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Pixar Directors Recommend: Films for Families (7 to 12 Years)

Kids deserve to watch great films, especially in these times. But where to turn when you need a quality watchlist of family films?

Pixar to the rescue! A bunch of the renowned studio's filmmakers have shown up in your hour of need, to make personal recommendations from the Pixar vault and far beyond, separated into three age groupings: All Ages, 7 to 12 Years and 12 Years and Over. (Be sure to look at the All Ages list for ideas for the whole family.) Films are listed in alphabetical order.

Enormous thanks to Angus MacLane (co-director of Finding Dory and director of BURN·E, Toy Story of Terror! and Small Fry), Domee Shi (director of Bao), Kristen Lester (director of Purl),…

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  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Back to the Future
  • Bambi Meets Godzilla
  • The Bear
  • The Black Stallion
  • Chicken Run
  • City Lights
  • Courage of Lassie
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Emperor's New Groove
  • EverAfter
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Fly Away Home
  • Good Morning
  • The Goonies
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • Heidi
  • The Iron Giant
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Labyrinth
  • A League of Their Own
  • A Little Princess
  • Little Women
  • Little Women
  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • The Man from Snowy River
  • Matilda
  • Millions
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Modern Times
  • The Muppet Movie
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • Paddington 2
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Sandlot
  • Shaolin Soccer
  • The Sound of Music
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Spirited Away
  • Star Wars
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Wee Willie Winkie
  • Whale Rider
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The World of Us
  • Yellow Submarine