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2 Hearts Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-meaning but stiff romance drags; language, drinking.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence, brave teens in book-based monster tale.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Lost Husband Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Romantic drama about loss has farm charm; smoking.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Wendy Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Updated Peter Pan story has striking visuals, uneven plot.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Waiting for Anya Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Kid-focused Nazi resistance drama has violence, peril.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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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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Marvel's Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Cartoon violence and demonic imagery in subpar feature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Shamer's Daughter (Skammerens datter) Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Danish medieval fantasy has gory violence, dragons, magic.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Mr. Holmes Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Smart, literate, low-key drama about memory and stories.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Wish You Well Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-shot, moving drama uplifting but has lots of tragedy.
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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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David and Goliath Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Horrible, poorly-executed adaptation of Bible story.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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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 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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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(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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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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The Witches of Oz Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Muddled Oz-based fantasy has some intense action.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Alabama Moon Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Low-key family adventure has some dark imagery.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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