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My Life as a Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Sensitive subtitled coming-of-age movie for older kids.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Children of Heaven Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Excellent subtitled Iranian coming-of-age story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Boyhood Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Unique, affecting, mature drama about life and growing up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Superb true tale of remarkable teen; some violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Outsiders Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Coppola's take on classic book has strong violence.
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(Release Year: 1983)
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Movie Poster Image
age 14+
'90s drama about dysfunctional family has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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A River Runs Through It Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Beautifully filmed movie about family has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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La Bamba Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet, sad rock-idol tale has violence, cursing, drinking.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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The Do-Deca-Pentathlon Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Brothers reunite in warm indie dramedy; some language.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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The Playroom Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Parents seek joy, ignore kids in difficult, powerful drama.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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August: Osage County Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Affecting but exhausting dysfunctional-family drama.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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I Wish Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Unique, leisurely subtitled film about parental separation.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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The Good Lie Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking but hopeful drama about Sudanese Lost Boys.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Skeleton Twins Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Irreverent, mature, deeply affecting drama about siblings.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Girlfight Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Thought-provoking boxing drama has lots of profanity.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Refuge Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Complex film about family trauma has heavy themes.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Girlhood Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
French film offers bleak, affecting look at troubled teen.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Testament of Youth Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartrending WWI drama has heavy content, strong heroine.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Wish You Well Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-shot, moving drama uplifting but has lots of tragedy.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Family-friendly monster film has warm fuzzies, some scares.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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