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The Man Who Planted Trees Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Ethereal, serious animated films with environmental themes.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Make Believe Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens chase magical dreams in inspiring documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Children of Heaven Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Excellent subtitled Iranian coming-of-age story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Stellar docu on influential punk band; talk of drugs, drink.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Lincoln Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Chasing Ice Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Beautiful, affecting documentary about glacier retreat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Places in the Heart Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Inspiring, intense tale about hardship, bigotry, redemption.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Maidentrip Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Excellent docu about teen sailor; some brief profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Selma Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding drama about MLK's fight for equal rights.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Sing Street Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Brilliant (if edgy) musical drama celebrates creativity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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La La Land Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Profound, beautiful film about love and creativity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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How Green Was My Valley Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Sentimental classic still tugs at the heartstrings.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1941)
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The Last Waltz Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding '70s concert docu has smoking, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)
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The Last Black Man in San Francisco Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Painful portrait of gentrification in extraordinary indie.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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October Sky Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Forrest Gump Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Lost Boys of Sudan Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Enlightening documentary for adults and teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Forceful telling of Angelou's coming-of-age book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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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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Life Is Beautiful Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Wrenching Holocaust fable with bittersweet humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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