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Little Women (2018) Movie Poster Image
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Well-intentioned Alcott modernization misses the mark.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Far from the Tree Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Touching docu about parents raising uniquely different kids.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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A Wrinkle in Time Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inclusive but imperfect take on classic story of hope, love.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Stray Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Faith-based family drama could distress dog lovers.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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In This Corner of the World Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Lovely, serious, slightly overlong anime about WWII Japan.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Pure Country, Pure Heart Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Country music and romance in gentle family drama.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Barbie:  Video Game Hero Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Barbie's a smart coder in gentle video game adventure.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Arlo the Burping Pig Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Predictable story about a girl and the piglet she loves.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Jessica Darling's It List Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Uneven junior high coming-of-age tale has comic stereotypes.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Von Trapp Family: A Life of Music Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Classic tale from daughter's viewpoint; some violence.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Walt Before Mickey Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Watered-down "young Disney" biopic is too bland to appeal.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Paper Angels Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Holiday tale has serious themes, faith-based messages.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Jasper: Journey to the End of the World Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Original, funny adventure has mild danger, comic pratfalls.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Frozen in Time Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun, engaging holiday film with positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative steampunk musical is too dark for little kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Coming Home for Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Sentimental holiday fare with strong messages about family.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Great Bear Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Captivating, moving tale with scares; best for older kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Cowgirls 'n Angels 2: Dakota's Summer Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet coming-of-age movie will appeal to horse-loving tweens
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Mildly amusing sports-themed sequel is fun for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Gordon Family Tree Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sweet, slow-paced family film about finding your path.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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