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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…

Believe

believeRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: December 2, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It?  Maybe

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See the trailer here!


Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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fantastic-beastRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: November 18, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 10+
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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See the trailer here!


 

Doctor Strange

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dr-strangeRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: November 4, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Teens Like It?  Yes

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See the trailer here!


 

Trolls

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

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See the trailer here!


Hacksaw Ridge

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hacksaw-ridge-new-posterRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: November 2, 2016
MPAA Rating: R
Best Age Group: 16+
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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See the trailer here!

 


I’m Not Ashamed

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im-not-ashamedRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets.
Release Date: October 21, 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 Teens Like It?  Yes

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See the trailer here!


 

Boo! A Madea Halloween

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boo-the-madeas-halloweenRating: 2 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: October 21, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Teens Like It?  Yes

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See the trailer here!


 

 The Girl On The Train

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the-girl-on-the-trainRating: 1 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: October 10, 2016
MPAA Rating: R
Best Age Group: 17+
Sexual Content: Excessive
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Excessive
Will Teens Like It?  Yes

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 Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life

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middle-school-the-worst-years-of-my-lifeRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: October 6, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 9+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/ Teens Like It? Yes

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Deepwater Horizon

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deepwater-horizonRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: September 30, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Mild
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!


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-childrenRating: 2 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: September 30, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 15+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Teens Like It? No

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The Magnificent Seven

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magnificent-sevenRating: 1 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: September 23, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 15+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Excessive
Will Teens Like It? No

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Bridget Jones’s Diary

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brigett-joness-babyRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: September 16, 2016
MPAA Rating: R
Best Age Group: 17+
Sexual Content: Excessive
Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!


 

Sully

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sullyRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: September 9, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!


 

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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See the trailer here!


 

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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See the trailer here!


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

Read the full review here!

See the trailer here!