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Beasts of the Southern Wild Movie Poster Image
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Devastatingly moving drama has harsh truths, whimsy, wisdom.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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A Ripple of Hope Movie Poster Image
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Unforgettable docu about RFK speech post-MLK assassination.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Brooklyn Movie Poster Image
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Poignant immigration drama is romantic, thought-provoking.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Movie Poster Image
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Inspiring docu retells kids' poignant escape from Nazis.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Roots (2016) Movie Poster Image
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Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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When We Were Kings Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Thrilling boxing docu covers race, politics; some profanity.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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The Champions Movie Poster Image
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Profoundly moving docu about dog rescue and recovery.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Ivory Game Movie Poster Image
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Powerful docu shines light on efforts to save elephants.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Bel Canto Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful drama has language, some upsetting violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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1776 Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging historical musical has some bawdy humor, language.
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(Release Year: 1972)
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Thirteen Days Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Superb film about Cuban missile crisis, best for older kids.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Casablanca Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Brief violence and lots of tension in top-notch classic.
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(Release Year: 1942)
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Offside Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Iranian dramedy scores with gender equity issues.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Young Mr. Lincoln Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Outstanding, inspirational story of Honest Abe's early days.
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(Release Year: 1939)
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Eyes on the Prize Movie Poster Image
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Award-winning history of the American Civil Rights movement.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Five Movie Poster Image
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Short films reveal emotional impact of breast cancer.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Captain Phillips Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Nail-biting story of ship hijacking is fabulous but intense.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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A Night to Remember Movie Poster Image
age 10+
1950s British take on Titanic tragedy is a masterpiece.
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(Release Year: 1958)
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Slay the Dragon Movie Poster Image
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Gerrymandering documentary is vital viewing for voters.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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