50 Punky Parent Approved Movies For The Under 10 Crowd

Family Movie Night is back!

While it’s a good suggestion to preview something before watching with your child we know you’re busy. Here’s a list of 50 Punky Parent approved movies in alphabetical order. Some of these movies have sexual innuendos or curse words (I’m looking at you, Goonies).

You can search for a movie on Common Sense Media, a website dedicated to unbiased advice and cautions about all types of media, to see if it’s the right fit for your family. Click the movie titles to be brought directly to the Common Sense page for each one. 

1.       Babe

2.       Bedknobs and Broomsticks

3.       Black Cauldron

4.       Book of Life

5.       Borrowers

6.       Bridge to Terabithia

7.       Chronicles of Narnia

8.       Coraline

9.       Corpse Bride

10.   Dark Crystal

11.   Despicable Me

12.   Ernest P World movies

13.   Harriet the Spy

14.   Harry Potter movies

15.   Hocus Pocus

16.   Holes

17.   Hoodwinked

18.   Hook

19.   Hotel Transylvania

20.   How to Train Your Dragon

21.   Howl’s Moving Castle – any Miyazaki movies

22.   Hugo

23.   James and the Giant Peach

24.   Matilda

25.   Never Ending Story

26.   Nightmare Before Christmas

27.   Paranorman

28.   Parent Trap

29.   Secret of Kells

30.   Secret of Moonacre

31.   Star Wars

32.   Stardust

33.   The Addams Family

34.   The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

35.   The Boxtrolls

36.   The Iron Giant

37.   The Labyrinth

38.   The Land Before Time

39.   The Last Unicorn

40.   The Princess Bride

41.   The Sandlot

42.   The Secret Garden

43.   The Secret of Nimh

44.   The Secret of Roan Inish

45.   The Spiderwick Chronicles

46.   Time Bandits

47.   Willow

48.   Willy Wonka

49.   Wizard of Oz

50.   Wreck it Ralph

Have any to add to the list of parent approved movies?

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Delirium fancies herself as a pretentious punk version of Martha Stewart. When not finding spots to stash books and craft supplies, she classically home educates one baby bat teenager.


  1. I have a few to add but I maybe dating myself. .

    The Adventures of Natty Gann, Popeye, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Flight of the Navigator. Sky High was pretty great as well.

    I see that Paranorman made this list. I watched that on my own and had so many issues with it that I still won’t let my kids watch it .

    I’m a huge fan of Dark Crystal, Secret of Nimh, and Labyrinth. I can’t wait to watch those movies with my kids.
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  2. Talk about a post that sends you back in the past! Thank you so much! I’m definitely going to pull out some old movies next weekend.

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