7-12 year olds

Great films for 7-12 year olds. Mostly PG rated – always better if watched with an adult


Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his “walkabout”: a ritual separation from his tribe.
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg
UK/Aus, 1971, 100 mins, 12A

Akeelah And The Bee

Eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson’s life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her and her brother runs with the local gang-bangers. She’s smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations.
Director: Doug Atchison
Cast: Keke Palmer, Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne,
US, 2006, 108 mins, PG