2021 Oscar-Nominated Films

The Academy Awards ceremony gives us one of the biggest nights in Hollywood. Filmmakers, actors, and fans get together to celebrate the best of the best movies from the previous year. Use this list to find the perfect film for your family to watch before the big night. (The 93rd Annual Academy Awards air Sunday, April 25, 2021, on ABC.) From colorful adventures for kids (like Onward and Wolfwalkers) to edgier, mature dramas (like Promising Young Woman and Judas and the Black Messiah), there's a whole range of high-quality movies to choose from. For last year's nominees (2019 movies honored in 2020), check out our list of 2020 Oscar-Nominated Films. And for our take on 2020's top movies, see Best Family Movies of 2020.

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

age 5+

Delightful family-friendly sequel has positive themes.

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Over the Moon

age 6+

Dreamy, China-set musical fairy tale has positive lessons.

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Onward

age 7+

Original, heartfelt sibling adventure about love and loss.

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My Octopus Teacher

age 8+

Octopus befriends troubled diver and teaches him about life.

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The One and Only Ivan

age 8+

Big-hearted adaptation should please fans of the book.

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Soul

age 8+

Amazing animation, serious themes in existential dramedy.

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Wolfwalkers

age 8+

Lush, lyrical Irish folktale has dark moments, peril.

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Pinocchio (2020)

age 10+

Italian live-action version has mild scares and peril.

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Mulan (2020)

age 11+

Martial arts epic is more intense, violent than original.

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Emma.

age 12+

Delightful Austen adaptation has a couple of cheeky scenes.

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A Love Song for Latasha

age 13+

Brief docu remembers Black teen whose life was cut short.

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

age 13+

Silly spoof has swearing, comic violence, sexual humor.

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Greyhound

age 13+

Intense WWII combat in the Atlantic; brief language.

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If Anything Happens I Love You

age 13+

Animated short sensitively explores school shootings.

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The Life Ahead

age 13+

Touching adaptation of teary classic has drugs, language.

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Love and Monsters

age 13+

Charming post-apocalyptic adventure is filled with suspense.

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The Midnight Sky

age 13+

Peril, language in gloomy, character-driven apocalypse tale.

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Minari

age 13+

Thoughtful, inspiring drama promotes family understanding.

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News of the World

age 13+

Stirring, lyrical Western has peril, some harsh violence.

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Another Round

age 14+

Danish dramedy shows good, bad, and ugly side of alcohol.

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