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The Young Victoria Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen's biopic is more tender romance than historical saga.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Bright Star Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Romantic, moving film unlikely to interest tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
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The Express Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspirational true story tackles race, football.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Becoming Jane Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
A witty, winning Austen bio for tweens and older.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Miss Potter Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
More about social pressure than Peter Rabbit.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Franny's Feet TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Girl's magical travels teach about other cultures.
Network: PBS Kids, Kids Central
(2006)
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Au Revoir Les Enfants Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant subtitled WWII story about kids and loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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American Experience TV Poster Image
age 12+
History comes alive in excellent docuseries.
Network: PBS
(1988)
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The Caine Mutiny Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Classic non-combat WWII drama has complex themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1954)
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Luther Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Sober historical drama tells valuable tale with some death.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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War Game Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Tragic WWI Christmas story with profound themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Wonderfully glamorous, classic whodunit still entertains.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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The Grapes of Wrath Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1940)
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Millennium Actress Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Arty Japanese animated drama has complex plot, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Julie of the Wolves Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thought-provoking saga of Inuit girl adopted by wolf pack.
By Jean Craighead George
(1972)
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Apollo 13 Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Thrilling, heartwarming, scary, and superb.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Gandhi Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Brilliant biopic engages, educates, and inspires.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Hope and Glory Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Nostalgic look at London during WWII has sex, mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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The Longest Day Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Authentic 3-hour WWII D-Day drama; no graphic violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1962)
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