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Roots (2016) Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Bel Canto Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful drama has language, some upsetting violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Grapes of Wrath Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
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(Release Year: 1940)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding adventure, but very violent battle scenes.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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The Hunger Games Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding, but much violence and scariness.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Paper Towns Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Smart, edgy adaptation captures the humor of self-discovery.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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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 Girl Without Hands Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Hand-drawn Brothers Grimm retelling is dark, powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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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.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Ophelia Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Hamlet gets a feminist update, but violence stays the same.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Sensitive portrayal of four girls' friendships.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Before I Fall Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Mix of iffy behavior, strong messages in well-acted YA tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Fans will approve of gripping, violent middle installment.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Testament of Youth Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartrending WWI drama has heavy content, strong heroine.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Martian Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Enola Holmes Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Entertaining period mystery has feminist messages, violence.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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