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What Movies are suitable for Kids and Teens

Movie reviews for Moms, from a Mom of three, and a movie fanatic.

Ah, the movies. There’s nothing like them. But let’s face it: they don’t make them like they used to. The action is more real, the stories more intense, and the ratings more relaxed. So you need a critic to tell you not only if a movie is good, but good for your family. That’s where I come in. I’m Box Office Mom.  I’m your behind-the-scenes ticket to family friendly movies and parent movie reviews.

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 What makes Box Office Mom different from other movie critics?

  • I review movies to see if they’re appropriate for kids, and if kids will like them.
  • I tell parents what they want to know about profanity, sexual content, violent content, and drug and alcohol content.
  • Movies are subjective. The Box Office Mom website allows parents to make an informed decision about what is appropriate for their children, pre-teens and teenagers.

Now Playing in Theaters…

Ben-Hur

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Ben-HurRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 18, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!


Kubo And His Two Strings

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Kubo and the Two StringsRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 18, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 7+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Kids/ Teens Like It? No

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Pete’s Dragon

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Pete's dragonRating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 12, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 7+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Kids/ Teens Like It? Yes

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Suicide Squad

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Suicide SquadRating: 2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 4, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Teens Like It? Maybe

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Nine Lives

 

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Nine LivesRating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 4, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 5+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!


 

 

 Nerve

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NerveRating: 2.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: July 29, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Ice Age: Collision Course

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Ice Age Collision CourseRating: 5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: July 22, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 5+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Star Trek Beyond

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Star Trek BeyondRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: July 22, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!


 

Ghostbusters

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GhostbustersRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: July 15, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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The Secret Life of Pets

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The Secret Life of PetsRating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: July 8, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 5+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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The BFG

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The BFGRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 30, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 7+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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The Shallows

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The ShallowsRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 24, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!


 

Independence Day: Resurgence

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Independence Day- ResurgenceRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 24, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Teens Like It? Yes

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Finding Dory

Finding DoryRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 10, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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Now You See Me 2

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Now you see me 2Rating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 10, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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Me Before You

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Me Before YouRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 3, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 11+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

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Ninja Turtles- out of shadowsRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 3, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 11+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

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Neighbors 2Rating: 1 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: May 20, 2016
MPAA Rating: R
Best Age Group: 17+
Sexual Content: Excessive
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Excessive
Will Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!


 

The Angry Birds Movie

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Angry BirdsRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: May 20, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 5+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Money Monster

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Money MonsterRating: 2 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: May 13, 2016
MPAA Rating: R
Best Age Group: 17+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!

 


Captain America: Civil War

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Captain America- Civil WarRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: May 6, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!


 

Ratchet & Clank

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Ratchet and ClankRating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: April 28, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 5+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Mother’s Day

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Mother's DayRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: April 28, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!


The Huntsman: Winter’s War

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Huntmans- winter's warRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: April 14, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Possibly

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The Jungle Book

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The Jungle BookRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: April 14, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Possibly

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2Rating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: March 25, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 11+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: None
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids/Teens Like It? No

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See the trailer here!


 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Batman v SupermanRating: 2 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: March 25, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? No

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Allegiant

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AllegiantRating: 2 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: March 18, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids/Teens Like It? No

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Miracles from Heaven

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Miracles from HeavenRating: 4.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: March 18, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!


Eddie the Eagle

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Eddie the EagleRating: 4  out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: February 26, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids/Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!