Great Movies: Family Movie Series to Watch with Pre-teens and Young Teens

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Back to the Future |Batman | Indiana Jones | Lord of the Rings | Men in Black | Pirates of the Caribbean | Spider Man | Star Wars | X-Men

 

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

 

Back to the Future
1985 - Universal Home Video
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 A teen takes a crackpot's DeLorean time machine to 1955 and sees his parents in high school. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. …More

Back to the Future, Part II

 

Back to the Future, Part II
1989 - Universal Home Video
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 A young man and his crackpot friend must take a DeLorean time machine to 2015. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. …More

Back to the Future, Part III Back to the Future, Part III
1990 - Universal Home Video
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 A young man takes a DeLorean time machine to the Old West, where his inventor friend is courting a schoolmarm. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. …More

 

Batman

Batman

Batman
1989 - Warner Home Video
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 The Caped Crusader saves dismal Gotham City and gorgeous Vicki Vale from the freaky Joker. Directed by Tim Burton. …More

Batman Returns

Batman Returns
1992 - Warner Home Video
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 The Caped Crusader clashes with Catwoman and saves gloomy Gotham City from the foul Penguin's plot. Directed by Tim Burton. …More

Batman Forever

 

Batman Forever
1995 - Warner Home Video
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 The Caped Crusader woos a criminal psychologist, takes on a sidekick and battles Two-Face and the Riddler. …More

Batman & Robin Batman & Robin
1997- Warner Home Video
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 The fourth installment in the "Batman" movie series, Mr. Freeze aims to put the world on ice and Poison Ivy has some venomous plans of her own and only the Dark Knight, Robin and Batgirl can stop them. …More

Batman Begins Batman Begins
2005 - Warner Home Video
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 Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. …More

The Dark Knight The Dark Knight
2008 - Warner Home Video
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 The follow-up to the action hit "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. …More

 

Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost  Ark Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
1981 - Paramount Pictures
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 Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments. …More

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

 

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1984 - Paramount Home Video
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 Archaeologist Jones bails out over the 1935 Himalayas with a blonde and a Chinese orphan. Directed by Steven Spielberg. …More

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

 

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1989 - Paramount Home Video
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 Archaeologist Jones and his tweedy father race the Nazis to the Holy Grail. Directed by Steven Spielberg. …More

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2008 - Paramount
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 Hollywood icon Harrison Ford returns to the role of the adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones nearly 20 years after he last donned the famous fedora and bullwhip to save the world from imminent peril. …More

 

Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2001 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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 A young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with ancient ring. Now, he must travel to the place where the ring was forged to destroy the ring and end the Dark Lord's reign. …More

Lord of the Rings: Two Towers Lord of the Rings: Two Towers
2002 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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 Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship continue their quest to destroy the One Ring and stand against the evil of the dark lord Sauron. The Fellowship has divided and now find themselves taking different paths to defeating Sauron and his allies …More

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2003 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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 The third and final installment of J.R.R. Tolkein's epic struggle of good versus evil. Sauron's forces are planning their final attack against mankind while Frodo, Sam and Gollum make their way towards Mount Doom where they must return the ring to the fires that created it. …More

 

Men in Black

Men in Black Men in Black
1997 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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 Men in Black follows the exploits of Agents K (Jones) and J (Smith), members of a top-secret organization established to monitor alien activity on Earth. The two MIB find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. . …More

Men in Black II Men in Black II
2002- Sony Pictures Home Ent
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 When a renegade Kylothian monster disguised as a lingerie model threatens the survival of the human race, the boys of MIB get the cal to step upand get busy! But first, Jay needs to drag Kay out of an early retirement with the U.S. Post Office--and there's not much time to get him up to speed …More

 

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
2003 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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 Veteran pirate Jack Sparrow and novice Will Turner team up to stop a notorious band of pirates bent on breaking and ancient deadly curse in this high seas adventure. …More

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2006 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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 Charming rogue pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back for a grand, swashbuckling, nonstop joyride filled with devilish pirate humor, monstrous sea creatures, and breathtaking black magic …More

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2007- Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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 In the follow-up to the record-breaking smash 2006 hit Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, we find our heroes Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann allied with Captain Barbossa in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones' locker. …More

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
By Marshall, Rob
2012-09 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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From Disney and Producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes all the fun, epic adventure and humor that ignited the original. Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise and mermaids! …More

 

Spider Man

Spider-Man Spider-Man
2002 - Columbia Tristar
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Based on the best-selling comic book. Spider-Man is the store of Peter Parker, a young man who gains superpowers after being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip. Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when Peter's uncle is killed, he decides to use his new skills to fight evil. …More

Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man 2
2004 - Columbia Tri-Star
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 Spider-man must battle "Doctor Octopus," a product of a science experiment gone terribly wrong, while having to battle his inner demons concerning his hidden love for Mary Jane Watson. …More

Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man 3
2007- Sony Pictures Home Ent
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 Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) finally has the girl of his dreams, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), and New York City is in the throes of Spider-mania! But when a strange alien symbiote turns Spider-Mans suit black, his darkest demons come to light changing Spider-Man inside as well as out. …More

 

Star Wars

Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: Phantom Menace
1999 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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 In the "Star Wars" prequel Episode I, Jedi warrior Qui-Gon Jinn, his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and young Anakin Skywalker battle their ways through the deserts of Tatooine to the galactic capital world of Coruscant to save queen Amidala and her planet, Naboo from the clutches of the evil Trade Federation. …More

Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2002 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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 The Star Wars saga continues with Episode II Attack of the Clones. Anakin Skywalker has grown into an accomplished Jedi apprentice, and he faces his most difficult challenge yet as he must choose between his Jedi duty and forbidden love. …More

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2005 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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The Old Republic is in the middle of Clone Wars and rebellion threatens to break them apart from all sides. The Jedi council is concerned that Chancellor Palpatine might have more than politics on his agenda and they assign Anakin Skywalker to keep an eye on him.…More

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
1977 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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 A landmark science fiction fantasy about a young man, Luke Skywalker, who finds his calling as a Jedi warrior and with the help of droids and an outlaw named Han Solo, then embarks on a mission to rescue a princess and save the galaxy from the Dark Side. May the Force be with you. …More

Star Wars Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
1980 - 20th Century Fox
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 Includes the original 1980 theatrical movie version, as well as the 2004 enhanced trilogy version. Also includes commentaries with George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan, Carrie Fisher, and much more! …More

Return of the Jedi Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
1983 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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 The final chapter of the original Star Wars trilogy introduces the Ewoks to the rebellion cause, Luke and Leia learn of their family ties, and good finally triumphs over evil when Luke defeats Vader and the Dark Side in a final light saber duel. …More

 

X-Men

X-Men X-Men
2000 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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 X-Men is the live-action, big-screen adaptation of the most popular comic book series of the world. Outcasts since birth, the X-Men are the next step of human evolution, each born with a unique genetic mutation that gives them extraordinary powers that they've learned to harness for the greater good. …More

X2: X-Men United X2: X-Men United
2003 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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 Professor Xavier's Mutant Academy faces continued persecution including a military attack. At the same time his troupe of young adults with special powers must stop an evil mutant who attempts to assassinate the U.S. President. …More

X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men: The Last Stand
2006- Twentieth Century-Fox
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 Experience the awesome power of The X-Men's epic, final battle. Join well-known mutant heroes and villains, and meet a cadre of all-new warriors -- including Angel, Beast, Juggernaut and Colossus -- in this thrilling, explosive adventure!. …More

X-Men Origins: Wolverine X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2009 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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 Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar - as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable claws and a primal fury. Leading up to the events of X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program.. …More