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Good Movies For 12 Year Olds

Updated September 22, 2020 38.2k votes 5.1k voters 279.1k views56 items

List RulesVote up the best films appropriate for a twelve year old to watch.

This list has all manner of good movies for 12 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best movies for 12 year olds come from many excellent genres. Some great movies for twelve year olds to watch are animated cartoons, while other films for twelve year olds are live action comic book movies and adventure films. It won't surprise anyone to see classic movies among these top films for 12 year olds.

What films will you find on this best movies for 12 year olds list? It doesn't get much better than Mean Girls for 12 year old girls' viewing pleasure. This smart film starring Lindsay Lohan was written by Tina Fey, so even Mom and Dad will enjoy the clever jokes peppered throughout this funny movie. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is another great movie that a 12 year old girl can watch.

Twelve year old boys and girls alike will love action-packed and funny movies. Other great films on this top movies for 12 year olds list include movies about family and high school. So if you're looking for comedy films or awesome movies to watch with 12-year-olds, you're in the right place.

How will we ever determine which movie deserves the top spot on this list? Help fellow fans decide by giving your favorites a vote up.

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    Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Harry Potter Franchise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

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    Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Avengers Franchise

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    Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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    Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Shazam!

    Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

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  • 8
    Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Ant-Man

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

    Released2015

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to  is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, with Katherine Waterston

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid Yates

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    Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Franch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    The Hunger Games Franchise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    The Hunger Games Franchise

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    Ant-Man and the Wasp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    Spider-Man Trilogy (Sam Raimi) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Spider-Man Trilogy (Sam Raimi)

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2002-2007

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Pitch Perfect

    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2012

    Directed byJason Moore

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    Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Doctor Strange

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Released2016

    Directed byScott Derrickson

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    Thor Franchise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes o is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Yates

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    Iron Man Franchise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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    The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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    Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Pitch Perfect 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    Pitch Perfect 2

    Skylar Astin, John Michael Higgins

    Released2015

    Directed byElizabeth Banks

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    Captain America Franchise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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    The Lord of the Rings film tri is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Movies For 12 Year Olds
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