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A Christmas Carol (1984) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Spirited Away Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Ghost Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
'90s classic has violence, cursing, sexual references.
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(Release Year: 1990)
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A Letter to Momo Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Offbeat but lovely subtitled story deals with child's grief.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Okko's Inn Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Anime ghost story rich with Japanese culture, grief.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Lights Out Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Exceptionally simple, smart, scary monster movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Warm Bodies Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Despite violence, book-based zombie romance is OK for teens.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Boxtrolls Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Maggie Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Surprisingly touching Schwarzenegger zombie flick.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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A Quiet Place Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping monster movie has lots of tension, some blood.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Frankenweenie Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Three Investigators in the Secret of Skeleton Island Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Tween sleuths find danger and scares in South Africa.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Dragons: Fire and Ice Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Battles, nightmarish imagery in toy-inspired fantasy.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Monster Hunt Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Chinese fantasy mega-hit has lots of martial-arts action.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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When Marnie Was There Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully animated but slow tale about unique friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Krampus Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Christmas horror comedy is dark but has genuine good cheer.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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10 Cloverfield Lane Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Sci-fi thriller mixes violence, locked-room tension.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Extraordinary Tales Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Poe's creepy, unevenly adapted tales aren't for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Omega Man Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
70s saga has same source as I Am Legend.
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(Release Year: 1971)
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Disney's A Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
age 9+
3-D adaptation of classic holiday tale may scare young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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