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The Pianist Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Powerful true story of a Jewish pianist has brutal violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Native Son Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
By Richard Wright
(1940)
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Ratcatcher Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Gritty yet beautiful coming-of-age film too dark for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Elephant Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Powerful, provocative depiction of high school shootings.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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The Last Picture Show Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Classic American film has heavy themes and sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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The Kite Runner Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
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The Square Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Unflinching, violent, but excellent docu on Arab Spring.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Round House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
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Virunga Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Outstanding but shattering docu set in war-torn Congo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Front Lines: Front Lines, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
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Last Men in Aleppo Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Gripping docu shows real-life footage of ongoing Syrian war.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Dangerous Art of Blending In Book Poster Image
age 16+
Courageous love story told by teen suffering abuse.
By Angelo Surmelis
(2018)
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Babylon Berlin TV Poster Image
age 17+
Dazzling police/spy drama set in pre-WWII Germany.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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I Stop Somewhere Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Haunting, heartbreaking tale of teen rape and murder.
By TE Carter
(2018)
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City of Joy Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Grim yet inspiring docu of rape survivors in war-torn Africa
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Amarcord Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Fellini's bawdy coming-of-age film is brilliant but mature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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1984 Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Classic dystopian novel about life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)
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The Art of Losing Book Poster Image
age 16+
Authentic, realistic story of addiction, survival, sisters.
By Lizzy Mason
(2019)
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My Left Foot Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty yet uplifting tale of artist with cerebral palsy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Battlefield V Game Poster Image
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age 17+
Epic, violent WWII shooter targets soldiers' emotional toll.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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