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The Best Movies About Childhood

Best Childhood Movies

“What are the best movies about Childhood?” We looked at 195 of the top films about Childhood, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 51 films, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Childhood” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 100+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

We’ve also put together a video of the Top 7 Movies About Childhood for those looking only for the top few:



Top 51 Childhood Movies



51 .) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB

In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa’s alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy’s scandalous succession of “husbands”; the removal of the one tree visible from their tenement; and young Francie’s desire to transfer to a better school…if irresponsible Papa can get his act together.

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50 .) Babe (1995)

 Babe (1995) Lists It Appears On:

  • EW
  • Hollywood

Babe is a little pig who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mom, Babe realizes that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep pig of all time, and Farmer Hogget knows it. With the help of the sheep dogs Babe learns that a pig can be anything that he wants to be.

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49 .) Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

 Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB

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.

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48 .) Cinema Paradiso (1988)

 Cinema Paradiso (1988) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village’s theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater’s projectionist.

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47 .) Come and See

 Come and See Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI 2
  • Criterion Close-Up

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family’s wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.

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46 .) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Screen Rant

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.

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45 .) Fish Tank (2009)

 Fish Tank (2009) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • Reel Rundown

Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

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44 .) Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)

 Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989) Lists It Appears On:

  • Hollywood
  • Screen Rant

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

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43 .) Hook (1991)

 Hook (1991) Lists It Appears On:

  • Hollywood
  • Screen Rant

The boy who wasn’t supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter’s kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland, could lead to a chance at redemption, in this family-oriented fantasy from director Steven Spielberg.

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42 .) Ivan’s Childhood (1962)

 Ivan's Childhood (1962) Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI 2
  • Reel Rundown

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

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41 .) Jurassic Park (1993)

 Jurassic Park (1993) Lists It Appears On:

  • Hollywood
  • USA Today

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.

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40 .) King of the Hill

 King of the Hill Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IndieWire

Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a German immigrant and traveling salesman working for the Hamilton Watch Company, is off on long trips from which the boy cannot be certain he will return.

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39 .) Life of Pi (2012)

 Life of Pi (2012) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

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38 .) Lord of the Flies (1963)

 Lord of the Flies (1963) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Reel Rundown

Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps — one led by the pragmatic Ralph and the other by militaristic Jack — their society falls into disarray, leading to a disturbing examination of human nature and a chilling conclusion.

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37 .) Mirror

 Mirror Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI 2
  • Criterion Close-Up

A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

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36 .) Mouchette

 Mouchette Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • Taste Of Cinema

Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.

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35 .) Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

 Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) Lists It Appears On:

  • Hollywood
  • Refinery 29

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job — disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children’s best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

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34 .) My Neighbor Totorro (1988)

 My Neighbor Totorro (1988) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • Reel Rundown

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

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33 .) Nobody Knows

 Nobody Knows Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI 2
  • Criterion Close-Up

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.

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32 .) Now and Then (1995)

 Now and Then (1995) Lists It Appears On:

  • Hollywood
  • Refinery 29

Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends — Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta — recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more.

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31 .) Shoeshine (1946)

 Shoeshine (1946) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB

At a track near Rome, shoeshine boys are watching horses run. Two of the boys Pasquale, an orphan, and Giuseppe, his younger friend are riding. The pair have been saving to buy a horse of their own to ride…

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30 .) Stand By Me

 Stand By Me Lists It Appears On:

  • Refinery 29
  • Screen Rant

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

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29 .) The Apple (1998)

 The Apple (1998) Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • BFI 2

After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.

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28 .) The Children Are Watching Us (1944)

 The Children Are Watching Us (1944) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB

The film follows a four-year old boy named Prico as he becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives. In his first collaboration with renowned screenwriter and longtime partner Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica examines the cataclysmic consequences of adult folly on an innocent child. Heralding the pair’s subsequent work on some of the masterpieces of Italian neorealism, The Children Are Watching Us is a vivid, deeply humane portrait of a family’s disintegration.

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27 .) The Goonies

 The Goonies Lists It Appears On:

  • Refinery 29
  • Screen Rant

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father’s attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.

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26 .) The Kid with a Bike (2011)

 The Kid with a Bike (2011) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Reel Rundown

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

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25 .) The Long Day Closes (1992)

 The Long Day Closes (1992) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Taste Of Cinema

Set in Kensington, a working-class district of Liverpool, England in mid-1950s, this is the story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local ‘picture-house’. All the while, his family looms large in our peripheral vision as do the menacing bullies of his school, but Bud is the centre of attention both from the camera’s angle and from his doting family.

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24 .) The Neverending Story (1984)

 The Neverending Story (1984) Lists It Appears On:

  • Hollywood
  • Screen Rant

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.

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23 .) The Night of the Hunter (1955)

 The Night of the Hunter (1955) Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI 2
  • IMDB

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

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22 .) The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB

A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope – and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

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21 .) The Princess Bride (1987)

 The Princess Bride (1987) Lists It Appears On:

  • Hollywood
  • Refinery 29

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can’t stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

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20 .) Treeless Mountain (2008)

 Treeless Mountain (2008) Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI 2
  • Reel Rundown

In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after each other when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father.

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19 .) Wadjda (2012)

 Wadjda (2012) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Reel Rundown

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself…

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18 .) Zero for Conduct

 Zero for Conduct Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • Taste Of Cinema

In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the director on a celebration day.

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17 .) Forbidden Games (1952)

 Forbidden Games (1952) Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI 2
  • IMDB
  • IndieWire

Orphaned after a Nazi air raid, Paulette, a young Parisian girl, runs into Michel, an older peasant boy, and the two quickly become close. Together, they try to make sense of the chaotic and crumbling world around them, attempting to cope with death as they create a burial ground for Paulette’s deceased pet dog. Eventually, however, Paulette’s stay with Michel’s family is threatened by the harsh realities of wartime.

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16 .) Home Alone (1990)

 Home Alone (1990) Lists It Appears On:

  • Hollywood
  • Refinery 29
  • USA Today

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin’s house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before.

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15 .) Kes (1969)

 Kes (1969) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB
  • Taste Of Cinema

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.

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14 .) My Girl (1991)

 My Girl (1991) Lists It Appears On:

  • Hollywood
  • Refinery 29
  • USA Today

Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is “allergic to everything”, and sticks with Vada despite her hangups. When Vada’s father hires Shelly, and begins to fall for her, things take a turn to the worse…

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13 .) My Life as a Dog (1984)

 My Life as a Dog (1984) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB
  • Reel Rundown

A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.

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12 .) The Lion King (1994)

 The Lion King (1994) Lists It Appears On:

  • Hollywood
  • Refinery 29
  • USA Today

A young lion cub named Simba can’t wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.

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11 .) The Little Mermaid (1989)

 The Little Mermaid (1989) Lists It Appears On:

  • EW
  • Hollywood
  • Refinery 29

This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters — including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

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10 .) The Red Balloon (1956)

 The Red Balloon (1956) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • EW
  • IMDB

In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, this Academy Award-winning short film has enchanted young and old for generations.

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9 .) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB
  • Taste Of Cinema

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

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8 .) Toy Story (1995)

 Toy Story (1995) Lists It Appears On:

  • EW
  • Hollywood
  • Refinery 29

Led by Woody, Andy’s toys live happily in his room until Andy’s birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy’s heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.

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7 .) Boyhood (2014)

 Boyhood (2014) Lists It Appears On:

  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB
  • IndieWire
  • Reel Rundown

The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

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6 .) Cria Cuervos (1976)

 Cria Cuervos (1976) Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI 2
  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB
  • Taste Of Cinema

In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their military father Anselmo. Ana is a melancholic girl, fascinated by death, after seeing her mother having a painful death and her father dead in bed.

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5 .) Fanny and Alexander (1982)

 Fanny and Alexander (1982) Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Criterion Close-Up
  • Reel Rundown
  • Taste Of Cinema

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.

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4 .) Pather Panchali (1955)

 Pather Panchali (1955) Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB
  • Taste Of Cinema

The film is a coming-of-age story of a young boy named Apu, and life in his small Indian village in the early years of the 20th century. Apu is born to a poor Brahmin family in Bengal. His father Harihar is a priest who dreams of becoming a successful poet and a playwright; he does not earn enough, but the mother Sarbajaya keeps the family going. Because of their limited resources, Sarbajaya resents having to share her home with Harihar’s elderly cousin: the old and helpless cripple Indir. Apu’s sister Durga is always getting into trouble for stealing guavas from the neighbour’s orchards for Indir. She cares for Apu like a good older sister but loves to affectionately tease him. Together, they make do with what they have and enjoy the simple joys of life.

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3 .) The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

 The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI
  • BFI 2
  • IMDB
  • Reel Rundown

In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale’s 1931 “Frankenstein” for the village. The youngster is profoundly disturbed by the scenes in which the monster murders the little girl and is later killed himself by the villagers. She questions her sister about the profundities of life and death and believes her older sibling when she tells her that the monster is not dead, but exists as a spirit inhabiting a nearby barn. When a Loyalist soldier, a fugitive from Franco’s victorious army, hides out in the barn, Ana crosses from reality into a fantasy world of her own.

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2 .) The Sandlot (1993)

 The Sandlot (1993) Lists It Appears On:

  • Hollywood
  • IndieWire
  • Refinery 29
  • Screen Rant
  • USA Today

Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair.

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1 .) The 400 Blows (1959)

 The 400 Blows (1959) Lists It Appears On:

  • BFI 2
  • Criterion Close-Up
  • IMDB
  • IndieWire
  • Reel Rundown
  • Taste Of Cinema

For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel, life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.

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The 100+ Additional Best Movies To Depict Childhood



#MovieLists
(Films Appear On 1 List Each)
52BFI 2
53A Christmas Story (Dir. Bob Clark, 1983)Taste Of Cinema
54A Goofy Movie (1995)Hollywood
55A Kid for Two FarthingsBFI 2
56À Nos AmoursBFI 2
57A.I. (2001)BFI
58Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)Hollywood
59Adventures in BabysittingScreen Rant
60Aladdin (1992)Hollywood
61Alamar (2009)IMDB
62Alice in den städtenTaste Of Cinema
63Alice in the CitiesCriterion Close-Up
64All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)Hollywood
65Almost FamousCriterion Close-Up
66AmarcordCriterion Close-Up
67An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)Hollywood
68AnnieEW
69AparajitoCriterion Close-Up
70Au Hazard BalthazarCriterion Close-Up
71Au Revoir Les EnfantsCriterion Close-Up
72Au revoir les enfantsTaste Of Cinema
73Au revoir les enfants (1987)BFI
74Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)IMDB
75Back To The FutureRefinery 29
76Beauty and the BeastEW
77Bicycle ThievesCriterion Close-Up
78Billy Elliot (2000)IMDB
79Breaking AwayCriterion Close-Up
80Butterfly (1999)IMDB
81Celia (1989)BFI
82Children of Heaven (1997)IMDB
83Closely Watched TrainsCriterion Close-Up
84CluelessRefinery 29
85Curly Sue (1991)Hollywood
86DaisiesCriterion Close-Up
87Days of Heaven (1978)IMDB
88Dazed and ConfusedCriterion Close-Up
89Deutchland im jahre nullTaste Of Cinema
90Die blechtrommelTaste Of Cinema
91El espiritu de la colmenaTaste Of Cinema
92Empire RecordsRefinery 29
93ExplorersScreen Rant
94Federico FelliniBFI 2
95Ferris Bueller’s Day OffRefinery 29
96Finding NemoEW
97Flight of The NavigatorScreen Rant
98Forrest Gump (1994)Hollywood
99Free WillyRefinery 29
100Goodbye Children (Au Revoir les Enfants) (1987)Reel Rundown
101Graduate FirstBFI 2
102Grave of the FirefliesCriterion Close-Up
103Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s StoneRefinery 29
104Heavenly CreaturesCriterion Close-Up
105Heavyweights (1995)USA Today
106Hope and Glory (1987)BFI
107How the Grinch Stole Christmas!EW
108I Was Born But… (1932)BFI
109I’m Not Scared (2003)IMDB
110if…. (1968)Reel Rundown
111In a Better World (2010)IMDB
112In AmericaCriterion Close-Up
113Jan NemecBFI 2
114Jeux InterditsTaste Of Cinema
115Jumanji (1995)Hollywood
116L’enfance nue (Dir. Maurice Pialat, 1968)Taste Of Cinema
117L’Enfance-nue (1968)BFI
118La balloon rougeTaste Of Cinema
119La PromesseCriterion Close-Up
120Lacombe LucienCriterion Close-Up
121Le gamin au vélo (Dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne,Taste Of Cinema
122Let the Right One InCriterion Close-Up
123Let the Right One In (2008)IMDB
124Like Father, Like Son (2013)Reel Rundown
125Los olvidadosTaste Of Cinema
126Luigi ComenciniBFI 2
127Ma Vie en Rose (1997)IMDB
128Mary PoppinsEW
129Mitt liv som hundTaste Of Cinema
130Mommy (I) (2014)IMDB
131Mon Oncle (1958)IMDB
132Moolaadé (2004)Reel Rundown
133MudScreen Rant
134Murmur of the HeartCriterion Close-Up
135My Only SunshineReel Rundown
136Neco z Alenky (Dir. Jan Svankmajer, 1988)Taste Of Cinema
137Night of the HunterCriterion Close-Up
138NotoriousBFI 2
139One Upon a Time in AmericaCriterion Close-Up
140Our Mother’s HouseBFI 2
141Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)IMDB
142Parent Trap (1998)USA Today
143PersepolisCriterion Close-Up
144Picnic at Hanging RockCriterion Close-Up
145PinocchioEW
146Ponette (Dir. Jacques Doillon, 1996)Taste Of Cinema
147Radio FlyerScreen Rant
148Rang-e khoda (Dir. Majid Majidi, 1999)Taste Of Cinema
149Rebel Without a CauseCriterion Close-Up
150Sculpting in TimeBFI 2
151Small Change (1976)IMDB
152Space JamRefinery 29
153Spirited AwayCriterion Close-Up
154Sundays and CybeleCriterion Close-Up
155Super 8Screen Rant
156Superbad (2007)USA Today
157Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)Hollywood
158The Brave Little Toaster (1987)Hollywood
159The Butcher Boy (1997)IMDB
160The Devil’s Backbone (2001)IMDB
161The Fallen IdolBFI 2
162The InnocentsCriterion Close-Up
163The Land Before Time (1988)Hollywood
164The Last Picture ShowCriterion Close-Up
165The Last StarfighterScreen Rant
166The Member of the Wedding (1952)IMDB
167The Mighty Ducks (1992)Hollywood
168The Monster SquadScreen Rant
169The Muppet MovieEW
170The Parent TrapRefinery 29
171The Princess DiariesRefinery 29
172The RiverCriterion Close-Up
173The Silence (1963)IMDB
174The Squid and the Whale (2005)IMDB
175The Thirteenth Year (1999)USA Today
176The Tree of LifeIndieWire
177The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)Reel Rundown
178The White BalloonCriterion Close-Up
179The White Ribbon (2009)Reel Rundown
180The WindowBFI 2
181The Wizard of Oz (1939)IMDB
182The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)IMDB
183Tree of LifeCriterion Close-Up
184Twenty-Four EyesCriterion Close-Up
185We Are the BestCriterion Close-Up
186Whale RiderCriterion Close-Up
187What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)Reel Rundown
188When Father Was Away on BusinessCriterion Close-Up
189Where is the Friend’s Home? (1987)IMDB
190Where the Wild Things AreIndieWire
191Whistle Down the Wind (1961)IMDB
192WitnessBFI 2
193Y Tu Mama TambienCriterion Close-Up
194Yi YiCriterion Close-Up
195Zazie dans le métro (Dir. Louis Malle, 1960)Taste Of Cinema


12 Best Childhood Film Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
BFI 10 great films about childhood
BFI 2 Age of innocence: childhood on film
Criterion Close-Up Top 60 Adolescence and Childhood Films
EW The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13 …
Hollywood 26 Movies That Defined Your Childhood
IMDB Best Films about Children and Childhood
IndieWire Criticwire Survey: Best Movies About Childhood
Reel Rundown 20 of the Best Art House Films About Childhood
Refinery 29 The Best Childhood Movies Of All Time
Screen Rant 15 Greatest Childhood Adventure Movies Ever
Taste Of Cinema The 25 Best Movies About Childhood « Taste of Cinema
USA Today 9 movies that will take you back to your childhood summers

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