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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The Gruffalo Movie Poster Image
Favorite book adaptation promotes brains over brawn.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Winnie the Pooh Movie Poster Image
Adorable big-screen Pooh adaptation is short and sweet.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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The Animal Train Movie Poster Image
Cute pro-environment story that's best for little kids.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Tinker Bell Movie Poster Image
Sweet, simple story is best for young Tink fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Adventures of Milo and Otis Movie Poster Image
Lovable pet tale about friendship despite differences.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Cars Movie Poster Image
Pixar comedy is full of four-wheeled fun.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Frogs and Toads: Max's Magical Journey Movie Poster Image
Sweet Dutch adventure story follows kids exploring nature.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Kiki's Delivery Service Movie Poster Image
A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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My Neighbor Totoro Movie Poster Image
Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Singin' in the Rain Movie Poster Image
Often considered the finest musical of all time.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1952)
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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Movie Poster Image
Just as charming and curious as it was in 1985.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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The Baby Sitters Club Movie Poster Image
A "girlfriends" story with a great message for tweens.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Spellbound Movie Poster Image
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi Movie Poster Image
Subtitled docu about sushi chef inspires and enlightens.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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