You may get flack for saying you're on the lookout for classic action movies kids can watch. If someone isn't warning you about exposing your kids to violence, they're concerned the genre simply isn't intellectually enriching enough for growing minds. While some people may regard action as a fluff genre, action movie aficionados would disagree. The action genre has snagged attention from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences (i.e., Mad Max: Fury Road's slew of Oscar noms) and The Fast and the Furious franchise has made a huge fan out of acclaimed author Roxane Gay. So, there's nothing wrong with looking for films to get kids into action movies!
Even though the dialogue is sometimes silly, the scenarios are often unrealistic, and the characters are a bit one dimensional, there's something deeply invigorating about a quality action flick. Everyone should enjoy this - including kids, teens, and tweens. Consider this list a guide to beginner action movies. Here, you'll find al the adrenaline pumping box office smashes that are completely appropriate for the younger crowd. Action movies for teens and tweens - such as Indiana Jones, The Avengers, and Jurassic Park - mostly keep the violence and foul language in check. Your kids will be able to shamelessly revel in the story and root for the good guys without learning any colorful language or unsavory behaviors.
What are the best action movies for beginners? Vote the best films to share with your kids to the top of the list.
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Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, + more
Initial Release: 2012
Directed by: Joss Whedon
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Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, + more
Initial Release: 1993
Directed by: Steven Spielberg