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Life in the Doghouse Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Docu about saving at-risk dogs is emotionally intense.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Zoe Valentine TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Thoughtful drama explores serious themes with heart.
Network: YouTube, Brat
(2019)
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Paddleton Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Offbeat dramedy has mature themes, some swearing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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A Star Is Born Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Cooper, Lady Gaga shine in tragic story of love, addiction.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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True: Happy Hearts Day TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet holiday story promotes empathy, compassion.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Among Wolves Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Docu follows Bosnian vets' efforts to heal village; cursing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Pratfall-heavy take on holiday tale is fun but no classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Hate U Give Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful, thought-provoking drama about race, activism.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Butterfly TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful, complex, mature drama dives into gender identity.
Network: Hulu
(2019)
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Dolphin Kick Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Family tale has great dolphin footage; some suspense/action.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Far from the Tree Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Touching docu about parents raising uniquely different kids.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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And Breathe Normally Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Exceptional, affecting Icelandic drama with mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Dance & Sing with True TV Poster Image
age 4+
Lively music videos reflect parent show's positive themes.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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A.X.L. Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Pro-STEM twist in often violent sci-fi boy-and-"dog" tale.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Eating Animals Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Farm docu's stomach-churning stories offer food for thought.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Guidance TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Guidance counselor takes on bullying in teen web drama.
Network: Hulu
(2015)
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A Christmas in Royal Fashion Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Festive romance isn't original but promotes kindness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Doc McStuffins Christmas Special TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet holiday story uses magic, kindness to solve problems.
Network: Disney Junior
(2018)
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Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas TV Poster Image
age 5+
Heartwarming tale emphasizes compassion, generosity.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
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Unbroken: Path to Redemption Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Faith-based sequel has violent moments, lots of drinking.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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