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The Shamer's Daughter (Skammerens datter) [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Danish medieval fantasy has gory violence, dragons, magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Prequel saga is tense, violent, and a visual masterpiece.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence, brave teens in book-based monster tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Jane Eyre [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 11+
Brontë adaptation has some scary scenes, suicide reference.
Network: HBO Max
(2007)
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Watership Down [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling, dramatic, dark miniseries is very violent.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Waiting for Anya [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 11+
Kid-focused Nazi resistance drama has violence, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Nightbooks [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 11+
Book-based fantasy-horror tale has lots of scares, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Delightful but dark Potter prequel is more grown-up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Girl Without Hands [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Hand-drawn Brothers Grimm retelling is dark, powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Grapes of Wrath [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1940)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding adventure, but very violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [node:content-type] 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 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Fresh take on fairy tales is moody fun for families.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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The Martian [node:content-type] 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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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy but exciting Burton fantasy based on best-seller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding, but much violence and scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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