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The Best Movies for Tweens

Updated May 21, 2021 79.8k votes 12.1k voters 651.5k views204 items

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As finding the best tween movies can prove, raising a tweenager can be a handful. It's a very awkward age all around and they 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 to watch with tweens, that they won’t argue too much with you about. What are the best movies for tweens?

This list has the best movies for tweens, that are 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 and genres, including funny comedy, awesome science fiction, exciting adventure, beautiful fantasy movies and more.

This list features the a few classic 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. Then check out the best TV shows for tweens.

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    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

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    Minions

    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

    Released2015

    Directed byPierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Released2017

    Directed byScott Rosenberg

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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Jumanji

    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Favreau, Joss Whedon, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Ryan Coogler

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    Spider-Man Trilogy

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2002-2007

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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    The Little Mermaid

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Moana

    Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2016

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    Keri Russell, Allison Mack

    Released1989

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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    Shrek

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2001

    Directed byAndrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

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    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

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    Jurassic Park Franchise

    Richard Attenborough, Sam Neill

    Released1993 - Present

    Directed bySteven Spielberg, Joe Johnston, Colin Trevorrow, J.A. Bayona

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    Hotel Transylvania

    Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler

    Released2012

    Directed byGenndy Tartakovsky

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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

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    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Inside Out

    Amy Poehler, Diane Lane

    Released2015

    Directed byPete Docter

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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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    Star Wars Franchise

    Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

    Released1977

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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