A List of the 8 Best Oscar-Nominated Family Films of 2024

As the annual Oscars approach, viewers eagerly anticipate the celebration of cinematic excellence, with some seeking out the best family-friendly films among the nominees. In a year marked by extraordinary storytelling and captivating performances, the 2024 Oscar nominations have delivered a diverse array of films suitable for audiences of all ages.

From heartwarming animations to inspiring dramas, these movies not only entertain but also offer valuable lessons and meaningful experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Join us as we explore the best Oscar-nominated family films of 2024, showcasing the magic and wonder of the silver screen.

Elemental

Elemental.
Image Credit: Disney/Pixar.

Pixar’s Elemental explores the immigrant experience through a fable set in Element City. While there is a little romance, the characters are young adults. Throughout the film, we are shown the challenges faced by children of immigrants and refugees, as well as the importance of communication and empathy.

Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams.
Image Credit: Arcadia Motion Pictures.

Robot Dreams is a touching, dialogue-free animated film based on Sara Varon’s graphic novel about a dog and a robot’s poignant friendship. As the robot is stranded on a beach and reminisces about his best friend, Dog, and faces the challenges of being abandoned and mistreated, the story explores themes of friendship and resilience.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Benedict Cumberbatch as Henry Sugar in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.
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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is director Wes Anderson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s short story, which is set both in London, England, and Calcutta, India, with an all-British cast. There is some smoking in the film and it depicts natural death, but its message is overwhelmingly positive, with characters learning to control their minds and overcome selfish impulses.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Image Credit: Sony.

A highly anticipated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it follows Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy as they navigate threats throughout the Spider-Verse. While the film contains intense peril and violence, including fights, destruction, and explosions, it also contains humor and references to multiple Spider-Man iterations. Miles and Gwen’s romance is depicted through looks rather than action, and there are themes of empathy, courage, teamwork, power, and responsibility.

The Boy and the Heron

The Boy and The Heron
Image Credit: 2023 Studio Ghibli.

The Boy and the Heron marks anime legend Hayao Miyazaki’s return from retirement, weaving a fantasy tale set in 1940s Japan during World War II. Young Mahito faces challenges in this film, including bullying, loss, and accessing a mysterious world filled with danger and mystery. The film balances moments of danger with themes of protection and resilience, despite the intensity of the animated images at times. Mild language and adult behaviors, such as smoking, are present, but overall, the film offers a thought-provoking and imaginative journey for viewers.

Barbie

(L-r) RYAN GOSLING as Ken and MARGOT ROBBIE as Barbie in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BARBIE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (PRESS KIT).
Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

 

Greta Gerwig’s all-star adaptation of Barbie offers a sophisticated exploration of feminism and the patriarchy, although its nuanced screenplay may be better understood by older audiences. The movie follows “Stereotypical Barbie” and Ken as they confront the reality that Barbie dolls didn’t solve issues of sexism and patriarchal control. While there’s no explicit content, the film touches on suggestive themes and features shirtless Kens, catcalling, and references to societal expectations regarding women’s appearances. The movie includes mild language, comedic fights, and beer drinking but also highlights empathy, perseverance, and diversity among its characters, offering a thought-provoking take on contemporary social issues.

Godzilla Minus One

Godzilla Minus One.
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Robot Communications.

Godzilla Minus One is a post-World War II giant monster/kaiju movie with intense action and violence, including guns, explosions, and graphic scenes of destruction. A giant monster wreaks havoc on a city, causing chaos and destruction, with dialogue about death and orphaned children. The film features mild language, drinking, and background smoking, with a tentative romantic connection between the characters. Despite its thrilling action sequences, the movie explores themes of human value, survivor’s guilt, and emotional depth, making it a standout in the Godzilla franchise.

Nimona

NIMONA - (L to R) Ballister Boldheart (voice of Riz Ahmed) and Nimona (voice of Chloë Grace Moretz).
Image Credit: NETFLIX.

 

Nimona is based on the best-selling graphic novel by ND Stevenson, and delivers messages of inclusivity and acceptance but contains frequent violence that may disturb sensitive viewers, albeit balanced with humor. The film features characters of diverse backgrounds, with a subplot involving characters battling for their civilization’s soul while navigating a budding romance, portrayed by actors of British Pakistani and South Korean heritage. Overall, “Nimona” explores empathy and treating others with respect, regardless of differences, making it a thought-provoking tale for audiences.

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Whiplash.
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Happy Gilmore.
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Pictured: Gary Cole as FBI Special Agent Alden Parker in NCIS.
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THE LOST DAUGHTER. DAKOTA JOHNSON as NINA.
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