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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Spider-Man Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Spider-Man 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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MADE TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Goal-oriented reality TV with a happy ending.
Network: MTV
(2002)
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The Karate Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
'80s classic is still fun for families with older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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North by Northwest Movie Poster Image
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Witty Hitchcock thriller piles on suspense and innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1959)
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Rocky Movie Poster Image
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Boxing Best Picture sets underdog-hero standard; drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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The Natural Movie Poster Image
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Sappy baseball movie has violence, emotional intensity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Rudy Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring sports film about a real-life underdog.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Whale Rider Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Excellent, gorgeous drama with uplifting messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Chariots of Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Brilliant true story of 1924 Olympic footrace.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Groundhog Day Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
'90s comedy offers witty, sarcastic take on redemption.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Indy's first adventure is a rip-roaring action masterpiece.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Captain America: The First Avenger Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Comic book adventure mixes patriotism, explosive action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV Poster Image
age 11+
Classic '70s comedy reflects women's liberation era.
Network: CBS
(1970)
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Subtitled docu about sushi chef inspires and enlightens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Project Runway: Junior TV Poster Image
age 11+
Seamless spinoff has less drama, more positive mentoring.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
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