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Okko's Inn Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Anime ghost story rich with Japanese culture, grief.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Storm Boy Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Expect hunting violence in tear-jerking ecological tale.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Swap Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Predictable body-switching comedy has positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Wonderstruck Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Thoughtful, arty take on excellent Selznick novel.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Paddington 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Charming, heartfelt sequel entertains, inspires compassion.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Ferdinand Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet story about compassion, nonviolence has a few scares.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Book-based adventure is fun ... if you like potty humor.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Boss Baby Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Animated comedy about sibling rivalry has peril, body humor.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Horse Dancer Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Tired horse tale with silly plot, poor production.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based comedy has some rebellion, light romance.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Jungle Book (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fangs and fur fly in visually dazzling but intense update.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Dark Horse Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring, inspiring docu about unlikely champion.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Hatched Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Cute CGI animals must save the farm; some cartoon violence.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Pan Movie Poster Image
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Pan
age 9+
Uneven origin story is disappointing; expect some violence.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Wiz Live! Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Brilliant, star-studded performance is great family fare.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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A Horse Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Wholesome but trite "can-we-save-the-farm?" holiday romance.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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When Marnie Was There Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully animated but slow tale about unique friendship.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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