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Storm Boy Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Expect hunting violence in tear-jerking ecological tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Out of Blue Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Talented actors give slow-burning murder mystery gravitas.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Good Trouble TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Fosters spin-off is a little racier but sweet and lovable.
Network: Freeform
(2018)
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Battle Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Norwegian dance movie has lots of cursing, some drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Feminists: What Were They Thinking? Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Affecting docu about 1970s feminism; nude photos, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Great Day (Le Grand Jour) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Docu shows kids around the world working for their goals.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Their Finest Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Sparkling WWII drama offers different take on toll of war.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Okja Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Extreme peril, swearing in violent eco-fable.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Jungle Book (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fangs and fur fly in visually dazzling but intense update.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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April and the Extraordinary World Movie Poster Image
age 9+
French steampunk tale for kids mixes science, adventure.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Difret Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Intense Ethiopian film makes case for girls'/women's rights.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Kindness Is Contagious Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Warm, feel-good docu about being nice is uplifting.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Circus Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Docu about touring youth circus highlights friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Book of Negroes Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting slavery epic is artful, sobering, and inspiring.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Specials TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Webby-winning reality show encourages respect for diversity.
Network: OWN
(2014)
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Wadjda Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Beautiful, nuanced tale of an independent Saudi girl.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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A Christmas Carol (1984) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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