The Wizard of Oz

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Common Sense says

age 6+

Even decades later, one of the best family films ever made.

NR 1939 101 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 63 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 165 reviews

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Just so you know I’m 14 just using my moms account

Really good! I remember being scared by the wicked witch when I was little and a scarecrow gets set on fire but is fine. Great messages and a really fun movie with great music, perfect for all ages. In the credits the munchkins are credited as “The Midgets” no names or anything, which is offensive so if your kid asks just explain how it isn’t right that that are generalized like that. You should watch this movie that you will look back on fondly as a good childhood memory.

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