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King Arthur Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Entertaining but violent spin on classic story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Thirteen Days Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Superb film about Cuban missile crisis, best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Empire of the Sun Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Beautiful but grim WWII saga through a boy's eyes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Coal Miner's Daughter Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Loretta Lynn's tough but heartwarming biopic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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Samurai Jack TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Japanese warrior fights evil in violence-heavy cartoon.
Network: Boomerang, Cartoon Network
(2001)
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Mermaids Movie Poster Image
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'90s coming-of-age tale has sex, drinking, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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La Bamba Movie Poster Image
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Sweet, sad rock-idol tale has violence, cursing, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Drama about child's 9/11 loss stirs up sadness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Joy Luck Club Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
By Amy Tan
(1989)
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For Whom the Bell Tolls Book Poster Image
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Profound novel offers brutal view of Spanish Civil War.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1940)
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A Tale of Two Cities Book Poster Image
age 14+
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
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The Scarlet Letter Book Poster Image
age 14+
Classic novel of American religion, morality, and hypocrisy.
By Nathaniel Hawthorne
(1850)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book Poster Image
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Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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The Good Earth Book Poster Image
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Gritty, moving tale of couple in turn-of-the century China.
By Pearl S. Buck
(1931)
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The Latino List TV Poster Image
age 14+
Top-notch documentary features strong Latino role models.
Network: HBO
(2011)
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Patton Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Oscar-winning biographical war epic is complex, violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1970)
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The Odyssey Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Essential, epic poem of Greek gods, monsters, and heroes.
By Homer
(1998)
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Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
By Robin LaFevers
(2012)
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Black Boy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV Poster Image
age 14+
Silly/smart bad-movie commentary is a teen geek's delight.
Network: Comedy Central
(1988)
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