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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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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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Old Yeller Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Tearjerker is one of the best early Disney dramas.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1957)
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The Princess Bride Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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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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The Princess Diaries Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet tale about growing up is terrific fun for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Live-action take on classic has some crude, scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Movie Poster Image
age 8+
A fun romp for girls of all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Ella Enchanted Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Endearing, enduring, with just a few bits of crude humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Oliver! Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Glorious musical based on Dickens' Oliver Twist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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The Secret of NIMH Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fascinating, but very dark with some creepy imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Little People, Big World TV Poster Image
age 8+
An incredible family -- little and big.
Network: TLC
(2006)
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The NeverEnding Story Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Swiss Family Robinson Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Good intro to older movies for kids; watch for stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1960)
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Ballet Shoes Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sisters learn value of love, work, and sacrifice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Touching but dark Disney tale cheers on the outcasts.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Victorious TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Upbeat iCarly-like tween comedy promotes confidence.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2010)
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