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Before We Were Free Book Poster Image
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
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Harold and Maude Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
A classic of dark comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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Barbershop 2: Back in Business Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Great message delivered in an edgy hip-hop movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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American Born Chinese Book Poster Image
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
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The Wedding Singer Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Silly Adam Sandler romcom has profanity, drunken antics.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Hitch Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Enjoyable Will Smith romcom has some cursing,
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Little Man Tate Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Moving story of a smart boy and protective mom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Never Been Kissed Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Sweet, romantic story for teens has some edgy scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Best of Monty Python sketches in one neat package.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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Kindergarten Cop Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Terminator meets Mother Goose; lots of violence, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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6teen TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Edgy teen cartoon has some positive messages, too.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2005)
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Monster Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
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Bring It On Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Smart, sassy movie, but expect raunchy humor, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Game Poster Image
age 13+
Courtroom drama is more than a guilty pleasure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2017)
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Forrest Gump Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Of Mice and Men Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Elegant adaptation of classic novel has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Stand and Deliver Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Math teacher inspires in powerful fact-based drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered Game Poster Image
age 13+
For supernatural fun and action, who you gonna call?
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Keeping Up with the Steins Movie Poster Image
age 13+
So-so comedy about over-the-top bar mitzvah.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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