The best movies about special kids

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Problem Child (1990)
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A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits. (81 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
2.
Madeline (1998)
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The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well... (88 mins.)
 
3.
Little Man Tate (1991)
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Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius,... (99 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
 
4.
D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)
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A seemingly normal young boy turns out to be a top secret military-created robot with superhuman abilities. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
5.
Matilda (1996)
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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable. (98 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
 
6.
Lilly the Witch: The Dragon and the Magic Book (2009)
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Little Lilly is apprenticed to become the successor of Surulunda the Witch. Based on the internationally best-selling book series. (89 mins.)
 
7.
Annie (1982)
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A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
8.
The Last Airbender (2010)
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Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom. (103 mins.)
 
9.
Pollyanna (1960)
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A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
10.
Dennis the Menace (1993)
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When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town. (94 mins.)
Director: Nick Castle
 
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Astro Boy (2009)
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When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him the greatest hero of his time. (94 mins.)
Director: David Bowers
 
13.
Blank Check (1994)
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By accident, the 12-year-old Preston is given a blank check and when he fills in $1,000,000 - he is able to get it... (93 mins.)
 
14.
Spirited Away (2001)
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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
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Momo (1986)
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In the village of Momo the pace of time goes very slowly. Nobody is bothering about stress but everyone has time to chat and rest... (101 mins.)
Director: Johannes Schaaf
 
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Alice in Wonderland (1999 TV Movie)
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The wizards behind The Odyssey and Merlin combine Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" into a two-hour special that just gets curiouser and curiouser. (150 mins.)
Director: Nick Willing
 
17.
August Rush (2007)
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A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents. (114 mins.)
 
18.
Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)
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Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all. (86 mins.)
Director: Tim Hill
 
19.
The Little Prince (1974)
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A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
20.
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
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One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major... (96 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
 
21.
Martian Child (2007)
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A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars. (106 mins.)
Director: Menno Meyjes
 
22.
A Little Princess (1995)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
23.
Oliver Twist (2005)
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An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
24.
Nim's Island (2008)
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A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading. (96 mins.)
 
25.
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service. (103 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
26.
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
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In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states. (108 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
27.
Vicky the Viking (2009)
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The story of a young Viking boy who accompanies his father, the chief of their village, and his men on their adventures -- and often is the person who uses his wit and instincts to help the men in their times of need. (85 mins.)
 
28.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
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The adventures of a teenager who is fresh out and in elementary, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year. (94 mins.)
 
29.
Harriet the Spy (1996)
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Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business? (100 mins.)
Director: Bronwen Hughes
 
30.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (109 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
 
31.
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
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After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse... (100 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
32.
Clifford (1994)
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Clifford is a ten-year-old troublemaker, who puts not only his parents through hell, but also his uncle with whom his parents have discarded him to. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Flaherty
 
33.
Coraline (2009)
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An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
 
34.
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
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Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job. (101 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
 
35.
Billy Elliot (2000)
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A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
36.
First Kid (1996)
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Luke Davenport is the thirteen-year-old son of Paul Davenport, the President of the United States, and first lady Linda Davenport... (101 mins.)
Director: David M. Evans
 
37.
The Wizard (1989)
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A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship. (96 mins.)
Director: Todd Holland
 
38.
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
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Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore... (84 mins.)
Director: Andy Cadiff
 
39.
The Little Vampire (2000)
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A lonely boy becomes best friends with a vampire. (95 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
40.
Eloise at the Plaza (2003 TV Movie)
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Eloise is an imaginative little girl living in New York City with her nanny, going on various adventures. (89 mins.)
Director: Kevin Lima