When it comes to exposing kids to quality cinema, fantasy is one of the easier genres. As it appeals to adults and kids alike, there are more than enough classic fantasy movies kids can watch. The only tricky part is that when teens and tweens want to move beyond explicitly kid-friendly films, you have to strike a balance between mature and inappropriate. What's a happy medium between Frozen and Highlander? Scroll down to find out. Here, you'll find a collection of fantasy movies for beginners to help ease your kids into the genre.
Quality fantasy movies for teens or tweens should have mature content on a thematic level. Sure, the Harry Potter franchise is full of cutesy kid stuff like pet owls, but the franchise is also incredibly dark. It tackles themes like oppression, adolescence, sexuality, and death. The Chronicles of Narnia are totally kid appropriate, but touch on dark subjects like apocalypses and tyrannical rulers. These are the types material geared towards a younger crowd without being condescending.
What are the best films to get kids into fantasy? Vote up your favorites below.