Best Kids' Movies on Netflix in 2018

Looking for some immediate gratification? Check out our favorite films and top-rated TV shows for families currently streaming on Netflix. Of course you'll find animated kids' movies, but we've also listed plenty of other family-friendly options that are great to watch at any age. From popular comedies to book-based dramas to fascinating documentaries, you're sure to find an entertaining pick that's just right for your family. You might even be able to introduce your kids to beloved classics from your childhood! Netflix frequently updates its library, so check back here often for new additions to this list. 

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The Gruffalo Movie Poster Image
Favorite book adaptation promotes brains over brawn.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Room on the Broom Movie Poster Image
Short and sweet adventure about a generous witch.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Stick Man Movie Poster Image
Book-based animated short celebrates love of family.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Gruffalo's Child Movie Poster Image
Some peril in sweet storybook sequel.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Super Monsters Save Halloween Movie Poster Image
Short tale gently helps preschoolers handle fear.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman Movie Poster Image
A loveable horror story with life lessons.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Bolt Movie Poster Image
Super-dog adventure is fun, age-appropriate for kids.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Dear Dracula Movie Poster Image
Sweet, funny story of friendship is a treat for the family.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Movie Poster Image
Macaulay Culkin v. Mouse King in NYC Ballet treat.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Lilo and Stitch Movie Poster Image
Cute story, great characters, fabulous soundtrack.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Mulan Movie Poster Image
Disneyfied but dignified tale of Chinese warrior.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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The Pirate Fairy Movie Poster Image
Amusing pirate-themed Tinker Bell adventure; some violence.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Thunder and the House of Magic Movie Poster Image
Charming animated adventure is magical for little kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Movie Poster Image
Exciting fairy adventure has loss, some scariness.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection Movie Poster Image
Terrific, heartwarming shorts have something for everyone.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Ant Bully Movie Poster Image
Cute animated movie has messages of compassion, teamwork.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Born in China Movie Poster Image
Nature docu has gorgeous vistas, moments of peril.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Emperor's New Groove Movie Poster Image
More fun, goofy cartoon antics than Disney polish.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Ghost of the Mountains Movie Poster Image
Absorbing docu about snow leopards has mild peril.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Growing Up Wild Movie Poster Image
Intimate look at baby wildlife; some violence, peril.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Iron Giant Movie Poster Image
Touching robot-kid friendship tale has great messages.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Moana Movie Poster Image
Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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National Parks Adventure Movie Poster Image
Beautiful documentary celebrates "America's best idea."
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Paddington Movie Poster Image
Charming story about beloved bear has some scares.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Road to El Dorado Movie Poster Image
Outstanding family movie mixes comedy, action, romance.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Shrek Movie Poster Image
Gross-out laughs meet a marvelous fairy tale mix.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Tarzan Movie Poster Image
Kids will be drawn to Disney's fast-paced version.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Trolls Movie Poster Image
Fun, colorful adventure has some peril, lots of great music.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Batkid Begins Movie Poster Image
Tremendously heartwarming, positive docu for all ages.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Boy and the World Movie Poster Image
Poignant hand-drawn story promotes family, environmentalism.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Chicken Run Movie Poster Image
Charming animated escape tale has some peril, scares.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Coco Movie Poster Image
Stunningly animated, poignant tribute to family and culture.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Dream Big: Engineering Our World Movie Poster Image
STEM-themed docu will inspire kids to become engineers.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Heidi (2015) Movie Poster Image
Enjoyable, beautiful, warmhearted remake of classic tale.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Hercules Movie Poster Image
Lighthearted, but scary stuff is too much for littlest kids.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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A Little Princess Movie Poster Image
Wonderful adaptation of classic book; some scary moments.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Monsters vs. Aliens Movie Poster Image
Homage to '50s alien flicks too intense for youngest kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Movie Poster Image
Just as charming and curious as it was in 1985.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Song of the Sea Movie Poster Image
Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Movie Poster Image
Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.
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(Release Year: 1977)
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Ella Enchanted Movie Poster Image
Endearing, enduring, with just a few bits of crude humor.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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High School Musical 3: Senior Year Movie Poster Image
Predictable but enjoyable musical is fine for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Poster Image
Live-action take on classic has some crude, scary moments.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Imba Means Sing Movie Poster Image
Vibrant, uplifting docu about African children's choir.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Mary and the Witch's Flower Movie Poster Image
Magical, intense adventure should delight tween Potter fans.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Miracle Movie Poster Image
Moving story of the 1980 Olympic hockey team.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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The NeverEnding Story Movie Poster Image
Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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The Prince of Egypt Movie Poster Image
Animated feature tells story of Moses; some violence.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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The Princess Diaries Movie Poster Image
Sweet tale about growing up is terrific fun for families.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Movie Poster Image
A fun romp for girls of all ages.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Secretariat Movie Poster Image
Inspiring true story about an amazing woman and her horse.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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April and the Extraordinary World Movie Poster Image
French steampunk tale for kids mixes science, adventure.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Bridge to Terabithia Movie Poster Image
Beautiful lesson in friendship for young and old.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Chasing Coral Movie Poster Image
Awe-inspiring, poignant docu tracks decline of coral reefs.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Coraline Movie Poster Image
Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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The Farthest: Voyager in Space Movie Poster Image
Fascinating docu on the history and discoveries of Voyager.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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AlphaGo Movie Poster Image
Thought-provoking docu on relationship of AI to humans.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Before the Flood Movie Poster Image
Looking at climate change, Leonardo DiCaprio finds hope.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Bill Nye: Science Guy Movie Poster Image
More mature, still kid-friendly Bill Nye inspires.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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I Am Bolt Movie Poster Image
Winning docu celebrates world's fastest man; mild cursing.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Last Man on the Moon Movie Poster Image
Awe-inspiring, insightful docu spotlights American astronaut
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Mercury 13 Movie Poster Image
Inspiring docu about '60s female pilots who faced sexism.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo Movie Poster Image
Riveting documentary about NASA pioneers in '60s and '70s.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Mountain Movie Poster Image
Ecology doc sparks senses with awe-inspiring cinematography.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Newsies: The Broadway Musical Movie Poster Image
Dazzling staged musical has some mild cursing.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Phantom Boy Movie Poster Image
Poignant crime caper follows sick boy with ghostly ability.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Movie Poster Image
Sci-fi violence, strong female characters in thrilling epic.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Strictly Ballroom Movie Poster Image
Zany ballroom dance farce is a romantic treat.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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The Truman Show Movie Poster Image
Thought-provoking story has some mature themes.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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White Fang (2018) Movie Poster Image
Elegantly animated take on classic book has some violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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20 Feet from Stardom Movie Poster Image
Smart, thoughtful docu shines light on background singers.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Breadwinner Movie Poster Image
Powerful, intense animated tale of life under Taliban rule.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Fanny's Journey Movie Poster Image
Brave children escape Nazis in suspenseful drama.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Groundhog Day Movie Poster Image
'90s comedy offers witty, sarcastic take on redemption.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Inequality for All Movie Poster Image
Engaging economics docu encourages equality, activism.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Poster Image
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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My Life as a Zucchini Movie Poster Image
Animated drama about orphan is touching, unforgettable.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Swim Team Movie Poster Image
Inspiring documentary about young athletes with autism.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster Image
Epic but violent adventure offers diversity, role models.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Undefeated Movie Poster Image
Inspiring football documentary about the power of teamwork.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Black Panther Movie Poster Image
Masterful Marvel film has depth, diversity -- and violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Bright Star Movie Poster Image
Romantic, moving film unlikely to interest tweens.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Dad Movie Poster Image
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'80s tearjerker portrays elderly with depth, dignity.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Doctor Strange Movie Poster Image
Mysticism, humor, and action surround unique Marvel hero.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Gender Revolution Movie Poster Image
Absorbing, empathetic documentary dives deep into gender.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Poster Image
Lots of laughs, thrills, tunes in slightly lesser sequel.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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He Named Me Malala Movie Poster Image
Inspiring, deeply affecting docu explores teen icon's life.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Into the Inferno Movie Poster Image
Fascinating docu explores volcanoes and scientific passion.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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It's Not Yet Dark Movie Poster Image
Docu about man whose love of life crushes dire prognosis.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Movie Poster Image
Story of kids' labor-of-love Indy remake is fun, moving.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Stardust Movie Poster Image
Dazzling fantasy romcom has some dark moments.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Thor: Ragnarok Movie Poster Image
Funniest Thor movie has tons of style, plenty of violence.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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42 Grams Movie Poster Image
Fascinating portrait of a young chef has some cursing.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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47 Meters Down Movie Poster Image
Bloody shark tale is extremely tense, gripping.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Bachelors Movie Poster Image
Touching father-son story of grief and love.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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For the Love of Spock Movie Poster Image
Moving Nimoy docu has some language, other iffy stuff.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Forks Over Knives Movie Poster Image
Engaging docu promotes a vegan diet in nonjudgmental way.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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The Founder Movie Poster Image
Gripping film about burger entrepreneur has strong language.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Keepers of the Game Movie Poster Image
Engaging sports docu addresses deeper societal issues.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 Movie Poster Image
Wrenching, must-see docu probes racial violence in LA.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Lincoln Movie Poster Image
Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Lion Movie Poster Image
Great performances in emotional, intense biographical drama.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Masterminds Movie Poster Image
Heist film is funny but has some sexist humor.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Miss Hokusai Movie Poster Image
Historical Japanese character study has mature content.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Saving Capitalism Movie Poster Image
Engaging docu on the increasing gap between rich and poor.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Movie Poster Image
Engaging teen romcom has underage drinking, language.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The White Helmets Movie Poster Image
Inspiring docu has positive messages, some wartime violence.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Ali's Wedding Movie Poster Image
Engaging Australian romcom has some language.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Amateur Movie Poster Image
Provocative sports movie on amateur athletics; cursing.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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A Beautiful Mind Movie Poster Image
Oscar-winning biopic is too intense for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Blackfish Movie Poster Image
Powerful, heartbreaking, disturbing doc about captive orcas.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Blame! (2017) Movie Poster Image
Darkly beautiful but intense and violent anime.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Blue Jasmine Movie Poster Image
Smart, timely Woody Allen dramedy has drinking, pills.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Bourne Ultimatum Movie Poster Image
Excellent, smart spy thriller for mature teens and up.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Chocolat Movie Poster Image
Fabulous French fairy tale and romance for teens and up.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Cinema Paradiso Movie Poster Image
Charming Italian film about friendship has sex, profanity.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Fire at Sea Movie Poster Image
Intense material in remarkable, multilayered documentary.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Friday Night Lights Movie Poster Image
Powerful drama is so much more than a football movie.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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India's Daughter Movie Poster Image
Revealing, painful look at women's, girls' rights in India.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower Movie Poster Image
Docu about brave teen taking on oppressive government.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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King Kong (2005) Movie Poster Image
Spectacular remake has violence, intense peril.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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The King's Speech Movie Poster Image
Superb drama about overcoming fears is fine for teens.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Long Shot Movie Poster Image
Some cursing, big spoiler in unique true-crime docu.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Marie Antoinette Movie Poster Image
Teen queen rocks out in punk-scored biopic.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Movie Poster Image
Edgy high school disaster comedy is memorably offbeat.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Resurface Movie Poster Image
Moving docu on surf therapy has mature themes, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Sixth Sense Movie Poster Image
Great, but sometimes scarier than R-rated horror.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Sun Dogs Movie Poster Image
Offbeat tale of odd young man; cursing, mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Village Movie Poster Image
Thought-provoking and intense thriller has some violence.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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