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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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Descendants 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Exceptional sequel promotes communication, female roles.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Zootopia Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming buddy-animal story promotes tolerance, teamwork.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Teen Beach 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Dynamic musical numbers, girl power sell super sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Teen Beach Movie Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Heavily marketed musical is wholesome fun for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Mirror Mirror Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually appealing fairy tale lacks oomph but fine for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Geek Charming Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet story models positive relationships among teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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City of Ember Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced fantasy has lots of tense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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Akeelah and the Bee Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring drama about a champion speller; OK for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Mad Hot Ballroom Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Because of Winn-Dixie Movie Poster Image
age 8+
A girl and a dog educate a small southern town.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Thunderbirds Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting kid space-action without being too scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Spellbound Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Fly Away Home Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Galaxy Quest Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Hilarious, fast, funny, fresh fun for the family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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The Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great book, great adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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