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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping tale of survival; some peril, emotional intensity.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Hey Arnold!: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Nothing new, pretty dumb.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Antz Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great effects and characters, but surprisingly violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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My Father's Glory Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant French memoir has innocent nudity, kids smoking.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Band of Brothers Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Equal parts heroism and horror in WWII miniseries.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Spider-Man Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Alive Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Intense, based-on-a-true-story survival tale is riveting.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Little Lord Fauntleroy Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Adaptation of classic novel is a charming fairy tale.
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(Release Year: 1936)
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D2: The Mighty Ducks Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Ducks return to ice in sequel that focuses on sportsmanship.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Swing Kids Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense conflict in coming-of-age movie set in Nazi Germany.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Stylish 3-D computer animation, good characters.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Searching for Bobby Fischer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Young chess prodigy learns about sportsmanship.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Poster Image
age 7+
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Rookie of the Year Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, far-fetched baseball fantasy has some salty language.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Thirteen Days Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Superb film about Cuban missile crisis, best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Predictable sequel will thrill Willy fans; some peril.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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The Jackie Robinson Story Movie Poster Image
age 7+
1950s biopic feel naive, but Robinson plays himself.
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(Release Year: 1950)
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From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Violin virtuoso's trip to China will open eyes and ears.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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