How to chose a movie that the whole family may watch

From ArticleWorld

To Chose a Movie that the Whole Family May Watch is not such a difficult task if one exercises patience and perseverance. A good family movie may be defined as one that appeals to all members of the family from the four year-olds right to their grand parents. There is a lot of junk out there on television as well as theatres these days, so one needs to be careful when renting or buying a movie to watch with the whole family. Here are some suggestions that one may follow.

A few thumb rules

  1. Watch the reviews of the film before you rent it. All PG-13 movies may not be necessarily PG-13 in terms of language.
  2. Get a language filter which wipes out all the bad language from a film so that you may safely rent it.
  3. In some cases you may ask a someone who has already watched the movie, and whose advice you can rely on, if the movie is worth watching with the family.
  4. These days even some movies that are made for children may contain scenes and language that you generally would not allow your children to watch, so be prepared.


  • Do take care to see that the movie is rated PG-13 before you rent it. Don’t be gullible enough to believe your 11 year old.
  • You may want to rush through the scenes (alone) as a check before giving the green signal for a movie. It might spoil your actual movie but is better than shifting in your seat or switching off the television half way through the movie.


  • Don’t be blackmailed by your children about watching a movie that you are not sure about. Remember stuff that they are not supposed to watch remains in their memories long after the rest has been forgotten.