Find the best for your family

See what's streaming, limit strong violence or language, and find picks your kids will love with Common Sense Media Plus.

Join now

Movie Reviews

Mad Hot Ballroom Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 8+
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
Continue reading
The Secret of NIMH Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 8+
Fascinating, but very dark with some creepy imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
Continue reading
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
Continue reading
The Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 8+
Great book, great adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
Continue reading
Star Trek: The Original Series TV Poster Image
age 8+
A cultural icon that's lived long and prospered.
Network: G4, Syndicated, TV Land
(1966)
Continue reading
Star Trek: The Next Generation TV Poster Image
age 8+
Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.
Network: Syndicated
(1987)
Continue reading
The Princess Bride Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 8+
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
Continue reading
Fly Away Home Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 8+
Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
Continue reading
Willow Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 8+
Magic-filled fantasy adventure with a few battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
Continue reading
Swiss Family Robinson Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Good intro to older movies for kids; watch for stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1960)
Continue reading
House of Anubis TV Poster Image
age 8+
British mystery series is clean, positive fun for tweens.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
Continue reading
Liberty's Kids TV Poster Image
age 8+
Worthwhile 'toon walks tweens through American history.
Network: Syndicated
(2002)
Continue reading
Sherlock Jr. Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 8+
Clever, fun-filled intro to silent movies (with subtitles).
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1924)
Continue reading
Gravity Falls TV Poster Image
csm_tv
age 8+
Clever sibling story has some spooky stuff for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
Continue reading
 
Dragons: Race to the Edge TV Poster Image
age 8+
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
Continue reading
 
We Bare Bears TV Poster Image
csm_tv
age 8+
Hilarious bear bros. try to fit into tech-heavy human world.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2015)
Continue reading
 
Zootopia Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 8+
Charming buddy-animal story promotes tolerance, teamwork.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
Continue reading Watch review
Mune: Guardian of the Moon Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Original animated fantasy has a few frightening elements.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
Continue reading
 
Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
Continue reading Watch review
The Miracle Season Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 8+
Tragic loss rocks, then inspires team in true sports story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
Continue reading Watch review

Pages