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The Legend of Korra TV Poster Image
age 8+
Strong heroine, positive messages make great fantasy series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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Imba Means Sing Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Vibrant, uplifting docu about African children's choir.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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An American Girl Story - Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Semi-historical drama about a plucky girl is lots of fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Kedi Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Deep thoughts, fuzzy cats in heartwarming documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Jane Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Engaging Goodall docu has a little violence, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Incredibles 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Terrific, action-packed superhero sequel was worth the wait.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Christopher Robin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet but slow tale about the power of family, imagination.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Crikey! It's the Irwins TV Poster Image
age 8+
Croc hunter's legacy lives on in fun, cheerful family show.
Network: Animal Planet
(2018)
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky, aged-up adventure has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Brother Future Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
A moving story of slavery and freedom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Howl's Moving Castle Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Family Matters TV Poster Image
age 8+
Urkel and company still offer lots of family fun.
Network: Freeform, Nickelodeon, Syndicated
(1989)
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The Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great book, great adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Old Yeller Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Tearjerker is one of the best early Disney dramas.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1957)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Bully Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful docu addresses critically important issue for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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A Girl Like Her Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Bullying drama is disturbing but should spark conversation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding role model urges kids to stand up to bullies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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