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Mad Hot Ballroom Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Dance with Me Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Upbeat dance-romance is fine for tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Oliver! Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Glorious musical based on Dickens' Oliver Twist.
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(Release Year: 1968)
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R.L. Stine's Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Tween-friendly, ad-happy Halloween fright fest.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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The Spiderwick Chronicles Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Book-based family fantasy is magical fun but also scary.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Girls Rock! Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl-power docu has a strong positive message.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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The Little Vampire Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Dark movie may frighten some kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Casper Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Haunted house tale not as mild as the cartoons.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Ballet Shoes Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sisters learn value of love, work, and sacrifice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Mild tween Halloween tale could use more thrills.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fun live-action flick is too scary, mature for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Little Monsters Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Beetlejuice wannabe with potty talk, a bit of heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Cute family flick isn't too hair-raising for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Vampire mystery/musical is funny but has iffy themes.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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A Troll in Central Park Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Worthy messages, but snarling, scary dogs in animated film.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Bratz: Kidz Sleepover Adventure Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Bratz doll version of a scarefest; little kids, beware!
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(Release Year: 2007)
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La Leyenda de la Llorona Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Highly original kids' ghost story with scares and subtitles.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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A Monster in Paris Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
French monster movie encourages looking past the surface.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Monster adventure is overly concerned with teen crushes.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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