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Misfits in the Movies

Some of the movies' most memorable characters are the ones who march to the beat of their own drum. From quirky to charming, we've rounded up our favorite movie "misfits" in this list.

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age 7+

Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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age 9+

Offbeat dark fantasy gem is intense, sometimes scary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1996)
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Nancy Drew

age 8+

Big-screen teen sleuth is cute, if a bit bland.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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Time Bandits

age 9+

Fun fantasy has a bit of bite.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1981)
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The Goonies

age 10+

Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1985)
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age 13+

A realistic look at a teen's coming-of-age.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1986)