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13 year old - suitable DVDs?

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HettyMaud Tue 12-Nov-19 14:38:41

I'm trying to find suitable DVDs to entertain my 13-year-old GS who I look after one evening per week. I hire them from our local library. Last week I borrowed a Disney one but it was too young for him. I really don't like what I call unsuitable stuff so can anyone recommend titles for a boy that age please? Obviously I'm thinking of adventure, comedy or even horror stories if they aren't too scary.

Gonegirl Tue 12-Nov-19 14:42:13

My GS loves watching videos of old Outnumbered programmes.

Ilovecheese Tue 12-Nov-19 14:44:20

Diary of a wimpy kid?
Harry Potter?
War of the worlds?
Jurassic park?

Gonegirl Tue 12-Nov-19 14:44:33

(I bought a box set of dvds of the series from Amazon)

lemongrove Tue 12-Nov-19 16:41:58

Ghostbusters ( the old ones)
Lego movie ( amusing)
Pirates in an adventure with scientists ( hilarious)

annsixty Tue 12-Nov-19 17:05:12

National Treasure
National Treasure Book of Secrets.
Agree with Jurassic Park.

Witzend Tue 12-Nov-19 17:07:26

Has he seen The Goonies? Brilliant, my two always loved it. Perfect for that age, I should think.

Callistemon Tue 12-Nov-19 17:07:43

DGS (a bit younger) loves the Percy Jackson books and I see they have been turned into films, available on DVD.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
Spy Kids (I enjoyed that one but watched with a granddaughter)
Aquaman (I didn't like it but the boys did!)

Callistemon Tue 12-Nov-19 17:09:09

Are the David Walliams ones too young?
I was thinking of Gangsta Granny etc

Davida1968 Tue 12-Nov-19 17:11:20

Star Wars? (the "original" three!)

yggdrasil Tue 12-Nov-19 17:29:30

Night at the Museum + 2

notanan2 Tue 12-Nov-19 17:44:31

Star wars, lord of the rings, guardians of the galaxy, harry potter, comedies like home alone, pink panther (the steve martin one) adams family, michael morpurgo, Bumblebee movie (not babyish!) Jurassic park

notanan2 Tue 12-Nov-19 17:45:59

Jaws, gremlins, the others, arachnophobia, tremors

notanan2 Tue 12-Nov-19 17:46:26

The Meg

notanan2 Tue 12-Nov-19 17:51:09


lemongrove Tue 12-Nov-19 17:51:37

I wouldn't show Jaws or Lord Of The Rings to a 13 year old.

Oopsminty Tue 12-Nov-19 17:56:30

I saw Jaws when I was 13. Loved it. Went back loads of times.

This might sound odd but my son, who is now 26, loved Dad's Army and Fawlty Towers when he was in his early teens

trisher Tue 12-Nov-19 17:57:41

All the Star Wars films, The Last Starfighter, War Games (It's about someone who hacks into a US gov computer) Mine loved the Goonies. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (although he may be a bit young yet) Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, The Bill and Ted movies.

lemongrove Tue 12-Nov-19 18:00:15

Oh yes, Back To The Future, great films for young teenagers...
And even old ladies.😁

lemongrove Tue 12-Nov-19 18:03:04

You were brave Oopsminty!
As an adult I had to watch it behind a cushion.😆

notanan2 Tue 12-Nov-19 18:05:16

The Hobbit is on KS2 schools recommended reading lists and the other Tolkiems and Jaws are both on KS3 reading lists so Im certainly not alone in thinking they are age appropriate for 13!

notanan2 Tue 12-Nov-19 18:06:50

Plenty of primary school age kids will have read all the Lord of the Rings books so if anything, 13 is late to introduce it

lemongrove Tue 12-Nov-19 18:16:15

Have you seen LOTR or The Hobbit films? They are extremely scary in parts, and The Hobbit is only loosely based on the book.
The books are suitable for 13 yr olds.

notanan2 Tue 12-Nov-19 18:21:29

Yes I have seen them. Not at all a fan I think the money thrown at the franchise didnt result in believable story telling so because of that theyre not scary at all IMO but some people like them.

notanan2 Tue 12-Nov-19 18:22:35

And the Jaws book is more grown up than the movie as theres much more about the adult relationships in it