Super 8

(13 votes, average: 7.85 out of 10)

Super 8A group of teens witness an unexplained train crash and try to discover what is being covered up by the government.

Set in 1979 and in the style of the Stephen Spielberg movies of the 70’s and 80’s.

This movie is a cross between ET and the Goonies.

Entertaining but fairly scary so not suitable for young children.

Year: 2011

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(13 votes, average: 5.69 out of 10)

GodzillaA fun movie about a giant dinosaur like creature attacking New York.

Lots of action, explosions, etc.

This is the American big budget, big special effects version.

It is very different to the Japanese Godzilla movies which have more cheesy effects but have a strong following.

Year: 1998

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Jurassic Park

(11 votes, average: 9.09 out of 10)

Jurassic ParkJurassic Park IIJurassic Park III






Visitors to a dinosaur theme park find that the dinosaurs are real and very dangerous.

A very famous set of movies. The first really sets a great scene for the amazing dinosaurs.

A well done story by a great story-teller Michael Crichton. When this came out all the kids wanted to see it, and dinosaurs were certainly a big toy seller that year.

Great acting, fun adventure, some jumps and frights, but nothing too scary.

The first is the best, but the other two are also very entertaining.

Year: 1993, 1997, 2001

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Aliens in the Attic

(29 votes, average: 6.83 out of 10)

Aliens in the AtticA group of children discover that aliens have invaded the attic in their holiday house. Now they fight to save the world from further invasion, before the aliens take control of the adults.

A fun movie with plenty of laughs.

Suitable for children, teens, and adults. A good family adventure.

Year: 2009


(6 votes, average: 8.33 out of 10)

ArachnophobiaA killer spider catches a lift to a small American town, where it breeds and starts to take over.

This is the kind of movie that makes you think every itch is a spider. Not for those terrified of spiders, but not too scary either. This is another light monster movie that is a bit more realistic (normal size spiders). It has a great story and is lots of fun. (Beware if you get nightmares easily, this may affect children as well)

This a fun movie, as the good guys win and its not really dark and spooky, but a bit more light.

Year: 1990


(23 votes, average: 8.91 out of 10)

JumanjiA board game leads some kids into an adventure where the game comes to life.

Original story, fantastic special effects, giant spiders, stampedes of animals through the town, giant killer mosquitoes. Great fun.

Kids will love it, most adults should too.

Year: 1995


(15 votes, average: 9.40 out of 10)


Neighbors in a small town must work together to defend themselves from giant underground monsters.

Not a scream fest, just a little jumpy, but not spooky at all.

Fun and adventure with people escaping from giant worms. The first is the best, but if you enjoy that, the following ones are also satisfying.

Tremors: 1990

Tremors 2: Aftershocks: 1996

Tremors 3: Back to Perfection: 2001

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins: 2004

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

(8 votes, average: 8.75 out of 10)

Buffy the Vampire SlayerNot the TV series, but the movie that came some years before.

A fairly light hearted vampire movie, with lots of jokes and one liners.

Not for kids, but teenagers and adults who appreciate a light thriller should appreciate it. It’s more tongue in cheek comedy than horror or scary.

Year: 1992