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11 Classic Oscar-Winning Movies to Watch with Your Kids

by Erin Dower

Whether you're gearing up to watch the Oscars or you're just looking for a nostalgic, top-notch pick for your next family movie night, check out these kid-friendly Academy Award–winning films from the 1930s through the '80s. They all won multiple Oscars and probably dazzled you as a child, so they're really fun to share with your kids! Also, see this year's kid-friendly Oscar nominees and compare them with these classics.

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The Wizard of Oz, 1939


Many movie critics and fans consider this to be one of the best movies of all time. It received six Academy Award nominations, and won in two categories: Best Original Song ("Over the Rainbow") and Best Original Score. It lost in the Best Picture category to another Technicolor masterpiece, Gone with the Wind. Nonetheless your kids will love following the yellow brick road along with Dorothy, Toto, and friends.

Rated PG

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Next: Pinocchio, 1940

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