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Films for older kids - adventure

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Taytotots · 17/07/2021 12:54

Looking for some films to watch as a family with our 8 yo dt. Trying to branch out from pixar etc. Looking for non animated films with adventure that don't make me want to tear my eyes out. We've enjoyed Fly away home, the new Swallows and Amazons, Secret Garden. They also liked the Sound of Music, the Blues Brothers, Wonder and Yes Day. Ok with swearing, slap stick violence but not anything too scary or sexy.

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Aroundtheworldin80moves · 17/07/2021 12:58

Mine like Homeward Bound.

Aroundtheworldin80moves · 17/07/2021 12:59

Free Willy was another one we tried.


PinniGig · 17/07/2021 13:03

Princess Bride

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz · 17/07/2021 13:05

The newer Jumanji movies

Findmeatthebeach · 17/07/2021 13:06

The Goonies!!
Honey I shrunk the kids

ChequerBoard · 17/07/2021 13:13

Mine liked things like:
National Treasure series,
Percy Jackson films
Jonny English films
Enders Game
The Spy Next Door
Spy Kids trilogy
Mr Poppers Pengiuns
Ella Enchanted
Ever After
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

AuntieDolly · 17/07/2021 13:15

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (12A)

Redannie118 · 17/07/2021 13:15

Mine loved the Mummy films but not sure if a little scary for 8?
Loch Ness

Redannie118 · 17/07/2021 13:18

Pan, the newest Peter Pan movie with Hugh Jackman was really good too

igivein · 17/07/2021 13:38


IHaveBrilloHair · 17/07/2021 18:29

All of the Indiana Jones films.

gemdrop84 · 17/07/2021 18:53

Ds 8 has enjoyed: Ghostbusters 1&2, Zathura a space adventure, Shazam, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Willow, Hook, Goonies, Onward was a good pixar adventure film too.

IsThisAkissingBook · 17/07/2021 19:54

The kid who would be king
Time trap
The secret of frog dreaming
Princess bride
Creeped out (series on netflix)

Throughabushbackwards · 17/07/2021 20:59

Agree that you should try the new Jumanji movies. Really good fun for kids and parents!

Taytotots · 17/07/2021 22:34

Thanks very much for all the suggestions. Should keep us going for a bit! DS liked the jumanji films but too scary for DD. Haven't watched the Goonies myself so we should definitely try that.

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