Gone with the Wind

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
Gone with the Wind Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 10+

Undeniably an epic, but lots of problematic representations.

G 1939 238 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 67 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

It’s an important movie to me if you want to learn about the civil war.

I love how it has classic civil war songs like when Johnny comes marching home!I would recommend it’s for ages 13+.I’m ten and I saw it when I was nine witch I think is ok .
age 14+

kids need to be old enough to understand what's wrong here

there are plenty of other "classics" that don't romanticize the Confederacy. if you haven't seen it in 20 years, please read this before considering letting kids watch it: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-06-08/hbo-max-racism-gone-wi… besides everything that's wrong with it, it's just not the type of film most kids would enjoy anyway.

This title has:

Too much violence

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • The Notebook Poster Image

    The Notebook

    More sexy stuff than you'd expect for a syrupy romance.

    age 14+
  • Atonement Poster Image


    Stellar literary adaptation too mature for kids.

    age 16+
  • Doctor Zhivago Poster Image

    Doctor Zhivago

    Epic drama combines romance, politics, mature themes.

    age 13+

Character Strengths

Find more movies that help kids build character.

  • Child cross country skiing
    See all

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a book
    Book Characters
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a map and jug
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate