Kids and Western movies

Most of western movie are pretty violent and full of unsuitable things like smoking, drinking and gambling. But they can teach kids about one of most the glorious time in America.

Firstful of Dollars (1964)

The movie is rated for above 15 because of its violence. Kids should watch it with your parents or at least with their permission. This movie is worth seeing for several reasons:

  • it’s acted by Clint Eastwood, one of the greatest western actors in history. Today is also his birthday and let’s give him some best wishes
  • it’s a good example of Western time: wild and glory.
  • it was directed by Sergio Leone, a genius of storytelling, and its soundtrack was composed by Ennio Morricone, another great man.
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Clint Eastwood in Fistfull of dollars – wikipedia.org


Rango (2011) 

This funny animated take on the Western film: all the characters are animals. Parents need to know that this film starring Johnny Depp contains several mature themes including stronger language and violence scenes that may go over kids’ head. But there are also positive messages about defending those who are defenseless, and the importance of authority figures who do what’s in their community’s best interest instead of their own.

Toy Story 3 (2010) 

This movie doesn’t need parent to sit nearby because it’s not really a Western (with violence actions and guns) The beginning sequence is a bit like a western, until the toy pig comes down in his spaceship, haha… Woody is a peaceable hero with no gun in his holster, he never shoot and do not harm to others. This movie bring wonderful, touching messages about friendship, loyalty, and imagination.