Are you looking for good family movies for tweens? You are in luck. We gathered a fun list of movies for tweens to watch with their friends or with the family. Tweens are not not easy to satisfy: They are not young kids anymore. They are not adults-teen yet. We cannot expose them to certain scenes and graphic content. That’s why it’s important to choose these movies carefully. Here is my list of good family movies for tweens
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Here are some good family movies for tweens.
Akeelah and the Bee-
Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 drama film starring Keke Palmer, Angela Bassett, and Laurence Fishburne. Akeelah is an 11-year old girl, who doesn’t have the best family life. Her father is deceased. Her mother doesn’t pay attention to her, and her brother hangs out with gang members. To steer clear of detention, due to her numerous absences, Akeelah is forced to enter the spelling bee. When she wins the competition, she is paired with Dr. Larabee, and English professor, to prepare for the national spelling bee. However, to win she must overcome her distracting home life and must get past a group of experienced spellers.
High School Musical-
High School Musical is a 2006 teen romantic-comedy musical television film starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashely Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman. High School Musical revolves around the lives of two high school kids, from entirely different worlds and their established social cliques. Troy, a jock, and Gabriella, a geek, meet one New Year’s Eve and instantly bond. Little do they know that they will be attending the same high school that year. The pair audition for the leads in their school’s musical. However, each set of friends tries to separate them, not approving of their friendship. Can these two somehow convince their friends to accept each other or will their friends win in the end?
Teen Beach Movie-
Teen Beach Movie is a 2013 Disney Original Movie starring Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Garett Clayton, Jordan Fisher, John Deluca, Chrissie Fit, Kevin Chamberlin and Steve Valentine. Brady and McKenzie both love the water and love the beach, spending lots of time surfing. When McKenzie finds out her family is moving, she and Brady go on one last surfing adventure. This isn’t their ordinary experience though since they are both wiped out by a huge wave and instantly transformed into a 1960’s beach turf war movie. The problem is they cannot get back home until the movie is done, leading to another problem when they change the plot.
Which one of these good family movies would you watch with your tweens? Let me know in the comment section.
27 thoughts on “3 Good Movies for Tweens”
I enjoy watching these films with our tween. Thank you for the share.
This is perfect for those who will have younger family over for the holidays. Thanks I’ll add it to the list.
Yep, these are just the kind of shows my teen daughter likes. I liked High School Musical too. 🙂
Awesome movies. I really do like Akeelah and the Bee myself.
High School Musical was a favourite when my kids were younger. We watched it many time together.
You can tell I don’t have a tween, I haven’t seen any of these! Will save for when my kids get older
It would be fun to watch Akeelah and the Bee again. Thanks for putting this list together. It’ll help when tweens come to visit and want to watch a movie.
This is a great roundup! I think Akeelah and the Bee looks especially good.
All 3 of these sound great. I will have to watch them with my son!
This is a good list. It can be hard finding things that re not too babyish but aren’t too adult ethier.
Some great suggestions. I will have to remember this for the next sleepover because it seems like they struggle to find something nobody has seen yet.
I need to watch a few of these movies. I’m a sucker for teenagery movies!
I haven’t watched the spelling bee movie yet, the other ones my teen loves. I think you have a great list of options! Trying to think what I would add, I thought about one, but then the name slipped my brain as I started typing 🙁 I will have to try to remember, but the Teen Beach Movie? We love both of them!
One of my nieces that comes over after school is in the tween stage. Thanks for the recommendations!
I hate to admit it but I guess I should let me daughter watch these. lol. She just turned 11 TODAY. I’m in denial that she’s a tween.
Choosing age appropriate movies for tweens can be difficult since they are too old for the character themed shows but too young for adult oriented topics. My girls and I have seen all three of these movies and I think they make excellent selections.
I loved Akeelah and the Bee! Both of those musicals sound really cute too!
I think I have seen all of these movies with the kids at some point. Akeelah and the Bee was really good.
These are great picks. My daughter loves BOTH of the Teen Beach movies.
Teen beach movie was so cute. Both of my boys loved watching it 🙂
My cousins and I loved the High School Musical. We even chipped in to buy the DVD of it. 😉
Pretty cool roundup,
My Tweenie is in Saturday Movie date heaven.
Thank you Olfa
Cool list! I’d like to see some more tween movie picks.
I’ve seen a few of these! haha We’re having a movie night at our house tomorrow and we’re totally watching a kid movie. Love it.
Akeelah and the Bee is one of my very favorites! It’s so rich with life lessons.
Thanks for sharing these!
Great recommendations. I know my kids have seen 2 out of 3.
I admit I am a movie lover and I have watched all these several times. They really are great movies for tweens and teens to.