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Cars
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Lightning McQueen is a young racecar who suddenly finds himself in the middle of nowhere. At first, he can't believe his luck. Stuck in the desert with a bunch of country folk on the eve of the biggest race of his career. But, ultimately, he'll make some new friends and learn a lot of things about hard work and teamwork. With the vocal talents of Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, and Larry the Cable Guy.
Oliver and Company
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Families will enjoy this animated version of the famous musical, Oliver. With the vocal talents of Billy Joel, Bette Midler, and Cheech Marin.
Soldier's Heart
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Lovers of American History will enjoy this story about a young boy who leaves his family's rural home to fight in the Civil War on the Union Side.
A Christmas Story
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Based on the book, 'In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash' by Jean Shepherd, this wonderful movie is a Christmas favorite. It follows the story of nine-year-old Ralph who wants nothing more for Christmas than a Red Ryder BB Gun. But every time he asks for one, he gets the same answer: "No way. You'll shoot your eye out." So, he begins a campaign to ask every adult in town, the hopes that somehow his Christmas wish will come true.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
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Matt Damon does a fantastic job as the internal voice of 'Spirit'. With the voice talents of James Cromwell, among others, and the music of Bryan Adams, this fantastic animated movie will be a favorite for the whole family.
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
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After Ruby's mother dies, she's sent to live with the father she's never met. The father she has loathed for years for leaving her mother when he found out she was pregnant with Ruby. But after getting to know her famous father, Actor Whip Logan, she discovers that not only is he not as horrible as she thought, but that there are two sides to every story and it's about time she heard her father's side.
Mary Poppins
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Julie Andrews shines in this classic musical about an amazing nanny, two extraordinary children, and a chimney sweep named Bert. With Julie Andrews in the title role, along with Dick Van Dyke as Bert, and Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber as the Banks children, this wonderful movie will be a delight for viewers of all ages.
The Great Mouse Detective
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After her father is kidnapped by the notorious Professor Ratigan, Olivia Flaversham enlists the help of the great Basil of Baker Street. Basil then sets out to rescue Olivia's father and capture Ratigan once and for all.
Anna Karenina
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Although lengthy and filled with Russian cultural references, this is a great read for all who enjoy the classics. It is the story of Anna, who gives up everything she has for the love of Count Vronsky. Running parallel is the story of Konstantin Levin who tries multiple times to convince Ekaterina Scherbatskaya to marry him, with varying success. Leo Tolstoy has written a classic tale of love, heartache, and self-discovery, set against the backdrop of Russian society.
The Rescuers Down Under
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The fantastic sequel to The Rescuers, finds Bianca and Bernard on the trail of a young boy named Cody who has been kidnapped by a poacher in the Australian Outback. In his greed to find and kill a rare golden eagle, Marahute, Percival McLeach kidnaps Cody, who has befriended Marahute and knows her whereabouts. The Rescue Aid Society sends their best agents to find Cody and rescue both him and Marahute before McLeach can get to her.
Matched
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In a futuristic America, the Capitol decides everything. They decide what you eat, how much you exercise, where you work, and what you do for entertainment. They even decide who you marry. Cassia has always gone along with things. But when she becomes 'matched' to two different boys, both of whom are her friends, she starts down a path that is very different from what the Capitol would approve of. Now, she's beginning to understand that there are some decisions you have to make for yourself, and that you might have to break a few rules to get what you want.
My Sister's Keeper
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Anna has spent her entire life keeping her older sister Kate alive. Conceived as a donor match for her dying sister, she wouldn't even be alive if Kate hadn't been diagnosed with cancer. Now, at 12 years old, Anna is suing her parents for the rights to her own body. All she wants is the right to say no to another painful and potentially harmful medical procedure. But Anna may be risking her sister's life, as well as the happiness of the entire family. Jodi Picoult has written a wonderful story that reminds us that sometimes in life there are no easy decisions.
Robin Hood
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Fantastic animated version of the Robin Hood fairy tale. Follows Robin Hood and Little John as they rob from the rich and give to the poor. With splendid vocal talents and music by Roger MIller.
Twilight
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A great read for lovers of paranormal romance. Bella Swan has just moved to Forks, Washington to live with her father. There she meets a family of outsiders, The Cullens. Despite a small warning voice inside her head, Bella is inexplicably attracted to Edward Cullen and takes steps to get to know him. Steps that could endanger her life. Especially when she learns the secret he and his family have kept hidden from everyone for years.
Moby Dick
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Herman Melville's classic novel tells the story of Ishmael, a young man who sets sail from Nantucket aboard a whaling ship. Along the way he meets some very interesting characters, such as Queequeg, Elijah, and Starbuck. Under the guidance of Captain Ahab, the Pequod sets out on a quest to find The White Whale.
The Neverending Story
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Whether you're rewatching or watching for the first time, you'll love this classic fantasy tale about a young boy named Bastian who finds a mysterious book. Little does he know when he starts reading it, that he has set off a chain of events that can only end when he finishes the book. Along the way, you'll meet Atreyu, the warrior who is the only hope for the life of the child empress of Fantasia, and Falkor the luckdragon who helps him on his journey to stop The Nothing from overtaking their world.
Holes
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This is the story of Stanley Yelnats. Cursed with horrible luck because of his 'no-good, dirty, rotten, pig-stealing, great-great-grandfather', he finds himself at Camp Green Lake as punishment for a crime he didn't actually commit. Louis Sachar has written a wonderful coming-of-age story about an awkward boy who finds he's not actually as bad off as he thought.
Something Borrowed
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Rachel and Darcy have been best friends almost their entire lives. Rachel is the quiet one, the lawyer, the good girl. Darcy is the wild one, always the party girl. After decades of living in Darcy's shadow, Rachel does the unspeakable: she gets drunk and wakes up in bed next to Darcy's fiance, Dexter. Now, Rachel and Dex have an important decision to make. Do they tell Darcy? Or do they forget it ever happened?

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