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HBO Max Movies And Shows You And Your Kids Can Bond Over

HBO Max is the perfect platform for parents to get closer with their kids. You can introduce your children to some old classics you grew up with, and then your kids can show you what they're into. You get to know one another a little better when you learn more about the other's interests. With HBO Max, you can spend less time scrolling and more time watching your old and new favorites.

You can watch family-friendly Sesame Street, which has educated generations of young kids for years. You can now watch the new Max Original The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special, where your kids can learn from Elmo, Big Bird, and the rest of the gang on HBO Max. If your kids loved Adventure Time on Cartoon Network, then they'll be delighted to see that the stories continue with Adventure Time: Distant Lands. You've heard of Finn and Jake for years, and now, you can watch their adventures alongside your children. 

There are plenty of movies and TV shows for kids on HBO Max. Here are some picks for what you can watch next, so make some popcorn, get comfy on the couch, and prepare yourself for some family-oriented stories.  

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  • If you're in the mood for a little superhero flair, then Shazam! is the DC movie to watch. The film offers a unique take on the superhero genre by following young Billy Batson, who gains the ability to turn into a superhero by shouting, "Shazam!" The movie is rated PG-13 and has some scary moments for younger kids, but considering a kid is the central character, it's a great way to introduce your children to the genre before getting into some of the darker, grittier DC films.

    Actors: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong

    Released: 2019

    Directed by: David F. Sandberg

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    Akeelah and the Bee (HBO)

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    Need a feel-good movie that aims to inspire your kids to try their best no matter the obstacles? Then Akeelah and the Bee is the movie you need to watch during your next family movie night. You and your kids will learn that talent is only one part of the equation and that there's no way around putting in hard work. But the reward for your effort goes far beyond what you could imagine!

    Actors: Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett

    Released: 2006

    Directed by: Doug Atchison

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    You can watch family-friendly Sesame Street, which has educated generations of young kids for years. You can now watch the new Max Original The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special, where your kids can learn from Elmo, Big Bird, and the rest of the gang on HBO Max. Kids can learn valuable life lessons while being entertained at the same time. 

    Actors: Kevin Clash, Caroll Spinney, David Rudman, Frank Oz

    Premiered: 1969

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      Will Smith and Tom Holland star in this animated comedy about a secret agent who's turned into a pigeon by an intrepid, young scientist. The two have to find a way to collaborate so that they can stop a terrorist plot while finding a way to return the agent to his human form. The film was a big hit in theaters with a lot of the praise aimed toward its humor, music, and animation style.

      Actors: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan

      Released: 2019

      Directed by: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane

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