My Neighbors the Yamadas

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
My Neighbors the Yamadas Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 7+

Quirky animated comedy follows a family's ups and downs.

PG 1999 104 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 7 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 7+

good for all ages

very cool

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Castle in the Sky Poster Image

    Castle in the Sky

    Exciting anime fantasy has some violence, peril.

    age 9+
  • Howl's Moving Castle Poster Image

    Howl's Moving Castle

    Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.

    age 8+
  • Ponyo Poster Image

    Ponyo

    Miyazaki's stunning adventure is geared to younger kids.

    age 5+
  • Princess Mononoke Poster Image

    Princess Mononoke

    Epic, compelling, and violent anime classic.

    age 12+
  • Spirited Away Poster Image

    Spirited Away

    Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.

    age 9+

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a sister and brother holding hands
    Brothers and Sisters
    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