Heavily marketed musical is wholesome fun for tweens.
Kids discover life on and off chess board in moving docu.
Inspiring family film has positive messages, some bullying.
French monster movie encourages looking past the surface.
Faith-based tale is well done but has heavy themes.
Animal friendship movie in circus setting has some peril.
Visually appealing fairy tale lacks oomph but fine for kids.
Vampire mystery/musical is funny but has iffy themes.
Sweet tween film packs big meaning into cliched package.
Sweet story models positive relationships among teens.
Highly original kids' ghost story with scares and subtitles.
Fun live-action flick is too scary, mature for young kids.
Engaging documentary teaches food lessons and inspires kids to follow their curiosity.
Empathy, compassion in witch tale, but some bullying, too.
Girl-power docu has a strong positive message.
Book-based family fantasy is magical fun but also scary.
Beautiful lesson in friendship for young and old.
Inspiring drama about a champion speller; OK for tweens.
Positive messages throughout tween-friendly animal comedy.
Girl-and-her-horse story with some peril might inspire kids.
Dance documentary hits all the right beats.
A girl and a dog educate a small southern town.