Pixar Directors Recommend: Films for Families (7 to 12 Years)

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"Kids deserve to watch great films, especially in these times. But where to turn when you need a quality watchlist of family films?

Pixar to the rescue! A bunch of the renowned studio's filmmakers have shown up in your hour of need, to make personal recommendations from the Pixar vault and far beyond, separated into three age groupings: All Ages, 7 to 12 Years and 12 Years and Over. (Be sure to look at the All Ages list for ideas for the whole family.)

Enormous thanks to Angus MacLane (co-director of Finding Dory and director of BURN·E, Toy Story of Terror! and Small Fry), Domee Shi (director of Bao), Kristen Lester (director of Purl), Daniel Chong (story artist on Cars 2, Inside Out, Toy Story of Terror!, and creator of We Bare Bears!), Peter Sohn (director of The Good Dinosaur), Valerie LaPointe (Head of Story on Toy Story 4, director of Lamp Life), Brian Fee (director of Cars 3), Enrico Casarosa (director of La Luna), and Andrew Stanton (director of WALL·E, Finding Nemo and Finding Dory).

We encourage you to read the notes to see individual director recommendations (and some explanations!). For age groupings, you know your children best so explore all three lists and screen at your discretion. We cross-checked the age groupings with Common Sense Media, and then asked children’s film specialist Nicola Marshall to finesse them. Read more from Nicola in our blog."

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Pixar Directors Recommend: Films for Families (All Ages)
Pixar Directors Recommend: Films for Families (12 Years and Over)

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    The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

    1949, in 2 top lists Check
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    Akeelah and the Bee

    2006, in 1 top list Check
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    Anne of Green Gables

    1985, in 2 top lists Check
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    Back to the Future

    1985, in 25 top lists Check
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    Back to the Future Part II

    1989, in 6 top lists Check
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    Back to the Future Part III

    1990, in 6 top lists Check
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    Bambi Meets Godzilla

    1969, in 2 top lists Check
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    L'ours

    1988 — a.k.a. The Bear, in 1 top list Check
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    The Black Stallion

    1979, in 7 top lists Check
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    Chicken Run

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
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    City Lights

    1931, in 34 top lists Check
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    Courage of Lassie

    1946, in 1 top list Check
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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    2010, in 1 top list Check
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 30 top lists Check
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    The Emperor's New Groove

    2000, in 3 top lists Check
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    Ever After

    1998 — a.k.a. Ever After: A Cinderella Story, in 1 top list Check
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    2009, in 9 top lists Check
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    Fly Away Home

    1996 — a.k.a. Father Goose, in 1 top list Check
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    Ohayô

    1959 — a.k.a. Good Morning, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Goonies

    1985, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Great Muppet Caper

    1981, in 1 top list Check
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    Heidi

    1937, in 1 top list Check
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    The Iron Giant

    1999, in 13 top lists Check
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    Majo no takkyûbin

    1989 — a.k.a. Kiki's Delivery Service, in 7 top lists Check
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    Labyrinth

    1986, in 4 top lists Check
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    A League of Their Own

    1992, in 5 top lists Check
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    A Little Princess

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
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    Little Women

    2019, in 5 top lists
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    Little Women

    1994, in 2 top lists Check
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    Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro

    1979 — a.k.a. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Man from Snowy River

    1982, in 2 top lists Check
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    Matilda

    1996, in 1 top list Check
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    Millions

    2004, in 1 top list Check
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    Miracle on 34th Street

    1947, in 7 top lists Check
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    Modern Times

    1936, in 30 top lists Check
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    The Muppet Movie

    1979, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Neverending Story

    1984 — a.k.a. The NeverEnding Story, in 2 top lists Check
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    Paddington 2

    2017, in 8 top lists Check
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    Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    1985, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Phantom Tollbooth

    1970, in 2 top lists Check
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    Pippi Långstrump

    1969 — a.k.a. Pippi Longstocking, in 1 top list Check
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    The Princess Bride

    1987, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Princess Diaries

    2001, in 2 top lists Check
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981 — a.k.a. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, in 29 top lists Check
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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    1984, in 11 top lists Check
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    1989, in 16 top lists Check
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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    2008, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Sandlot

    1993, in 2 top lists Check
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    Siu Lam juk kau

    2001 — a.k.a. Shaolin Soccer, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Sound of Music

    1965, in 25 top lists Check
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