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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Solid Victorian adventure is too dark for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Jack the Giant Slayer Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Dragon Pearl Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Family-friendly adventure full of magic and battles.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging third Narnia adventure is fun for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Too scary for younger fans of the popular books.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Dragon Hunters (Chasseurs de Dragons) Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Old tale told with stunning but scary animation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Secret of Loch Ness Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Profanity, violence, mature themes mar Loch Ness fantasy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Tween-friendly adaptation is darker than the first.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Dark Crystal Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
A fantastic but more intense Muppet adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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The Magic Sword Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Kitschy knight quest is fun '60s flashback; some battles.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1962)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Dragonslayer Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Vintage fantasy epic is great, despite a too-graphic death.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Krull Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Some violence in kitschy '80s sci-fi adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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