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 last year's crop of award-worthy movies (which were released in 2016), 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

age 6+

Sweet story about compassion, nonviolence has a few scares.

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The Boss Baby

age 6+

Animated comedy about sibling rivalry has peril, body humor.

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Coco

age 7+

Stunningly animated, poignant tribute to family and culture.

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Beauty and the Beast

age 8+

Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."

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The Greatest Showman

age 10+

Jackman and Zendaya entertain in musical Barnum biopic.

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Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

age 10+

Sci-fi violence, strong female characters in thrilling epic.

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Wonder

age 10+

Earnest, emotional book adaptation has strong messages.

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The Breadwinner

age 11+

Powerful, intense animated tale of life under Taliban rule.

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Victoria and Abdul

age 11+

Dench is fabulous in fascinating but underdeveloped story.

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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

age 12+

Informative but dry docu on the trial of a small bank.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

age 12+

Lots of laughs, thrills, tunes in slightly lesser sequel.

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Darkest Hour

age 13+

Mild but talky look at Churchill's early days in power.

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Loving Vincent

age 13+

Gorgeous, hand-painted images + pulpy murder story.

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Marshall

age 13+

Inspirational, entertaining biopic of a very human hero.

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The Post

age 13+

Well-acted, relevant drama about freedom of the press.

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Roman J. Israel, Esq.

age 13+

Strong performances, but inconsistent and unsatisfying.

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Strong Island

age 13+

Emotionally raw docu on racial injustice in America.

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War for the Planet of the Apes

age 13+

Smart, emotional, violent sequel has resonant ideas.

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Dunkirk

age 14+

Intense, challenging story shows the horrors of war.

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Kong: Skull Island

age 14+

Battles are brutally violent in diverse, '70s-set reboot.

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