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Steven Universe: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Bright, beautiful animated movie has surprising depth.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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His Dark Materials TV Poster Image
age 13+
Uneven fantasy adaptation has strong cast, some violence.
Network: HBO
(2019)
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A Dog's Journey Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sequel is as sentimental and emotional as the first film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Five Feet Apart Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong acting saves predictable, sentimental love story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Upside Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Charming Hart/Cranston disability dramedy glorifies pot use.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Kid Who Would Be King Movie Poster Image
age 10+
"Goonies" meets "LOTR" in fun but sometimes scary adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dumplin' Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Funny, romantic, insightful teen tale has a little swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Alpha Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy, wolf face intense peril in epic prehistoric adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Musical sequel is escapist fun; some innuendo, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Book-based post-WWII romance has some war violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Summer Camp Island TV Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky, heartwarming series has cross-generational appeal.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
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Alexa & Katie TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Relatable teen dramedy centers on a solid female friendship.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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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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Llama Llama TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Beloved books inspire charming, family-friendly series.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Your Name Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Stunning but mature animated body-swapping love story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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True and the Rainbow Kingdom TV Poster Image
age 4+
Whimsical world's heroine helps her friends solve problems.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Before I Fall Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Mix of iffy behavior, strong messages in well-acted YA tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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My Life as a Zucchini Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Animated drama about orphan is touching, unforgettable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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