The 2013 Oscar nominations are chock-full of family-friendly films. From the cinematic magic of Ang Lee's Life of Pi to Princess Merida's adventures in Brave and Daniel Day-Lewis' transformative performance in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, parents, teens, tweens, and even younger kids will find movies to enjoy together. Check out our reviews to see what fits for your family. (The 85th Annual Academy Awards telecast airs Feb. 24, 2013, on ABC.)
Pirate adventure blends Victorian history, high-seas fun.
Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
Game-themed movie mixes potty humor with strong messages.
Visually appealing fairy tale lacks oomph but fine for kids.
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
Cool-but-creepy monster flick is too scary for little kids.
Beautiful, emotional, intense story of faith and friendship.
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
Heroes work together in explosive comic book adventure.
Entertaining biopic focuses on Hitch's marriage and method.
Very intense story of family's survival against the odds.
Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.
Bond returns for more racy, action-packed thrills.
Devastatingly moving drama has harsh truths, whimsy, wisdom.
Excellent film adaptation of gritty, heartbreaking musical.
Typically quirky Wes Anderson dramedy has lots of heart.
Violent fairy tale isn't for kids but will attract teens.
Complex drama with violence is demanding for any age group.
Stylized retelling of Tolstoy classic best for older teens.
Taut political thriller based on real-life escape from Iran.
Excellent but mature drama about alcoholic airline pilot.
Intense, evocative drama examines faith, compulsion.
New Alien movie has strong themes, violence.
Hefty historical drama has some racy, violent moments.
Offbeat dramedy mixes light and dark; some intense moments.
Intelligent, uncompromising drama is violent and complex.
Mature but deeply powerful look at sex and the disabled.