Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)

Movie review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003) Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 9+

Book-based drama is emotionally intense, with mild scares.

PG 2003 86 minutes

Parents say

No reviews yet.

Add your rating

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 3 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.

Stands out for .

Community Reviews

There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Sounder Poster Image

    Sounder

    Affecting update of the coming-of-age classic.

    age 12+
  • Old Yeller Poster Image

    Old Yeller

    Tearjerker is one of the best early Disney dramas.

    age 8+
  • True Grit (1969) Poster Image

    True Grit (1969)

    Classic Western has memorable characters, some gun violence.

    age 11+

Character Strengths

Find more movies that help kids build character.

  • Kids in class
    Integrity
    See all
  • Child cross country skiing
    Perseverance
    See all

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    Adventures
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a book
    Book Characters
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a dog and mouse
    Cats, Dogs, and Mice
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of the side profile of a boy
    Great Boy Role Models
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a map and jug
    History
    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