Remember the Titans

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
Remember the Titans Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 10+

Inspiring football drama brings history to life.

PG 2000 113 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 52 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Stands out for and .

Community Reviews

age 10+

A bit too tidy

This film is very watchable, predictable, and manipulative. This does not take away from the film's charm. However, it is far too reductive in its portrayal of race relations and puts a bit too much faith in football for my taste. Everyone performs well and it all feels heartfelt, but it is also all a bit too tidy and cue the swelling music.
age 8+

Great sports story with a positive message

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Friday Night Lights Poster Image

    Friday Night Lights

    Powerful drama is so much more than a football movie.

    age 14+
  • Brian's Song Poster Image

    Brian's Song

    Weepy story of interracial pro football teammates.

    age 10+
  • Coach Carter Poster Image

    Coach Carter

    Engaging film with a terrific message.

    age 14+

Character Strengths

Find more movies that help kids build character.

  • Young girl staring at her dad
    See all
  • Kids in class
    See all
  • Hands together
    See all

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of basketball, football, and medal
    Sports and Martial Arts
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a map and jug
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate