Films through a Child's Eyes

A Listmania! list by Mr. J. Dew "white rabbit" (Ýstanbul, Turkey)
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The Apple [DVD]
1.  The Apple [DVD] DVD ~ Massoumeh Naderi
The list author says:
  "One of the first films of the Iranian New Wave, The Apple is the extraordinary debut of Samira Makhmalbaf, made when she was just seventeen. Based on a bizarre but engaging true story, the film tells the story of twin twelve year-old sisters kept virtual prisoners all their lives by their parents, who fear that exposure to the sun will cause them to fade"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Fallen Idol [DVD] [1948]
2.  The Fallen Idol [DVD] [1948] DVD ~ Ralph Richardson
The list author says:
  "Carol Reed's award-winning adaptation of Graham Greene's short story told primarily from a child's perspective. Philippe (Bobby Henrey) is the young son of a diplomat and he idolises Baines (Ralph Richardson), his father's butler"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

The Spirit of The Beehive [DVD][1973]
3.  The Spirit of The Beehive [DVD][1973] DVD ~ Fernando Fernán Gómez
The list author says:
  "slow but rewarding experience that examines belief and innocence"
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Wadjda [Blu-ray] [2013]
4.  Wadjda [Blu-ray] [2013] DVD ~ Reem Abdullah
The list author says:
  "Al-Mansour based the character of Wadjda on one of her nieces and also on her own experiences when growing up.The main themes of the story are freedom, as represented by the bicycle, and the fear of emotional abandonment"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

The Railway Children - 40th Anniversary Edition [DVD]
5.  The Railway Children - 40th Anniversary Edition [DVD] DVD ~ Dinah Sheridan
The list author says:
  "THE RAILWAY CHILDREN tells the story of the Waterburys, whose happy middle-class existence is shattered one night when their father leaves the family home without explanation, in the company of two mysterious strangers"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

400 Blows (Les 400 Coups) [1959] [DVD]
6.  400 Blows (Les 400 Coups) [1959] [DVD] DVD ~ Jean-Pierre Léaud
The list author says:
  "Francois Truffaut's semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel, an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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The Colour Of Paradise [DVD]
7.  The Colour Of Paradise [DVD] DVD ~ Hossein Mahjoub
The list author says:
  "When term at his special school ends, blind eight-year-old Mohammad (Mohsen Ramezani) is reluctantly collected by his widowed father Hashem- who is ashamed of his sweet-natured son's disability - and taken home to his loving grandmother and two sisters"
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The Red Balloon/White Mane [DVD]
8.  The Red Balloon/White Mane [DVD] DVD ~ Pascal Lamorisse
The list author says:
  "In the Oscar-winning 'The Red Balloon' (1955), a young boy finds a red balloon, which becomes his companion, following him through the streets of Paris. Some bullies puncture the balloon but this does not prevent a jubilant ending"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Xxy [DVD]
9.  Xxy [DVD] DVD ~ Ricardo Darín
The list author says:
  "Alex (Ines Efron) is a 15-year old with a secret. To protect her sexual identity, the family has moved to the windswept outer reaches of the Uruguayan shoreline. Her father, Kraken (Ricardo Darin) wants what is best for his daughter, yet he knows she cannot continue living the life she leads."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Stand By Me [DVD] [2000]
10.  Stand By Me [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Wil Wheaton
The list author says:
  "It's about four boys ages 12 and 13 (Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell) who take an overnight hike through the woods near their Oregon town to find the body of a boy who's been missing for days"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Au Revoir Les Enfants [DVD]
11.  Au Revoir Les Enfants [DVD] DVD ~ Gaspard Manesse
The list author says:
  "During the Nazi occupation of France, young teen Jean is transfered to a Catholic boarding school. Classmate Julien strikes up a friendship with him, and discovers that Jean is in fact Jewish, one of three boys being offered a safe haven by the headmaster"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Celia [DVD] [1989]
12.  Celia [DVD] [1989] DVD ~ Rebecca Smart
The list author says:
  "Celia is a tale of lost innocence set during a long hot summer in 1950's Australia. Seen through refreshingly non-sentimental eyes, it stylishly evokes the surreal childhood world of rituals, games and gangs and the incomprehensible nature of adults"
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Bend It Like Beckham [DVD]
13.  Bend It Like Beckham [DVD] DVD ~ Parminder Nagra
The list author says:
  "Bend it like Beckham tackles contemporary issues of cultural clashes, female independence and the importance of family"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

Alice (DVD + Blu-ray) [1988]
14.  Alice (DVD + Blu-ray) [1988] DVD ~ Kristyna Kohoutova
The list author says:
  "Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer offers an animated version of the Alice in Wonderland story where Alice, the only human in the film, transforms into her own doll"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Fanny And Alexander - Remastered [DVD] [1982]
15.  Fanny And Alexander - Remastered [DVD] [1982] DVD ~ Pernilla Allwin
The list author says:
  "This autobiographical story follows the lives of two children during one tumultuous year"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Mean Girls [2004] [DVD]
16.  Mean Girls [2004] [DVD] DVD ~ Lindsay Lohan
The list author says:
  "a formerly home-schooled girl named Cady (Lindsay Lohan) gets dropped into the sneaky, vicious world of the Plastics, three adolescent glamour-girls who dominate their public high school's social heirarchy"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Cría Cuervos (Raise Ravens) (Dual Format Edition) [DVD + Blu-ray] [1976]
17.  Cría Cuervos (Raise Ravens) (Dual Format Edition) [DVD + Blu-ray] [1976] DVD ~ Ana Torrent
The list author says:
  "Carlos Saura's masterpiece, a fascinating parable, that beyond the too obvious symbolism of a country finally liberating itself from a long dictatorship, it is an intelligent exploration of the scary world of troubled childhood"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Hope And Glory [DVD] [2005]
18.  Hope And Glory [DVD] [2005] DVD ~ Sarah Miles
The list author says:
  "This winning 1987 epic written and directed by John Boorman (Deliverance, The General) serves as a picaresque and semi-autobiographical remembrance of a boy's coming of age during the Second World War"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali/Aparajito/The World Of Apu [DVD]
19.  The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali/Aparajito/The World Of Apu [DVD] DVD ~ Smaran Ghosal
The list author says:
  "tells the story of a family living in the grip of poverty in a small Bengali village, focusing on the experiences of a young boy, Apu, and paying careful attention to a series of ordinary events"
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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas [DVD]
20.  The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas [DVD] DVD ~ Vera Farmiga
The list author says:
  "set during the Second World War, in and around a Nazi concentration camp. It tells its tale through the eyes of two young boys. One is the son of the camp’s commandant, while the other is wearing the striped pyjamas of the title"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (506 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Kids Are All Right [DVD]
21.  The Kids Are All Right [DVD] DVD ~ Julianne Moore
The list author says:
  "Nic and Jules (Bening and Moore) are married and share a cosy suburban southern California home with their teenage children. As Joni prepares to leave for college, Laser wants Joni, now 18, to help him find their biological father"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

The Bicycle Thieves [DVD] [1948]
22.  The Bicycle Thieves [DVD] [1948] DVD ~ Lamberto Maggiorani
The list author says:
  "moving drama of a desperate father whose new job delivering cinema posters is threatened when a street thief steals his bicycle. Too poor to buy another, he and his son take to the streets in an impossible search for his"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Butterfly's Tongue [DVD] [2000]
23.  Butterfly's Tongue [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Manuel Lozano
The list author says:
  "In the summer of 1936, before the outbreak of the civil war that plunged Spain into 3 years of agony and terror, 8 year old Moncho is beginning his 1st day of school"
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Walkabout [DVD] [1971]
24.  Walkabout [DVD] [1971] DVD ~ Jenny Agutter
The list author says:
  "Considered a cult favourite for years, Nicolas Roeg's 1971 film centres upon two British children who are rescued in the Australian outback by a young aborigine"
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower [DVD]
25.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower [DVD] DVD ~ Logan Lerman
The list author says:
  "loner Charlie (Logan Lerman)looks on with trepidation of several years of high school when he starts out as a freshman , but i s taking under the wings of two seniors, the beautiful and irrepressible Sam (Emma Watson) and the gay wit Patrick (Ezra Miller)"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (304 customer reviews)

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