"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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."
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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 camps commandant, while the other is wearing the striped pyjamas of the title"
"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"
"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"
"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)"