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The Santa Clause Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Heartwarming holiday tale has some potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Batman (1966) Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Campy, goofy '60s movie may not appeal to today's kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1966)
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Batman Beyond TV Poster Image
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age 9+
There's a new Bat in town; violent, but stylish.
Network: Boomerang, Discovery Family Channel
(1999)
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Spider-Man: The New Animated Series TV Poster Image
age 9+
Spidey grows up in 'toon best for older kids+.
Network: Kabillion
(2003)
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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Much better than the first; OK for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Tamer than live-action, but still moody, violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Stepbrothers' hijinks are jolly -- just not very realistic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Batman (1960s) TV Poster Image
age 9+
Campy classic is still fun, but perhaps too stiff for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(1966)
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Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Super-imaginative adventures of girl whisked to elf world.
By Shannon Messenger
(2012)
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humor, heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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X-Men Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Comic-book adaptation has brains, brawn, and style.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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While You Were Sleeping Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Appealing family comedy with old-fashioned feel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Reboot offers impressive action, distracting innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Supergirl TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Strong female lead shoulders the weight of superhero series.
Network: CBS
(2015)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action sequel funnier than the first but still only OK.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Justice League Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
All-star superhero adventure is uneven but entertaining.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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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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Spider-Man 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Kids will be dazzled, but the story falls short of No. 2.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Spider-Man Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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