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Family-Friendly Oscar-Nominated Movies

Family-Friendly Oscar-Nominated Movies


    
17 Oscar-nominated movies to watch with your kids, tweens, and teens
    

With Oscars season in full swing—and the award show airing on ABC on Feb. 26 beginning at 7pm—we've gathered a list of family-friendly nominees to watch with your kids, tweens, and teens.
    

A Beautiful Planet (G)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 6+
In theaters
A stunning look at Earth—and humanity’s sobering impact on it
    

Moana (PG)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 6+
In theaters
An animated Disney adventure in which a Polynesian island chief’s daughter sets off on a quest to save her people
    

Trolls (PG)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 6+
Streaming
Fun, colorful adventure has some peril, but lots of great music
    

The Red Turtle (PG)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 8+
In theaters
A beautiful word-free drama about a castaway who finds love
   

Zootopia (PG)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 8+
On DVD and streaming
This charming buddy-animal story promotes tolerance and teamwork.
 

Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 9+
On DVD and streaming
A beautiful epic about storytelling hero that can be dark and scary
    

Jungle Book (PG)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 9+
On DVD and streaming
Fangs and fur fly in this visually dazzling but intense update. 
   

Hidden Figures (PG)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 10+
In theaters
Inspiring true story of African-American women at NASA
    

Arrival (PG-13)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 11+
In theaters
A great, deeply thoughtful, compassionate sci-fi tale
   



Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 11+
In theaters
This epic but violent adventure offers diversity and role models.
   

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) 

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 12+
In select theaters
The delightful but dark Harry Potter prequel is more grown-up.
     

Loving (PG-13)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 12+
Streaming
A moving drama about an interracial couple's historic fight  
      

La La Land (PG-13)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 13+
In theaters
A profound, beautiful film about love and creativity
      

Lion (PG-13)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 13+
In theaters
An emotional, intense biographical drama about a young man in search of his birth family in India 
     

Fences (PG-13)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 14+
In theaters
A powerful adaptation of August Wilson's play that deals with intense subjects including infidelity, prejudice, crime and punishment, father-son anger, and forgiveness 
     

Jackie (R)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 15+
In select theaters
A deeply moving portrait of First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy's assassination
    

Moonlight (R)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 17+ 
In select theaters
Heartbreaking, mature, unforgettable coming-of-age drama

 
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