The Flight of Dragons

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Imaginative fantasy pits science against magic.

NR 1986 98 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 6+

An Overlooked Classic

One of the best rankin/bass films (the hobbit being absolute top of the list for me). This is truly wonderful - my son was too young to grasp all the nuances of the science/magic dichotomy but it doesn’t matter. It’s captivating on a lot of levels - simply one of the best dragon movies ever made. Some violence, and sex is alluded to. I can’t recommend it enough.
age 6+

Best animated film about dragons that I've ever seen.

This Rankin/Bass classic is one of their best films ever, hands-down! This film is great for everyone, young and old! Nothing else to say but, go ahead and watch it yourself! You will not be disappointed! :-)

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Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 3, 1986
  • On DVD or streaming: August 13, 1996
  • Cast: John Ritter
  • Director: Jules Bass
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Run time: 98 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • MPAA explanation: Not Rated
  • Last updated: March 31, 2022

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