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Beasts of the Southern Wild Movie Poster Image
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Devastatingly moving drama has harsh truths, whimsy, wisdom.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Ida Movie Poster Image
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Ida
age 14+
Intense drama, unforgettable story of post-Holocaust Poland.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Movie Poster Image
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Deeply moving, irreverent film about friends, cancer, life.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Brooklyn Movie Poster Image
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Poignant immigration drama is romantic, thought-provoking.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Movie Poster Image
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Inspiring docu retells kids' poignant escape from Nazis.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Roots (2016) Movie Poster Image
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Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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When We Were Kings Movie Poster Image
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Thrilling boxing docu covers race, politics; some profanity.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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The Champions Movie Poster Image
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Profoundly moving docu about dog rescue and recovery.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Vietnam War Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Outstanding docu is insightful, objective, and violent.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Once Upon a Time in the West Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Leone's violent epic Western is an essential masterpiece.
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(Release Year: 1969)
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Bel Canto Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful drama has language, some upsetting violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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A Beautiful Mind Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Oscar-winning biopic is too intense for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Thin Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping anorexia docu; watch with your kids.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Batman Returns Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
A darkly violent take on the comic-book hero.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Thirteen Days Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Superb film about Cuban missile crisis, best for older kids.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Offside Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Iranian dramedy scores with gender equity issues.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Real Women Have Curves Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age drama addresses body image.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Philadelphia Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving, Oscared '90s drama fostered AIDS empathy.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Shut Up & Sing Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Chicks chirp about free speech in passionate docu.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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The Namesake Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Fabulous immigrant-family saga to see with teens.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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