2018 Oscar-Nominated Films

The 2018 Oscar nominations are full of family-friendly films (as well as many that are far better for teens and up!). From Pixar's animated hit Coco and the sweet story of Ferdinand to thought-provoking fare like Darkest Hour and The Post, families will find lots of movies to enjoy together. Check out our reviews to see what fits for your family. (The 90th Annual Academy Awards telecast airs Sunday, March 4, 2018, on ABC.) For 2017's crop of award-worthy movies, check out 2017 Oscar-Nominated Films. And for our own take on 2017's top movies, see Best Family Movies of 2017.

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Ferdinand Movie Poster Image
Sweet story about compassion, nonviolence has a few scares.
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The Boss Baby Movie Poster Image
Animated comedy about sibling rivalry has peril, body humor.
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Coco Movie Poster Image
Stunningly animated, poignant tribute to family and culture.
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
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The Greatest Showman Movie Poster Image
Jackman and Zendaya entertain in musical Barnum biopic.
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Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Movie Poster Image
Sci-fi violence, strong female characters in thrilling epic.
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Wonder Movie Poster Image
Earnest, emotional book adaptation has strong messages.
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The Breadwinner Movie Poster Image
Powerful, intense animated tale of life under Taliban rule.
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Victoria and Abdul Movie Poster Image
Dench is fabulous in fascinating but underdeveloped story.
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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Movie Poster Image
Informative but dry docu on the trial of a small bank.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Poster Image
Lots of laughs, thrills, tunes in slightly lesser sequel.
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Darkest Hour Movie Poster Image
Mild but talky look at Churchill's early days in power.
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Loving Vincent Movie Poster Image
Gorgeous, hand-painted images + pulpy murder story.
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Marshall Movie Poster Image
Inspirational, entertaining biopic of a very human hero.
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The Post Movie Poster Image
Well-acted, relevant drama about freedom of the press.
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Roman J. Israel, Esq. Movie Poster Image
Strong performances, but inconsistent and unsatisfying.
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Strong Island Movie Poster Image
Emotionally raw docu on racial injustice in America.
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War for the Planet of the Apes Movie Poster Image
Smart, emotional, violent sequel has resonant ideas.
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Dunkirk Movie Poster Image
Intense, challenging story shows the horrors of war.
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Kong: Skull Island Movie Poster Image
Battles are brutally violent in diverse, '70s-set reboot.
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The Big Sick Movie Poster Image
Thoughtful romantic dramedy has swearing, drinking, sex.
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Icarus Movie Poster Image
Eye-opening docu on Russian doping scandal; some cursing.
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Mudbound Movie Poster Image
Masterful drama set in 1940s South has brutality, racism.
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Phantom Thread Movie Poster Image
Elegant power struggle in the fashion world; salty language.
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All the Money in the World Movie Poster Image
Violent but good thriller about corrupting power of money.
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Blade Runner 2049 Movie Poster Image
Mature sci-fi sequel is almost as good as the original.
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Call Me by Your Name Movie Poster Image
Strong sexual content, adult themes in gay romance.
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The Disaster Artist Movie Poster Image
Loving, funny portrait of infamous filmmaker; sex, language.
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The Florida Project Movie Poster Image
Gritty drama is breathtakingly realistic, unforgettable.
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I, Tonya Movie Poster Image
Fact-based dark comedy has strong language, domestic abuse.
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Lady Bird Movie Poster Image
Touching, funny, personal, and mature coming-of-age comedy.
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Last Men in Aleppo Movie Poster Image
Gripping docu shows real-life footage of ongoing Syrian war.
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Logan Movie Poster Image
Poignant, grown-up, very violent superhero movie.
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Molly's Game Movie Poster Image
Talky, mature drama with powerful, imperfect female lead.
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The Shape of Water Movie Poster Image
Compassionate monster movie/love story has mature content.
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Baby Driver Movie Poster Image
Car-centric crime action is stylish but shallow, violent.
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Get Out Movie Poster Image
Horror-thriller is surprising, shocking, timely, and funny.
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Movie Poster Image
Exceptional, intense, complex crime drama resonates.
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