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10 Exciting Family Adventure Films

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10 Exciting Family Adventure Films

What’s more fun than watching an action-packed film for a family movie night? Nothing bonds a family together like taking a journey from the comfort of their couch. Kids and adults will be on the edge of their seats with this Movieguide®-curated list of exciting adventure films.

 

THE LOST MEDALLION: THE ADVENTURES OF BILLY STONE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
THE LOST MEDALLION: THE ADVENTURES OF BILLY STONE is a fun-filled film about two 13-year-old foster kids who go on a quest to find a medallion that travels through time. They must work together to overcome an evil warlord and return to their time. It contains a strong Christian worldview extolling God’s plan for our lives. There is light violence that might be scary for young children. Kids 10+ will enjoy THE LOST MEDALLION: THE ADVENTURES OF BILLY STONE.

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON is a classic Disney film from the 1960s that’s filled with adventure and excitement. It follows the Robinson family, who is shipwrecked on the shore of a desert island. They work together to build a life on the island and fight a surprise band of pirates. It features a Biblical worldview celebrating faith and family. There is light peril and comical violence, but nothing too scary. It’s a delightful film for children and adults alike.

INKHEART

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
INKHEART is an action-packed fantasy movie about a teenage girl who discovers that her father can bring characters to life by reading stories aloud. They must work together when he accidentally unleashes an evil villain and his wife is transported into the story. It’s an imaginative and thrilling movie with a strong moral worldview. There is light language and moderate violence that may disturb young viewers. INKHEART celebrates the importance of family and is appropriate for kids 9+.

THE PIRATES WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING is a fun VeggieTales movie that even the most sensitive child can enjoy. Everyone’s favorite vegetables, Elliot, George and Sedgewick, are busboys at a pirate-themed restaurant and transport to the 17th century. The gang embarks on an adventure to discover what it means to be a true hero. The movie contains a strong biblical worldview with light action and slapstick violence. THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING has many positive messages for kids 4+.

TROLLS

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
TROLLS is a musical animated comedy based on the beloved Troll dolls. Princess Poppy must rescue her friends from the troll-eating Bergens and get help from a cranky troll named Branch. It’s a fun and lighthearted movie that children will enjoy. The film contains a redemptive worldview that teaches kids the importance of bringing joy to others. TROLLS contains light peril and mild cartoon violence but is otherwise a feel-good romp. The amazing soundtrack will have the whole family dancing with Poppy and her friends.

MEET THE ROBINSONS

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
MEET THE ROBINSONS is about an orphaned boy genius named Lewis, who builds a machine to explore his memories so he can remember his mother to track her down. Wilbur Robinson shows up from the future to tell Lewis that the villainous Bowler Hat Guy has come from the future to steal his machine. An epic and life-changing adventure unfolds for Lewis. It contains a very strong moral worldview with moral and redemptive elements. MEET THE ROBINSONS is an enjoyable movie for the 7+ crowd.

HUGO

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
HUGO is a gripping film set in the 1930s about a young orphan named Hugo who secretly lives in a train station in Paris. He finds himself in the middle of a mystery involving his friend’s godfather, who owns a toy shop. The film contains a strong Christian worldview about forgiveness and honoring the past. There are themes of mythology that may require a follow-up conversation. For the most part, it’s a fun movie with plenty of twists and turns. Movieguide® advises families to use some media wisdom for tweens 10+.

POOH'S HEFFALUMP MOVIE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
POOH’S HEFFALUMP MOVIE features Winnie the Pooh and the friends of the Hundred Acre Wood. The gang is frightened when they discover Heffalump’s tracks. Roo sets off on an adventure on his own and meets Lumpy, a playful Heffalump who gets him into all sorts of mischief. It’s a heartwarming story filled with lessons about friendship and grace. Parents should know there is light cartoon peril but nothing too scary. POOH’S HEFFALUMP MOVIE is a gentle film for the 4+ crowd.

PADDINGTON

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
PADDINGTON is a gentle film about a talking Peruvian bear displaced after an earthquake. He travels to London to find a new home and meets the Brown family, who lovingly take him in. The movie is based on the iconic children’s book and offers positive messages about family loyalty. Mrs. Brown shows particular kindness and shines a light on compassion. Parents should know there is light violence and a cruel villain that may scare younger children. Be prepared for bear mischief. PADDINGTON is a charming film the whole family can enjoy.

THE CROODS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
THE CROODS is a playful animated movie about a prehistoric family’s misadventures as they go on a quest to find a new home. They encounter an enterprising young man who helps them as they trek through an unfamiliar world. The film presents a strong moral worldview and supports a multi-generational family. The father is a protector who fights to keep his brood together. There is animated action violence along with implied humanist and environmentalist perspectives. Movieguide® advises families to use some media wisdom while seeing THE CROODS.

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Quality: - Content: +3
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Quality: - Content: +2