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October Sky Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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My Life as a Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Sensitive subtitled coming-of-age movie for older kids.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Almost Famous Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Great, but lots of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Anne of Green Gables Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Faithful, sensitive take on classic novel is great for kids.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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The Right Stuff Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting '80s astronaut movie has cursing, sex.
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(Release Year: 1983)
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Silkwood Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Disturbing tale of corporate greed, nuclear danger, courage.
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(Release Year: 1983)
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Room Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Difficult-to-watch but beautifully performed survival tale.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Superb true tale of remarkable teen; some violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Stand and Deliver Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Math teacher inspires in powerful fact-based drama.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Stand by Me Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Edgy coming-of-age story isn't for young kids.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Only Yesterday Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Classic Studio Ghibli drama focuses on Japanese girlhood.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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Marie's Story Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspirational subtitled film is emotionally intense.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Zigzag Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Subtitled, sweet coming-of-age caper has mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Breadwinner Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Powerful, intense animated tale of life under Taliban rule.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Barry Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Solid bio envisions young Obama; lots of cursing.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Victoria and Abdul Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Dench is fabulous in fascinating but underdeveloped story.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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First Match Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Compelling teen drama has violence and language.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Book-based post-WWII romance has some war violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Art of Racing in the Rain Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Weepy wisdom dispensed in dog drama about life and loss.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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