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The Perfect Date Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Solid romcom fun with two charismatic leads; swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Song of Parkland TV Poster Image
age 12+
Affecting mini-docu about students after a tragic shooting.
Network: HBO
(2019)
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Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Docu about integrated baseball game in segregated South.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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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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Alpha Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy, wolf face intense peril in epic prehistoric adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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CinemAbility:  The Art of Inclusion Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Earnest Hollywood docu argues for disability inclusion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Ponysitters Club TV Poster Image
age 7+
Heartwarming themes in diverse show for animal-loving kids.
Network: Netflix
(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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Dance Academy: The Comeback Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating, graceful story of young dancers on the verge.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Breathe Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Feel-good romance tackles serious themes, disability rights.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Your Name Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Stunning but mature animated body-swapping love story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Elian Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Detailed look at complex politics surrounding 2000 event.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Gender Revolution Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Absorbing, empathetic documentary dives deep into gender.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Heidi (2015) Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Enjoyable, beautiful, warmhearted remake of classic tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Bunsen Is a Beast TV Poster Image
age 7+
Themes of inclusiveness often upstaged by beastly behavior.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2017)
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Ronja, the Robber's Daughter TV Poster Image
age 7+
Beautiful book adaptation with exceptional female lead.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2017)
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Florence Foster Jenkins Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Charming period comedy may not sing to younger viewers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Secret Life of Pets Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Adventure is clever and engaging, despite animals in peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The BFG Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Sweet Dahl book adaptation has big heart, big scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Pete's Dragon (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Wonderful remake of Disney classic has peril, sad moments.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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