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Love, Simon Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Affecting, lovable romcom about gay teen has a little edge.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Wonder Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Earnest, emotional book adaptation has strong messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Worst Witch TV Poster Image
age 6+
Spooky book-inspired series is mild and magical.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Lion Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Great performances in emotional, intense biographical drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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A Series of Unfortunate Events TV Poster Image
age 10+
Exceptional, spooky book adaptation is best for tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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The BFG Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Sweet Dahl book adaptation has big heart, big scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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An American Girl Story - Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Indomitable girl speaks up for civil rights in sweet story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Stinky & Dirty Show TV Poster Image
age 3+
Popular book characters are excellent role models for kids.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
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Roots (2016) Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Little Prince Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Animated take on classic tale is sweet but restrained.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Finale is a faithful, fitting end to Girl on Fire's journey.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Martian Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Stick Man Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Book-based animated short celebrates love of family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Kicks TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Book-inspired series scores with excellent tween role model.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
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Dragons: Race to the Edge TV Poster Image
age 8+
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Melancholy, violent sequel sets stage for waging war.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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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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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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