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The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Movie Poster Image
age 7+
A funny and charming movie for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Poster Image
age 7+
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Harry and the Hendersons Movie Poster Image
age 7+
A big, Harry family adventure full of laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Predictable family fantasy not as good as book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated TV Poster Image
age 7+
Update of classic mystery show is targeted more at tweens.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
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Hotel Transylvania Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Father-daughter comedy works as intro to monster movies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Girl vs. Monster TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun family Halloween flick has some frightful moments.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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Power Rangers Dino Charge TV Poster Image
age 7+
Dino theme makes this imagining more memorable than others.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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Star vs. the Forces of Evil TV Poster Image
age 7+
Intergalactic adventures, skirmishes mark simplistic series.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
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Hotel Transylvania 2 Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Slightly spooky sequel isn't stellar, but fine for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Game Poster Image
age 7+
Make Mario adventures in palm of your hand.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Game Poster Image
age 7+
Family-friendly racer gets large update with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Justice League Unlimited TV Poster Image
age 7+
Heroes' mutual respect makes for a winning team.
Network: Boomerang, Cartoon Network
(2004)
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Monsters vs. Aliens Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Homage to '50s alien flicks too intense for youngest kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Glitter Force TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Fairy-tale anime doesn't dazzle, but strong female leads do.
Network: Netflix
(2012)
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The Vampire Diaries TV Poster Image
age 15+
Blood, violence are the real draw in angsty vampire drama.
Network: CW
(2009)
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The Secret Circle TV Poster Image
age 15+
Witchy thriller has sexy edge that's best for mature teens.
Network: CW
(2011)
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Soul Eater TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Formulaic anime is violent but interesting.
Network: Adult Swim
(2013)
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City of Lost Souls: The Mortal Instruments, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier.
By Cassandra Clare
(2012)
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