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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Live-action take on classic has some crude, scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Darby O'Gill and the Little People Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Imaginative story will draw tweens and teens in.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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The Last Mimzy Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky sci-fi adventure best for fantasy lovers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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Ella Enchanted Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Endearing, enduring, with just a few bits of crude humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Howl's Moving Castle Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Borrowers Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming adaptation with constant (but funny) perils.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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The Secret of NIMH Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fascinating, but very dark with some creepy imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Very funny and genuinely insightful family movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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The Boy Who Could Fly Movie Poster Image
age 8+
A charming fantasy with a lot of heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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The Secret of Roan Inish Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Gentle Irish folk tale of a young girl's island odyssey.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, if standard, animated adventure with battles, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Muppetry coaxes campy '90s hit out of its shell.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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The Princess Bride Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Labyrinth Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Surreal coming-of-age fantasy -- with Muppets.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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R.L. Stine's Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Tween-friendly, ad-happy Halloween fright fest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Sky High Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cartoony high school superhero drama; OK for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The NeverEnding Story Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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The Phantom Tollbooth Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Clever artistry fails to convey the book's depth.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1970)
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