one shows the unbreakable bond between a mother and her daughter. Even though all they do is to argue and can’t find a single thing to get along with, this movie shows the problems and the solutions that different generations can have. So, that is why they will switch bodies and try to understand what the other one is going through. It is a great lesson for the family.

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