2016 Oscar-Nominated Films

The 2016 Oscar nominations are full of family-friendly films. From Pixar's latest hit, Inside Out, to the hugely anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens and the romantic period drama Brooklyn, families will find movies to enjoy together with even the youngest kids. Check out our reviews to see what fits for your family. (The 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast airs February 28, 2016, on ABC.) For the 2017 nominees, click here.

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Tons of barn-animal fun in sweet stop-motion adventure.
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Gorgeous, but it's the same old fairy tale.
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Beautiful, original story about handling big feelings.
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Poignant hand-drawn story promotes family, environmentalism.
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Beautifully animated but slow tale about unique friendship.
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Epic Star Wars sequel delivers great performances, action.
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Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
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Cold War thriller focuses on tension over action.
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Feel-good Rocky-saga drama is both a hit and a miss.
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Poignant immigration drama is romantic, thought-provoking.
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Inspiring but uneven drama about Miracle Mop inventor.
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Fast-paced thriller is high on action, lighter on emotion.
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Compelling portrait of Apple genius has lots of swearing.
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Quietly powerful drama about marriage and memory.
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Grim docu shines much-needed light on campus rape epidemic.
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Powerful, intense film about Boston church abuse scandal.
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Devastatingly compelling docu about talent gone too soon.
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Finance dramedy turns complex ideas into gripping cinema.
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Moving, beautifully acted '50s-set drama about secret love.
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Postapocalyptic action is excellent but extremely violent.
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Difficult-to-watch but beautifully performed survival tale.
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Entertaining Hollywood story has important history lesson.
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Brutal but inspiring docu about 2013-'14 Ukrainian uprising.
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Great performance in fact-based transgender story.
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Brilliant, emotional, mature sci-fi tale could be a classic.
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Violent drug-lord battle is masterful but pessimistic.
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Edgy but powerful story of incendiary '80s rap group.
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Thoughtful, reflective drama has strong language, nudity.
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Extreme violence, language in Tarantino's clever western.
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Heavy, punishing violence in DiCaprio's revenge Western.
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