Nonviolent Family Movies

Almost all movies have conflict -- otherwise, why would we watch? But kids (and parents) have different tolerance levels for tension, scariness, and violence, so movies' reliance on these tools just doesn't work for some families. Here's a list of nonviolent movies that we think are great family viewing. Check the detailed reviews to make sure the topics and themes are right for your family.

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Favorite book adaptation promotes brains over brawn.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Adorable big-screen Pooh adaptation is short and sweet.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Cute pro-environment story that's best for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Sweet, simple story is best for young Tink fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
Lovable pet tale about friendship despite differences.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Pixar comedy is full of four-wheeled fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
Sweet Dutch adventure story follows kids exploring nature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
Often considered the finest musical of all time.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1952)
Just as charming and curious as it was in 1985.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
A "girlfriends" story with a great message for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
Subtitled docu about sushi chef inspires and enlightens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)

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