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Pee-wee's Playhouse TV Poster Image
age 6+
Brilliant, double-edged silliness has broad appeal.
Network: Cartoon Network
(1986)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding adventure, but very violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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A Bug's Life Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Cute animated tale with some mild peril and scary bugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Shrek Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Gross-out laughs meet a marvelous fairy tale mix.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Thelma and Louise Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Now-classic feminist road movie best for very mature teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Rudy Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring sports film about a real-life underdog.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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WALL-E Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Up
age 6+
Pixar's stunning adventure is an upper for everyone.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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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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The Whole Gritty City Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Vibrant, poignant, inspiring music docu; some profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Inspiring docu retells kids' poignant escape from Nazis.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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The Champions Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Profoundly moving docu about dog rescue and recovery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Last Men in Aleppo Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Gripping docu shows real-life footage of ongoing Syrian war.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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City of Joy Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Grim yet inspiring docu of rape survivors in war-torn Africa
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Burn Your Maps Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant, quirky family dramedy explores grief.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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T.O.T.S. TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Determined bird friends succeed by challenging stereotypes.
Network: Disney Junior
(2019)
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The Land Before Time Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Original baby-dinosaur buddy tale has scares, sadness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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