A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can learn about history and geography on a few National Geographic shows, but most of the content isn't educational. Movies may show examples of storytelling, plot, and other literary devices. A few documentaries provide background on a variety of topics, ranging from nutrition to current events and celebrities. Back-to-back ads may play if you try to fast-forward or pause, which can be annoying; parents may also be frustrated to find that descriptions don't include much information about why movies received a certain rating. Popcornflix gathers a lot of entertainment in one location, and users might learn a thing or two over the course of watching a few movies.
Some kids' titles stress individuality, courage, other positive themes.
Violence & Scariness
Dozens of horror choices offer blood, gore galore.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some movies contain nudity, sexual themes.
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"Ass," other swear words.
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Products & Purchases
Ads appear on home page, sometimes before, during movies.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some selections mention drugs, drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Popcornflix is a free streaming movie site that plays documentaries, Hollywood films, and other content. Users are asked to enter their birthday to prove they're 18 before watching R-rated movies, but age isn't verified in any way. Aside from a movie's ratings, descriptions don't list any information about nudity, violence, substance use, or other adult content, and there's quite a lot of this content to be found in varying amounts based on the movie itself. The site also features ads on the home page, as well as before and during some films.
Is It Any Good?
With more than 100 kids' titles, ranging from Betty Boop cartoons to live-action movies starring tweens, this streaming site, at first glance, might see like a fantastic find. Users can watch shows and movies for free; some are even short and simple enough for very young children to enjoy. But upon closer inspection, there are some serious concerns. Much of the content isn't kid-friendly -- including horror flicks where heads are chopped off, movies with nudity, and other adult fare -- and kids can easily access it by claiminh in a pop-up box that they're 18. Kids will also potentially see a lot of ads, especially If they try to fast-forward or rewind part of a video, as well as on the site's home page. This can make the viewing experience somewhat frustrating. Overall, safe video sites or parent-monitored TV time may be a better choice.
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.