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Octonauts & the Caves of Sac Actun Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Some tense moments in exciting rescue mission tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed end of iconic series falls short of greatness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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One Piece: Stampede Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fun anime pirate adventure has cartoon violence, language.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV Poster Image
age 11+
Prequel saga is tense, violent, and a visual masterpiece.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Maya the Bee 2: The Honey Games Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Delightful tale will inspire and engage; mild suspense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Silly but exuberant sci-fi adventure has fantasy violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Top Wing TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Eager rescue cadets teach preschoolers about teamwork.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2017)
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Wolf Summer Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Perilous wildlife adventure; girl in danger, animal deaths.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Epic but violent adventure offers diversity, role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Wheel TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Survivalists compete to thrive in different ecosystems.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2017)
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Bravest Warriors TV Poster Image
age 11+
Goofy heroes time-travel, hilarity ensues in tween series.
Network: Cartoon Hangover, YouTube
(2012)
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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 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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Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2 Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Exceptional collection of animated shorts for whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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One Piece TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Close friends chase their dreams in high-seas adventure.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2004)
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Mike the Knight TV Poster Image
age 4+
Spunky medieval hero teaches problem-solving to tots.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeously animated fairy fantasy teaches friendship lesson.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Spider-Man 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Indy's first adventure is a rip-roaring action masterpiece.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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