Tween and teen

10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughter

Make a bowl of popcorn, curl up and enjoy these movies featuring brave, intelligent and adventurous girls.

By Today's Parent

10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughter

movies for tween girls

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

This is the movie that started it all. The OG of the franchise, there's action, adventure, plenty of girl power, white-knuckle moments and, of course, some love. 





























Rating: PG




























10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughterPhoto: Disney

The Princess Bride

This iconic flick still makes us swoon. It's got the sap, laughs and romance that we all love. And Princess Buttercup? Oh, she's a girl who stands up for herself and even has made it past a tangle with a ROUS (Rodent Of Unusal Size). There are a few scary and tense scenes, something to note for younger kids. 


Rating: PG 

10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughterPhoto: MGM

Kiki's Delivery Service

This coming-of-age tale is perfect for tweens who are beginning to be more independent. It's a cute story of a young witch who sets out on a year-long journey to complete her witch training. 



Rating: G

10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughterPhoto: Walt Disney Studios

A League of Their Own

The heartwarming story of a professional all-women baseball team during WWII is all sorts of awesome. And don't you forget; there's no crying in baseball! 



























Rating: PG


























10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughterPhoto: Columbia Pictures

Little Women

Based on the much-loved novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott, this is a heartwarming, fuzzy feel-good tale of the March girls; Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy as they go from childhood to womanhood. Get ready for some laughs and tears (Claire Danes cry-face, actually). 


Rating: G

10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughterPhoto: Columbia Pictures

The Help

Perfect for your older tween, this Academy-Award winning film is full of poignant examples of how doing what's right can create change. Dealing with racism, there's some good life and history lessons within. 


Rating: PG

10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughterPhoto: Dreamworks Pictures

Now and Then

The ultimate coming-of-age story, this 90s classic chronicles the lives of four girls as they navigate life changes, crushes and differences, proving that even as they become women with their own lives, they will always need each other. Best Friends Forever!











Rating: PG










10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughterPhoto: New Line Cinema

Akeelah and the Bee

A girl from the wrong side of town has a special talent: She's a boss at spelling. Watch her overcome many obstacles—the grief of losing a parent and bullies at school—to compete at national level. 













Rating: G












10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughterPhoto: Lionsgate Films

Harriet the Spy

Elven-year-old Harriet keeps her nose to the ground, sponging up information and tracking all of her leads and suspicions in her notebook. Then one day her friends get their hands on the gossip- and speculation-filled book. Based on the book of the same name, there are solid lessons to be learned about life and friendship. 


Rating: PG

10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughterPhoto: Nickelodeon Movies

Anne of Green Gables

One of Canada's most cherished stories revolves around a red-haired girl who is as fiesty as she is endearing. An orphan, reluctantly taken in by two siblings, she forges a path—albeit often dramatic—to love, friendship and life on the little island of PEI. 


Rating: PG

10 awesome movies to watch with your tween daughterPhoto: Sullivan Entertainment

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