Pete's Dragon ( 1977 )


Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.

friendship 10/10

The strong bond between Pete and his dragon is central to the story.

kindness 8/10

Characters show kindness and care for each other.

love 8/10

Themes of love and family are prevalent in the story.

loyalty 7/10

Loyalty is a key theme, especially in the relationship between Pete and his dragon.

courage 6/10

Pete demonstrates courage in multiple situations throughout the movie.

alcohol 4/10

Characters are occasionally seen drinking alcohol.

violence 3/10

There are some scenes with mild comic violence and slapstick humor.

language 3/10

Some mild language and name-calling.

fear 2/10

Some mildly intense scenes involving the dragon might be slightly scary for very young children.