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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Once Upon a Time TV Poster Image
age 12+
Fresh take on fairy tales is moody fun for families.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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The Bully Effect TV Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring Bully sequel stresses power of standing up.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding role model urges kids to stand up to bullies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Martian Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Eddie the Eagle Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Crowd-pleasing underdog story gets a little racy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Over the Top Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Cheesy but fun '80s action movie has violence, bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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School of Life Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Dramedy about loss has positive messages, mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Life, Animated Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Unforgettable doc about autism, communication, Disney.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Story of kids' labor-of-love Indy remake is fun, moving.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Right Footed Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring look at a life of young woman with a disability.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Lessons of Basketball and War Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-meaning docu lacks depth but inspires empathy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Anne with an E TV Poster Image
age 12+
Dark, intense Green Gables retelling not for all Anne fans.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Dirty Dancing (2017) Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Remake can't recapture original magic but still entertains.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Hearing Is Believing Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Docu spotlights blind, musically gifted young woman.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Girl Without Hands Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Hand-drawn Brothers Grimm retelling is dark, powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Ready Player One Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Intense virtual reality adventure will dazzle '80s fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Daughters of Destiny TV Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping documentary follows five girls moving up in India.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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It's Not Yet Dark Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Docu about man whose love of life crushes dire prognosis.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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