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Miracle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving story of the 1980 Olympic hockey team.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Oliver! Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Glorious musical based on Dickens' Oliver Twist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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The Secret of NIMH Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fascinating, but very dark with some creepy imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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The Black Stallion Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Breathtakingly beautiful, magical classic is a must-see.
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(Release Year: 1979)
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The Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great book, great adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Searching for Bobby Fischer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Young chess prodigy learns about sportsmanship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Princess Bride Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Akeelah and the Bee Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring drama about a champion speller; OK for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Princess Diaries Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet tale about growing up is terrific fun for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Willow Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magic-filled fantasy adventure with a few battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Swiss Family Robinson Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Good intro to older movies for kids; watch for stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1960)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Inazuma Eleven TV Poster Image
age 8+
Misfit soccer team teaches perseverance, overcoming fears.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
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Dragons: Race to the Edge TV Poster Image
age 8+
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Young Abraham Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Religious tale has humor, positive messages, some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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American Girl: Lea to the Rescue Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed jungle mystery has suspense, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Backstage TV Poster Image
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age 8+
So-so Fame-esque kids' show raises relevant issues.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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Kulipari: An Army of Frogs TV Poster Image
age 8+
Graphic novels inspire fantastic -- but violent -- series.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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This Beautiful Fantastic Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, sweet story about friendship, gardening.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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