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This vibrant film about the Day of the Dead is a tribute to Mexican traditions and customs. There are some sad moments but also powerful themes of perseverance, teamwork, gratitude, and the importance of family and following your dreams.

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A beautifully hand-drawn animation about Irish myths and legends with powerful messages about the importance of sibling relationships, accepting everything you feel (no matter how sad or scary), finding your voice, and doing everything to protect the people you love.

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Resolute, self-protecting 11-year-old Akeelah has a gift for spelling. This film traces her delicate, courageous growing up and her evolving relationships with an adult friend and her mom, but it's her relationships with other kids that stand out. Intelligent and charming.

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A sports film for kids that isn't about winning. After lucking onto the local sandlot team, Scotty spends a blissful summer honing his baseball skills with help from his teammates. When the gang experiences what they believe is a bad omen, they're off in search of a good one to counterbalance it.

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A stirring movie about teamwork, discipline, and second chances that features exciting basketball action and a meticulous recreation of 1950s Indiana. Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper are a high school coach and assistant coach, surprising everyone by bringing the team all the way to the state finals.

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Common Sense Tips

Common Sense Tips

  • What does it mean to "come of age"? Do you feel like you're coming of age?
  • In what ways do adults help, or hinder, the kids in these movies?