Children in Cinema

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1. Parent to Child About Sex (1966)

31 min | Documentary, Short

This instructional film teaches parents how to talk to their children about sex.

Stars: Mary Calderone, Tommy N. Evans, Stuart M. Finch

Votes: 21

2. Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)

126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Borka and his band and Mattis's band of robbers are rivals. Birk, his parents and their band live in the wild in Mattisforrest. They move in to Metis-stronghold, which belonged to his ... See full summary »

Director: Tage Danielsson | Stars: Hanna Zetterberg, Dan Håfström, Börje Ahlstedt, Lena Nyman

Votes: 10,013

3. The Blue Lagoon (1980)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

31 Metascore

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

Votes: 60,053 | Gross: $58.85M

4. Roula (1995)

97 min | Drama

A prosperous writer of kid's books falls in adore with a female which very special connection to her dad results in a terrible horror significantly changing the life of all persons engaged.... See full summary »

Director: Martin Enlen | Stars: Anica Dobra, Felicitas Grimm-Luck, Martin Umbach, Ernst Jacobi

Votes: 133

5. Den vita stenen (1973)

30 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

Fia and her mother, a piano-teacher, live in the country villa with bad-tempered housekeeper Malin. One day a boy called Hampus comes to the village together with his uncle, a shoemaker.

Stars: Julia Hede-Wilkens, Monica Nordquist, Ulf Hasseltorp, Ulf Johansson

Votes: 365

7. Tom and Lola (1990)

97 min | Sci-Fi

Their immune systems tragically damaged at birth, TOM AND LOLA are two beautiful children forever isolated in plastic bubbles. But neither cold urethane nor chillier hospital technicians ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Arthuys | Stars: Cécile Magnet, Marc Berman, Catherine Frot, Celian Varini

Votes: 247

8. My Life as a Dog (1985)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Comedy

82 Metascore

A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén, Melinda Kinnaman

Votes: 17,624 | Gross: $8.35M

9. Fiorile (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Claudio Bigagli, Galatea Ranzi, Michael Vartan, Lino Capolicchio

Votes: 1,037 | Gross: $0.43M

10. Boy Meets Girl (1982)

PG-13 | 90 min | Biography, Drama

Two doctors from Tel Aviv join 'Doctors Without Borders' and travel to Thailand to help out refugees. They leave their daughter, Aya (aged 10) at a kibbutz where the children are housed by ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Bat-Adam | Stars: Gabi Eldor, Ilan Dar, Shai Golan, Gill Dontchevsky

Votes: 52

11. Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)

98 min | Drama, Family

"Only Clouds..." is a film about eleven year old Maria, who has lost her little brother. Her mother disappears into her own sorrow, then Maria meets Jacob.

Director: Torun Lian | Stars: Thea Sofie Rusten, Jan Tore Kristoffersen, Anneke von der Lippe, Anders T. Andersen

Votes: 628

12. Elvis! Elvis! (1976)

101 min | Drama

The adventures of a small boy (Elvis), his mother and a male friend.

Director: Kay Pollak | Stars: Lele Dorazio, Lena-Pia Bernhardsson, Fred Gunnarsson, Elisaveta

Votes: 129

13. An Impudent Girl (1985)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Charlotte (Gainsbourg) is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clothilde Baudon, Julie Glenn, Bernadette Lafont

Votes: 1,707

14. Jasper's Ghost (1992)

75 min | Drama

11 y.o. Jasper's only friend, an old retired sailor living alone by the stream, dies. He gets his cat. A ghost appears. At the village school, he's bullied by the vicar's son, but there are also two nice girls in his class.

Director: Brita Wielopolska | Stars: Benjamin Rothenborg Vibe, Jannie Faurschou, Søren Østergaard, Ove Sprogøe

Votes: 193

15. Kocicí princ (1979)

79 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The castle custodian Král is moving to a new place of work with his wife, son Radek and a five - years old daughter Terezka. Radek takes his cat Líza with him. A fully loaded truck moves ... See full summary »

Director: Ota Koval | Stars: Pavel Hachle, Zaneta Fuchsová, Winfried Glatzeder, Jana Andrsová-Vectomová

Votes: 49

16. C'est la vie (1990)

110 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Julie Bataille, Richard Berry, Zabou Breitman

Votes: 578 | Gross: $0.81M

17. Nowhere in Africa (2001)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

72 Metascore

A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.

Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich, Sidede Onyulo

Votes: 12,040 | Gross: $6.17M

18. Adieu, mon ami (1996 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

Germany, WWII: 10-year old Dagmar has just lost her beloved twin brother Doug and her family through a bomb attack. Together with a young girl who worked in the bakery of Dagmar's parents ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Peter Wirth | Stars: Constanze Engelbrecht, Julie Engelbrecht, Hans Kremer, Jens Harzer

Votes: 24

19. Butterfly (1999)

R | 96 min | Drama

69 Metascore

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda | Stars: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Uxía Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte

Votes: 7,855 | Gross: $2.09M

20. Some Birds Can't Fly (1997)

90 min | Drama

Doctors predicted to Vesna one more year. Very sick girl was taken by her grandfather to the mountains. However, in this true story, faith played with little Vesna.

Director: Petar Lalovic | Stars: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Ivana Surdic, Neda Arneric, Miodrag Krivokapic

Votes: 789

21. Las últimas de Filipinas (1986)

90 min | Action, Adventure

Two young sisters are shipwrecked on a deserted island with their teacher Ms. Muro.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Flavia Mayans, Helena Garret, José Moreno

Votes: 46

22. Le voyage en douce (1980)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

Childhood friends, dominant Helene and submissive Lucie, are now in their thirties and married. Nostalgic about their youth, they take a bonding car trip to French countryside, while discussing their real and made up sexual experiences.

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Geraldine Chaplin, Jacques Zabor, Jean Crubelier

Votes: 558

23. The Devils (2002)

105 min | Drama

The siblings Joseph and Chloé are 12 and have just been placed on another children's home. For years they were on the same or separate homes or on the run together. Chloé is an autist. She ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Ruggia | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Vincent Rottiers, Rochdy Labidi, Jacques Bonnaffé

Votes: 1,069

24. La bouche de Jean-Pierre (1996)

52 min | Drama

Modern-day France. One night, teenager Mimi helplessly watches her mother try to commit suicide. As she slowly recovers in hospital her aunt, Solange who is in her mid-sixties takes the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic | Stars: Sandra Sammartino, Denise Aron-Schropfer, Michel Trillot, Delphine Allange

Votes: 305

25. Paperhouse (1988)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Charlotte Burke, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill, Glenne Headly

Votes: 5,226 | Gross: $0.24M

26. Hugo and Josephine (1967)

G | 82 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

Josefin is a six-year-old girl who lives isolated in the countryside, where her father is a priest. She has no friends until she meets Hugo. He is a carefree boy who rather walk in the ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Grede | Stars: Fredrik Becklén, Marie Öhman, Beppe Wolgers, Inga Landgré

Votes: 341

27. Before the Storm (2000)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

This is a story of a disturbed normal life. In other words, it is a story that fear transforms the lives of the characters almost to destroy them. Ali is a man who comes from the Middle ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Parsa | Stars: Per Graffman, Maria Lundqvist, Sasha Becker, Anni Ececioglu

Votes: 918

28. Fat Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero De Rienzo, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 9,974 | Gross: $0.72M

29. Peppermint Soda (1977)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac, Michel Puterflam

Votes: 914

31. Une glace avec deux boules... (1982)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

Daniel Dalbret, a cordial but pliable 40-year-old mechanic, leaves his wife Sarah after 17 years of living together in favor of a young and pretty prefecture secretary Maite.

Director: Christian Lara | Stars: Valérie Dumas, Désirée Nosbusch, Sarah Siritzky, Daniel Sarky

Votes: 44

32. The Little Bunch (1983)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

A great child group adventure music movie -no words spoken - le petite bande - small band - scape from their music class... excellent for every age, a film that you can watch happily with your children.

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Andrew Chandler, Hélène Dassule, Nicole Palmer, Hamish Scrimgeour

Votes: 98

33. Little Sister (1995)

91 min | Drama, Mystery

Martijn is obsessed with his younger sister Daantje and visits her to make a documentary about her. He manages to invade Daantje's life with his video camera, but soon unresolved issues from a distant past come to the surface.

Director: Robert Jan Westdijk | Stars: Kim van Kooten, Romijn Conen, Hugo Metsers, Bert Pot

Votes: 2,282

34. You're Out of Your Mind, Maggie (1979)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Madicken is a Swedish girl from the upper level family, growing up during the time of first world war which did not include Sweden. She lives happily with her family, experiencing the world and making brave and crazy things.

Director: Göran Graffman | Stars: Jonna Liljendahl, Liv Alsterlund, Monica Nordquist, Björn Granath

Votes: 1,469

35. Vnimanie, cherepakha! (1970)

86 min | Comedy, Family

Set in 1970's Soviet Union, the story follows a group of young children and a pet turtle. When one of the children becomes ill and taken to hospital, his turtle falls into the hands of two ... See full summary »

Director: Rolan Bykov | Stars: Aleksei Yershov, Andrei Samotolkin, Mikhail Martirosyan, Galina Budanova

Votes: 171

36. Il grande cocomero (1993)

95 min | Drama, Family

An epileptic 12-year-old girl, Pippi, is hospitalized in the psychiatric ward instead of the neurological ward, due to an administration error. Out of this mistake begins the difficult journey towards being cured.

Director: Francesca Archibugi | Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Anna Galiena, Alessia Fugardi, Silvio Vannucci

Votes: 443

39. Fire-Eater (1998)

100 min | Drama

The twin sisters Helena and Irene are born in Helsinki during World War II. A few months later their mother, Sirkka, leaves the girls in the care of their grandmother, an old communist, and... See full summary »

Director: Pirjo Honkasalo | Stars: Elina Hurme, Tiina Weckström, Elena Leeve, Elsa Saisio

Votes: 317

40. Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964)

74 min | Comedy, Family

A satirical comedy about the excessive restrictions that children face during their vacation in a Young Pioneer camp.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Evgeniy Evstigneev, Arina Aleynikova, Ilya Rutberg, Lidiya Smirnova

Votes: 2,308

42. Kamilla og tyven (1988)

106 min | Drama, Family

Orphan Kamilla moves in with her rich uncle who lives in Kristiansand, Norway in the early 1900, Norway. Her uncles wife however does not approve of Kamilla and want to send her to a ... See full summary »

Director: Grete Salomonsen | Stars: Veronika Flaat, Dennis Storhøi, Agnete G. Haaland, Morten Harket

Votes: 454

43. Black Moon (1975)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

To escape a gender war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an extensive family's unusual, perhaps even supernatural, lifestyle.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart, Joe Dallesandro

Votes: 4,614

44. Le témoin (1978)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5