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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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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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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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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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High School Musical 3: Senior Year Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Predictable but enjoyable musical is fine for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Clarissa Explains It All TV Poster Image
age 8+
Fun '90s show deals thoughtfully with coming-of-age issues.
Network: Nickelodeon
(1991)
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Geek Charming Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet story models positive relationships among teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Teen Beach 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Dynamic musical numbers, girl power sell super sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Descendants Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Energetic Disney movie's villains make likable role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Young Abraham Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Religious tale has humor, positive messages, some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Christopher Robin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet but slow tale about the power of family, imagination.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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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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Freaky Friday Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Mother-daughter switch is fun comedic chaos.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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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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