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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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The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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I Am David Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Beautiful, gentle adaptation of classic novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Moving version of the classic novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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How to Eat Fried Worms Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A gross-out movie with a sweet story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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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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Matilda Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Offbeat dark fantasy gem is intense, sometimes scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Coraline Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Where the Wild Things Are Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sometimes-dark adaptation focuses on friendship, loneliness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Boxtrolls Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A fanciful sci-fi tale for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1959)
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The Incredible Journey Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Classic Disney animal adventure about friendship, courage.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1963)
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Wonderstruck Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Thoughtful, arty take on excellent Selznick novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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A Christmas Carol (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Creative retelling of Dickens' story is intense but festive.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A classic action-adventure for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1954)
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The Call of the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Okko's Inn Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Anime ghost story set in Japan embraces grief.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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