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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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The Swan Princess: Royally Undercover Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Brave young princess saves the day; some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Dragon TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Friendly book character stars in gentle preschool series.
Network: Kids Central
(2017)
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Andi Mack TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Heartwarming, diverse coming-of-age story best for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2017)
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Storied Streets Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Thoughtful, moving homelessness docu shatters stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Moonlight Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Heartbreaking, mature, unforgettable coming-of-age drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Trains' sweet origin story promotes friendship, cooperation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Storks Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Family comedy mixes moments of peril, sweet messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Little Men Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Quiet drama has serious themes, well-drawn young characters.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Book pals spread holiday cheer with friendly, funny tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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An American Girl Story - Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Indomitable girl speaks up for civil rights in sweet story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Life, Animated Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Unforgettable doc about autism, communication, Disney.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Passion Live Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring modern-day musical retelling of Easter story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Me Before You Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Touching but manipulative romantic drama about life, death.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Little Prince Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Animated take on classic tale is sweet but restrained.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood TV Poster Image
age 6+
Friendship and young heroics in fun reimagining of classic.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2016)
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Chesapeake Shores TV Poster Image
age 10+
Book-based drama series offers feel-good content.
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2016)
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When Calls the Heart: Heart of a Hero Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Historical drama has earnest stories, heartfelt values.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Bubble Guppies: Guppy Style! TV Poster Image
age 3+
Friendly crew learns about identity in charming special.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2016)
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The Lady in the Van Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Maggie Smith is unforgettable in (mostly) true dramedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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