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Five for Families: Shaun the Sheep Movie teaches loyalty
Shaun (voice of Justin Fletcher, left), The Farmer (voice of John Sparkes, center) and Bitzer (voice of John Sparkes, right) in "Shaun the Sheep Movie. - photo by Deseret Connect
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by us. Because not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

In theaters: 'Shaun the Sheep Movie' refers to the film as an adorable family movie with a strong Christian, moral worldview, stating that parents and adults will like the movie along with children. The pacing is a slower, British style, but not boring. The clay animation is great and adds a level of cuteness. The sheep do everything to get their shepherd back, even putting themselves in harms way. They learn that, even though they want to do their own thing, their masters will is better for them. recommends the film for viewers ages 6 and older.

Redbox: 'Into the Woods'

This popular stage musical-turned-film puts a twist on many popular fairytales. Josh Terry wrote for the Deseret News that the intent behind this is to deconstruct and examine the popular myths of our culture, which is very interesting to watch but may not make for the best fodder for the little ones. recommends the film for viewers ages 12 and older.

Netflix: 'The Aristocats'

This 1970 Disney film tells of a family of Parisian cats who find their way back home with the help of a tomcat. Common Sense Media says the jazz and hijinks make this Disney cat tale meow. The website cautions, however, that younger/more sensitive kids may be upset by certain elements. recommends the film for viewers ages 8 and older.

Amazon Instant: 'Newsies'

Based on New York Citys 1899 newsboy strike, this musical follows a group of boys who stand up against newspaper executives. says it is one of the better family films, largely due to the strength of its performances but warns that the disregard for the law encouraged during the strike is troublesome." recommends the film for viewers ages 9 and older.

iTunes: 'Pride & Prejudice'

Parent Previews praises this adaptation of Jane Austens novel for being able to condense all that endless, sisterly chitchat into a script that is well paced and cinematically eye-catching and for ultimately teaching audiences to look beyond appearances and into peoples hearts. recommends the film for viewers ages 8 and older.