Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's THAT Hard Finding "G" Rated Movies


Monday was Movie Day for my son's class at school.  Since it's the last week, they've got a week full of fun activities and end-of-the-school-year celebrations.  Students were instructed at the end of last week to bring in a G-Rated movie on Monday.  Kids would then vote on which movies would be viewed.

Well, lots of kids brought in movies, but...lots of them were rated PG.  Yes, everyone, it is that hard finding G rated movies, apparently.  When you think about it, it's really sad.  Lots of movies for kids and families have a PG rating because of just one swear word or even the smallest act of violence.  Why is it so hard to make some good, clean movies for our kids that are suitable for viewing while at school?  It shouldn't be that hard!  We don't need bad words or violence to have fun, and our kids need to know that.

I'm not saying that I don't like movies that are not G rated (huge fan of the Fast & Furious franchise, here!); I'm just saying that G rated movies seem to be in short supply, and there should be more.

Most of the G rated movies are animated.  Hats of to Disney, because most of the Top 100 G rated movies are from Disney.  Our family has always been a big Disney fan.  Happy endings and fireworks - what's not to like?  

 



















Anyway, the kids ended up watching Meet the Robinsons and Homeward Bound (both Walt Disney titles).

If you're interested, you can view the Most Popular G Rated movies for K-12.  
How many have YOU watched?  =0)


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14 comments :

Areeba said...

My family is super fan of Barbie series, from mum to aunt. Indeed now Disney movies are the only to watch properly with family without forwarding and cutting!

Sheryl Hastings said...

My husband is a big movie buff. I don't watch too many myself. But they sure have changed in the past several years!

Jill Sunday said...

Have you seen the Fievel movies? An American Tale and Fievel Goes West? Both are G, and they feature an immigrant mouse who pursues the American dream. They are old movies though! My boys watched them in the nineties!

Eyelah said...

I have very mixed feelings about ratings for movies. I think if a movie is shown in the classroom it's probably best to go with something thats G-rated but I think I would be a bit more lenient with my own kids and movies.

Bethany said...

I heard the new Monsters Inc. movie has a G rating!

Debbi Huntington said...

my kids loved homeward bound...and the little know baby
"the little toaster". they watched that one so much the tape work out. (yes, it was back in the VHS days).
Debbi
-yankeeburrow

Handmade Cuties said...

We just went through that this past school year. A movie was selected but it turned out to be a PG. Thanks for that rated G list.

bitsofthepastandpresent said...

It is getting more and more difficult to find G rated! Thanks for the list!
Suzy

Holly said...

Thanks for sharing the list! I let my son watch PG movies sometimes but there's usually something inappropriate. Thankfully he doesn't catch on.

Surprised to see All Dogs Go To Heaven on the G list though. We started watching it once and it was too scary for him.

NIGHT OWL VENTING said...

dang they are getting out way later. It's almost July.

Love the Homeward Bound movies.

There's a piles of movies they could watch.

Denysia Yu said...

I love Disney movies! My favorite is Beauty and the beast! :D

Heather said...

I am a teacher and I get so frustrated when I want to reward my students with a movie day and can't find a film to show (that they haven't seen 100 times already) that I don't have to send a permission slip home for! Thanks for sharing that link - I think it's going to be my new favorite resource.

Lanas Art Studio lanasart said...

When my kids was in "Disney age" our favorites was Toy Story and Finding Nimo!!!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

The problem is that G-rated movies don't sell soap! So they think that by putting in a word or two, more people will watch and, unfortunately, that is true. It is definitely hard to find G-rated movies these days -- Disney does a good job though!