Quiltys' "Coming of Age, Young Love" List #5 by Juicy Kumquatby Juicy_Kumquat | created - 23 Apr 2012 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
More great "Coming of Age, Young Love" movies recommended by Quilty.
Clare Quiltys' "Coming of Age, Young Love" list, dictated to Juicy for publishing.
All movies listed can be found on DVD w/English Subtitles, if needed, on Amazon or at other locations listed by Juicy on the TOP 250 BEST "Coming of Age, Young Love" movies from Quiltys' Lists 1-9/ Selected by Juicy post http://www.imdb.com/list/z4Yr25BGvZ0/
See List One, Two, Three, Four, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, and Ten here by clicking on Juicys name under this lists title.
Movie Theater/Television ALERT!!!:
2/24/17 - The Girl With All the Gifts - [url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4547056 ]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4547056 [/url] 3/3/17 - Logan - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3315342
4/7/17 - Gifted - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4481414
6/16/17 - The Book Of Henry - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4572792
6/30/17 - Amityville: The Awakening - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935897
7/28/17 - The Dark Tower - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1648190
9/8/17 - IT - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1396484
TBA - Children of the Corn: Runaway - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5565634
Of course if you have not seen yet, 2017 started with nominations for these coming of age flicks:
Lion - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3741834 So far Juicy's choice for Best Picture at the Oscars, and this is fair as Juicy usually sees all the best pic noms. So far this IS the best. Have not seen Moonlight or a few others, yet. Juicy is fair on Oscars and will see all, if his opinion changes, will let you know. But so far none of them are meh. Really enjoyed most. LA LA Land, not sure I enjoyed, as much as respected (music is so amazing, as acting, as are the dreams that come true, and don't, like life.)
Moonlight - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4975722
Also the animated French coming of age movie up for Best Animated
My Life as a Zucchini - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2321405
For what its worth, finally released.....in a two part dvd (the first part is worthless)
The Night Visitor 2: Heather's Story (2016) - (Caitlin Carmichael Film) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2983922
Quiltys Favorite Film Shorts:
La Cellule Familiale (2011 short film) - https://vimeo.com/43468078
JACK AND LILY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M2ohmOxZ-k
Wee Three - https://vimeo.com/22933546
Goldfish - Award winning short film - https://vimeo.com/39305046
Love Struck Based on a Welsh Folktale - https://vimeo.com/49692047
Love Bug - https://vimeo.com/60102055
Music recommended by Quilty:
Василиса Горбольская, София Самсонова, Анастасия Струкова - «Небо приснится» (2014) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59Pr7e6wVlk
SIMPLE STUFF - La La - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7QHWmUPHNg
Vazquez Sounds - En mi, no en ti (Video Oficial) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0SUOiooMFs
Happy Song - Connie Talbot (with Jordan Jansen) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kafo5V1RRCs
Dalita " du chkas " Դալիթա " դու չկաս " - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTIoAjBhp00
Dalita - Parir Indz Het - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGqg6vp7PX0
The Black Eyed Peas - My Humps (MattyBRaps ft Haschak Sisters Cover) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ea8CQUmaAQ
Kim Petras Die For You - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUTyHnHjliM
Quiltys' Recommended Reading:
Little Miss Strange - Joanna Rose: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684847418 From Quilty - "Sarajean is a child of the 60s, perfectly at home in a place where there are no real homes, no last names, and no commitments to the future. The story begins when Sarajean is a pre-schooler living with Jimmy Henry, a dysfunctional Vietnam Vet whom she accepts as her father. Her mother disappeared long ago. Sarajean successfully scams and scavenges her way through childhood, overcoming such obstacles as Jimmy Henry's heroin habit. By age five, she's finding her own way to the "free school;" by age ten, she's smoking pot and beginning to think about sex. The author accomplishes a remarkable task with this book: when Sarajean is very young, the writing is deliberate and child-like without being stilted or forced. As Sarajean matures, the writing deepens, accurately reflecting the thoughts and fantasies of a young girl on the verge of womanhood."
Sandman - J. Robert Janes: http://www.amazon.com/Sandman-Jean-Louis-St-Cyr-Hermann-Investigation/dp/B0043GUX9A From Quilty - "The body of an eleven-year-old convent schoolgirl was discovered behind the clay pigeon shoot in the Bois des Boulognes. At first the victim is thought to be the orphan heiress to a vast aviation fortune. Then it is discovered that the body, dressed in the heiress's clothing, is actually that of her best friend. Four schoolgirls have been murdered in the last five weeks, apparently by a serial killer whom the newspapers have dubbed the Sandman. Has he claimed another victim? And where is the missing heiress? If you like who-dunnits, this is a good one, with an interesting setting and a cast of colorful characters. The investigators -- Jean-Louis St.-Cyr and Hermann Kohler, one French, the other a "good" Nazi -- are rather typical cops trying to do typical police work in occupied Paris with its food shortages, nightly blackouts and the political machinations of the Nazi regime. Then there's the priest defrocked for deflowering young girls; the former Nazi officer, a painter and lover of little girls, who has gone insane from his own cold-bloodedness; the prostitute who dresses up like a schoolgirl to be 'violated' by her customers; and Sister Celine, who wants to be sure (albeit through very strange methods) that the girls under her tutelage rid themselves of sexual thoughts."
Quiltys' Favorite Photography:
Jock Sturges - Jock Sturges: Notes: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1931788472
Irina Ionesco - Eva: Eloge De Ma Fille: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007976PXS
Multiple Photographers - Presumed Innocence: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0945506562
Charles Du Bois Hodges - In Search of Young Beauty: http://www.amazon.com/search-young-beauty-Charles-Hodges/dp/B0007E7QHE From Quilty - "221 pp. b&w.Images of both boys and girls. A book of historical importance, "In Search of Young Beauty" legitimized the nude photographic study of children as a subject in itself."
"Quilty has certain tastes y'know."
One of Quiltys' favorite snacks! JERKY!!!
Alien Fresh Jerky - http://www.alienfreshjerky.com/ - Quiltys' faves are: Colon Cleaner Hot Jerky, the "REAL" Buffalo Jerky, Honey Teriyaki Strips, and the Whiskey Jerky.
Krave Jerky - http://www.kravejerky.com/ - Quiltys' faves are: Curry, Garlic Chili Pepper.
!WARNING! Due to the nature of the movies, parents should be aware of the content of these productions. Many movies here, even though acted by children, have violence, profane language, and child nudity. Most U.S. parents do not give a s*beep*t about language and violence so Juicy will designate those movies showing the sick human child bodies and sexual content that should be avoided by placing a "H" for Hell on the comments for the movie.
Each movie has been rated by Juicy here: http://www.imdb.com/user/ur15608518/ratings?start=1&view=detail&sort=title:asc&defaults=1
Guide to Juicys Ratings - 10 = Awesome, Multiple Viewings 8 = Pretty Awesome, More Than One Viewing 6 = Worth Watching, One Viewing 4 = Meh, Take It Or Leave It 2 = Crap, Really Quilty?
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1. Diamonds of Kilimandjaro (1983)
Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A group of adventurers head to a primitive tribe in Africa to find a treasure of diamonds and a beautiful white girl who was lost years ago and was made the tribe's goddess.
2. Tomboy (2011)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama
A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.
Votes: 14,469 | Gross: $0.13M
H" "From Juicy - EXCELLENT!!!
3. Arabian Nights (1974)
NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as ... See full summary »
4. Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)
98 min | Drama, Family
"Only Clouds..." is a film about eleven year old Maria, who has lost her little brother. Her mother disappears into her own sorrow, then Maria meets Jacob.
5. Cuore di mamma (1969)
92 min | Drama
Lorenz has three young children who are victims of a media who wishes to turn out terrorists. She contends with her monstrous offspring and student revolts until she can't take it anymore.
HHH" "From CVMC - An over-the-top social commentary about the mindless violence that is perpetuated on impressionable youth by television.
Lorenz (Carla Gravina) has three young children who are victims of a media who wishes to turn out terrorists. She contends with her monstrous offspring and student revolts until she can't take it anymore. Her two young sons and daughter reek havoc on every babysitter that is brought into the house, burning a tattoo on one of them, locking the other in a closet.
Lorenz, an emotionless women, takes matters into her own hands by planting a bomb in the factory of her estranged husband and handling her sadistic son in her own way by the end of the film. The director attempts to illustrate the effect that Big Brother has on the lives of people and how they are subjected to behavioral conditioning beyond their control. Directed by Salvatore Samperi with score by Ennio Morricone.
From Juicy - Weird and Recommended!
6. Dance Moms (2011– )
TV-PG | 42 min | Reality-TV
Set in Pittsburgh's renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by notoriously demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, the series follows children's early steps on the ... See full summary »
Quilty and Juicys favorite TV show! The Best!!!
7. Laurin (1989)
84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Children have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances in a 19th century German village. A young girl soon becomes haunted by disturbing visions of the missing kids.
H" "If you have not seen, DO!!!!! Dark, atmospheric, just plain AWESOME!!! (If you like this try Black Moon)
8. Pollyanna (2003 TV Movie)
G | 99 min | Drama, Family
Wealthy, impossible to please lady Polly, whom only gardener Tom's irresistibly charming, indomitably cheerful son Tim, the chauffeur-handyman, can handle, grudgingly lets her late sister's... See full summary »
And the version with Haley Mills!:
Pollyanna (1960) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054195
9. The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005)
102 min | Drama, Mystery
"Laughing Water - Mine Ha-Ha" is based on "Mine-Haha or Physical Education of Young Girls" by German author Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening, Lulu, Pandora's Vase). Thuringia, Germany, in ... See full summary »
"Also see the other excellent version - Innocence http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375233/ recommended on Quiltys' List 1.
And read the book - Mine-Haha: or On the Bodily Education of Young Girls http://www.amazon.com/Mine-Haha-Bodily-Education-Hesperus-Modern/dp/1843914557
10. The Children of Noisy Village (1986)
87 min | Family
The story of the children who live in Bullarby, Sweden, through the spring and summer months.
From CVMC -
Here is the celluloid version of the childhood autobiography of Astrid Lindgren: the author of Pippi Longstocking. Before the days of television, Nintendo and indulgent parents, children, believe it or not, actually had to entertain themselves.
Lindgren portrays this rather realistically, weaves a tale of three girls (Ellen Demerus, Anna Sahlin, Linda Bergstrom) and three boys (Crispin Dickson Wendenius, Henrik Larsson, Harald Lonnbro) and the things they do to have fun during a Summer in their pre-WWII town: Noisy Village. A real slice-of-life!
A celebration of imagination and non-arthritic joints!
And don't miss the sequel....
More About the Children of Noisy Village - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093524/
11. Hick (2011)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas.
AWESOME!!! Don't miss this Chloe Moretz movie!
12. Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (1968)
X | 87 min | Drama, Romance
A teenage goldsmith with a dark past tragically falls in love with a young nude model.
H" "From oOgiandujaOo (United Kingdom) -
Riveting moral portrait of post-war Japan
I've just seen this film in a rare cinema screening. It's difficult to comment on this film. There are so many disparate elements and themes. Perhaps what the director was trying to do was create a portrait of a society in a time and a place that was antithetical to love. How can the young love of our two heroes (Shun and Nanami) be succoured by a society that has embraced the commodification of sexuality (including the sexual commodification of children), and rigid glacial patriarchalism. The ending of the movie underlines this (but I won't give it away).
Some of the absurd constipated behaviour of the Japanese is on full display here, Shun is so up-tight that he has to go to classes and be taught to laugh. Daisuke a high-school friend of Nanami shows a film in his university film club about his love for another girl at his high school, how he never managed to express it or have it recognised. It seems he barely even spoke to the object of his affection. He says that if she had just been beautiful that he would have been able to find another love. But by all accounts he was much more deeply attracted to her. They say that one's first love is always the strongest. For Daisuke it was so strong that it becomes hollow and obsessional, he will never love again.
Of course the beauty of this movie and its inventiveness marks it out as a very interesting film. Some of the shots are amazingly beautiful, their composition not entirely relevant to proceedings, almost cinematic asides (urban vistas, and graveyard scenes). It has a sense of atmosphere on a par with Rivette and Godard, and the film is much more dense and complex than films made by those two directors, or to be more accurate presents a portrait of a Japanese society profoundly more multi-textured than the France of the New Wave. A Japan at the crossroads between tradition and modernity both spiritually, intellectually, and socially.
At least in parts this movie is ambivalent, it portrays first love as foolish, obsessional and shallow and it also is sympathetic to the sadoerotic subculture (at least in places). But that's why it's so good, nothing is fed to you on a plate.
14. Hadashi no Gen (2007– )
The trials and travails of the Nakaoka family as they endure the horrific atom bomb of Hiroshima.
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The story begins on August 4, 1945, with the everyday life of a boy named Gen, his younger brother Shinji, their father Daikichi, elder sister Eiko, and pregnant mother Kimie, during the end of World War II.
The beginning of the plot mainly focuses on the Nakaoka family's struggle to afford food ration cards and other items due to food shortages throughout Japan, and Gen and Shinji try and help the family by working tirelessly in the wheat fields, or attempting to find food to feed their pregnant mother Kimie.
On the night of August 5, the family is awakened by an air raid and take refuge in their bomb shelter, though, after some time, it is clear this is yet another false alarm. During the ordeal, Gen's father Daikichi states his fears concerning the constant passing of enemy aircraft with no following attack and his suspicion that Hiroshima is being saved for something special.
The next morning August 6th upon reaching his school, Gen takes notice of a passing B29 aircraft and discusses with a female friend the oddity of its passing over the city with no air raid siren warning accompanying it, as was often common. Suddenly, Gen, his friend, and his family are all blinded by a flash of white light which is then closely followed by the explosion, flinging Gen underneath a ruined wall, throwing his mother off the balcony, and burying his father and siblings under the house.
The immediate horrors of the bomb are all around them: including the death of his friend, the enormous destruction of the city, and the sight of deformed and extremely burned people wandering the streets. The rest of his family, apart from him and his mother, are trapped under the ruins of the house. They can't get them out, and have to flee, leaving them to die. Soon after, Gen and his mother find a safer area, where his mother is about to give birth. Gen tries to find a midwife but is unable to and aids in the birth himself.
By August 8, Gen finds that soldiers have entered the city and are distributing rice, but he gets there too late, only to find them collecting corpses and burning the dead. A fireman's hat in the ruins becomes a signature part of his character. Gen finds a ration storehouse containing rice, and after digging he finds that some have not been seared by the heat of the blast and takes them to his mother to eat along with some fresh vegetables. They name the baby Tomoko, meaning friend, as Gen hopes she will be surrounded by many friends all her life, and soon after Gen discovers his hair has started to fall out, and remembering a stricken soldier with similar ailments he panics, only to be reassured by his mother.
In the shack, Gen, his mother, and baby sister eat as little of the rationed rice as possible in an attempt to save it, when a small boy, Ryuta, attempts to steal the rice. Gen stops him and brings him back only to be shocked by his physical resemblance to his younger brother Shinji. After speaking with the boy and feeding him, Gen and his mother learn he is orphaned and decide to keep him with them, Gen's mother stating that she would wish for someone to mind after Shinji in a similar situation.
The following day, Gen and Ryuta head out to find food as their sister is suffering from malnutrition due to lack of milk, and are picked up by a man from out of town who takes them to tend his sick brother for 3-yen a day, another bomb survivor. The two accept the job and find the man they will care for is crude, rude, and angry, having been rejected by his family. Despite his harshness, the boys decide to stay and Gen even spends the night with him, inspiring him to paint once again. Due to their commitment (where others hired to care for him gave up or failed), the man's brother pays them 100 Yen, and the boys head out to find milk quickly, in hopes of bringing it back to feed Gen's sister. Unfortunately, they arrive with the milk too late, as Tomoko has already died of malnutrition. In his grief Gen cries out to his father for guidance.
Gen is cheered up by Ryuta who he has come to look upon him as an older brother. Despite hearing that no grass would grow in Hiroshima for seventy years, Gen and Ryuta find that the wheat is starting to grow, and Gen is excited to discover his hair is also growing back. In his new found optimism, Gen remembers the promise he made to Shinji of taking him to the river after school, and so, he builds a new wooden boat, placing a candle on to the top. Two weeks after the bomb, Gen takes Ryuta and his mother to the river, where they light the candle and release the boat, together they watch the flame in the sunset, a symbol meant to express that beyond all terrible experiences, lies hope.
A poignant film, epic in scope and thoroughly entertaining. Don't miss this one.
15. Spork (2010)
TV-14 | 86 min | Comedy
A colorful and foul-mouthed feature musical comedy. A film about a frizzy-haired, pink-cheeked outcast named Spork who is trying to navigate her way through the annals of junior high. When ... See full summary »
16. Hotaru no haka (2008)
100 min | Drama, War
Set during World War II, the film follows a young brother and sister as they attempt to survive the aftermath of the firebombing of Kobe City.
17. The Magic Door (2007 Video)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A magic Troll aims to defeat the Black Witch and find the magic door that will lead him home with the help of the Elf Flip, and the children Sally and Liam.
19. Eoksutang (1997)
84 min | Comedy
A mix of social classes and characters mingle at the Eoksutang, a popular public sauna, every afternoon. Wan-ki, a wannabe movie director, a monk with VD, nude photograhper searching for ... See full summary »
20. The Treasure Seekers (1998 TV Movie)
97 min | Drama, Family
Widower Richard Bastable (Nicholas Farrell, Chariots of Fire) faces financial ruin if he cannot complete his new invention, a refrigeration machine.
From damica78 -
This charming, family adventure is based on a novel by one of Englands most beloved authors, Edith Nesbit. It tells the story of Richard Bastable, an eighteenth century inventor, who is on the verge of perfecting a refrigeration-machine when he runs out of money. His problems get worse when his five imaginative children pitch in to help. Everything they try just puts the family deeper in jeopardy. Only after enlisting the help of their friends are they able to solve their problems.
21. La ultima batalla (1993)
92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
H" "From CVMC -
A group of boys (Erick Sanchez, Jonathan Mendoza, Mariano Manon, Eleazar Gomez, Miguel Angel Segura), roughly seven to eleven years of age, go skinny-dipping in a river near their small Mexican town one afternoon and there find themselves the butt of an old vagabond's practical joke, the man stealing all their clothes from them. Humiliated about having to walk home in the buff, the tykes decide to get even, declare war. Yet, as the generations battle it out, a mutual respect develops, the depth of which is evident once the man has a heart attack during one of his romps with the kids.
Will the boys' older pal recuperate so that they can engage in one final battle?!?! A charming, touching tale now with Englsih subtitles. Recommended!
22. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001– )
Not Rated | 180 min | Biography, Drama, War
The life of Anne Frank and her family from 1939 to 1945: pre-war fears, invasion of Netherlands by German troops, hiding in Amsterdam, deportation to the camps, return of Anne's father.
23. Zlati uhori (1979 TV Movie)
A little boy, named Prdelka, traveled with his father from Prague to the country during the Second World War. There, the boy became friends with a local fisherman and learned to catch the ... See full summary »
24. Svolochi (2006)
97 min | Action, Drama, War
A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin. The Red Army has a gang of ... See full summary »
25. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home.
Votes: 42,922 | Gross: $24.04M
26. Klown (2010)
R | 93 min | Comedy
In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.
Votes: 8,865 | Gross: $0.07M
27. La classe de neige (1998)
96 min | Drama, Mystery
A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.
28. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
R | 95 min | Horror
An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.
29. The Little Match Makers (2011)
It's summer in San Diego. Lily (Hannah Frantz) and her mother, Diane (Jacleen Haber), are on vacation from New York City while Pepin (Julian Ortiz) and his father, Jose (Agustin Castaneda),... See full summary »
!WARNING! NOT A COMEDY! This film is a B or C class movie that trys to seriously take on the subject of depression. Juicy found it simple but heartwarming, .....plus it has Richard Hatch from "Battlestar Galactica".
30. Sutoraiku uicchîzu (2008– )
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
The story takes place in year 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called neuroi. A young heroine Named Yoshika miyafuji joins the 501st joint wing, known as the ... See full summary »
"From Amazon - The year is 1944 and the world lives in fear of unidentified flying objects called Neuroi. With the old-boy old guard unable to thwart this deadly menace, humanity turns its desperate eyes to an aerial attack force with much nicer legs. Meet the girls of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, better known as the Strike Witches. These darlings of the great blue yonder may not have standard issue uniforms, but they do have all the right stuff. Where the average flyboy falters, these dolls blast aliens to bits in the bat of an eyelash. With a little magic and a whole lot of leg, the girls of the 501st are winning the war on pants, and aliens!
31. Obecná skola (1991)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is ... See full summary »
32. Un sac de billes (1975)
105 min | Drama
Two young French Jewish boys and their family struggle to survive the WWII and the invasion of Germans.
H" "From CVMC -
Two Jewish brothers, Joseph (Richard Constantini) & Maurice (Paul-Eric Shulmann), approximately thirteen and ten, living during the Nazi occupation in Paris, are smuggled out of the city in a bakery wagon to escape the concentration camp (at the sacrifice of their parents).
They are given instructions to a safe house which happens to be a boy's catholic school. With the priest's help they are hidden in a variety of farm houses. But one day the Nazi's gather all the villagers in a room to search for hidden Jews and deserters, and the boys must lie their way out of the situation.
The younger boy is hung by his feet during the interrigation and the brothers are presented to the Nazi doctor - surprise, the doctor exclaimes them to be Jewish, but the boys insist they from Algeria, and until that is proven they are given jobs in the army kitchen until rescued by the Catholic priest. Along the way, they meet some interesting characters, and the older one falls in love with a female peer. Directed by Jacques Doillon.
33. Ernesto (1979)
R | 94 min | Drama, Romance
Triest in the year 1911. Ernesto is the priviliged, seventeen year old son of a jewish mother and a non-jewish father, who has deserted his family. He is raised by his uncle Giovanni and ... See full summary »
34. Unna ja Nuuk (2006)
78 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
From CVMC -
Nuuk is an 11-year-old boy who is receiving his first tattoo as the movie opens. He lives in the forest with his extended tribe and now that he is a man he is permitted to go on a hunt with his father.
Unna is a young girl visiting her sick grandfather in the hospital and in order to save his life she must consult a Shaman. Through a sercet path she finds herself back in time to find Nuuk, the young boy Shaman. But Nuuk is in trouble and fleeing from a more aggressive waring tribe. The kids soon find themselves captive of this tribe. Through Unna's kindness and Nuuk's special Shaman abilities lives are saved.
35. I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (1973)
100 min | Drama
Running away from the police, Aden goes to the desert where he meets an uncivilized man who has a special link with Mother-Earth. He ends up by convincing the hermit to come along with him into another desert... the big town!
36. Nonni und Manni (1988– )
Nonni and Manni live on Iceland with their Mother and their grandmother in the late 1850th. A friend of their father, Harald, has to give them the information that their father died. The ... See full summary »
37. 'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990)
110 min | Drama, History, War
Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier recounts them while marching through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily ... See full summary »
"From Juicy - Very interesting outline of the history of Portugal, from a young age, to a ruler, to the empires fall.
38. The Snow Queen (1986)
Unrated | 90 min | Family, Fantasy
In this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's longest story, the beautiful Snow Queen has captured two children and now keeps them apart. She has inserted a sliver of her own special ice ... See full summary »
From Giovanni Caci (United Kingdom) – Finely crafted dark fantasy
I remember watching this movie as a child and being totally enchanted by it, even the obvious English dubbing didn't detract from the quality of the story. It's such a surreal piece, and though a children's fairy tale, often it came across as more of a dark fantasy produced for an older audience, similar in tone to the American film 'Return to Oz', Gerda's stay at the witch's house, and the later scene where she is abducted were rather frightening. As for the snow queen herself, she is depicted as beautiful but more than human powerful female, the stuff of nightmares! Not long after I read the original Hans Christian Handerson tale, and although I enjoyed it I felt the movie to be superior, so if you ever get the chance to see this Finnish masterpiece don't pass it up!
39. O Menino da Porteira (2009)
95 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
1950s. At the village of Rio Bonito, cowboy Diogo leads a horde of oxen to the Ouro Fino Ranch. When passing by the Remanso Farm, he meets Rodrigo, a boy who dreams of becoming a cowboy. ... See full summary »
41. La orca (1976)
90 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
A teenage girl is kidnapped by 3 guys and taken to an abandoned house in the country, and make her write her own ransom letter. She soon discovers that one of her captors is infatuated with... See full summary »
"From CVMC -
While on her way to school, a girl (Rena Niehaus) of about sixteen is kidnapped by a group of men and then taken to a hideout in the countryside. There, one of her captors becomes infatuated with the lass and gradually makes his fantasies about her a reality. Our heroine quickly reciprocates, but is her passion sincere? Niehaus was actually about twenty-one during filming but well passes for an adolescent. Directed by Eriprando Visconti, who happens to be Luchino Visconti's nephew.
42. Oedipus orca (1977)
90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After her kidnap ordeal Alice tries to return to her normal life, but her memories still haunt her and her way to see the world has been changed forever.
"From CVMC -
Oedipus Orca is the sequel to La Orca both directed by Visconti and starring Rena Niehaus. In La Orca a high school aged girl played by Niehaus is kidnapped and held for ransom, while the second movie Oedipus Orca is about her life with her family and boyfriend after she returns home. The first film was somewhat controversial and labeled pornographic by some due to its exploitive nudity and sexuality involving a teenage girl.
Oedipus Orca begins with her return home. The exploitive side as the film series continues as she is nude every few minutes. She once again uses sex to her advantage against a family friend. This movie has lots of flashbacks to the first film and deals with her emotional state a lot. The most memorable is when she visits the room she was held captive in and masturbates while recalling having sex with her captor. It makes as strong a statement as I can think of, of how the mind can be twisted by such a situation.
43. Kid Svensk (2007)
90 min | Drama
The year is 1984. It's summer, and the rebellious 12-year-old girl Kid wants to stay in Gothenburg, but her mother has other plans. Kid discovers that summer vacation in Finland isn't as ... See full summary »
44. Hugo and Josephine (1967)
82 min | Family, Comedy, Drama
Josefin is a six-year-old girl who lives isolated in the countryside, where her father is a priest. She has no friends until she meets Hugo. He is a carefree boy who rather walk in the ... See full summary »
45. School of Rock (2003)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Music
After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.
Votes: 227,677 | Gross: $81.26M
46. La bouche de Jean-Pierre (1996)
52 min | Drama
A ten year old girl is received by her aunt because of her mother's confinement to a mental hospital. But the aunt lives with a man, Jean-Pierre, who seems to be a little too nice with the ... See full synopsis »
"From takaarai-1 -
A ten year old girl is received by her aunt because of her mother's confinement to a mental hospital. But the aunt lives with a man, Jean-Pierre, who seems to be a little too nice with the girl.
"My name is Mimi. My mom took a lot of drugs last night and now she's all pale and in the hospital. Aunt Solange took me to her apartment. My bed is in a very little closet. At night, I hear a man hurting Solange. His name is Jean-Pierre.
There's nothing to do at my aunt's apartment. The apartment is really hot. Jean-Pierre messes with me.nI'm scared he's going to hurt me like he hurts my aunt at night.
Drugs have many, many colors, there are many to choose from... Maybe if I take them, I can go be with my mom again." See trailer: www.pathfinderpictures.com
47. Lost in Space (1998)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.
Votes: 62,050 | Gross: $69.12M
48. Ditte menneskebarn (1946)
99 min | Drama
Ditte grows up with her grandparents. When the mother moves with Lars Peter, Ditte is taken home to take care of her siblings. She comes to work at Bakkegården, but is thrown out as she awaits children.
"From CVMC -
This film follows a girl from roughly five (Jette Kehlet) to sixteen (Tove Maes) years of age. Orphaned during childbirth, our heroine lives with her grandmother until the woman is no longer physically capable of caring for her. Things then take a turn for the worse, the lass now residing in a home where she cares for three children, approximately three to ten years old, and has to deal with the wrath of their nasty mother. Should be a hit with fans of classic films.
49. Anne of Green Gables (1985)
TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family
An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.
50. Meisje (2002)
93 min | Drama, Romance
A young girl moves to the big city, hoping to start an independent life working as a museum guide.
51. L'enfant d'eau (1995)
103 min | Drama
A small plane crashes in the Caribbean, leaving only two survivors: a precocious teenage girl and a simple-minded grown-up. They end up on a desert island, with no inhabitants and no rescue... See full summary »
Votes: 161 | Gross: $0.29M
If you like Blue Lagoon/The Cay style "lost on island" movies, you will like this. Juicy recommends this movie!!!
52. Avonlea (1990–1996)
PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family
A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives on Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s.
A HUGE Juicy Favorite!
53. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own ... See full summary »
55. Corpo celeste (2011)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
Thirteen year-old Marta has recently moved back to southern Italy with her mother and older sister and struggles to find her place, restlessly testing the boundaries of an unfamiliar city and the catechism of the Catholic church.
Votes: 744 | Gross: $0.01M
56. Billy Elliot (2000)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
Votes: 106,034 | Gross: $22.00M
Not sure how this one did not make it to the list sooner.
57. Proceso a Mariana Pineda (1984)
300 min | Drama
"From Amazon -
This made for Spanish television miniseries follows the life of a real- life society woman with everything to lose who gambles her whole life away in order to support a revolutionary movement against the Spanish monarchy. Controversial and outspoken Pepa Flores in perfectly cast at the wealthy beauty who will not compromise her scruples and who suspects that her martyrdom may inspire the revolution. Well acted and filmed in actual locations.
58. Before Your Eyes (2009)
102 min | Drama
Diyarbakir, in the late nineties: Two young Kurdish children are forced to live on the street after their parents have been murdered by a member of a secret state security force.
PG | 135 min | Adventure, Drama
A shipping disaster in the nineteenth century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. The mother dies soon ... See full summary »
Votes: 15,865 | Gross: $45.90M
60. Wonder Showzen (2005–2006)
TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares.
First season is AWESOME! Second sucks. In Juicys' opinion.
61. Rivals (1972)
R | 104 min | Drama
Scott Jacoby, as a boy with an unhealthy and pathological attachment to his divorced mother, becomes increasingly jealous of the new man in his mother's life (Robert Klein). After his ... See full summary »
62. House of Cards (1993)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama
A widow tries to find out why her daughter's strange behavior, a reaction to the death of her father, is progressively worsening.
Votes: 2,328 | Gross: $0.32M
63. Dontel papa (2004)
102 min | Comedy, Drama
Don't Tell Papa tells the story of a third-rate DJ who finds his relationship with his young son rapidly deteriorating. Director Lee Sang Hun offers you a hilariously touching tale about an... See full summary »
H" "From trepid1 (United States) -
This movie is about a guy who slept with a girl, she gets pregnant delivers the kid to him and elaves for America. 8-10 years later she reappears, curious about her son. The father is not happy to see her. The father son relationship was a little to close, but even with that I didn't get a feel that they are related, there was no chemistry. I was able to over look this and enjoyed the movie. I am not sure I would recommend this film over others, but its worth a watch. Min-seo Chae does a good job playing the mother. As a high schooler she plays a tough girl. As an adult she very prim and proper but can still get mean.
64. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 268,600 | Gross: $73.86M
65. With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Votes: 8,864 | Gross: $3.82M
66. The People Under the Stairs (1991)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.
Votes: 26,261 | Gross: $24.20M
67. Flower in the Pocket (2007)
97 min | Comedy
Two boys, Li Ahh and Li Ohm, grow up motherless. Their father, Sui, is a workaholic who shuts himself out of the world. The boys' quest to reach out to their father leads them to adopt a ... See full summary »
68. The Hunger Games (2012)
PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Votes: 757,933 | Gross: $408.01M
70. The Babysitters (2007)
R | 88 min | Drama
A teenager turns her babysitting service into a call-girl service for married guys after fooling around with one of her customers.
Votes: 9,406 | Gross: $0.04M
71. The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)
PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Pre-teen jungle boy Mowgli gets to human world and is pursued by P.T.Barnum circus scout Harrison who wants to take him to circus as curiosity. Harrison hires local grandee Buldeo for help ... See full summary »
Votes: 818 | Gross: $0.48M
72. Ben Loke'ah Bat (1982)
90 min | Biography, Drama
Two doctors from Tel Aviv join 'Doctors Without Borders' and travel to Thailand to help out refugees. They leave their daughter, Aya (aged 10) at a kibbutz where the children are housed by ... See full summary »
H" "From CVMC - Here's a cute and charming look at first love from a girl's perspective. Sent to live on a kibbutz while her parents go to help needy children in the Orient, fourth-grader Aya (Einat Helfman) quickly finds herself engrossed in the preteen gossip of her peers..., snickerings about which boys they like and which of them might feel similar things. At first, the older Giora (Assaf Zur) appears to be the perfect match, but when a jealous girl (Osnat Farago) sets out the destroy the relationship, Aya finds herself in a world of hurt, the boy quickly turning his interests elsewhere. Might there be salvation in a romance with another lad, Dodo (Eyal Fox), or perhaps Aya's "crush" on an older teacher will amount to something. A sweet based-on-fact movie which actually casted kibbutz kids; "Boy takes girl" refers to a dance the children engage in.
73. Clara cet été là (2004 TV Movie)
85 min | Romance
Clara and her best friend Zoé head to summer camp for a summer of adventure and self-discovery. Both virgins, Zoé views camp as her chance to lose her virginity. After becoming romantically... See full summary »
74. Zhong Guo zui hou yi ge tai jian (1987)
90 min | Drama
Affected by traditional values, young Lai Shi had himself castrated in order to become a eunuch to the Manchu Emperor. But the Dynasty collapsed promtly after, and Lai Shi was forced to ... See full summary »
76. Quan jia fu (1984)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
H" "From CVMC - In this comedy from Hong Kong a separated couple finds their children (Ben Ben, Helen Chan), roughly five and nine years of age, plotting to bring them back together. With some help from their grandfather, might the kids succeed?
77. My Little Princess (2011)
105 min | Drama
Violetta is raised by her grandmother. Her mother Hanna tries to make a living on taking photographs and concentrates on her dreams to become a famous artist. In order to succeed as an ... See full summary »
From Hanin XYZ (Beirut) – Art imitates Life, with a touch of Fassbinder...
"My Little Princess", Eva Ionesco's debut film explores the intense relationship between mother & daughter. Although, initially it may sound like a cinematic cliché to go over family dynamics once again, the film offers us a double controversy:
The first being the relationship itself and the fact that the mother (played beautifully by Isabelle Huppert) takes erotic/pornographic photos of her under-aged daughter(Anamaria Vartolomei) and sells them. The second being that these very events happened in the director's actual life and caused a huge spark in France.
The narration explores how these dynamics came to be about and their ultimate unraveling. Aesthetically, the film borrows a lot from R.W Fassbinder, particularly his BDR trilogy and his collaboration with Hanna Schygulla. Huppert's appearance and beautiful designer gowns (most notably Yves Saint-Laurent) pays homage to the 30s and several references have been made to Marlene Dietrich. The problematic of the working woman struggling to survive in a ruthless world has been explored by the German director back then and is repeated by Ionesco today, with emphasis on child abuse.
Also, Huppert's acting never disappoints but Vartolomei was surprisingly brilliant. Her very young age and the salacious material of the text did not deter this great talent from the intense performance she gave. The latter is indeed a gentle reminder of Brook Shields' days in "Pretty Baby" & "The Blue Lagoon".
To sum up, French films are getting more and more controversial, although I had originally expected a gem out of the "New French Extremity" to be included in the Semaine De La Critique De Cannes, this interesting piece of work is satisfying enough.
78. Parnikovyy effekt (2005)
93 min | Drama
H" "From CVMC - They were two lonely, lost teenagers. Rita (18), a small-town girl alone in an unfamiliar busy city and Mute, a 14 year old boy who makes his living on the streets and sleeps in a Greenhouse. Upon Rita's arrival at the Moscow train station her baggage is stolen. She has no papers, no money and she doesn’t know the address of her new friend. But it is mute who comes to her rescue and cares for her. Interesting relationship film! Some suprising and tender moments. Recommended!
79. Butterfly (1999)
R | 96 min | Drama
For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,949 | Gross: $2.09M
80. Jacquou le croquant (2007)
Not Rated | 140 min | Adventure, Drama
Jacquou is a determined and attractive young man who transforms his vow of vengeance into a struggle against injustice.
From KawaiiTikal (Montreal, Canada) – Ordinary, yet tremendous...
Jacquou le Croquant is a good production that is unfortunately too long and too slow. Some parts are unnecessary and could have been taken out, or at least shortened. These two flaws will turn off a lot of people.
However, if you can keep up with the snail pace, the movie is pretty good with a fair mix of action and touching moments. The first part of the story follows Jacquou as a young boy who loses both of his parents, and ends up being taken care of by the churchman of the village. The second part covers his revenge against the man who is responsible for the death of his parents now that he is a young man.
The dialogues and acting isn't all that great, but the actor(s) playing Jacquou is cute as a kid and handsome as an adult (the two lead actresses are very beautiful as well). The sceneries and imagery is simply breathtaking and the melodies enchanting. The movie is definitely great to look at, if anything, despite the weak storyline (but still does the job of staying interesting all the way through).
Jacquou le Croquant is nothing special, but to the right audience it's a good movie in all respect.
81. Zmory (1979)
100 min | Drama
Set before the first Wold War in part of Poland under Austrain occupation, the story of a young boy in primary school who later grows up to become a rebellious, poetic-minded teen in the ... See full summary »
82. OT: Our Town (2002)
76 min | Documentary
Dominguez High, in the infamous Compton, CA, has not produced a play in over twenty years. With no money and no stage, two teachers and twenty-four students attempt to produce Thornton Wilder's American Classic OUR TOWN.
83. The Banishment (2007)
157 min | Drama
A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
84. Zamri, umri, voskresni! (1990)
105 min | Drama
Two children living in a remote mining town in the distant wastes of Siberia in 1947, survive poverty and hardship through the warmth of their friendship and a shared sense of humour.
85. Samostoyatelnaya zhizn (1992)
97 min | Drama
H" "From CVMC - In this sequel to Freeze-Die-Come to Life, our hero (Pavel Nazarov), now roughly fourteen, finds himself alive but still unable to keep out of trouble. His female chum Galia did not fare as well, but her sister (Dinara Drukarove, who played the role of Galia too) is present and develops a love/hate relationship with her sibling's friend. Complications arise when the boy is accused of stealing at school and again finds himself on the lam. Very similar to its predecessor, minus that it is filmed in color and concludes with a dose of surrealism. Winner of the 1992 Grand Jury Prize Cannes Film Festival !
88. Heart of the Beholder (2005)
R | 106 min | Drama
Videocassette tape rental store owners fight against a religious fanatic group for the right to keep their controversial film on the shelves for sale.
Go to http://www.beholder.com/ for a signed copy. First movie of actress Chloe Moretz (Hitgirl from Kickass).
89. Dansu in za vanpaia bando (2010– )
TV-MA | Animation, Action, Drama
Vampire queen Mina Tepesh comes out of hiding to offer peace between vampires and humans. Japan gives her a bund, where she goes to live with her people. However, extremist human and vampire groups do not want to coexist.
H" "From Amazon - Based on the manga by Nozomu Tamaki, the broadcast series Dance in the Vampire Bund (2010) centers on a vampire realm that exists in parallel to everyday life. Akira, a normal-seeming high-school student suffering from amnesia, goes about ordinary activities with his classmate Yuki at an elite private academy in Tokyo. Their world changes when Mina Tepes, a descendant of Vlad the Impaler and the reigning princess of the vampire world, arrives at their school. In the first story, she connives to build a settlement dubbed the Vampire Bund on a Tokyo Bay landfill--and claims extraterritoriality for it, as if it were a 19th-century European colony. The subsequent plots--which start and stop arbitrarily--string together violent battles between various villains and Akira, who discovers he's both a werewolf and the sworn servant/protector of the Princess. There are lots of fan-service jiggle shots, but Princess Mina takes the form of a barely pubescent girl, which gives much of the nudity disquieting "lolicon" overtones. Other story elements include an attack on students seeking safety in a church, an assault on a buxom nun, a high-school student's apparently passionate attachment to an elementary-school boy, and "Agni Blood" ("Blood of the Lamb"), a chemical rebel vampires use to turn themselves into walking bombs. Despite all the violence and nudity, Vampire Bund is a crashing bore with long Morris the Explainer scenes. Otaku will recognize the many elements the series borrows from other anime. (Rated TV MA: extensive nudity; graphic violence; violence against women and children; sexual situations, including suggested lesbianism and pedophilia; grotesque imagery; potentially offensive religious imagery; tobacco use) --Charles Solomon.
Also, be sure to check out the AWESOME manga series!!! (1-12 available now)
Dance in the Vampire Bund, Vol. 1 - http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Vampire-Bund-Vol-1/dp/1933164808/
90. Buitenspel (2005)
90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Gilles, a 12 year old boy from the Brussels region, is a football (soccer) player. His dream is to become a member of the Belgian National Squad, the so called "Red Devils".
91. Storia di Piera (1983)
105 min | Biography, Drama
This erotic drama about the incestuous relationship of a mother and daughter is based on the autobiography of Italian theater actress Piera Degli Esposti.
From CVMC - This sometimes confusing erotic drama about the incestuous relationship of a mother and daughter is based on the autobiography of Italian theater actress Piera Degli Esposti though it focuses more on her mother Eugenia. The liberated Eugenia and her spaced-out, husband -- a professor -- live in a small provincial Italian town, where Eugenia is noticed as she zooms around on her bicycle and chats up strangers at the train station.
While still no more than a grown child, their daughter Piera (Bettina Gruhn) -- in tight dresses -- goes with her mother for a threesome when she engages in sexual relations with other men and subsequently she suffers both from poor health and the lack of a normal home. Mom even joins Piera in spying on men, flirting with a skinny-dipping man, and encouraging her daughter as she makes out with neighborhood boys.
The shadow of the future already clouds the household when Eugenia is committed again and again to the psychiatric clinic. By the time Piera has become an older teen (now played by Isabelle Huppert), both of her parents are in separate mental hospitals -- and both (even the father) are still sexually eccentric, to say the least.
92. Waterworld (1995)
PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
Votes: 156,253 | Gross: $88.25M
93. Die Vorstadtkrokodile (1977 TV Movie)
88 min | Family, Adventure
H" "From t_atzmueller (Germany)
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
It's not easy to describe this film to non-Germans, unfamiliar with either Max von der Grün's children's novel or those that are unfamiliar with Germany's post-ww2 social issues. However, if you born after 1970 in (then) West-Germany, it is likely that you have read the book in school or saw the following film on TV.
The "Suburb crocodiles" are a group of teenagers, living in the western part of North-Rhine Westphalia (in Germany known as the 'Ruhrpott', the heart of the working-class proletarians). The clique refers to themselves as a "gang", their "headquarter" being a transformed woodshed. While "defending" their club-house against adults and the children of foreign guest-workers, they get confronted with typical everyday tribulations, seen through the eyes of youngsters: unemployed parents, a gang of teenage burglars (who's head happens to be the elder brother of one of the Krokodile), xenophobia (a group of Italian guest-workers, referred to by the locals as "Makkaronis", blamed for said burglaries) and having to accept a new member, wheelchair-bound Kurt.
It is your typical adventure movie about teenage kids with some serious social issues which Germany – especially the Western part – had and has to deal with. However, both von der Grün and TV-veteran director Wolfgang Becker have found a balance between making a young-people's film that enjoyable for the adult audience and at the same time educates the youngsters without patronizing or lecturing them.
The cast is altogether excellently cast, giving an extremely authentic feel to the film (most youngsters were laymen actors who would never again appear on screen). Watch out for a very young Martin Semmelrogge as thieving punk Egon, a few years before he would appear in "Das Boot", get critical acclaim as one of the best actors of his generation and afterwards run his career into the ground.
We could compare the film to similar-minded kids movies like "Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer" or "Das Haus der Krokodile" but through directing and acting style, we're more often reminded of Klaus Lemkes "Rockers". What makes the comparison to "Rockers" even stronger is the excellent soundtrack. Let me say it this way: it's rather unlikely you'll ever see a children's movie again that features songs by "Rainbow", "Supertramp" or "Deep Purple".
All in all it's truly a cult-movie, a timeless classic and at the same time a very important film, that can still be enjoyed by youngsters and adults alike, even 40 years down the road – and if this last sentence made you feel slightly old, then you were born in the 1970's.
Also the re-make:
The Crocodiles (2009) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0803100/
And the sequels:
The Crocodiles Strike Back (2010) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1473352
The Crocodiles: All for One (2011) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1692503
94. XXY (2007)
Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Romance
The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.
Votes: 11,438 | Gross: $0.05M
95. Los colores de la montaña (2010)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, ... See full summary »
97. Monster Mutt (2011)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
The Taylor's family dog, Max, is kidnapped by the evil Sirus Caldwell, (Zack Ward) CEO of mega corporation Envigormax, to be used as a test subject for a new super energy drink. When trials... See full summary »
98. Battlefield America (2012)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Musical
A young businessman who lands a community service sentence falls in with a group of misfit kids who need mentoring. With the help of a pro instructor, he works to get the kids ready for a big underground dance competition.
99. American Horror Story (2011– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, and a cult.
Although there are other main characters, the two lead teenagers storyline is VERY compelling.
100. Janie Jones (2010)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.