What is it: When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.
Why I should watch it: Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt star, along with a young Kirsten Dunst, in this epic adventure of massive proportions. The movie will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last roll of the dice and someone finally calls out "Jumanji."
What's in it: "Jumanji" is rated PG for menacing fantasy action and some mild language. As the dangers of the game come to life, there are definitely scary moments. From giant spiders, to an instant monsoon, the movie is one big escape after another. It's recommended that children under 8 watch the movie with a grown-up.
Fun tidbit: According to author Chris Van Allsburg, the word "jumanji" is Zulu for "many effects," which alludes to "the exciting consequences of the game" as mentioned in the film.
What reviewers say: "We recently watched this movie with our kids and it was well received, but my wife and I had forgotten how dark some of it was near the beginning and it was quite scary for our youngest (who doesn't scare easily). Great family movie, but not the best fare for younger kids." -eric.scott.nelson0
Where can I find it: "Jumanji" is available on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and iTunes.