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Bumblebee Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Better-than-expected Transformers prequel is big on action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Disney's take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Imba Means Sing Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Vibrant, uplifting docu about African children's choir.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
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Backstage TV Poster Image
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age 8+
So-so Fame-esque kids' show raises relevant issues.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
age 11+
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Star Wars Rebels TV Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting series is violent but has positive messages, too.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
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The Stonekeeper: Amulet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tragic events kick off action-packed graphic novel fantasy.
By Kazu Kibuishi
(2008)
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Transformers Prime TV Poster Image
age 8+
Action, violence don't overshadow worthy messages for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
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Transformers TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Classic '80s 'toon more than just a commercial in disguise.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(1984)
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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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Mad Hot Ballroom Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Invader Zim TV Poster Image
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age 8+
This little green guy has one big 'tude.
Network: Nicktoons
(2001)
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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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West Side Story Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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