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The Bookshop Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Bittersweet period drama about the joys of reading.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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A Wrinkle in Time Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inclusive but imperfect take on classic story of hope, love.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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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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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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Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Warmhearted docu of monkey's creators; some wartime footage.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Anne with an E TV Poster Image
age 12+
Dark, intense Green Gables retelling not for all Anne fans.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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A Series of Unfortunate Events TV Poster Image
age 10+
Exceptional, spooky book adaptation is best for tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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The Martian Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Once Upon a Time TV Poster Image
age 12+
Fresh take on fairy tales is moody fun for families.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Treasure of Matecumbe Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Old-school Disney adventure includes iffy racial subplots.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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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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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding adventure, but very violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Sounder (1972) Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
A strong family triumphs over poverty and racism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1972)
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How Green Was My Valley Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Sentimental classic still tugs at the heartstrings.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1941)
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Contact Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Thoughtful adaptation of Sagan novel; violence, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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