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Five for Families: SpongeBob teaches positive lessons
SpongeBob SquarePants in THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER, from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. SB2-FF-036 - photo by Deseret Connect
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

Redbox: 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water' says The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water teaches honesty and doing the right thing, stating, The movies random humor and lighthearted story mostly provide a fun, goofy adventure into the depths of underwater mayhem, with some positive lessons along the way. The website also warns, Theres plenty of cartoon-branded slapstick violence and juvenile jokes. The comedy is relatively child-friendly, but theres some scatological humor. recommends the film for viewers ages 5 and older.

Netflix: 'Forever Strong'

Catholic News Service's John Mulderig referred to the film as an uplifting study in true maturity, self-possessed masculinity and dedicated sportsmanship. While the film contains underage drinking, drug use and mild innuendo, Mulderig wrote that the moral idealism on display ... far outweighs the few cautionary notes. recommends the film for viewers ages 10 and older.

Amazon Instant: 'The Little Rascals'

The Dove Foundation praises The Little Rascals for offering childrens entertainment without scary characters (or) violence. The children play several pranks on one another, including offering kitty litter sandwiches and soapy drinking water, but the website says they are relatively harmless. recommends the film for viewers ages 7 and older.

In theaters: 'McFarland, USA' says the film is a winning family blend something that appeals to moms and dads while keeping it clean and inspirational for the kids. While this sports film can feel formulaic, the website says it includes themes of community and intercultural acceptance and understanding. recommends the film for viewers ages 8 and older.

Netflix: 'Antz'

Parent Previews referred to Antz as an intriguing look at the balance between personal freedom and the benefits of uniting as a group. The website warns that a moment of mild sexual innuendo and about 10 occasions of minor profanity seem much more pronounced in an animated setting. recommends the film for viewers ages 8 and older.