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The Best Movies for Tweens

Updated November 18, 2020 91.3k votes 11.7k voters 640.5k views185 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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