Page 2 | Films I can watch with teen DCs that don't have sexual content?

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stirling Fri 06-Mar-20 18:55:39

On netflix or Amazon prime... They're 12and 14 and every time I find a "good exciting" film there's always some kind of sexual implications or scene that makes us all cringe and it's uncomfortable.
Any good suggestions?
Thank you!

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ElaineMarieBenes Mon 06-Apr-20 16:46:28

Theeb (Netflix)

jackparlabane Mon 06-Apr-20 16:57:47

Knives Out (brilliant film)

musicinspring1 Mon 06-Apr-20 16:59:32

I was going to say Divergent series with Theo James

Calyx72 Mon 06-Apr-20 17:01:02

The Harry Potter films
Lord of the Rings film
Loved Percy Jackson & similar
I am 48 with no kids

Throughabushbackwards Mon 06-Apr-20 17:01:51

You can check out films on common sense media. They list all the types of dodgy content in a film so you can make an informed choice about what to watch.

sawyersfishbiscuits Mon 06-Apr-20 17:04:15

The hunger games
Divergent series
Maze runner series
17 again
Twilight (I don't think there's nookie?)
The fault in our stars
Mean girls

thanksamillion Mon 06-Apr-20 17:04:46

We've recently watched Dodgeball (a few dodgy moments), Apollo 13 and the Eddie the Eagle one which was a surprise hit.
I always look at the parental guidance on IMDB or common sense media.

islandofdoom Mon 06-Apr-20 17:07:19

Blinded by the light on Prime.

boatyardblues Mon 06-Apr-20 17:12:10

All the Bourne series films are 12s. No sex, although fairly violent and/or suspenseful.

We watched Raising Arizona (12) with our boys (12 & 14) at the weekend. They loved it & said it was great to see something so different for a change. Nicolas Cage’s sleazy boss does actually suggest a wife swap at one point but Nicolas Cage lamps him & it doesn’t go any further.

DS2 watched The Terminal on Netflix a couple of days ago & enjoyed it.

Lobsterquadrille2 Mon 06-Apr-20 17:13:42

Dead Poet's Society

Lobsterquadrille2 Mon 06-Apr-20 17:14:02

Poets' 😳

boatyardblues Mon 06-Apr-20 17:14:38

jackparlabane How was Knives Out? My 12 yo doesn’t like psychological creepiness or too much focus on dead bodies. He’s worried it will creep him out, but the rest of us are dying to watch it.

BarkandCheese Mon 06-Apr-20 17:15:04

Locke and Key does have some sexual content, including a brief scene where one character asks another to choke them while in bed. There’s no nudity or a anything overly explicit but there certainly are cringe moments.

TheFaerieQueene Mon 06-Apr-20 17:15:10


StillGardening Mon 06-Apr-20 17:15:44

The new jumanji films are fab. As is Ready Player One

sleepwhenidie Mon 06-Apr-20 17:22:37

Eddie the Eagle
Hidden Figures
Bohemian Rhapsody (though we did have to field an awkward question about ‘why HIV was only affecting gay men’)

carlitaortiz Mon 06-Apr-20 17:34:17

Good 'ol Blade never disappoints. Also there's this movie about a rich kid trying to be a hero, Green Wasp, which mind ring a bell within your mind in terms of movies like Kick Ass. Pretty cool to watch.

lazylinguist Mon 06-Apr-20 17:34:57

Place marking. I have a 12yo and a 14yo too. We recently watched The Matrix and Minority Report, which they liked. My too love the Merlin series mentioned upthread.

mous Mon 06-Apr-20 17:35:52

Common sense media is a really good site for this - it will give a summary of any sex / nudity/ otherwise adult scene, kind of messages conveyed in film, swearing, it's even got an 'instances of gambling/ smoking ' counter (it is American...) But it is very thorough. grin search by film / TV show, it's got everything if you need to check content without watching the film yourself.

Maybe it sounds a bit pearl clutching to some, but found it invaluable for school, youth groups etc.

Tbh hate the relentless creep of 'porniness' into older kid and teen media. It's really escalated in past ten - fifteen years.

PotteringAlong Mon 06-Apr-20 17:36:34

All of the Indiana Jones films are on bbc1 this weekend

elQuintoConyo Mon 06-Apr-20 17:47:51

Ready player One is on Amazon prime TV, ds loves it. After the 5th day in a row I've had to escape to the bedroom yo scream into a pillow!

We've watched Top Secret, Hot Shots (kissing, no sex), (Hot Shots 2 is rubbish). Airplane. Johnny English. Anything light-hearted, and pre-2000 grin Death Becomes Her, Airheads, Wedding Singer, Austin Powers!

Basically we're going through my dvd collection blushgrin

PhantomErik Mon 06-Apr-20 17:54:23

Hunger Games series
Divergent series
The Martian
Harry Potter series
Da Vinci Code
Angels & Demons

Crabbo Mon 06-Apr-20 17:59:46

@boatyardblues I thought knives out was great - dark comedy so not too creepy. There’s a bit of bodies etc iirc but no blood. The only thing I didn’t like is there’s a fair bit of puking and I really don’t like that!

What about the naked gun films/airplane?

ZaZathecat Mon 06-Apr-20 18:00:17

My teens loved Slumdog Millionaire and The Truman Show.

CoffeeandPainting Mon 06-Apr-20 18:01:15

Two new ones come out of Netflix last week

Elephants and Dolphins


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