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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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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 Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great book, great adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Spellbound Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Freaky Friday Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Mother-daughter switch is fun comedic chaos.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Sherlock Jr. Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever, fun-filled intro to silent movies (with subtitles).
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1924)
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Gravity Falls TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever sibling story has some spooky stuff for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Crikey! It's the Irwins TV Poster Image
age 8+
Croc hunter's legacy lives on in fun, cheerful family show.
Network: Animal Planet
(2018)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Akeelah and the Bee Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring drama about a champion speller; OK for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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A Christmas Story Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Wonderful antidote to cutesy holiday tales; some swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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