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The First Wives Club Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Frothy divorce-revenge comedy has iffy messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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The Outsiders Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Coppola's take on classic book has strong violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Stripes Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Comic '80s military romp has violence, nudity, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Smokey and the Bandit Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Car stunts, romance, and salty language in 1970s comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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The Odd Couple II Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Flat reunion comedy won't appeal to kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Clunky jungle sequel has loss of parent and some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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A Little Princess Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Wonderful adaptation of classic book; some scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Music Poster Image
age 13+
Singer-songwriter fuses R&B, reggae, hip-hop on smash debut.
By Lauryn Hill
(1998)
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Oliver! Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Glorious musical based on Dickens' Oliver Twist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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The Four Musketeers Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Bawdy '70s swashbuckler sequel is slightly more serious.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Sanitized musical adaptation of the Mark Twain classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Boyz n the Hood Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Powerful, old-school look at life surrounded by violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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My Girl Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Sophie's Choice Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Tragic post-WWII tale has violence, death, and cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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The Sting Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Smart, stylish '70s caper has language and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1973)
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Kindergarten Cop Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Terminator meets Mother Goose; lots of violence, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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Air Bud Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Grumpier Old Men Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Insults and sexual innuendo dominate routine comedy sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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The Flintstones Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Zany Stone Age antics; some violence, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Grumpy Old Men Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
So-so comedy with insults, sexual humor. No kid appeal.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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