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The Best Movies for Tweens

Updated February 23, 2021 79.8k votes 11.7k voters 643.8k views188 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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  • Minions1
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    Minions

    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm

    Released2015

    Directed byPierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

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  • Toy Story2
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    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

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  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle3
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    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Released2017

    Directed byScott Rosenberg

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  • Home Alone4
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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • Marvel Cinematic Universe5
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    Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2008

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

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  • Back to the Future6
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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • The Lion King7
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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  • Jumanji8
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    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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  • The Little Mermaid9
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    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Ghostbusters10
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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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  • Spider-Man Trilogy11
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    Spider-Man Trilogy

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2002-2007

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Mean Girls12
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    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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  • Moana13
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    Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2016

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off14
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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids15
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    Keri Russell, Allison Mack

    Released1989

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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  • Aladdin16
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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Finding Nemo17
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    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

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  • Jurassic Park Franchise18
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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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  • Shrek19
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    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy

    Released2001

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  • The Sandlot20
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    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

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  • Hotel Transylvania21
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    Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler

    Released2012

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  • Inside Out22
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    Amy Poehler, Diane Lane

    Released2015

    Directed byPete Docter

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  • The Goonies23
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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • Star Wars Franchise24
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    Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

    Released1977

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  • WALL-E25
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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman

    Released2008

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