Let's Hear It for The Boy

Oscar voters don't really seem to appreciate boys. None has EVER won a competitive Oscar. Only four boys (under the age of 15) have been nominated: Haley Joel Osment ("The Sixth Sense," 1999), Justin Henry ("Kramer vs. Kramer," 1979), Brandon de Wilde ("Shane," 1953) and Jackie Cooper ("Skippy," 1931).

Compare that to three girls who have won, and at least eight more that have been nominated.

So, let's hear it for the boy! In no particular order after the first dozen or so.
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1.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. (115 mins.)
“ My all-time favorite. ” - LoDHom
 
2.
The Champ (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J.... (121 mins.)
“ Arguably the best performance by a young boy in a movie, ever. If your eyes stayed dry you have no soul. ” - LoDHom
 
3.
The Kid (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. (68 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“ Jackie Coogan, the first 'child star' in cinema, gives one of the best performances I've ever seen, and that in a silent movie. Watching him being taken away is absolutely heartbreaking.

In the Ken Burns documentary, "Baseball: Fourth Inning", I was surprised to see a 5 second clip from 1921 of Babe Ruth meeting Jackie Coogan at a Yankee's game. Curious, I googled their names together and found this quote that Jackie gave years later: "Other boys went to see Babe Ruth. But Babe Ruth came to see me." ” - LoDHom
 
4.
The Black Stallion (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who... (118 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
“ Kelly Reno did a wonderful job acting, and was also an accomplished rider. He had to ride bareback and on a racing saddle, take falls from a galloping horse, and swim. The only scenes where a stunt double was used was for the full-gallop racetrack sequences.

The scene with him galloping bareback down the beach with his arms flung wide is one of the most beautiful ever filmed. ” - LoDHom
 
5.
Stand by Me (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ The best 'coming of age' movie ever. ” - LoDHom
 
6.
Boyhood (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. (165 mins.)
“ An absolutely incredible film. ” - LoDHom
 
7.
My Dog Skip (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip. (95 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
“ The best 'boy and his dog' movie ever. Although Old Yeller is a close second. ” - LoDHom
 
8.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
 
9.
Finding Neverland (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ Johnny Depp was nominated for Best Actor. Freddie Highmore deserved a nomination for supporting role, but at least he won the Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor. ” - LoDHom
 
10.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
“ Terrific performance by Haley Joel Osment, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar. I read where he actually threw himself against a wall a few times to get himself "worked up". ” - LoDHom
 
11.
Peter Pan (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. (113 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
12.
Oliver! (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Young Oliver Twist runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor. (153 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
13.
The Road (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. (111 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
 
14.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
 
15.
Duma (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa. (100 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
“ Another beautiful film by Carroll Ballard (Black Stallion). Alex Michaeletos was chosen when he went right up to the cheetahs during his interview and began petting them, while all the other hopeful boys were rather reluctant. He grew up with them on his family's farm in Africa, and it shows. He even manages to get the cheetah to follow him onto a raft, something even the handlers weren't sure could be done. ” - LoDHom
 
16.
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world. (23 mins.)
“ Honorable mention, since this isn't a movie. It's the best cartoon series I've ever seen, and Zach Tyler Eisen is great as the voice of Aang. ” - LoDHom
 
17.
Empire of the Sun (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (153 mins.)
 
18.
Romulus, My Father (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son. (104 mins.)
 
19.
Mud (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. (130 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
“ Two superb performances by Ty Sheridan and Jacob Lofland in a movie that reminded me a lot of the boys in "Stand By Me". I can give no higher compliment or recommendation than that. ” - LoDHom
 
20.
The Chorus (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music. (97 mins.)
 
21.
Last Ride (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime. (90 mins.)
Director: Glendyn Ivin
 
22.
The Impossible (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
23.
Millions (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of. (98 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
24.
The Perfect Game (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. (118 mins.)
Director: William Dear
“ Based on a true story, the perfect game still stands as the only one in Little League history. ” - LoDHom
 
25.
Dear Frankie (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him. (105 mins.)
Director: Shona Auerbach
 
26.
Real Steel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. (127 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
27.
Son of Rambow (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood. (96 mins.)
Director: Garth Jennings
 
28.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
29.
The Iron Giant (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
 
30.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146 mins.)
“ Another good job by Haley Joel Osment. He doesn't blink in the entire movie (his own idea). ” - LoDHom
 
31.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
 
32.
Alabama Moon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven-year-old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world. (99 mins.)
Director: Tim McCanlies
 
33.
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king. (101 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
34.
The Goonies (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
35.
The Sandlot (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team in this coming of age movie set in the summer of 1962. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog. (101 mins.)
 
36.
Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
“ Anton Yelchin before he became Chekov in the latest Star Trek movies. An amazing performance and he more than holds his own with Anthony Hopkins. ” - LoDHom
 
37.
Delivering Milo (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth the effort. (94 mins.)
Director: Nick Castle
“ Another "Anton before he became Chekov". ” - LoDHom
 
38.
Canvas (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son. (101 mins.)
Director: Joseph Greco
“ A very moving film about how a family deals with the mother's mental illness. Marcia Gay Harden seems to have a knack for playing crazed women (see The Mist), but the surprise is Joe Pantoliano as the father in a very credible job of acting. Devon Gearhart is great as their son, torn between a mentally ill mother and a father who seems to be going crazy as well. ” - LoDHom
 
39.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Hedges
“ The parents are a bit over the top at times, but CJ Adams is excellent. ” - LoDHom
 
40.
The Champ (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Alcoholic ex-boxer struggles to provide a good living for his son. (86 mins.)
 
41.
The Princess Bride (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Rob Reiner directing, Mark Knopfler on music, and an amazing cast that includes Fred Savage. It has, and I quote 'Grandpa', "Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles..." The best fairy tale movie of all time. ” - LoDHom
 
42.
Dark Skies (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. (97 mins.)
Director: Scott Stewart
 
43.
The Client (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the District Attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family. (119 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ A rare film that is as good as the book it was based on. ” - LoDHom
 
44.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
45.
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily. (106 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
46.
The Karate Kid (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. (140 mins.)
Director: Harald Zwart
 
47.
Lucas (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other. (100 mins.)
Director: David Seltzer
 
48.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
49.
Little Big League (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team. (119 mins.)
 
50.
Skippy (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Skippy, the mischievous son of a wealthy doctor, meets Sooky in poverty-ridden Shantytown, and together they try to save Sooky's pet from a cruel dogcatcher. (85 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
“ Jackie Cooper is the youngest Oscar nominee ever for a Best Actor in a Leading Role for this movie. ” - LoDHom
 
51.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
“ Justin Henry is the youngest Oscar nominee ever in any category for his role in the film. ” - LoDHom
 
52.
The Wizard (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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
 
53.
Where the River Runs Black (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father. (100 mins.)
 
54.
The Water Horse (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend. (112 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
 
55.
Let the Right One In (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
56.
Let Me In (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. (116 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ As remakes go, this was actually quite good. ” - LoDHom
 
57.
Billy Elliot (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
58.
The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
When a plane carrying various animals makes a forced landing on a desert island, the only chance to escape is to convert the plane into a boat. (97 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
 
59.
Pay It Forward (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. (123 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
 
60.
Wide Awake (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A 10-year-old boy goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies. (88 mins.)
 
61.
The Earthling (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up... (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Collinson
 
62.
Sling Blade (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town. (135 mins.)
 
63.
Second Best (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Graham, a lonely Welsh postal worker, adopts James, a troubled ten-year-old boy. Graham always wanted a son, but James loves his biological father too much to give Graham a chance. Will the two be able to accept each other as family? (105 mins.)
Director: Chris Menges
 
64.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
65.
My Life as a Dog (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives. (101 mins.)
 
66.
Fido (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting... (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Currie
“ Instead of a boy and his dog movie, we have a boy and his zombie. "Grandpa fell down and he's getting back up!" ” - LoDHom
 
67.
Free Willy (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale. (112 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
68.
You Are Not Alone (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school. (90 mins.)
 
69.
Lamb (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
"Lamb" focuses on the relationship between Brother Michael Lamb (Liam Neeson), a teacher in a Roman... (110 mins.)
Director: Colin Gregg
 
70.
Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it... (88 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
 
71.
Home Alone (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old trouble-maker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
72.
My Girl (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Zieff
 
73.
The River Wild (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river. (111 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
74.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
 
75.
Simon Birch (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him. (114 mins.)
 
76.
The Cure (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Horton
 
77.
Radio Flyer (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
78.
The Hole (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares. (92 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
79.
Time Bandits (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young boy accidentally joins a band of time traveling dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal. (116 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
80.
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. (96 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
81.
August Rush (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents. (114 mins.)
 
82.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker. (115 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
83.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. (100 mins.)
Director: Mel Stuart
 
84.
Astro Boy (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
 
85.
A Bag of Hammers (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they've always needed. (85 mins.)
Director: Brian Crano
“ I was pleasantly surprised by this little indie gem. Kind of quirky, yet funny and emotional, with a fine performance by Chandler Canterbury, for which Chandler was nominated for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Ten and Under (Young Artist Awards). Even the soundtrack fit it perfectly, and I enjoyed the music so much I even looked up the songs; a true rarity. ” - LoDHom
 
86.
The Other (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Down in the farm country of the US twins are born. One of them turns out to be good, while the other becomes rather evil. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ One of the first horror movies I ever saw. It still creeps me out. ” - LoDHom
 
87.
Finding Nemo (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (100 mins.)
“ Well, Nemo is a boy fish :) ” - LoDHom
 
88.
Brother Bear (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back. (85 mins.)
“ And, Koda is a boy bear :) The Canadian Moose brothers are real scene stealers, voiced by Bob & Doug McKenzie (aka Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas of SCTV's Great White North), in what may be the best example of casting genius ever. "Trample off, ya hoofer!" ” - LoDHom
 
89.
Old Yeller (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all. (83 mins.)
“ I think this may be the first film I ever shed a tear over. ” - LoDHom
 
90.
Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony with nature. (94 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
91.
Dolphin Tale (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. (113 mins.)
 
92.
Five Children and It (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Four children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine mansion for protection during World War I befriend a sand fairy who has the power to grant wishes. (89 mins.)
Director: John Stephenson
 
93.
Nanny McPhee (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge. (97 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
 
94.
Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons. (109 mins.)
Director: Susanna White
 
95.
The Last Legion (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters. (102 mins.)
Director: Doug Lefler
 
96.
The Good Son (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of violent behavior. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Ruben
 
97.
The Mist (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ Nathan Gamble does a great job in this, and who didn't cheer when a certain someone gets shot? ” - LoDHom
 
98.
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
99.
The Mighty (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two young boys, both social outcasts in their small town, form an unlikely friendship. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
100.
Everyone's Hero (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A boy (Jake T. Austin) begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close. (88 mins.)