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Hilltop Hospital TV Poster Image
age 3+
Animal hospital show about problem solving and empathy.
Network: Comcast Kid Central
(2016)
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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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The Stinky & Dirty Valentine's Day Show TV Poster Image
age 3+
Pals solve problems, spread joy in lively holiday tales.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2018)
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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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Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Trains' sweet origin story promotes friendship, cooperation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Stinky & Dirty Show TV Poster Image
age 3+
Popular book characters are excellent role models for kids.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
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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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Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps TV Poster Image
age 3+
Dancing dynamo has positive messages for young viewers.
Network: PBS Kids
(2009)
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Thomas & Friends TV Poster Image
age 3+
Thomas and his train friends huff and chuff around.
Network: PBS
(1984)
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Angelina Ballerina TV Poster Image
age 3+
A little mouse dreams big -- OK for all ages.
Network: Sprout
(2002)
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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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