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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 Food Boy Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Light tween adventure with some gross-out moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Spiderwick Chronicles Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Book-based family fantasy is magical fun but also scary.
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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Stardust Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Dazzling fantasy romcom has some dark moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting fifth movie finds Harry angry, brooding.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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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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Pan's Labyrinth Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Brilliant, poignant fairy tale isn't for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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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 Goblet of Fire Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent, but magical adventures getting edgier, darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Halloweentown Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Tween brew: Witchy fun, a pinch of fright.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful anime with eco message and an amazing heroine.
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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Big Fish Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightful, sad father-son story for teens and up.
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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