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Top Movies for Geeky Families

Let your geek flag fly! These days, it's cool to love sci-fi, fantasy, and just about anything with a cult following. Whether you're eager for your kids to learn the ways of the Force or to live long and prosper, there's a great pick waiting for you on our list of the best movies -- and best TV shows! -- for families who embrace geeky media.

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My Neighbor Totoro

age 5+

Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1988)
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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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Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope

age 7+

Sci-fi action classic perfect for sharing with kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1977)
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Galaxy Quest

age 10+

Sci-fi comedy has violence, language, sexual references.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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Back to the Future

age 10+

'80s time-travel favorite; some violence, bullying, cursing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1985)
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Captain America: The First Avenger

age 11+

Comic book adventure mixes patriotism, explosive action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Ghostbusters

age 11+

Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1984)
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

age 11+

Indy's first raucous adventure has peril, stereotypes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1981)
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Spider-Man

age 11+

Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

age 12+

Fabulous, but also violent and scary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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Star Trek

age 12+

Classic franchise gets new life; OK for older kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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Wonder Woman

age 12+

Engaging, entertaining, empowering superhero adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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The Avengers

age 13+

Heroes work together in explosive comic-book adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

age 13+

Nonstop hilarity for families; some bawdy humor, profanity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1975)
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Serenity

age 13+

A bit clunky, but entertaining sci-fi.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)