ChatGPT’s Recommended Family-Friendly Movies

My Sunday essay explored the possibility that conversational AI might kill web traffic. My first example was asking ChatGPT to suggest some, “…great movies that would be appropriate for kids 12-14, parents 32-46, and grandparents.” Many of you wrote to comment on the thesis of the article, but even more of you wrote to ask me what movies ChatGPT suggested and which one we picked. Here’s the list:

  1. “Up” (2009) – a heartwarming animated film about adventure and friendship
  2. “The Incredibles” (2004) – a superhero film that the whole family can enjoy
  3. “Toy Story” (1995) – a classic animated film about toys coming to life
  4. “The Lion King” (1994) – a timeless Disney classic about a young lion prince
  5. “Finding Nemo” (2003) – a charming animated film about a lost fish and his father’s journey to find him
  6. “Moana” (2016) – a musical adventure film about a young woman who sets out to save her people
  7. “The Sound of Music” (1965) – a classic musical film that is beloved by generations
  8. “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (2001) – a magical film that appeals to kids and adults alike
  9. “Back to the Future” (1985) – a classic science fiction film that is popular with both kids and grandparents
  10. “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971) – a whimsical film that appeals to all ages and generations

These movies have broad appeal and are well-suited to a mixed-age audience.

As for what movie we ultimately picked? It didn’t actually matter – half the group decided it was too late to watch a movie and went to bed. The intrepid souls who wanted to stay up watched the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was already streaming on Paramount+ when our “What movie should we watch?” conversation began.

The important part of this experience was that no search engines or websites were visited during the decision-making process. This is a new workflow and its ramifications are not fully understood.

If you haven’t seen the Bing/GPT demo, go to, watch the demo, and get on the waitlist. It’s quite something.

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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