Girl Movie for Mom and 9 Year Old

Updated on August 27, 2011
C.M. asks from Mesa, AZ
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My sons and husband are going on a camping trip this weekend. I was looking for a good "chick flick" to watch with my 9 year old daughter. Any suggestions? We are pretty conservative, so I'm looking to avoid anything too teenager-relationship oriented, or too grown up for her. Thanks mamas.

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answers from Augusta on

What about shirley temple movies ?
Look into older movies like Wizard of Oz,
Or Anne of Green Gables.
Pippi longstocking is always fun , but it really translated into movie form BADLY , it's sweedish or something , so it's dubed and it's a BAD dub.

But My 9 yr old girl still thankfully likes Pooh , so I'd likely choose those for her

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answers from Houston on

Ever After, Nim's Island, I agree with Pippi Longstockings and Anne of Green Gables, loved those at that age! Also loved old musicals, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singing in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof

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answers from Seattle on

My favorite at that age were The Black Stallion & National Velvet

(can you tell I was horse crazy?)


My Fair Lady
Pirates of Penzance
Fiddler on the Roof
Sound of Music
Annie (the one with Carol Burnette)

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answers from Chattanooga on

I second Ramona & Beezus....such a cute movie! In case you haven't heard of this, you can check out movies for appropriateness at and they let you search by rating in Sex/Nudity, Violence/Gore and Profanity (0-2 are good ranges for her age).

Harriet the Spy is another good one. Have a great girl's night!!!

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answers from Minneapolis on

Soul Surfer was really good. No swearing, very family oriented girl. They show her loving family and the support they provided alot, her Christian base in her life (and how her mission trip altered her perception of her injury, etc). The part with the actual shark attack is very very quick, not drawn out and if you aren't "watching" for it, you might actually miss it.

Its not about the attack really...its about her journey and how she continued to live her life. How she perservered. Inspiring really.

Have fun!

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answers from Fresno on

Absolutely go with Soul Surfer! I loved it and my 5 year old loved it...which isn't too say that it is juvenile but that it has wide appeal.Also, as NBinMN said, the shark scene was extremely mild and the general theme and feel was just very inspiring and heart warming.

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answers from Kansas City on

I love the Princess Diaries, it's very cute.

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answers from Chicago on

My dd and I really enjoy Ramona and Beezus, Matilda, Soul Surfer. She also likes older movies like The Parent Trap (the original version with Hayley Mills), Wizard of Oz, ET, Shirley Temple Movies, Meet Me in St. Louis.



answers from Albuquerque on

Good suggestions so far. Also want to add Little Women!



answers from Albuquerque on

My favorite largely age friendly chic flic is practical magic.



answers from Phoenix on

Ella Enchanted, Flight of the Navigator, Willow, Never Ending Story, Princess Bride. Also Madeline.



answers from Phoenix on

How about the Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan



answers from Honolulu on

Nim's Island

Good movie for a girl this age.
I liked it too.
My daughter who is 8, likes that movie and watched it more than once.
It is not teen oriented and not too grown up for this age, at all.
Really good movie.

And for old time movies:
Mary Poppins
Singing' In The Rain


answers from Providence on

Anne of Green Gables/Anne of Avonlea
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Parent Trap
The Princess Bride
Tuck Everlasting-very sweet/endearing movie
Funny Face/Breakfast at Tiffany's/Roman Holiday. ( I watched these at age 9/10. Loved them.
Meet me in St. Louis.
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken



answers from Killeen on

My daughter and I love Cinderella story and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants! We also like The Perfect Man(about a mom and her daughters)and Father of the Bride. Soul Surfer was a good movie.



answers from Washington DC on

Ramona and Bezsus is good.
Anne of Green Gables
Pippy Longstockings


answers from Boston on

I LOVED Uptown Girls with Dakota Fanning and Brittney Murphy. Very very cute movie. The dad dies but they don't play it up all that much. My kids love it too.
Let's face it....every Disney movie has a parent die. :)



answers from Seattle on

There is a horse movie out there called Dreamer. It looks really good and based on true story. It is about 5 years old so maybe you have already seen it.



answers from Dallas on

I heard that Kit Kittredge: An American Girl was really good! I had planned to take my daughter to see it this summer to the kids $1.00 movie but we never made it. I will just rent it!


answers from Dayton on

Was also going to recommend Anne of Green Gables. ;)
The Parent Trap (original)-still love watching that one.

Some others my DD and I enjoy watching together:
Spirited Away
Wizard of Oz
Return to Oz
Alice in Wonderland-this one:

We recently watched Nim's Island and Kit Kitridge...while she loved them, I found them painful to

Have fun!

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