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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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Avatar: The Last Airbender TV Poster Image
age 8+
Asian mysticism meets epic fiction in top-notch 'toon.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2005)
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Iron Will Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Coming-of-age tale has some violence, deaths.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Superman II Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Witty, action-packed superadventure with big themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Batman: The Animated Series TV Poster Image
age 8+
A dark, violent comic book comes to life.
Network: Boomerang, Disney XD, Discovery Family Channel
(1992)
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The Secret of NIMH Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fascinating, but very dark with some creepy imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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The Black Stallion Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Breathtakingly beautiful, magical classic is a must-see.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1979)
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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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Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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The Adventures of Robin Hood Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Errol Flynn stars in swashbuckling family delight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1938)
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Willow Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magic-filled fantasy adventure with a few battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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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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TRON: Uprising TV Poster Image
age 8+
Smart fantasy series mixes strong messages with violence.
Network: Disney XD
(2012)
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Dragons: Riders of Berk TV Poster Image
age 8+
Movie-inspired show has strong relationships, role models.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2012)
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Wakfu TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Excellent game-inspired anime has likable hero at heart.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
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Dragons: Race to the Edge TV Poster Image
age 8+
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Timber the Treasure Dog Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kids face peril in silly talking-dog adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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American Girl: Lea to the Rescue Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed jungle mystery has suspense, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Long Way North Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Thrilling tale about a girl's search for her grandfather.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Thunderbirds Are Go TV Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, updated classic stars team of brothers helping others.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2015)
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