Best Tween Movies

Looking for a five-star film for your next family movie night with your tween? We've got you covered with some must-see movies that older kids and grown-ups alike will love. Check out some of our top-rated favorites, from inspiring sports dramas such as Hoosiers to a fast-paced Harry Potter fantasy, from Indiana Jones action to classic comedies such as Some Like It Hot. No matter what kinds of movies your tween likes, you're sure to find something great here. For even more movie night inspiration, check out our 50 Movies All Kids Should Watch Before They're 12 or try our Best Tween TV Shows.

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Anne of Green Gables

age 7+

Faithful, sensitive take on classic novel is great for kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1986)
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

age 7+

Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1982)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

age 7+

First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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The Nightmare Before Christmas

age 7+

Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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The Adventures of Robin Hood

age 8+

Errol Flynn stars in swashbuckling family delight.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1938)
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Beauty and the Beast

age 8+

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

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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The Black Stallion

age 8+

Breathtakingly beautiful, magical classic is a must-see.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1979)
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Bringing Up Baby

age 8+

Classic screwball comedy with loads of tame laughs.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1938)
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A Christmas Story

age 8+

Wonderful antidote to cutesy holiday tales; some swearing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1983)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

age 8+

Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1977)
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Fly Away Home

age 8+

Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)
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A Hard Day's Night

age 8+

Beatles classic is Fab-ulous, but expect lots of smoking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1964)
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High School Musical

age 8+

A modern-day Grease for tweens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Howl's Moving Castle

age 8+

Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)
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Hugo

age 8+

Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Long Way North

age 8+

Thrilling tale about a girl's search for her grandfather.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Mad Hot Ballroom

age 8+

Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)
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Old Yeller

age 8+

Tearjerker is one of the best early Disney dramas.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1957)
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The Princess Bride

age 8+

Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1987)
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The Princess Diaries

age 8+

Sweet tale about growing up is terrific fun for families.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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