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

Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
Continue reading
Prime Suspect (UK) TV Poster Image
age 15+
Flawed-but-forceful female lead is a tough act to follow.
Network: ITV, PBS
(1991)
Continue reading
The Universe Versus Alex Woods Book Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
Continue reading
 
The Book of Negroes Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting slavery epic is artful, sobering, and inspiring.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Continue reading
Rift: Starfall Prophecy Game Poster Image
age 15+
Combat-driven sci-fi expansion appeals to vets, newcomers.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Continue reading
The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
Continue reading
Alien Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 15+
Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1979)
Continue reading
Major Crimes TV Poster Image
csm_tv
age 15+
A strong female lead anchors gripping crime drama.
Network: TNT
(2012)
Continue reading
Continuum TV Poster Image
csm_tv
age 15+
Time travel sci-fi with bloodless violence, tough heroine.
Network: Syfy
(2013)
Continue reading
Out of the Easy Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Well-told story of prostitute's daughter; for mature teens.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2013)
Continue reading
What Maisie Knew Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 15+
Wrenching drama about child custody can spark discussion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
Continue reading Watch review
The Bletchley Circle TV Poster Image
age 15+
Dark murder mystery features smart women.
Network: PBS
(2012)
Continue reading
Wonderfalls TV Poster Image
csm_tv
age 15+
Quirky heroine helps people in need; some sexy stuff.
Network: Fox
(2004)
Continue reading
The 100 TV Poster Image
csm_tv
age 15+
Violent dystopian drama with strong female role model.
Network: CW
(2014)
Continue reading
Deliverance Creek TV Poster Image
age 15+
Tense, violent Civil War drama boasts strong female roles.
Network: Lifetime
(2014)
Continue reading
The Mime Order: The Bone Season, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Clairvoyant quest stalls before intense finish.
By Samantha Shannon
(2015)
Continue reading
I Am a Girl Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 15+
Intense, eye-opening docu about growing up around the world.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Continue reading
Republique Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 15+
Dystopian stealth action is fun but has clunky controls.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Continue reading
Difret Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 15+
Intense Ethiopian film makes case for girls'/women's rights.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Continue reading
Fresh Dressed Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 15+
Excellent docu on hip-hop fashion's rise has profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
Continue reading

Pages