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Fatrascals Wed 15-Jun-16 21:22:38

My son wants desperately to watch 12 and 12 A but I'm not comfortable necessarily with them. Can you give me some "safe" titles so he knows I'm listening to him and letting him grow up but I don't have to compromise on trying to hold on a tiny bit longer to his innocence (violence and sexual references wise....i' not fussed about a bit of swearing etc)


Fatrascals Wed 15-Jun-16 22:32:43

Someone must be able to recommend one? 😬

BaconAndAvocado Thu 16-Jun-16 19:25:10

School of Rock is a cool film.

GipsyDanger Thu 16-Jun-16 19:43:25

I could recommend loads of films/series depending what he's into. I love the studio Ghibli films (dh has all of them) spirited away and howl's moving castle are more mature but still pg.

KateLivesInEngland Thu 16-Jun-16 19:49:41

Not transformers with Shia LeBouf in, shocking language and references in that for it being a 12!
My 9yr old loves the Harry Potter series. The last few are all 12's but I've let him watch them for a couple of years now as I'm not entirely sure why they are a 12!
Can't think of any off the top right now but will comment back later. There's a few I let him watch

CheerfulYank Thu 16-Jun-16 19:53:11

I actually let my DS watch Thor when he was 7 or 8 despite it being PG-13. There was no sexual stuff and the violence was so obviously not real.

CheerfulYank Thu 16-Jun-16 19:53:37

Oh yes we've seen all the Harry Potters and love them smile

EllaHen Thu 16-Jun-16 20:00:13

I was going to suggest Inkheart but it's only a PG.

My dd loves Harry Potter. I find them a bit scary though. She doesn't. It's weird the things they find scary - I had to ban Scooby Do because of nightmares but Star Wars, Potter, Spirited Away - all fine.

Ilovewillow Thu 16-Jun-16 20:08:49

Definitely Harry Potter series, my 8 yr old loves them and has also read all the books!

SunnySomer Thu 16-Jun-16 20:12:50

I was going to say Studio Ghibli too. My DS loves The Wind Rises

Sgtmajormummy Thu 16-Jun-16 20:22:11

Men in Black 1 and 2 are PG but great fun for kids and adults. 3 not so great. My DS loved it from about 10 yo and we often quote it.

What about the tamer Superheroes like Spiderman?

Toffeelatteplease Thu 16-Jun-16 20:39:24

Thor, guardians of the galaxy, star wars, avengers stuff. All the disney crossover stuff

I would transformers one and two (although check it first for the female decepticon). The last one with Dino bots I would consider if you have a transformers fan.

Under the PG heading Back to the future series, Indiana Jones series, Batman Forever, (Batman and Robin although it's shit) not the Nolan or Burton Batmans

I would consider the Studios Ghiblis as younger more on a par with Disney (or much more older as an adult viewing). DD was more 6 and 7 when she was watching them. I find some of the implied juvenile sexuality a little odd, but I know it is just a part of the genre, that I'm in the minority and it goes over kids heads I think.

Ones i cant remember the ratings off superman (Chris Reeve), batman the animated series (next on our watch list), the latest incarnation of spiderman (I remember us all loving this but I can't really remember whether it mets your suitable criteria)

EdmundSlackbladder Thu 16-Jun-16 20:45:33

If you look up the films on IMDb and click on parents guide it will give you a clear description of what language/violence/eroticism is used. May help you find the right films for your DS

HippyChickMama Thu 16-Jun-16 20:46:41

Jack the Giant Slayer
Pirates of the Carribean
Indiana Jones
Star Wars
Harry Potter
All 12 or 12A films that I have let my nearly 9 yo watch.
I think it depends on the child tbh, there are 12 rated films I won't let him watch, there are a few 15 rated films I have let him watch (Gremlins for one).

DraenorQueen Thu 16-Jun-16 20:47:03

How about a Series of Unfortunate Events? Yes it's a children's film but quite dark - I loved films with that gothic feel when I was a kid. Defo no sex/violence either.

tilder Thu 16-Jun-16 20:51:48

There is a website (American I think ) that has films etc rated by adults and children. Will see if I can find a link.

Iirc it gives info on why a film has a certain rating.

Toffeelatteplease Thu 16-Jun-16 20:53:00

Yes to pirates of the carribean

tilder Thu 16-Jun-16 20:53:38

This one

EllaHen Thu 16-Jun-16 21:10:00

The Princess Bride. An oldie but a classic.

Flanderspigeonmurderer Thu 16-Jun-16 21:14:54

The goonies

228agreenend Thu 16-Jun-16 21:26:10

Night at the museum
High school musical (my son loved them)
Back to the future

Hasn't one of the later Pirate films got a scary ghost/Skeleton scene?

KateLivesInEngland Thu 16-Jun-16 21:34:18

We loved jack and the giant slayer! It's a great film.

I second downloading IMDb if you have any sort of device, I love the app. Very helpful.

Fatrascals Thu 16-Jun-16 21:36:55

Oh brilliant- thanks everyone! 😀
I didn't think anyone was going to answer but these are all great suggestions.
I'm going to go back through and read them all more carefully - I know he'll want all the Harry Potter ones so that's a good start.

welliesandsequins Thu 16-Jun-16 21:40:19

My 9 year old loves watching cool runnings smile

2snugglets Thu 16-Jun-16 21:41:35

Home alone

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