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I need movie suggestions for a group of 6-10 year olds. I'm looking for something they haven't all seen numerous times and perhaps even something classic that can pull them into older, non-animated movies. Needs to have no or minimum bad language or violence and themes that are easily understood by a kid that age.
Top of my list so far is Flight of the Navigator.

Anybody else got some good ones?

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How about Treasure Planet?


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Spirited Away...hell pretty much anything by Miyazaki

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Bridge to Terabithia. Bring tissues.


But now that I think about it, that one is perhaps more suited for pre-teens/teens. I'll think about it.

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For fourth graders: The Three Lives of Thomasina, The Incredible Journey (the original one), Lassie Come Home (or the more recent Lassie if the kid doesn't like black-and-white), National Velvet, The Little Princess (1995 version), The Secret Garden (almost any version), Captains Courageous, Mary Poppins, The Thief Lord, possibly Kit Kittridge: An American Girl and Nim's Island, though those two may be better for 6th or 7th graders.

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Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

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Thief12 wrote:
Bridge to Terabithia. Bring tissues.


But now that I think about it, that one is perhaps more suited for pre-teens/teens. I'll think about it.

I personally wouldn't recommend that film to fourth graders, I think that might potentially be a bit too traumatizing for young kids.


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My kids in that age loved The Princess Bride


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Vexer wrote:
Thief12 wrote:
Bridge to Terabithia. Bring tissues.


But now that I think about it, that one is perhaps more suited for pre-teens/teens. I'll think about it.

I personally wouldn't recommend that film to fourth graders, I think that might potentially be a bit too traumatizing for young kids.


Yeah, like I said, it might be more suited for pre-teens.

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Oh, please. Movies involving death occur all the time in kid's movies. From Bambi to The Land Before Time, from Charlotte's Web to Old Yeller.

Bridge to Terabithea is fine for kids. At least I would say.


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That's probably around the age that I was introduced to both It's A Wonderful Life and The Sound of Music.

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Oh, please. Movies involving death occur all the time in kid's movies. From Bambi to The Land Before Time, from Charlotte's Web to Old Yeller.

Bridge to Terabithea is fine for kids. At least I would say.


Ahem...... THE LION KING. If they can deal with the onscreen murder of a character, an offscreen death is next to nothing.

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Wizard of Oz (1939) : Liked it when I was a kid and I still love it :)

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