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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, over-full sequel has lots of wizarding violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Delightful but dark Potter prequel is more grown-up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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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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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 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 Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging third Narnia adventure is fun for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Secret of Moonacre Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting fantasy turns teen into sweet, selfless princess.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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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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Dragon Hunters (Chasseurs de Dragons) Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Old tale told with stunning but scary animation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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City of Ember Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced fantasy has lots of tense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Tween-friendly adaptation is darker than the first.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Visual treat is too bawdy for young fantasy fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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The Dark Crystal Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
A fantastic but more intense Muppet adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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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 NeverEnding Story Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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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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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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