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Good Movies For 12 Year Olds

Updated December 16, 2020 45.6k votes 5.7k voters 290.6k views61 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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