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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence, brave teens in book-based monster tale.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Unicorn Store Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Fanciful tale about growing up has mild swearing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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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.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Boy and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Surprisingly touching coming-of-age adventure has heart.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Regular Show: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Animated BFFs' quirky time-travel story has some violence.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully animated Japanese folktale for older kids.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Jack the Giant Slayer Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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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.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Frankenweenie Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Dragon Hunters (Chasseurs de Dragons) Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Old tale told with stunning but scary animation.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Spider-Man 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Kids will be dazzled, but the story falls short of No. 2.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Bridge to Terabithia Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful lesson in friendship for young and old.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Treasure Planet Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Spirited Away Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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