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The Hunger Games Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense adaptation is violent, thought-provoking for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Beasts of the Southern Wild Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Devastatingly moving drama has harsh truths, whimsy, wisdom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Fans will approve of gripping, violent middle installment.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Roots (2016) Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Melancholy, violent sequel sets stage for waging war.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Finale is a faithful, fitting end to Girl on Fire's journey.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding, but much violence and scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting fifth movie finds Harry angry, brooding.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent, but magical adventures getting edgier, darker.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent, epic saga continues to get darker, more intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacularly epic, poignant end to a magical series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Wolf Children Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Awe-inspiring, tender anime tale has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding adventure, but very violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Breadwinner Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Powerful, intense animated tale of life under Taliban rule.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Boy and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Surprisingly touching coming-of-age adventure has heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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