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God of War (PS4) Game Poster Image
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age 17+
Bloody, gory, mature myth-based action/adventure is amazing.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Delightful but dark Potter prequel is more grown-up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting fifth movie finds Harry angry, brooding.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent, but magical adventures getting edgier, darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Sabriel: The Abhorsen Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Necromancer's teen daughter fights the dead.
By Garth Nix
(2005)
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City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting start to teen fantasy series in urban setting.
By Cassandra Clare
(2007)
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Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Overlong but exciting; gorier than the first two.
By Christopher Paolini
(2008)
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13 Going on 30 Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Touching, hilarious Jennifer Garner romcom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Stardust Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Dazzling fantasy romcom has some dark moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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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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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent, epic saga continues to get darker, more intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
British humor infuses classic, complex space adventure.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
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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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Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Deceptively mature movie mixes fun with guns, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Jessica Jones TV Poster Image
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age 17+
Flawed heroine fights evil in a darkly sexy, violent world.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Stargirl TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun DC superhero show has fantasy violence, strong language.
Network: CW
(2020)
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X2: X-Men United Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun but violent sequel has peril, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Epic tale concludes in battle- and blood-filled saga.
By Christopher Paolini
(2011)
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