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Emily and the Magical Journey Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy-adventure has scary moments, little magic.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Secret Garden (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Adaptation has positive themes but falls short on magic.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The One and Only Ivan Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Big-hearted adaptation should please fans of the book.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Four Kids and It Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical family adventure has positive messages, mild peril.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Artemis Fowl Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Book-based fantasy has strong cast, peril, dense plot.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Dolittle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Not the king of the jungle, but still cute; some peril/guns.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Flat animated tale has moments of peril, cartoon violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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DJ Cinderella Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spin on classic fairy tale is energetic but predictable.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Light frights in funny, tween-friendly creepfest.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Little Mermaid (2018) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Watered-down retelling has poor acting, production values.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Christopher Robin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet but slow tale about the power of family, imagination.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Plucky heroine's tale concludes in family-friendly film.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Mary and the Witch's Flower Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Magical, intense adventure should delight tween Potter fans.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Movie Poster Image
age 8+
New cast, but more of the same gross-out humor, hijinks.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Christmas All Over Again Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Predictable stuck-in-time holiday tale.
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(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.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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