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Forbidden Planet Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Classic '50s sci-fi flick is campy fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1956)
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Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Confusing story with too many characters; for fans only.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Sci-fi action classic perfect for sharing with kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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The Water Babies Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Odd British '70s animation/live-action with drunk adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)
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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kid-centric but violent prequel lacks originals' energy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Movie Poster Image
age 8+
CGI Star Wars saga is dull, despite action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed animated sequel is best for die-hard fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Great action, intense mood, but romance may bore kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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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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Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fierce animal robots threaten Gotham; peril, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Max Steel: Go, Turbo! Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Toy and TV show tie-in has more sci-fi violence than plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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*batteries not included Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fun '80s tale has profanity, nudity, and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Campy sci-fi undersea adventure features mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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Max Steel Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Toy-based superhero action movie is forgettable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Anime monster mayhem with heavy action, confusing plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Godzilla Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Violent updated classic could be too intense for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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