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The Best Movies for Tweens

Updated September 22, 2020 89.5k votes 11.6k voters 636.1k views186 items

List RulesVote up the best movies for tweens to watch.

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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  • 1
    Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Minions

    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

    Released2015

    Directed byPierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

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    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Directed byScott Rosenberg

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    Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

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    Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

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    Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

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  • 8
    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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    Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Jumanji

    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

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    Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    The Little Mermaid

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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    Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Gunn

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    Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Captain America: Civil War

    Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Ant-Man

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

    Released2015

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Doctor Strange

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Released2016

    Directed byScott Derrickson

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  • 20
    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Moana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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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 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for Tweens
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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

    ReleasedDecember 18, 2015

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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