Movies about children

Movies about children
List of the best movies about children selected by visitors to our site: Alice in the Cities, Big Daddy, Somewhere, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Christmas Chronicles, Ideal Home, The NeverEnding Story, Paper Moon, Billy Elliot, Wolfy.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Alice in the Cities (1974)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryWest Germany
Duration01:50

German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter Alice doing the same. The three become friends (almost out of necessity) and while the mother asks Winter to mind Alice temporarily, it quickly becomes apparent that Alice will be his responsibility for longer than he expected. After returning to Europe, the innocent friendship between Winter and Alice grows as they travel together through various European cities on a quest for Alice’s grandmother.

Big Daddy (1999)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredocumentary, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

Somewhere (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan
Duration01:39

After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:40

Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.

Ideal Home (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

A couple is going through marital troubles made worse when a previously unknown grandson shows up.

The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, West Germany
Duration01:34

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

Paper Moon (1973)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl—who may or may not be his daughter—and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Billy Elliot (2000)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:50

Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes!

Wolfy (2009)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:26

There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs after her mother as she has no idea how to live without her. This endless run is full with repeated mistakes and resembles a barrel-organ sorrowful song or a spinning-top rotation. This small ridiculous toy "volchok" was the first toy in the girl's life, the only thing that tied her with the mother.

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Children of the Corn (1984)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

Let the Right One In (2008)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrehorror, melodrama, drama
CountrySweden
Duration01:55

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock.

Spy Kids (2001)
Duration01:28

Carmen and Juni think their parents are boring. Little do they know that in their day, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez were the top secret agents from their respective countries. They gave up that life to raise their children. Now, the disappearances of several of their old colleagues forces the Cortez' return from retirement. What they didn't count on was Carmen and Juni joining the "family business."

The Road (2009)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink in 'the Bathtub', a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe—for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack—temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:11

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

Empire of the Sun (1987)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:33

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

Ivan's Childhood (1962)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:36

Poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy's war-ravaged youth.

The Toy (1976)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:35

When Francois, a journalist, tours a big store for an article, he is chosen by the son of the newspaper's owner, Rambal-Cochet, as his new toy. Needing money and unwilling to quit his job, Francois agrees to this ridiculous assignment. Gradually befriending the spoiled boy, he induces him to play at making a newspaper, unveiling publicly the tyrannical way of life of the father. The powerful emotional climax we experience with the child astonishes both men.

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Duration02:00

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Curly Sue (1991)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiancé.

Mud (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:11

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.

Kikujiro (1999)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryJapan
Duration02:01

Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a wide array of surprises and unique characters along the way.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genrefantastic, drama
Duration02:26

A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, drama, military
CountrySpain, Mexico, USA, France
Duration01:58

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

A Little Princess (1995)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self- worth.

The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, family
CountryBelgium, France, Italy
Duration01:30

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.




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