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The Healing Powers of Dude TV Poster Image
age 7+
Uneven comedy about anxiety encourages empathy, diversity.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Speed of Life Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Well-acted, original sci-fi indie is short and sweet.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Kid President: Are We There Yet? TV Poster Image
age 8+
YouTube star returns as a teen to spotlight changemakers.
Network: YouTube Channel
(2019)
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Steven Universe: Future TV Poster Image
age 10+
Deceptively simple series about real, powerful emotions.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2019)
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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Clifford the Big Red Dog TV Poster Image
age 3+
Favorite canine returns in exceptional series reboot.
Network: PBS Kids, Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Hala Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Poetic coming-of-age tale tackles religion, youth with care.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Steven Universe: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Bright, beautiful animated movie has surprising depth.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Playing with Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cena charms, but slapstick-heavy comedy doesn't fully spark.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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True: Grabbleapple Harvest TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet seasonal tale emphasizes mindful problem-solving.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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The Art of Racing in the Rain Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Weepy wisdom dispensed in dog drama about life and loss.
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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Light from Light Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Beautiful drama about loss gently touches on supernatural.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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If You Give a Mouse a Pumpkin TV Poster Image
age 3+
Teamwork, empathy stand out in fun holiday story.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Frankie Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Uneven indie drama tackles mortality with fabulous cast.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Toy Story 4 Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Big-hearted, touching finale to Pixar's legendary franchise.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Sun Is Also a Star Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Charming opposites-attract adaptation has romance, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Embracing change is key in this fun, frenetic return.
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.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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