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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humor, heart.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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A.X.L. Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Pro-STEM twist in often violent sci-fi boy-and-"dog" tale.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Solid messages, but more scares, spookiness than usual.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Snowy Day Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Gratitude, diversity central to sweet book adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful epic about storytelling hero can be dark, scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Jungle Book (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fangs and fur fly in visually dazzling but intense update.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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April and the Extraordinary World Movie Poster Image
age 9+
French steampunk tale for kids mixes science, adventure.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Peanuts Movie Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Gentle family-friendly comedy has sweet messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Movie Poster Image
age 9+
World-renowned animators interpret classic Lebanese poetry.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Stick Man Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Book-based animated short celebrates love of family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Heaven Is for Real Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Extremely earnest drama explores issues of family and faith.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Shrek the Musical Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Musical version is edgier, not as fun as animated movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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From up on Poppy Hill Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Inspiring, romantic coming-of-age tale about '60s teens.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Here Comes the Boom Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Teacher turns MMA fighter in tween-friendly comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Centers on sisterhood and family, with a wee bit of peril.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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A Cat in Paris Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Animated thriller's action makes it best for older kids.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Three Stooges Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stooge tribute amuses despite violence, some iffy stuff.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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