2015 Oscar-Nominated Flicks for Families

The 2015 Oscar nominations are full of family-friendly films. From the epic adventure How to Train Your Dragon 2 to the powerful fight for equal rights in Selma and Boyhood's unique look at growing up, parents, teens, tweens, and even young kids will find movies to enjoy together. Check out our reviews to see what fits for your family. (The 87th Annual Academy Awards telecast airs February 22, 2015, on ABC.)

Browse 2015 Oscar-Nominated Flicks for Families

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Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun.
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Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.
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Epic, thrilling 3-D adventure sequel is outstanding.
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Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship.
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Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
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Beautifully animated Japanese folktale for older kids.
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Sondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
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Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.
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Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
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Ambitious intergalactic drama focuses on a father's promise.
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Heavy fantasy violence, but no sex in superhero sequel.
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Intense sequel is darker than first, with more weapons.
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Strong performances buoy teen-friendly historical drama.
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Outstanding drama about MLK's fight for equal rights.
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Moore turns Alzheimer's drama into acting master class.
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Time-traveling superhero sequel has lots of action violence.
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(2014)
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Music-heavy film explores reinvention and forgiveness.
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Powerful romantic drama depicts the downside of celebrity.
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Hawking's brilliant mind comes to life in thoughtful drama.
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Intense WWII biopic is inspiring but doesn't go deep enough.
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Unique, affecting, mature drama about life and growing up.
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Compelling drama about relentless pursuit of perfection.
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Excellent, mature dramedy about failure, success, identity.
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Witty, whimsical farce with some cartoonish violence.
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Mature legal drama is superbly acted but a bit predictable.
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Biopic of famous painter is well-acted but slow moving.
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Outstanding but shattering docu set in war-torn Congo.
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Emotional tale of self-discovery explores grief, addiction.
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