Attributes of Family Films Recommended to Parents by Online Magazines

Alon Lazar, Tal Litvak Hirsch

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Online magazines are a recent phenomenon, and many of their aspects are understudied. Recommendations of films suitable to children offered by four online magazines were assessed for their year of production, for their age appro-priateness and contents as assigned by Common Sense Media, and for their artistic merit as assigned by Rotten Tomatoes. Most of these films were produced more than twenty years ago, targeting mainly those aged seven years of age. Films includ-ing positive messages and positive role models are critically acclaimed. Yet they also include consumerism, and those recently released are quite violent. Thus, a complex picture emerges when it comes to the best children’s movies recommended to parents by online magazines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-101
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Magazine Media
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2021


  • Children’s movies
  • Film recommendations
  • Online magazines
  • Parents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • History
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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