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October Sky Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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1776 Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging historical musical has some bawdy humor, language.
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(Release Year: 1972)
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Out of Africa Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Enthralling epic about 1900s Africa tackles mature subjects.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Gandhi Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Brilliant biopic engages, educates, and inspires.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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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.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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All the President's Men Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Superb Woodward and Bernstein Watergate story.
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(Release Year: 1976)
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Apollo 13 Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Thrilling, heartwarming, scary, and superb.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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The Grapes of Wrath Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
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(Release Year: 1940)
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The Pianist Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Powerful true story of a Jewish pianist has brutal violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Forrest Gump Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Of Mice and Men Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Elegant adaptation of classic novel has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Fairy Tale: A True Story Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Two girls convince a nation that fairies are real.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Chariots of Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Brilliant true story of 1924 Olympic footrace.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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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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The Right Stuff Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting '80s astronaut movie has cursing, sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Au Revoir Les Enfants Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Poignant subtitled WWII story about kids and loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Ratcatcher Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Gritty yet beautiful coming-of-age film too dark for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Days of Heaven Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable 1978 love triangle drama includes violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)
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The Last Picture Show Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Classic American film has heavy themes and sex.
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(Release Year: 1971)
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Lincoln Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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