Movie Reviews

Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
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(Release Year: 1980)
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2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece is still relevant.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sci-fi, pro-peace classic with some threats and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1951)
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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Gravity Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense, astonishing sci-fi thriller has real soul.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Arrival Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Great, deeply thoughtful, compassionate sci-fi tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Forbidden Planet Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Classic '50s sci-fi flick is campy fun.
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(Release Year: 1956)
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Men in Black Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Lots of fun, but too scary for some kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Sci-fi action classic perfect for sharing with kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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Starman Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Jeff Bridges as appealing alien; best for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling, philosophical installment of popular space saga.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Stirring but sad science-fiction enterprise.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Blade Runner Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
A dark, philosophical sci-fi drama for older teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Buoyant, farcical time-travel Enterprise escapade.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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The Matrix Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Intense, but many teens will be able to handle it.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Star Trek: Generations Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Old and new Starfleet heroes team up for clever TV tie-in.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Star Trek Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Classic franchise gets new life; OK for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Planet of the Apes (1968) Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Original Apes mixes smart sci-fi and fighting, sexy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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