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Aladdin (1992)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 90 min. 
Plot: A street urchin accidentally meets a Princess who is in the city undercover.
Cast: Voices of Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman. Directed by Ron Clements.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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Baby Mama (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her surrogate.
Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shephard. Directed by Michael McCullers.
Categories:  Children  Women  Comedy

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Bad News Bears, The (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A grumbling, alcoholic former pitcher gets roped into coaching a team of Little League misfits.
Cast: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Ben Piazza, Vic Morrow, Erin Blunt, Jackie Earle Haley, Gary Lee Cavagnaro, Joyce Van Patten, Jaime Escobedo, Scott Firestone, George Gonzales, Alfred Lutter III, Brett Marx, David Pollock. Directed by Michael Ritchie.
Categories:  Children  Gender  Sports

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Beautiful Boy (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: Parents hopelessly try to find some hint of an explanation after finding out that their son committed a mass shooting at his university before taking his own life.
Cast: Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Austin Nichols. Directed by Shawn Ku.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Children

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Big (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 120 min. 
Plot: When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning to find himself in an adult body.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard. Directed by Penny Marshall.
Categories:  Comedy  Employment  Children

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Billy Jack (1971)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A former Green Beret protects a freedom school for runaways.
Cast: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay, Julie Webb. Directed by Tom Laughlin.
Categories:  Action  Children  Ethics

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Black Beauty (1994)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed.
Cast: Alan Cumming, Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Jim Carter, Peter Davison, Alun Armstrong, John McEnery, Eleanor Bron, Peter Cook. Directed by Caroline Thompson.
Categories:  Children  Animal

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Black Stallion, The (1979)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A shipwreck leaves a courageous young boy and a wild Arabian stallion stranded on a deserted island.
Cast: Kelly Reno, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins, Mickey Rooney. Directed by Carroll Ballard.
Categories:  Children  Family  Juvenile

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Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: The eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp carries on a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence with startling and unexpected consequences.
Cast: Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend. Directed by Mark herman.
Categories:  War  Children  Discrimination

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Boyhood (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  165 min. 
Plot: The life of a young man from age 5 to age 18.
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Family  Children  Domestic Relations

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Breakfast Club, The (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Five high school students meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out and discover they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy. Directed by John Hughes.
Categories:  Education  Children

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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A young boy befriends the new girl at school and the two create a magical place called Terabithia.
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Annasophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Gabor Csupo.
Categories:  Children  Family  Drama

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Brooklyn Castle (2012)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team.
Cast: Pobo Efekoro, Rachelle Ballantyne. Directed by Katie Dellamaggiore.
Categories:  Documentary  Children  Negotiation

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Carnage (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, however, increasingly childish behavior throws the evening into chaos.
Cast: Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly. Directed by Roman Polanski.
Categories:  Comedy  Children  Conflict

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City of Lost Children, The (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A scientist in a surreal society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they will slow his aging process. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon. Directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Children  Foreign

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Dazed and Confused (1993)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 102 min. 
Plot: The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976.
Cast: Jason London, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, Ben Affleck. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Children  History

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Desert Flower (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Based on the book by model Waris Dirie,who escaped from an arranged marriage crossed the deserts of Somalia.
Cast: Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Craig Parkinson, Meera Syal, Anthony Mackie, Juliet Stevenson, Timothy Spall, Soraya Omar-Scego. Directed by Sherry Horman.
Categories:  International  Children  Marital Relations

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Despicable Me (2010)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  95 min. 
Plot: When a criminal mastermind uses orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.
Cast: Voices of Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Will Arnett, Julie Andrews. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  98 min. 
Plot: Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.
Cast: Voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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Dogtooth (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A darkly surreal look at three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen by their parents. In Greek, with English subtitles.
Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Mary Tsoni, Anna Kalaitzodou. Directed by Giorgos Lanthimos.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Children

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Eraserhead (1977)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. B&W
Plot: In a post-apocalyptic society, a factory worker's girlfriend delivers a mutant baby and leaves him to care for the newborn child.
Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates. Directed by David Lynch.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Children

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Fallen Idol, The (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. B&W
Plot: The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when one suspects the other of murder.
Cast: Ralph Richardson, Michele Morgan, Bobby Henrey, Jack Hawkins, Bernard Lee. Directed by Carol Reed.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Children

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Fat Girl  (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A provocative and shocking drama about sibling rivalry, family discord and relationships. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Arsinée Khanjian, Romain Goupil, Libero de Rienzo, Laura Betti. Directed by Catherine Breillat.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Children

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Freedom Writers (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Demsey. Directed by Richard Lagravenese.
Categories:  Education  Children

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Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: When a 4-year-old girl goes missing in a tough neighborhood of Boston, two private investigators are brought in against their best judgment to solve the case.
Cast: Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris. Directed by Ben Affleck.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Law Enforcement

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Goodbye First Love (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of the romance between two adolescence which picks up after an 8-year absence. In French with English sub-titles.
Cast: Lola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne-Håvard Brekke. Directed by Mia Hansen-Love.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Children

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Gran Torino (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A disgruntled Korean War vet sets out to reform his Young Hmong neighbor.
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Brian Haley, Geraldine Hughes, Dreama Walker, Brian Howe. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Categories:  Children  Property  Drama

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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Two children's struggle to survive in the aftermath of the World War II bombings of Japan. English and Japanese with English subtitles.
Cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, J. Robert Spencer, Rhoda Chrosite, Veronica Taylor, Amy Jones. Directed by Isao Takahata.
Categories:  Animation  Children  War

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Great Expectations (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. B&W
Plot: A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
Cast: John Mills, Tony Wager, Valerie Hobson, Jean Simmons, Martita Hunt, Finlay Currie. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Estates

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Hardcore (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter.
Cast: Peter Boyle, Season Hubley. Directed by Paul Schrader.
Categories:  Drama  Children

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  161 min. 
Plot: Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman. Directed by Chris Columbus.
Categories:  Education  Children  SciFi/Fantasy

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  130 min. 
Plot: Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  Children  Education  SciFi/Fantasy

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  157 min. 
Plot: In his fourth year, Harry finds himself selected as an underage competitor in a dangerous multi-wizarding school competition
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman. Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Children  Education  SciFi/Fantasy

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: The wizarding world refuses to believe that Lord Voldemort has returned and Harry endures a difficult fifth year trying to convince them of the truth.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman. Directed by David Yates.
Categories:  Education  SciFi/Fantasy  Children

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: In Harry's third year at Hogwarts, a convicted murderer has escaped the wizard's prison and is coming after him.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron.
Categories:  Children  Education  SciFi/Fantasy

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman. Directed by Chris Columbus.
Categories:  Education  SciFi/Fantasy  Children

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Hook (1991)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: A middle-aged lawyer needs some convincing that he was once the legendary Peter Pan.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Children  Maritime  SciFi/Fantasy

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Hunger Games, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *** 1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 142 min. 
Plot: In a dystopian near-future, children are chosen to fight to the death on live television.
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutchinson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland. Directed by Gary Ross.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Children  Government

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Illusionist, The (2010)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  80 min. 
Plot: A French illusionist traveling to Scotland encounters a young girl, who will change his life forever.
Cast: Duncan MacNeil, Eilidh Rankin, Jean-Claude Donda, Raymond Mearns, Sylvain Chomet. Directed by Sylvain Chomet.
Categories:  Animation  Children  Entertainment

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Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The (2010)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A traveling theatre company gives its audience more than they are expecting.
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Heath Ledger. Directed by Terry Gilliam.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Children  Entertainment

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Indiana Jones brings non-stop thrill adventure in India while on the trail of a sacred stone.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Action  Religion  Children

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Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, The (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Anthony MacKie. Directed by George Tillman Jr..
Categories:  Drama  Children  Urban

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Innocents, The (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
Cast: Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin, Martin Stephens. Directed by Jack Clayton.
Categories:  Horror  Children

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Inside Out (2015)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  94 min. 
Plot: After young Riley is uprooted from the Midwest and moved to San Francisco, her emotions conflict on how best to navigate her new life.
Cast: Voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith. Directed by Pete Docter & Ronnie Del Carmen.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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Invisible Children (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  55 min. 
Plot: Explores children's life, general social conditions, and child soldiers in Uganda in 2003.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Ted Braun.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Children

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Italian, The (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: An abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family. In Russian, subtitled in English.
Cast: Kolya Spiridonov, Maria Kuznetsova, Nikolai Reutov, Yuri Itskov. Directed by Andrei Kravchuk.
Categories:  Children  International  Poverty

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Juno (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
Cast: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, . Directed by Jason Reitman.
Categories:  Children  Family  Comedy

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Karate Kid, The (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A handyman and martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue. Directed by John G. Avildsen.
Categories:  Children  Sports  Drama

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Kids for Cash (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, this documentary exposes a shocking American secret of the notorious judicial scandal.
Cast: Participants portray themselves.. Directed by Robert May.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Children

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King and I, The (1956)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 1956 min. 
Plot: A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess of the King of Siam's children.
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson. Directed by Walter Lang.
Categories:  Children  International  Musical

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Kite Runner, The (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help the son of his childhood friend.
Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni, . Directed by Marc Foster.
Categories:  International  War  Children

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Knocked Up (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  133 min. 
Plot: For a fun loving party animal, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.
Cast: Seth Rigen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann. Directed by Judd Apatow.
Categories:  Comedy  Children

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Last Ride (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime.
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, John Brumpton. Directed by Glendyn Ivin.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Ethics

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Liberty Heights (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A 1950's coming of age plot set in Baltimore, Maryland.
Cast: Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Orlando Jones, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna. Directed by Barry Levinson.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Racism

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Little Children (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: The lives of seemingly perfect families in suburbia begin to unravel.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Noah Emmerich, Phyllis Sommerville. Directed by Todd Field.
Categories:  Family  Children  Sentencing

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Lord of the Flies (1963)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Shipwrecked on an island, a group of castaway boys eventually revert to savagery despite attempts to prevent it.
Cast: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin, Tom Gaman. Directed by Peter Brook.
Categories:  Children  Government

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Lore (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Five abandoned German siblings embark on a harrowing journey across their war-torn country. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs. Directed by Cate Shortland.
Categories:  Foreign  War  Children

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Margaret (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: A young woman witnesses a bus accident and gets caught up in the aftermath.
Cast: Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Jean Reno, Allison Janney, Matthew Broderick, Matt Damon. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Criminal Procedure

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Martian Child (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A widowed science-fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old who says he's really from Mars.
Cast: John Cusak, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Oliver Platt. Directed by Menno Meyjes.
Categories:  Family  Drama  Children

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Mean Girls (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A homeschooled girl who was raised in Africa moves to New York and enters public school for the first time.
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer. Directed by Mark Waters.
Categories:  Comedy  Children  Education

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Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a prostitute.
Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Woody Allen, Claire Bloom, Helena Bonham Carter, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Rapaport. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Children

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Mildred Pierce (1945)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. B&W
Plot: A woman who will do anything to satisfy the demands of her spoiled daughter, including divorce, opening her own business, and possibly murder.
Cast: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Ann Blyth, Eve Arden, Bruce Bennett. Directed by Michael Curtiz.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Children  Marital Relations

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Monsters University (2013)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD (Blu-ray 2 disc set) 104 min. 
Plot: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Cast: Voices of John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Billy Crystal, Helen Mirren, and Sean Hayes. Directed by Dan Scanlon.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 93 min. 
Plot: Monsters, Inc. harnesses the power of children's screams for the city of Monstropolis.
Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal. Directed by Pete Docter .
Categories:  Animation  Children  Energy

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My Bodyguard (1980)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: The new kid at school acquires the services of the school's most feared student as his personal bodyguard.
Cast: Chris Makepeace, Ruth Gordon, Matt Dillon, John Houseman, Craig Richard Nelson, Kathryn Grody, Adam Baldwin. Directed by Tony Bill.
Categories:  Education  Children  Drama

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Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.
Cast: Claire Sloma, Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer, Brett Jacobsen. Directed by David Robert Mitchell.
Categories:  Comedy  Children  Education

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Night Listener, The (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  81 min. 
Plot: A radio show host's life is thrown into turmoil when he begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone.
Cast: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Joe Morton, Bobby Cannavale, Rory Culkin, Sandra Oh. Directed by Patrick Stettner.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Children  Privacy

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Night of the Hunter, The (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. B&W
Plot: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real fathery hid money he'd stolen in a robbery.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. Directed by Charles Laughton.
Categories:  Children  Religion

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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A veteran schoolteacher befriends a younger colleague, who is having an affair with one of her students.
Cast: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy. Directed by Richard Eyre.
Categories:  Education  Children  Ethics

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Oliver Twist (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. B&W
Plot: An orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London.
Cast: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan, John Howard Davies. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  Children  Drama  Criminal Law

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Omen, The (1976)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: An American diplomat suspects there may be something devious about his young son.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Family  Horror  Children

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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A social worker holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunite the children involved with their families.
Cast: Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham. Directed by Jim Loach.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Government

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Orphanage, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: After returning to her childhood home and opening an orphanage, a woman and her family release an evil spirit. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla. Directed by J.A. Bayona.
Categories:  Horror  Children  Health

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Over the Edge (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: In their zeal to attract industry to a planned community in the desert the parents of the town have all but neglected their children.
Cast: Michael Kramer, Matt Dillon, Pamela Ludwig, Vincent Spano, Tom Fergus. Directed by Charlie Haas & Tim Hunter.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Children

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Paper Moon (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. B&W
Plot: A bible-selling con man hooks up with a newly orphaned girl and together the run their scam through depression-era Kansas.
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman, Tatum O'Neal. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
Categories:  Ethics  Children  Comedy

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Ponyo (2008)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A 5-year-old boy and a goldfish princess embark on an adventure.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Noah Cyrus, matt Damon, Tina Fey, Frankie Jonas, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Categories:  Animation  Children

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Prom Night in Mississippi (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A high school in a small Mississippi town prepares for its first integrated senior prom.
Cast: Morgan Freeman and Charleston High School Seniors. Directed by Nelson McCormick.
Categories:  Documentary  Racism  Children

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Quadrophenia (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 117 min. 
Plot: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division.
Cast: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Raymond Winstone. Directed by Franc Roddam.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Children

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Red State (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
Cast: Michael Parks, Michael Angarano, Kerry Bishé, Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner. Directed by Kevin Smith.
Categories:  Action  Religion  Children

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School House Rock! (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 4 hours, 43 min. 
Plot: A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.
Cast: . Directed by Jack Sheldon and Darrell Stern.
Categories:  Education  History  Children

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Shoot 'em Up (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A man delivers and saves a baby during a shootout and enters into a cat-and-mouse game with the thugs that killed the child's mother.
Cast: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci. Directed by Michael Davis.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Children

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Short Term 12 (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A supervising staff member of a foster care facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek. Directed by Destin Cretton.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Domestic Relations

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Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A recently-widowed man's son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rosie O'Donnell, Bill Pullman, Rob Reiner. Directed by Nora Ephron.
Categories:  Romance  Children  Media

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South Park: The Complete Eighth Season (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 308 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Eleventh Season (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 5 hrs. 8 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 5 hours, 8 min. 
Plot: The ongoing misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Children  Censorship

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South Park: The Complete Fifth Season (2001)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 315 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete First Season (1997)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 310 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Fourteenth Season (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 5 hours, 8 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Fourth Season (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 380 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Ninth Season (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 308 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Second Season (1998)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 404 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Seventh Season (2003)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 330 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Sixth Season (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 374 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Tenth Season (2006)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 308 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Park, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Third Season (1999)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc Set) 374 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Thirteenth Season (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3disc set) 5 hrs. 8 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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South Park: The Complete Twelfth Season (2008)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 5 hrs. 8 min. 
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall. Directed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone.
Categories:  Animation  Comedy  Children

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Spiderwick Chronicles, The (2008)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A young boy moves into a mysterious house and discovers evidence that a magical world lies hidden within our own.
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, Seth Rogen, Martin Short. Directed by Mark Waters.
Categories:  Children  Property  SciFi/Fantasy

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Sword in the Stone, The (1963)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  79 min. 
Plot: Destined for the throne of England, young Arthur receives guidance from the wizard Merlin.
Cast: Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Rickie Sorensen, Junius Matthews, Ginny Tyler, Martha Wentworth, Norman Alden, Alan Napier, Richard Reitherman, Robert Reitherman. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman.
Categories:  Children  Animation  Ethics

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Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 106 min. 
Plot: A blinded prince is cast out of Baghdad, and joins forces with a thief to win back his throne and the love of a princess. Inspired by the The Arabian Nights.
Cast: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin, Rex Ingram, Miles Malleson, Morton Selten, Mary Morris, Bruce Winston, Hay Petrie. Directed by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, and Tim Whelan.
Categories:  Drama  Children  SciFi/Fantasy

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To Be and To Have (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: Chronicles a year in the life of a one-room schoolhouse in rural France. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Nicholas Philibert.
Categories:  Documentary  Education  Children

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Tree of Life, The (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  139 min. 
Plot: The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain. Directed by Terrence Malick.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Children

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Up (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: By tying thousands of balloon to his home, a 78-year-old sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America, inadvertently taking an 8-year-old stowaway with him.
Cast: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson. Directed by Pete Doctor.
Categories:  Animation  Children  Comedy

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Vie En Rose, La (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  141 min. 
Plot: The the trials and tribulations of the life of Edith Piaf
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Paul Rouve. Directed by Olivier Dahan.
Categories:  Biography  Children  Drama

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Waiting for Superman (2010)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: Follows a handful of promising kids through a public education system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth.
Cast: Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten. Directed by Davis Guggenheim.
Categories:  Documentary  Education  Children

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War on Kids, The (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: Exposes the many ways the public school system has failed children and our future by robbing students of all freedoms due largely to irrational fears.
Cast: Participants portray themselves.. Directed by Cevin Soling.
Categories:  Documentary  Children  Education

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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world - a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures who crown Max as their ruler.
Cast: Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose. Directed by Spike Jonze.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Children  Action

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Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 103 min. 
Plot: A girl is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke. Directed by Jack Haley, Jr..
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Musical  Children

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Year My Parents Went on Vacation, The (2006)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: In 1970 Brazil, as the World Cup is about to begin, a boy's parents leave him at his grandfather's apartment where he learns that his grandfather has had a heart attack and died. In Portuguese and Yiddish with English subtitles.
Cast: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Paulo Autran, Simone Spoladore. Directed by Cao Hamburger.
Categories:  Sports  Entertainment  Children

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You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo (2010)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An encounter between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and a child detainee in Guantanamo Bay Prison.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Luc Cote and Patricio Henriquez.
Categories:  Documentary  Military  Children

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.