Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
Family-friendly adventure full of magic and battles.
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
Animated adventure amuses but doesn't live up to its title.
Famed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki brings his considerable talents to this beautiful and thoroughly original story.
A great way to introduce your family to Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.
Lush book adaptation mixes romance, fantasy, some violence.
Enormous scale and spectacle, but weak characters, story.
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
Not enough magic to mostly unfunny Carell-Carrey comedy.
Holiday icons defend childhood in gorgeous adventure.
Sequels offer more peril and scares than original.
Darling royal tot is steeped in princess stereotypes.
Final Twilight focuses on Edward and Bella's legacy.
Barbie teaches kids about classic ballets; some romance.
Cute, kid-friendly monster movie; may scare sensitive kids.
Mixed-media movie celebrates life of Polish composer Chopin.
Foreign stop-action film blends the beautiful and grotesque.
Six stunningly animated fairy tales with a few mild scares.
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
Cool-but-creepy monster flick is too scary for little kids.
Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
Funny Christmas tale has feel-good themes for families.
Adventure about overcoming fears is loaded with peril.
Centers on sisterhood and family, with a wee bit of peril.