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Old Enough
rating:3.8

Old Enough

1983Runtime:0 minutes
Twelve-year-old Lonnie (Sarah Boyd) lives in a wealthy New York neighborhood and is curious upon meeting Karen (Rainbow Harvest), a working-class teen who seems very different from her. The girls begin an unlikely yet meaningful friendship in this wry, tender comedy. Along with Karen's boisterous older brother, the girls spend the summer discovering who they really are. Alyssa Milano co-stars in her feature film debut.

Directed by:

  • Marisa Silver
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    The Secret of Kells
    rating:3.8

    The Secret of Kells

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Vikings attack an Irish abbey, the monks must stop work on the legendary Book of Kells and protect their home. So Brendan, the 12-year-old nephew of Abbott Cellach, is tasked with completing the magnificent work.

    Directed by:

  • Tomm Moore
  • Nora Twomey
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Pollyanna
    rating:3.7

    Pollyanna

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Adapted from Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 children's story, this Masterpiece Theatre film tells the story of 11-year-old orphan Pollyanna (Georgina Terry). Sent to live with her aunt (Amanda Burton), Pollyanna soon discovers that the town's adults are incredibly unhappy. Intent on raising everyone's spirits, the upbeat girl convinces the depressed adults to compete in a contest in which participants look for the bright side in everything that surrounds them.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Harding
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Nanny McPhee Returns
    rating:3.7

    Nanny McPhee Returns

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    When Nanny McPhee arrives at the Green farm, she uses her blend of magic and discipline to help frazzled Mrs. Green run things while her husband's off fighting in World War II -- and to help the Green kids deal with their nasty cousins.

    Directed by:

  • Susanna White
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front
    rating:3.7

    Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1944 America, the McIntire family -- like the rest of the country -- is learning to cope with the changes brought about by a world at war. For young Molly (Maya Ritter), this means learning to get along without her father. Exhibiting the plucky spirit fans of the American Girl books and dolls have come to love, Molly does what anyone would do in the face of adversity: organize a dance contest! Molly Ringwald co-stars as Molly's mother.

    Directed by:

  • Joyce Chopra
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Black Beauty
    rating:3.7

    Black Beauty

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Anna Sewell's timeless Victorian novel comes touchingly to life in this episodic big-screen adaptation. Lyrically recounted from the handsome stallion's perspective, the film traces his fortunes -- from his happy beginnings on a sprawling, verdant country manor to working-class London's sooty, teeming streets. As he passes from owner to owner during a two-decade span, the ever-faithful steed encounters the best and worst of the human spirit.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Thompson
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Touching Wild Horses
    rating:3.7

    Touching Wild Horses

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When a family tragedy turns his world upside down, young Mark is sent to remote Sable Island, where his Aunt Fiona cares for wild horses. Can the creatures help Mark heal his emotional wounds?

    Directed by:

  • Eleanore Lindo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Little Rascals
    rating:3.7

    The Little Rascals

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Delightfully hilarious fun for the whole family. This movie is inspired by Hal Roach's very popular "Our Gang" TV series. Both longtime fans and newcomers will enjoy the shenanigans of the funniest little mischief makers of all time. They're all here! Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Darla, Stymie, Porky, Petey the dog and all of the rascals star in this hilarious motion picture hit. The Little Rascals, directed by Penelope Spheeris, brings a whole new generation of rascals to today's audiences.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Spheeris
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Prince of Egypt
    rating:3.7

    The Prince of Egypt

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Born into slavery and cast adrift on the Nile to escape mass genocide, Moses (voiced by Val Kilmer) is reared as the son of Pharaoh Seti (Patrick Stewart) and stepbrother of Ramses (Ralph Fiennes). When Moses learns of his true ancestry, he retreats to the desert, where he answers God's call and accepts his destiny: to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and into freedom. DreamWorks's animated film scored an Oscar for Best Song ("When You Believe").

    Directed by:

  • Brenda Chapman
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature
    rating:3.7

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-riffic Double Feature

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Irrepressible chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore star in a pair of wacky animated features. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Alvin's vivid imagination stirs up suspicions about secretive new neighbor Mr. Talbot. In Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, the trio finds themselves locked inside a theme park, where mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein re-creates his famous monster -- and strikes fear into the three little mischief-makers.

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Open Season
    rating:3.7

    Open Season

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    After saving a mule deer from a hunter's clutches, a domesticated grizzly finds himself relocated to the wild -- and unprepared for the real world. Can the furry pals make it to safety before open season starts, or will they end up mounted on a wall? Ashton Kutcher, Gary Sinise, Martin Lawrence, Billy Connolly, Debra Messing and Jon Favreau lend their voices to this animated adventure that's perfect for the whole family.

    Directed by:

  • Roger Allers
  • Jill Culton
  • Anthony Stacchi
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Princess Protection Program
    rating:3.7

    Princess Protection Program

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    With her country in political turmoil, teenage princess Rosie enters a protection program and winds up relocating to rural America, where she makes new friends and learns a variety of life lessons.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Liddi
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Adventures of Ociee Nash
    rating:3.6

    The Adventures of Ociee Nash

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    In this charming tale set in 1898, after her mother dies, 9-year-old Ociee Nash (Skyler Day) must leave her rough-and-tumble farm life to live with her Aunt Mamie (Mare Winningham) in Ashville, N.C. Away from the farm for the first time, the spirited child relishes many thrilling adventures such as meeting President McKinley and the Wright Brothers and bravely earning hero status in her new hometown. Keith Carradine co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Kristen McGary
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Parent Trap
    rating:3.6

    The Parent Trap

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    When Hallie Parker and Annie James meet at summer camp, they think they have nothing in common -- only to discover that they're identical twins. Soon, they're up to their freckles in a scheme to switch places and get their parents back together.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Meyers
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Blue Butterfly
    rating:3.6

    The Blue Butterfly

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    The fact that entomologist Alan Osborne (William Hurt) is at the height of his career doesn't stop precocious 10-year-old Pete Carlton (Marc Donato) from asking him to grant his life's wish: the opportunity to catch a rare Blue Morpho butterfly. After all, with a terminal illness, the boy has no time to spare. Based on a true story, this stirring adventure includes breathtaking natural footage shot on location in the rain forests of Costa Rica.

    Directed by:

  • Lea Pool
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Peter and the Wolf
    rating:3.6

    Peter and the Wolf

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When a wolf threatens the safety of a tiny Russian village, young outcast Peter -- whose only friend is a duck -- becomes an unlikely hero in this masterful, dialogue-free adventure set to Sergei Prokofiev's classic 1936 score. Filmmaker Suzie Templeton transplants the action of the classic folktale to contemporary Russia, which she illustrates with beguiling stop-motion animation. The film won the 2008 Oscar for Best Animated Short.

    Directed by:

  • Suzie Templeton
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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