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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Eli Roth's tween-friendly spookfest has jump-worthy scenes.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Down a Dark Hall Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen ghost story adaptation is macabre enough to entertain.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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I Kill Giants Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Moody, intense graphic novel-based fantasy drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Cute characters + drugs and blood = nightmare fuel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Dark Tower Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Awful, violent, revenge-filled Stephen King adaptation.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Fallen Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
"Twilight with angels" feels too late to be relevant.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Batman & Harley Quinn Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Noir superhero story has sex, cursing, and violence.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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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 9th Life of Louis Drax Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Strange, unsettling fantasy has dark tone, some violence.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy but exciting Burton fantasy based on best-seller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Pan Movie Poster Image
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Pan
age 9+
Uneven origin story is disappointing; expect some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Justice League: Gods and Monsters Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging noir tale is dark and violent; some cursing, nudity
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Seventh Son Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Weak YA adaptation is far more mature than the books.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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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 Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Solid Victorian adventure is too dark for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Teen-friendly fantasy romance doesn't live up to the book.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Jack the Giant Slayer Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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