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24 Certified Fresh Fantasy Movies (For The Whole Family)

by | May 24, 2016 | Comments

Alice Through The Looking Glass may not be getting critics supremely high off caterpillar smoke (neither did the Tim Burton-directed original), but don’t let that stop you from having a lauded fantasy movie weekend with your family: simply check out this gallery list of 24 Certified Fresh PG and below fantasy classics and modern hits!

  • What IDIOT would consider Temple of Doom a family movie? Jesus Christ.

    • I guess normal people who aren’t oversensitive PC shamers or whatever? I saw it when I was a kid and it didn’t bother me.

      • nonix

        It has nothing to do with PC shaming. Educate yourself before posting.

      • anita

        I dunno, I saw it as a 5-year-old and had panic attacks for months. It was horrible. Every kid is different, and not that many people have panic attacks, but I feel like you should tread carefully with stuff like this.

        • Dback

          Spent Memorial Day with a (male) couple and their 10-year-old daughter, who’d got it into her head that she wanted to see “Jaws.” They warned her–repeatedly–that it was one of the scariest films of all time, bloody, etc; nope, by crikey, she wanted to see “Jaws.” And then the old tipsy fisherman meets his end (the one trying to warn the other boaters/swimmers), and they said she completely burst into distraught tears, and that was that. There’s a reason after “Temple of Doom” and “Gremlins” that the ratings board created PG-13. And yes, Kirby Dick was right about the MPAA’s hypocrisies and double standards and whatnot; nonetheless, some kids can’t handle certain levels of violence, period. (I was almost 12 when I saw “Superman,” and still get queasy thinking about Margot Kidder being buried alive/crushed in her car.)

    • David Johnson

      Uptight much?

      • nonix

        Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. I happen to agree with Anbaryerno.

        • David Johnson

          I completely agree, but apparently he doesn’t if he’s calling people idiots…

    • nonix

      Pulling someone’s heart out of their chest is hardly something I would consider “family-friendly”

  • Alec Custer

    Stardust should be on here!

  • Dave Granger

    The James and the Giant Peach movie is awful.

  • Dback

    Never been a big fan of “Elf” (millions disagree, I know, but I still think it’d work better with Joseph Gordon Levitt or Edward Norton in the lead), and “Indiana Jones” is way too violent for most kids under 10 or 11. The rest of these, however, make up a pretty darn solid batch, and even feature some genuine 4-star classics.

  • John White

    OMG, it’s great to see “Jason and the Argonauts” still on someone’s list. I was 11 when it came out in 1963, and I think it cost me $1.25 to see it at the local cinema (which was a double feature with cartoons and previews, plus 60 cents for a big peppermint stick). I thought it was so cool, and it opened up to me the wonderful world of Harry Harryhausen and Greek mythology.

  • bow_wow

    Zathura is a fantastic movie BUT, it contains profanity when the boy first hides and intense arguments about divorce a few minutes later and a few intense arguments between brothers. Once those scenes pass, the movie moves into the spectacular entertainment for young and old.

  • bow_wow

    ET has an early scene with the children and mom where the boy uses a foul word and the mother laughs while disapproving. I watched the movie as a young boy and never forgot that scene. It adds a stain to the great suit of a movie. Thankfully, the rest of the movie is magical.

  • bow_wow

    The movie, The Princess Bride, is a winner. It is very funny, tasteful, and quite macho. It is a rare movie that both sexes can watch it together and have a good time. For me, it is a 9.8/10.

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