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Five for Families: 'Penguins of Madagascar' teaches love, doing the right thing
Skipper is the Penguins' fearless leader in The Penguins of Madagascar. - photo by Deseret Connect
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

Amazon Instant: 'Penguins of Madagascar' calls Penguins of Madagascar a hilarious, animated feature with lots of heart, stating, It stresses the idea of doing the right thing almost constantly. In fact, an act of sacrificial love is what defeats the envious villain and his dastardly plan of revenge. Penguins explicitly teaches its not how you look, but what you do that counts. ... (Penguins) is an excellent piece of family entertainment thats fairly wholesome and contains heartwarming moral, redemptive lessons for everyone. recommends the film for viewers ages 7 and older.

Redbox: 'Muppets Most Wanted'

The Dove Foundation says the film is highly imaginative and destined to become a classic Muppet movie, stating that the film keeps both adults and children laughing. The website gave the film its Family-Approved seal for all ages. The film is rated PG for some mild action. recommends the film for viewers ages 3 and older.

Netflix: 'Finding Neverland' refers to the film, which portrays the life of playwright J.M. Barrie during the process of writing Peter Pan, as uplifting, stating that the story is filled with positive moral attitudes that encourage a hopeful outlook in place of depression and defeat. recommends the film for viewers ages 8 and older.

Amazon Prime: 'Jumanji'

Robin Williams stars as a man who is released by two children after years of being trapped in a magical but dangerous board game. Common Sense Media says that while the film contains lots of thrills, the monstrous jungle predators and other enchanted creatures may be too intense for some kids. recommends the film for viewers ages 8 and older.

Netflix: 'Pocahontas'

Common Sense Media indicates that there are likely to be many viewers who enjoy the dreamy, music-laden love story, but the website also warns parents that the film contains violence and historical inaccuracy that might confuse some viewers. The film is rated G. recommends the film for viewers ages 7 and older.
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