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And the Children Shall Lead Movie Poster Image
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A sensitive, powerful drama on race issues.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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A Christmas Carol (1984) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Little Women (1949) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Adaptation of Alcott's story livened by superstar cast.
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(Release Year: 1949)
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Coraline Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Chillar Party Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uplifting tale of friendship may challenge attention spans.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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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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Kindness Is Contagious Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Warm, feel-good docu about being nice is uplifting.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Passion Live Movie Poster Image
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Stirring modern-day musical retelling of Easter story.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Once I Was a Beehive Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Religious camp comedy is hokey but heartfelt and fun.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Shiloh Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Book-based dog tale has some emotional intensity.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Chasing Coral Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Awe-inspiring, poignant docu tracks decline of coral reefs.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Great Day (Le Grand Jour) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Docu shows kids around the world working for their goals.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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A Christmas Story Live! Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Musical based on classic film is an OK update, but too long.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Red Dog: True Blue Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Coming-of-age tale has mild action and peril.
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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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Storm Boy Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Expect hunting violence in tear-jerking ecological tale.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Drumline Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Outstanding cast, great message, strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Mrs. Doubtfire Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
You'll laugh, you'll cry. Best divorce movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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The World According to Sesame Street Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Serious adult docu about Muppets in developing nations.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Grapes of Wrath Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
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(Release Year: 1940)
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