7-12 year olds

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

Nanny McPhee

Emma Thompson stars as the titular governess, employed to tame a widower’s seven unruly children, who turns ever more beautiful the more magic she performs.

Based on the Nurse Matilda series of books, Nanny McPhee was a surprise smash upon its release and remains an enduring family favourite. Its all-star cast includes Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton, Derek Jacobi and Kelly Macdonald.

Director: Kirk Jones
Cast: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Imelda Staunton
UK, 2005, 98mins, U, English