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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Struck by Lightning Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Edgy high school comedy from Glee star has some iffy stuff.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Jack the Giant Slayer Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Ways to Live Forever Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Emotional tale of boy with cancer who's curious about death.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Divergent Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Strong female character leads in violent dystopia.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Giver Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Pain makes life colorful in dystopian adaptation.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Stonehearst Asylum Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Atmospheric, slightly disturbing adaptation of Poe story.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Divergent Series: Insurgent Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Dystopian sequel ups romance factor; still very violent.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Spare Parts Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
True story about underdog teens is predictable but sweet.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Longest Ride Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Formulaic but still romantic Sparks adaptation gets steamy.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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A.D.: The Bible Continues Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Faithful drama doesn't shy from Bible's bloodiest moments.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Extraordinary Tales Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Poe's creepy, unevenly adapted tales aren't for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Me Before You Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Touching but manipulative romantic drama about life, death.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Violent Tom Cruise sequel has a high body count.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Sense of an Ending Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Memories may be unreliable in compelling, mature drama.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Glass Castle Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Strong acting, intense themes in emotional book-based drama.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Bumblebee Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Better-than-expected Transformers prequel is big on action.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Eli Roth's aged-down spookfest has jump-worthy scenes.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Silence Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Suspenseful dystopian horror movie has violence, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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