Important Notice from Movies4Kids writer Joanna Berry:

Please note all the reviews on Movies4Kids are based solely on my own opinions. For each review, I have mentioned any scary moments and upsetting scenes that may appear in a film to help you and your family decide what movies to choose.

I am a mum and a film critic, but I am not a child psychologist. And, most importantly of all, I am not your child’s parent. Only you know what scares or upsets your little ones and what you do or do not want them to see on screen.

All parents make different decisions – what is considered appropriate by one person may not be by the next, but I hope the reviews here are a useful guide. Each review also includes the film’s British Board Of Film Classification’s certificate (U, PG, 15, etc) to help you, the certificates’ meanings are explained at the bottom of this page. For more information, visit the BBFC website at

◊ About Movies4Kids

Such are the dilemmas of parenthood: You’re standing in the DVD store praying your offspring won’t want to rent Alvin And The Chipmunks for the 20th time. Your 10-year-old begs to watch the latest action adventure flick but it’s a 12 certificate, so you want to know whether he’s going to be petrified... or bored. And that’s where Movies4Kids comes in. is a movie review website like no other. Packed with hundreds of reviews of children’s movies, family films and blockbusters, it’s aimed at grown-ups and kids looking for the perfect movie to spice up the summer holidays or perk up a wet Sunday afternoon.

With a database of over 700 reviews of classic, little known and hugely popular films, from Aladdin to Zathura, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to High School Musical, each insightful review also features a list of scary moments, so you can make an informed decision as to whether a movie is suitable for your child (yes, if your child is upset easily, possibly seeing Nemo’s mum and siblings get eaten before the opening credits of Finding Nemo may not be a wise idea).

Each review is accompanied by links to five other films you may like that are along the same lines, a valuable aid next time you’re working out that Lovefilm list or standing in the kids’ section of Blockbuster.

Each week, the homepage will feature reviews of all the child-friendly movies currently on release in cinemas, as well as a pick of the new DVD releases and a movie on TV that’s worth setting the Sky+ for.

Hopefully my reviews will be a useful guide, reminding you of films you’d want your own kids to see and introducing you to new ones you’ll all love. After all, movies can make you laugh, make you cry, or even make you hide behind the sofa. They can be educational and inspirational. And best of all, they can be fun. Happy viewing!

◊ Biography: Joanna Berry

I am mother to a young boy named Danny and have been a film critic since the age of 18. Formerly a reviews editor for Empire Magazine, I have written about movies and their stars for numerous magazines and newspapers including Eve Magazine, Radio Times, The Sunday Express, The Daily Express, The Guardian, The Independent and Maxim Magazine.

As well as being a former scriptwriter for MTV At The Movies, I have appeared on TV talking about movies on shows including Channel 4’s 100 Scariest Moments, BBC’s Kilroy, Sky News and Channel Five’s 25 Best Screen Chases, and have also spoken about movies on LBC, GLR and BBC Local Radio.

I am the co-author (with Angie Errigo) of the book Chick Flicks: Movies Women Love, and contributed to the bestselling review book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. I am also the author of The Ultimate DVD Easter Egg Guide, The Essential Guide To TV on DVD and, most importantly, The Parents’ Guide To Kids’ Movies, published by Orion Books.

◊ Acknowledgments

Site Editor: Joanna Berry
Library photos courtesy of The Moviestore Collection
Layout: Steve Fawcett
Site design: Asim Maqsood Basraa

All reviews written by Jo Berry. © Jo Berry

Additional thanks to Angie Errigo, Ysanne Slide, Ian Preece, Victoria Johnstone. Thanks to Warner Bros, Disney, Universal, Paramount, Momentum, E1, Entertainment, Sony, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate

◊ BBFC Classification

U - Suitable for all
PG - Some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A ‘PG’ film should not disturb a child aged around 8 or older.
12A/12 - Suitable for 12 years and over.
15 - Suitable only for 15 years or over.
18 - Suitable only for adults.

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