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Great films for a near 9 year old boy

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marilynmonroe Tue 30-May-17 20:05:21

My DS loves films but we feel that we are a bit of crossroads with him. He's seen most classic kids films but he seems to have lost interest in some as he says they are too babyish - i find most 12's too old for him with too much sexual content and violence.

Can anyone recommend a good film? he's not really into superheros although he loves star wars and the lego movies.


ChoudeBruxelles Tue 30-May-17 20:08:55

Cheaper by the dozen ?

herecomesthsun Tue 30-May-17 20:14:58

My son (just turned 9) enjoyed Sing and the Batman Movie at Easter. He is also keen on the How to Tame Your Dragon films and books.

APaperMe Tue 30-May-17 20:19:33

Night at the Museum
The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Chronicles Of Narnia
Alice in Wonderland
Pete's Dragon
Spy Kids
Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

ErnesttheBavarian Tue 30-May-17 20:20:07

School of rock!

BossWitch Tue 30-May-17 20:22:05

The Goonies!

BikeRunSki Tue 30-May-17 20:22:42

I have a DS of similar age. Films he's enjoyed recently
Mrs Doubtfire
Home Alone
Cheaper by the Dozen
What We Did on Our Holidays (indie Brit film, subtlety brilliant).
The Italian Job (the original)
All the Wimpy Kid films

APaperMe Tue 30-May-17 20:25:59

Yes, my Ds enjoyed School of Rock and Home Alone too.

marilynmonroe Tue 30-May-17 20:40:45

Some great suggestions!! Thanks keep them coming!

NotHotDogMum Tue 30-May-17 20:54:21

Very old one (my teens were reminiscing today how much they loved this film...even remembered and sang the theme tune!)

George of the jungle

Teardropexplodes Tue 30-May-17 20:58:00

Totally retro, but mine loved Clockwise recently.

APaperMe Tue 30-May-17 21:32:51

Ds also finds Furry Vengeance hilarious, I can hear him laughing from three rooms away, it's a truly awful film by most people's standards though grin

BikeRunSki Wed 31-May-17 07:35:38

The Truth About Cats and Dogs
All the Wallace and Gromit films
Other Aardmsn films

PS - The Italian Job is fun, butbs bit sweaty.

scrabble1 Wed 31-May-17 15:09:59

Star Wars IV/V/VI
The Incredibles
Night at the Museum
Big Hero

marilynmonroe Thu 01-Jun-17 10:06:14

for his sleepover he decided on indepedence day which he really enjoyed!

guitarguy2112 Fri 02-Jun-17 13:07:04

APaperMe Ghostbusters is a 12A - the age rating was raised from PG due to some dodgy sex references (Stantz getting a blowjob, "I want you inside me" etc.)

The 12 rating didn't exist back in the '80's when it got a PG but the sex refs. were judged to be too much for PG under current guidelines in 2011.

These will probably go over the head of an 8 y/o but be cautious - the rating was raised for a good reason.

APaperMe Fri 02-Jun-17 14:24:30

To be honest guitarguy2112 my Ds's favourites are the Austin Powers' films, which are a 15 I think and have far more sexual references than Ghostbusters, but I tend to watch films and judge whether or not I find them suitable rather than going off the rating. I don't mind him watching a bit of light hearted innuendo that probably goes right over his head anyway. Get why you mentioned it though as the OP did say no to 12s and sexual content, which is why I hadn't suggested Austin Powers amongst others grin.

Op, if he enjoyed Independence Day how about Men in Black?

WellHeresMyTuppenceworth Thu 13-Jul-17 06:58:11

Perhaps now is a good time to encourage him to read some books.
By his age I'd read my local library dry of Enid Blyton and a few years later was avidly tearing through all of Asimov's SciFi.
Sadly I couldn't recommend either author to a nine year old as Blyton has dated terribly and Asimov is a bit too dry for his age, but if you type into Google "Good books for a 9 year old boy" then you'll get some excellent suggestions.
Reading for fun beats watching a film by a country mile, as it expands the imagination and improves language skills.
As for getting him to think reading is going to be enjoyable...well...I have no answers other than choosing a book on a subject he likes and leaving it lying around.
As for films:- Honey I shrunk the kids, Home Alone 1,2,3,4, Jumangi and The Exorcist...yes I'm joking about The Exorcist.

Kimber2 Thu 13-Jul-17 15:12:43

Why don't you look for science fiction action films as the Transformers film series? They've got the Transformers (2007), Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Dark of the Moon (2011), Age of Extinction (2014) and The Last Knight (2017). I am sure he would enjoy it.

itstheyearzero Thu 13-Jul-17 15:14:57

The Iron Giant
Titan AE
Treasure Planet

All enjoyed by my nearly 9 year old.

ineedamoreadultieradult Thu 13-Jul-17 15:15:45

Dumb and Dumber
Ace Ventura Pet Detective
Liar Liar
Home Alone
The Burbs
Mrs Doubtfire

traderbiff Fri 14-Jul-17 15:32:16

how about movies spun off from books to encourage reading. I like to get my children to read the book then they can see the film. Percy Jackson (2 movies, the Lightning Thief and the sea of monsters ) . The golden compass. ( obviously harry potter). InkHeart. Narnia books / movies. maybe The Hobbit

traderbiff Fri 14-Jul-17 15:32:39

The Human Centipede ? ( really not)

traderbiff Fri 14-Jul-17 15:40:10

movies run out really quickly, if you can shoehorn in a little reading and it catches it'll help loads at school (duh) and keep hem busy for days on end. Try Stormbreaker movie (Alex Rider book series) . or The Black Cauldron /The Chronicles of Prydain books by Lloyd Alexander. There's lots for a 10 year old to get hold of there

MrsPnut Fri 14-Jul-17 15:42:58

Flight of the Navigator, Labyrinth, Princess Bride.

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