Best movie for 7-11 year olds

(23 Posts)
Glenshee Wed 07-May-14 18:04:28

DD is planning to watch a movie at home with her friends as part of her birthday celebrations.

What can you recommend that boys and girls aged 7 to 11 would enjoy? Looking for movies that we've not seen yet.

Must be available on DVD.


drinkingtea Wed 07-May-14 18:06:41

The Never Ending Story?

Chrysanthemum5 Wed 07-May-14 18:33:39

Despicable me 1 or 2 always popular in our house

Glenshee Wed 07-May-14 19:59:20

Despicable Me is really good. It's just we already watched it several times.

Thanks for the Never Ending Story suggestion. Isn't 1984 a bit prehistoric though by an 11 y old standards? wink

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 07-May-14 20:01:01



ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 07-May-14 20:01:11

oops Parent Trap

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 07-May-14 20:02:17


drinkingtea Wed 07-May-14 20:07:11

I don't think you can tell its from 1984 - I watched it with my 6 year old boy and 8 (nearly 9) year old girl a couple of weeks ago and they loved it and keep mentioning it. They've seen lots of new films, we go to the cinema regularly - that's what I was thinking - if you show things that are very recent at least one or two guests are guaranteed to have seen it already. My 8 year old likes Parent Trap as somebody else suggested, but my DS says its boring... not sure if that is gender or just oersonal taste though.

Glenshee Wed 07-May-14 20:15:58

Parent Trap looks funny!

Pleasantville is rated PG-13 ?

Glenshee Wed 07-May-14 20:16:45

Yes there is a danger that Parent Trap will not appeal as much to boys.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 07-May-14 20:18:01

Oh sorry, Boys and Girls......


ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 07-May-14 20:18:34

The Hunger Games

Glenshee Wed 07-May-14 20:19:11

Looked up more movies, and Hotel for Dogs seems OK.
Babe looks like something that my daughter would enjoy, but not sure about the older boys.

Swoosg Wed 07-May-14 20:22:49

Jumanji is brilliant, and good for both boys and girls.

Glenshee Wed 07-May-14 20:25:10

The Hunger Games also PG-13 so I won't be comfortable watching it with a group of children without consulting all parents first (and that's too much hassle). Looks good though.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 07-May-14 20:27:04

The Borrowers

HandbagAddiction Wed 07-May-14 20:29:40

We love Hotel for Dogs in this house. It's brilliant!! What about HUGO, Daddy Daycare or Evan Almighty?

HandbagAddiction Wed 07-May-14 20:30:36

Or Night at the Museum 1 / II.
'Bedtime Stories' also very funny.
We bought a Zoo

Ooh I could go on......

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 07-May-14 20:33:18

The Incredibles


Glenshee Wed 07-May-14 21:48:39

HandbagAddiction - wow - awesome suggestions - thank you!
Bedtime Stories, We bought a Zoo, Zookeeper all seem so funny and cool I'll be struggling to choose! Definitely all worth watching at some point.
We tried Hugo but the DD didn't like it / refused to watch, I think it appeals to boys more.

Glenshee Wed 07-May-14 22:11:29

Thanks for Jumanji suggestion, my DD watched the trailer and was glued to it! It's her favourite so far.

Googlella Thu 08-May-14 20:30:44


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