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Five Feet Apart Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong acting saves predictable, sentimental love story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dumplin' Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Funny, romantic, insightful teen tale has a little swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Love, Simon Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Affecting, lovable romcom about gay teen has a little edge.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Paddington 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Charming, heartfelt sequel entertains, inspires compassion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Wonder Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Earnest, emotional book adaptation has strong messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Llama Llama TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Beloved books inspire charming, family-friendly series.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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The Worst Witch TV Poster Image
age 6+
Spooky book-inspired series is mild and magical.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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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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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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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
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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Roots (2016) Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
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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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Deeply moving, irreverent film about friends, cancer, life.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Cinderella (2015) Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Easy-on-the-eyes fairy tale promotes kindness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Forrest Gump Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Dr. Seuss: The Lorax Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Outstanding 1970s parable about protecting nature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1972)
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Doug TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Low-key '90s cartoon has good lessons for grade-schoolers.
Network: Nickelodeon
(1991)
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Ramona and Beezus Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Beloved book girl comes to life in sweet, kid-friendly tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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