Best Media Lists: Our Recommendations for Families

Need some fresh ideas for your next family movie night? In the market for apps and games that will entertain your kids and teach them a thing or two? Looking for a book to engage your reluctant reader? Our editors have hand-picked lists of their favorite titles in every category of media we cover -- movies, TV, books, music, websites, apps, and games (including learning ratings) -- to give you the information you need to make the best choices for your family. All of our picks are entertaining and rated to help you decide whether they're age-appropriate for your kids.

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2024 NAACP Image Award-Nominated Films, TV Shows, Books, and Podcasts

We'd like to thank the NAACP for this year's outstanding nominees.

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2024 Oscar-Nominated Films

Congratulations to the nominees of the 96th annual Academy Awards!

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Best U.K. and International Films of the Year: 2023

This year's exceptional titles from the United Kingdom and beyond.

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Best Podcasts of the Year: 2023

Our favorite screen-free listens of the year.

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Best Books of the Year: 2023

The year's most captivating reads and unforgettable characters.

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Best Video Games of the Year: 2023

Press "play" on the video games we raved about this year.

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Best TV Shows of the Year: 2023

Here's what we couldn't stop watching this year.

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Best Movies of the Year: 2023

From buzzy theatrical releases to streaming standouts, here are this year's top picks.

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Books to Help Kids and Tweens Understand the Importance of Consent

These books can help spark and support important conversations about consent.

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Latin American Academy Award Winners and Nominees

Meet some of the Latino actors and filmmakers who've made history on the big screen.

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Great Movies with Latino Stars

Funny and touching stories with Latino actors in the spotlight.

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Movies with Afro-Latino Stars

Don't miss these fantastic films featuring Afro-Latino celebrities in major roles.

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Concert Movies

Turn your couch into the best seat in the house with these musical picks.

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Guillermo del Toro Movies and TV Shows for Kids

Discover the award-winning Mexican filmmaker's less-spooky work.

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Screen-Free Summer: Top Podcasts for Kids and Families

Families will enjoy screen-free summer fun with our hand-picked collection of kid-friendly podcasts to help keep boredom at bay.

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Movies and TV Shows That Celebrate Hip-Hop Music

Iconic soundtracks, artists, and storylines.

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Movies and TV Shows with Arab Leads

Moving, accurate reflections of Arab culture, with Arab actors and characters at the forefront.

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Great Canadian TV Shows

Go beyond Degrassi with these picks that will make you say "eh."

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Controversial TV Shows That Teens Are Watching

These edgier picks are the shows teens are talking about. How much do you know about them?

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Kids' Books About Moving to a New Home

Stories that explore the feelings and challenges related to moving.