When George Lucas created Star Wars he was making a fantasy epic for children and it just so happened to be one of the greatest movies ever made that resonated with people of all ages. As the years have gone by some of the Star Wars films have continued to cater mostly towards the younger people of the world while some of the franchise’s installments have been a little more frightening than others.
Today I’m listing the five kid-friendliest Star Wars movies. Enjoy! 🙂
5. Attack of the Clones
Attack of the Clones definitely isn’t a dark film and easily one of the most kid-friendly in the Star Wars franchise. (Take it from me. My sister and I used to watch this movie every day as children.) The only thing that could provide caution for younger children are the scenes with Anakin and Padme gallivanting around Naboo and pledging secret love to each other on the planet of Geonosis. Besides that though there isn’t anything scarier in this movie than Anakin talking about sand. Actually, that’s pretty scary. (Lol.)
4. The Force Awakens
One of the reasons why The Force Awakens was such a success was that it catered to Star Wars fans of all ages just like A New Hope did in 1977. There are some moments in the film that could scare children but the overall tone of the film is just plain fun. And the violence isn’t too extreme. The most violent moment in the movie is when Kylo runs his lightsaber through his father, Han Solo, and while that, of course, is rather frightening it’s nothing too harsh for the eyes of a young child. At least…I think.
Still, this is undoubtedly one of the most kid-friendly Star Wars movies.
3. Return of the Jedi
If there is any doubt that this movie was catered to children just think about the Ewoks. Will you find any Ewoks in Rogue One? No, because it’s not a film catered for that of a younger audience. I know for a fact Return of the Jedi was catered to children because I used to love it when I was little. I especially loved the Ewoks. Now as an adult I despise the spear-toting teddy bears and Return of the Jedi is one of my least favorite Star Wars films. But like I said, it’s great for children.
2. The Phantom Menace
If there is any doubt that The Phantom Menace is one of the kid-friendliest installments in the Star Wars franchise then just look at this poster. It’s got a kid on the front! That’s how kid-friendly it is. I’ve been watching this movie since before I even knew I was watching it and it was especially a blast to watch as a child. With characters like Jar Jar Binks and young Anakin, I couldn’t help but highly enjoy this movie as a little girl. In fact, every once in a while I still watch this film with a bit of nostalgic happiness. The only violent moments in this movie is the death of Qui-Gon and the Darth Maul’s brutal defeat. However, if you’re fine with your children watching somebody get cut in half then yeah, this is definitely a Star Wars film they should watch.
1. A New Hope
Like I said earlier in this post, George Lucas created Star Wars with children in mind and so it’s no surprise that this movie would be the kid-friendliest of them all. The violence isn’t heavy, the themes are light, and it’s just a blast to watch. The most disturbing moment in the film, which could definitely be a little scary for some children, is when Luke sees his uncle and aunt who have been burned so badly only their skeletons remain. I remember the first time I saw that scene. I was legitimately horrified. But besides that, the movie is fun and definitely appropriate for children of all ages. 🙂
Star Wars is a wonderful franchise filled with fantastic movies but some of the films can definitely be scarier or more adult than others. I hope this post was able to help you determine which Star Wars movie you’re thinking of showing to your children.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force be with you.