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The King of Crows: The Diviners, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Epic finale to enthralling '20s-set paranormal series.
By Libba Bray
(2020)
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Frozen 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Slightly darker sequel charms with catchy songs, messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Ophelia Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Hamlet gets a feminist update, but violence stays the same.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Angela's Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Enchanting, affecting holiday tale has mild suspense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Bel Canto Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful drama has language, some upsetting violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Nils Holgersson TV Poster Image
age 6+
Tiny hero's adventures teach him to see new perspectives.
Network: Comcast
(2017)
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Ferdinand Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet story about compassion, nonviolence has a few scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Before I Fall Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Mix of iffy behavior, strong messages in well-acted YA tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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This Is Us TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Adult-oriented dramedy puts a fresh spin on family ties.
Network: NBC
(2016)
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Roots (2016) Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Wiz Live! Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Brilliant, star-studded performance is great family fare.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Testament of Youth Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartrending WWI drama has heavy content, strong heroine.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Divergent Series: Insurgent Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Dystopian sequel ups romance factor; still very violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Paddington Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Charming story about beloved bear has some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Divergent Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Strong female character leads in violent dystopia.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Fans will approve of gripping, violent middle installment.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Hunger Games Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Jane and the Dragon TV Poster Image
age 6+
Medieval adventure is a soaring delight.
Network: ION, NBC, qubo
(2005)
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The Polar Express Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Book-based treat is full of adventure and positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Inspiring docu retells kids' poignant escape from Nazis.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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