10 Best PG-Rated Movies

Sunday, December 5 by Raina Lorring

Check out the 10 best PG-rated movies. PG stands for parental guidance, which means a film may not be suitable for children and should be checked out by parents. Films with this rating can contain some profanity, violence or even brief nudity. A surprising number of the top family and children’s movies have this rating.

  1.  “E. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982) This movie is about a boy who befriends a stranded extraterrestrial. Creator Steven Spielberg got the concept from a childhood friend he had after his parents divorced.
  2. “Star Wars” (1977) The title of this movie was later renamed “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”. The movie is set “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” and follows a group of freedom fighters. The movie is one of the most influential films of all time and has a huge cult following.
  3. “Alice in Wonderland” 2010 This film was directed by Tim Burton and based off of the 1865 fantasy novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. The movie was a mix of live action and 3D animation.
  4. “Shrek” (2001) This computer-animated comedy is a must see family film. It’s a twist on typical fairy tales and the hero of the tale is an ogre. The movie was so successful that it became a trilogy.
  5. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001) This is the first film in the Harry Potter series that is based off of the books of the same name. it is the story of a young boy who finds out he is a wizard.
  6. “Up” (2009) This is another computer-animated film that is great fun for the whole family. It’s the story of an elderly widower who flies to South America in his house suspended by helium balloons and accidently takes a young neighbor boy with him.
  7. “Home Alone” (1990) This is a classic family comedy starring Macaulay Culkin. It is the story of a young boy who gets left home alone by his vacationing family and has to defend his house from robbers.
  8. “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe” (2005) This epic fantasy movie kicks of the series and is based off of the books by C. S. Lewis. It’s the tale of four children in a magically land. The only complaint many people had was the long running time but watching it from the comfort of your own home takes care of that.
  9. “The Incredibles” (2004) This movie is about a superhero family that is forced to hide their powers. It is computer animated and great for both children and parents.
  10. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000) This live-action movie was based on the 1957 book by Dr. Seuss. It is about the Grinch who hates Christmas and how his heart is changed by the Christmas spirit of one young girl.
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