By Common Sense Media editor
Essential Movie Guide
Sometimes there just isn't enough time to sort through thousands of movie choices, wondering which ones are high quality, OK for your family, and not boring for parents. This list is just a snapshot of some of the great movies in Common Sense Media's new Essential Movies Guide. Now you'll know just where to turn when you're looking for great films.
Whether you stream, buy, or rent, this list will help make any movie night a success for kids and parents. And if you want even more ideas, check out the full guide for 185+ of the best movies appropriate for kids from toddlers to teens.
So grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy. Happy viewing!
Animated Favorites: My Neighbor Totoro
In this breakthrough anime film, Satsuki and Mei move to the countryside where their mother is hospitalized. One day, Mei meets a rabbit-like creature she calls "Totoro," who helps them through their difficult time. A true family film,Read More »from Your Essential Guide to the All-Time Best Movies for Kids and Teens