This year there will be plenty of G- and PG-rated animated and family-friendly movies ('Gnomeo & Juliet,' 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2,' 'Cars 2' and 'Mars Needs Moms' to name a few) that parents won't have to think twice about letting their kids see. The real concern for parents will be those movies that many kids will want to see but aren't obviously targeted to kids, or even teens. We've compiled a list of some of 2011's hottest releases that will appeal to young moviegoers even if they aren't, ahem, appropriate, and tell you which ones you might want to consider before buying those advance tickets.

Red Riding Hood'Red Riding Hood' (March 11)
Rating: Not Yet Rated, Probably PG-13
Who Will Want to See It: This Catherine Hardwicke–directed teen-Gothic twist on the timeless fairy tale is a best-selling young adult book about a girl, a love triangle and the supernatural violence that plagues her village. (The Big Bad Wolf could be a sexy boy!) It stars Amanda Seyfried and sounds a bit like 'Twilight,' so expect tween girls and teens especially to want to check it out.
Parental Concerns: The trailer emphasizes both sexuality and violence, so this looks like a movie that is best for actual teens and not upper-elementary-schoolers who might be drawn to the romantic themes.


Sucker Punch'Sucker Punch' (March 22)
Rating: R for violence, language, and some sexual content
Who Will Want to See It: Zack Snyder has a huge teen following thanks to testosterone-driven hits like '300' and 'Watchmen,' so this kick-ass fantasy adventure staring an entire cast of beautiful young actresses (Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone) is definitely going to attract the guys.
Parental Concerns: Unlike most of the other movies on our list, this one has an actual MPAA rating, and like '300,' it will feature a lot of stylized violence with a dash of sexy stuff thrown in.


Scream 4'Scream 4' (April 15)
Rating: Almost definitely R
Who Will Want to See It: Horror-movie fans of all ages, especially tweens and teens who can't get enough of the genre.
Parental Concerns: All of the previous 'Scream' flicks were rated R for violence, gore, and language, and this one should be no tamer; there's always some high-school sexuality in the franchise too.


'Water for Elephants' (April 22)
Rating: Probably PG-13 or possibly R
Who Will Want to See It: Besides the grown-up book-club lovers, this period adaptation will draw in Twihard Team Edward fangirls like moths to a flame. After all, it's Robert Pattinson's most ambitious part to date (opposite Reese Witherspoon!) outside of his sparkly vampire role.
Parental concerns: There's sex, adultery, animal cruelty and other disturbing scenes in the book, so if the movie is a faithful adaptation, this is not a drama for even young teens.


Thor'Thor' (May 6)
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Yet another Marvel comic hero -- or should we say god -- gets the big-screen treatment, and with Kenneth Branagh at the helm and the bulked-up Chris Hemsworth and Oscar front-runner Natalie Portman as the leads (not to mention Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba), this is the sort of superhero flick that will appeal to fanboys, teens and movie snobs alike.
Parental concerns: As with most movies in the genre, there will be some big-scale arse-kicking (amplified by the 3D) and epic battle scenes -- nothing a young middle-schooler can't handle.


Pirates of the Caribbean 4'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' (May 20)
Rating: Probably PG-13 like the others
Who Will Want to See It: This is one of the biggest adventure franchises ever made, so it should appeal to repeat 'Pirates' fans, and pretty much anyone who's seen Johnny Depp in his costumed glory.
Parental Concerns: Despite some swashbuckling violence and possibly a bit of freaky-looking creatures, these are usually tame on the language and sex (although there's definitely romance and innuendo), but big on the action and in Capt. Sparrow's case, alcohol consumption.


The Hangover'The Hangover 2' (May 26)
Rating: Definitely a hard R
Who Will Want to See It: Teens (especially young guys) who can get away with it.
Parental Concerns: In case the title didn't give you immediate pause, expect a lot of drugs, language, nudity, comic violence and alcohol-abuse. Please watch the first movie, which our friends at Common Sense Media rated 17+, if you want to see exactly why this is an adults-only comedy.


'Green Lantern' (June 17)
Rating: Probably PG-13
Who Will Want to See It: Anyone who is into the comic books, and kids who like the animated movies about the Green Lantern. Oh, and young moviegoers with a thing for stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.
Parental Concerns: Most superhero movies -- with the exception of Christopher Nolan's 'Batman' films -- contain a fair amount of violence without being too intense. Expect some flirting and kissing between the two easy-on-the-eyes leads and consider this a tweens-plus summer flick.


Shia LaBeouf in Transformers 2'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' (July 1)
Rating: Almost definitely PG-13
Who Will Want to See It: Despite the critical pans for 'Transformers 2,' it was still one of the highest-grossing movies of the past decade, so the threequel is destined to be a favorite among teens and kids, even young boys who only know about the toys.
Parental Concerns: Director Michael Bay has promised less crude humor in this installment, but given the number of sexual references and metal-crushing Autobot versus Decepticon violence, it's likely to still be a bit too much for the under 12 set.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' (July 15)
Rating: Almost definitely PG-13
Who Will Want to See This: Everyone. This is the movie of 2011. The one where Potterheads and summer-moviegoers finally find out if The Boy Who Lived can defeat You Know Who. Even very young 6- or 7-year-olds familiar with J.K. Rowling's books will want to be there to witness the end.
Parental Concerns: Like 'Part I,' this is considerably darker and more violent than any of the other 'Potter' adaptations. Beloved (and hated) characters will die in the climactic Battle of Hogwarts, so it's best suited to tweens and up.


'Captain America: The First Avenger' (July 22)
Rating: Probably PG-13
Who Will Want to See It: One of America's most beloved superheroes gets a reboot for a new generation of fans, so this big-budget adaptation should have pretty universal appeal. Really young kids may not be as keen to see a "period" adventure, though, since it's set in the '40s. There's particular appeal, since Capt. America and Thor will be in next year's 'The Avengers.'
Parental Concerns: It's World War II, so the enemies are Nazis, and the stakes are rooted in world history, not just a fictional universe. The wartime violence may bother some parents sensitive to depictions of war.


Universal'Cowboys & Aliens' (July 29)
Rating: Probably PG-13
Who Will Want to See It: What could be more appetizing to fanboys of all ages then the wild West meets sci-fi? Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and 'TRON: Legacy' beauty Olivia Wilde, this is already one of the most-buzzed-about releases of the summer.
Parental Concerns: Cowboys have guns, and aliens, we presume, have high-tech weapons, so this is an epic showdown that may be too violent for elementary schoolers, even if the movie title is bound to interest them.


Anton Yelchin'Fright Night' (Aug. 19)
Rating: Probably R
Who Will Want to See It: The 1985 classic is a critically adored comedy-horror flick, so we're assuming Craig Gillespie didn't mess with a good thing, which means his remake -- starring Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and Christopher Mintz-Plasse -- will once again entice adolescents, horror fans and devotees of the original.
Parental Concerns: The vampire next door isn't Edward Cullen. He's definitely got blood-lust -- but also a sense of humor. There was nudity, violence and blood in the first one, so this probably isn't going to be a whole-family trip to a Saturday matinee.


'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part I' (Nov. 18)
Rating: Probably PG-13
Who Will Want to See It: Teams Edward, Jacob, Bella, Vampires & Werewolves, and anyone else who's a big Stephenie Meyer addict. It's safe to say most of the Twihards are girls, but we're sure some guys will want to impress said girls and go with them.
Parental Concerns: Have you seen the first official photo from the movie? After Bella and Edward tie the knot, they finally consummate their relationship, and there's gonna be nekkid Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on their bed-breaking honeymoon. Otherwise, the violence should be at the same level as the first three movies, so this is a mature tween and teen pick.


Tom Cruise'Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol' (Dec. 16)
Rating: Almost definitely PG-13
Who Will Want to See It: It's been a good five years since the last 'M:I,' so unless kids happened to see the franchise on Netflix, this spy adventure doesn't have the same pull as some of the comic book movies and sequels, but Tom Cruise is still a Big Star, so older teens will be curious.
Parental Concerns: Violence, and lots of it -- and usually of the loaded-weapon variety. Without a trailer, it's hard to discern if there will be any Bond-style sexuality in it, but that's not usually Cruise's 'M:I' style. It will probably be OK for mature tweens this holiday season.