Family film

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A family film is a film genre that is designed to appeal to a variety of age groups and, thus, families. To attract these diverse audiences, film makers often create works that operate simultaneously on several levels of appeal.[citation needed] Comic songs might appeal to younger children, for example, while wittier jokes and pop culture references attract adults.[citation needed]

In December 2005, Steven Spielberg's 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial came first in a poll of the 100 Greatest Family Films.[1] The genre today generates billions of dollars per annum.[2]

Family films generally do not contain content that would be deemed unsuitable for children. In the United States, such films are usually conceived so as to guarantee nothing greater than a G or PG rating;[citation needed] however, there are some exceptions such as Dr. Dolittle and Big Momma's House 2 which received ratings of PG-13. This rating does not distinguish between children's films and family films.

Some examples of family film series include:


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