films The Best Movies for Tweens  

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Raising a tweenager can be a handful. it is a very awkward age all around and can be hard to find good, family friendly entertainment for. But not having a way to entertain your tween could leave you wanting to pull your hair out! Luckily, there are a number of wholesome yet truly entertaining films that your tween won’t argue too much with you over. What are the best movies for tweens?
 
This list has the best movies for tweens, that hard to please, not yet a teenager but no longer a kid, child of yours who desperately needs to be entertained at all times. These are family friendly movies appropriate for tweens, but are highly rated, so parents will enjoy them as well. Some of these movies are top box office hits that were loved across all age groups.
 
This list features the best tween movies including, Stand by Me, The Sandlot, Meatballs, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Star Wars, The Princess Bride, Beauty and the Beast, The Parent Trap, Now and Then, and Summer School. Vote up the best tween movies below or add one you (or your inner tween) love that isn't already on the list.
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Minions Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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Despicable Me 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
Despicable Me 3 Anita Briem, Pierre Coffin, Elsie Fisher

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The Parent Trap Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

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The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

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The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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Pitch Perfect 2 Skylar Astin, John Michael Higgins, Ester Dean

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Elf Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, John Cleese

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Matilda Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens

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Freaky Friday Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

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Tangled Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

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Enchanted Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

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Hotel Transylvania 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
Hotel Transylvania 2 Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Mel Brooks

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Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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Hotel Transylvania Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dogg

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
Moana Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

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High School Musical Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

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Bridge to Terabithia Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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Spy Kids George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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Brave Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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Inside Out Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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Jurassic World Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Lauren Graham

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Ramona and Beezus Selena Gomez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sandra Oh

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The Princess and the Frog Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

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13 Going on 30 Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson, Mark Ruffalo

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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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Holes Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

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Iron Man Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

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The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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Gnomeo & Juliet Ozzy Osbourne, Emily Blunt, Hulk Hogan

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Star Wars VII: the Force Awakens Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher