Pre-teens movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pre-teens movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, feel good, entertaining, light, touching and sweet films and TV shows about / with friendship, culture clash, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, escapades, children and family relations plots mostly in Family, Comedy and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
pre-teens movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pre-teens: Home Alone 3 (1997), Best Friends Whenever (2015), Princess Protection Program (2009), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021), Son of the Mask (2005), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Shrek 2 (2004), Garfield (2004), Pixels (2015).

List of pre-teens movies

Home Alone 3 (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 9-year-old Alex Pruitt is home alone with the chicken pox. Turns out, due to a mix-up among nefarious spies, Alex was given a toy car concealing a top-secret microchip. Now Alex must fend off the spies as they try break into his house to get it back.
Style: feel good, humorous, parody, intense, sweet ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, prank, home alone, winter, children, little boy, burglar, crime gone awry, young heroes, bravery, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, hong kong, san francisco, illinois
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
Style: dark fantasy, entertaining, fairy tale, exciting, gothic ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: time travel, magic, fantasy world, time loop, monster, children, youth, orphan, beautiful scenery, supernatural power, wizards, boarding school ...
Time: year 1943, victorian era, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, wales, europe, florida
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Best Friends Whenever (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: The live-action comedy follows best friends Shelby and Cyd who, when their aspiring scientist friend Barry’s invention goes awry, gain the power to leap forward and backward in time whenever they want – and sometimes when they don’t. Now, they ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, teen comedy
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: time travel, high school life, friendship, teenage life, friends, teenager, youth, best friends, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, disorder, experiment gone awry, company ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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Princess Protection Program (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an evil dictator threatens to take over the kingdom, Princess Rosalinda gets put into the Princess Protection Program. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter, who works after school ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: teenager, high school, princess, teenage life, youth, friendship, best friend, disney, school, royal family, parents and children, teenage love ...
Place: canada, california, louisiana
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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dracula, Mavis, Johnny and the rest of the Drac Pack take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship, where Dracula falls in love with the ship's captain, Ericka, who's secretly a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, the notorious monster ...
Style: light, humorous, absurd, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, date night, horror for children
Plot: vampire, frankenstein, monster, dracula, werewolf, female vampire, children, hotel, invisible man, witch, halloween, ship ...
Time: 1890s, 2010s, 19th century, 21st century
Place: transylvania, usa
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Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, light, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: dog, orphan, mischievous children, siblings relations, animals, husky dog, young heroes, animal lover, hotel, pets, friends, child ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: antarctica, usa, san francisco
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, stylized, fairy tale, colourful, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: magic, childhood, children, fantasy world, chocolate, contests and competitions, social differences, candy, factory, imagination, transformation, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s
Place: bavaria, india, switzerland, atlanta georgia, england ...
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – ...
Style: exciting, scenic, tense, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick ...
Plot: magic, witch, magical, harry potter, school, wizards, chosen one, wizards and magicians, supernatural, boarding school, best friends, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, year 1994, year 1996, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, tense, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: rabbit, talking animals, pig, human animal relationship, jealousy, love, trap, animals, friendship, struggle for survival, writers, train ...
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Son of the Mask (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.
Style: humorous, sexy, absurd, light, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, adult
Plot: baby, mischievous children, villain, surrealism, superhero, transformation, rivalry, museum, party, mythology, supernatural ability, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new jersey, pakistan
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Instead of flying to Florida with his folks, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card—despite problems from a clerk and meddling bellboy. But when Kevin runs into his old nemeses, the Wet Bandits, ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, funny, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: holiday, christmas, children, home alone, snow, hotel, mischievous children, young heroes, child, trap, airport, luxury hotel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, florida, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, miami ...
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Shrek 2 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has ...
Style: fairy tale, parody, sweet, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: princess, cat, talking animals, kingdom, transformation, animals, creature, ogre, prince, dragon, donkey, true love ...
Time: 2000s, middle ages, 16th century
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Garfield (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Garfield, the fat, lazy, lasagna lover, has everything a cat could want. But when Jon, in an effort to impress the Liz - the vet and an old high-school crush - adopts a dog named Odie and brings him home, Garfield gets the one thing he doesn't ...
Style: feel good, not serious, sexy, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: cat, talking animals, pets, animals, adaptation, disorder, animal life, rescue, superhero, selfishness, animal shelter, runaway ...
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Pixels (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Video game experts are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters who've attacked New York.
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: video game, geek, alien, save the world, alien invasion, humanity in peril, chase, transformation, heroes, escapades, alien attack, computer cracker ...
Time: 80s, future, year 2015, 2010s, year 1982 ...
Place: new york, usa, india, washington d.c., london ...
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Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.
Style: exciting, captivating, anime, adult animation, not serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, friendship, youth, good versus evil, mysterious place, magical, small town, monster, disney, family relations, summer vacation, twins ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, california
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Despicable Me (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, light, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, disney, children, super villain, lifestyle change, friendship, childhood, escapades, chase, adoptive father, little girl ...
Time: 2010s, 20th century, year 1969, 60s, 21st century
Place: usa, north korea, egypt
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FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: When a sprite named Crysta shrinks a human boy, Zak, down to her size, he vows to help the magical fairy folk stop a greedy logging company from destroying their home, the pristine rainforest known as FernGully. Zak and his new friends fight to ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, humorous, colourful, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: fairy, magic, good versus evil, environment, imaginary kingdom, environmental, forest, love, toxic, righting the wronged, fish out of water, young lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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The Flying Machine (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Poland, China, India, Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family takes a journey across the globe on a strange and amazing flying machine, experiencing a series of adventures along the way.
Style: touching, stylized, exciting, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parents and children, escapades, classical music, family relations, youth, child, flying machine, imaginary, grand piano
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, london
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A Simple Wish (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, good versus evil, fairy godmother, magic wand, rivalry, supernatural ability, down on your luck, supernatural, mischievous children, parents and children, brother sister relationship, villainess ...
Place: nebraska, new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Valiant (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly but friendly pigeon ...
Style: light, humorous, not serious, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: bird, world war two, friendship, disney, animals, hopes, heroic mission, human spirit, escapades, against the odds, anthropomorphic animal, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: london, england, france, europe, big ben london
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The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy gets a plastic Indian and a cupboard for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life and befriends him.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, clever, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, magic, coming of age, native american, toys, toy comes to life, boy, time travel, children, toy soldier, cowboy, childhood ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brooklyn new york city, london, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Now, we find the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, touching, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: benign alien, friendship, disney, good versus evil, heroes, space and aliens, rivalry, pets, adoption, teenager, love, nightmare ...
Place: hawaii, oceania
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, exciting, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick ...
Plot: magic, harry potter, fantasy world, friendship, witch, chosen one, magical, ghost, school, youth, wizards, boarding school ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1991 ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Boonie Bears: To the Rescue (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: China, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 2014 Chinese animated film based on the animated television series Boonie Bears.
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, anime
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: nothing goes right, rivalry, disorder, escapades, heroes, master villain, save the day, monkey, child in peril, daring rescue, babies and infants, animal life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
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The Missing Lynx (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of animals look for a way off of an eccentric billionaire's own personal Noah's Ark 'n stuff
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, anime, touching
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: on the run, rescue, nothing goes right, heroes, confined, kidnapping, disorder, goofy hero, pets, wilderness, hunting, liberation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, spain
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The Angry Beavers (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon channel. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers who have left their home to become bachelors in the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, spooky, surreal ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: beaver, friendship, siblings relations, family relations, brother brother relationship, dark humor, friends, escapades, disorder, animal life, teenage life, animal that acts human ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the teenager Mary Elizabeth Steppe, a.k.a. Lola, moves with her mother and two younger twin sisters from New York to the suburb of Dellwood, New Jersey, she has the feeling that her cultural and entertaining world ended. While in school, the ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, romantic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens, kids, date night ...
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, rivalry, cheerleading, mother daughter relationship, fish out of water, disney, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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Shiloh (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to ...
Style: sweet, touching, feel good, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, animal rescue, pets, youth, animals, destiny, greed, friendship, hopes, family relations, disorder, small town life ...
Time: 90s
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Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Tom and Jerry need to learn to work together in order to help Sherlock Holmes with an investigation of a jewel theft. But still, they are cat and mouse!
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: tom and jerry, anthropomorphism, cartoon cat, private detective, animals, friends, disorder, unlikely partners, partners against crime, amateur detective, partners, frame up ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, feel good, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, kids ...
Plot: dancing, ballet, family problems, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, youth, siblings relations, family relations, orphan, hopes, talent ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
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