Most Popular "Child Hero" Titles
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1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Votes: 474,805 | Gross: $317.56M
2. The Last Airbender (2010)
PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 123,158 | Gross: $131.56M
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic.
Votes: 409,469 | Gross: $289.99M
5. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)
TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
7. Pan (2015)
PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Votes: 46,432 | Gross: $34.96M
8. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Votes: 334,834 | Gross: $285.76M
9. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But the Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything for which he stands.
Votes: 211,440 | Gross: $28.75M
10. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
R | 113 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.
Votes: 372,766 | Gross: $0.02M
11. Dragonball: Evolution (2009)
PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.
Votes: 58,570 | Gross: $9.35M
12. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A giant egg is unearthed at a construction site and soon opened, releasing the terrible Ivan Ooze, who wreaks vengeance on Zordon for imprisoning him millennia ago. With Zordon dying and their powers lost, the Rangers head to a distant planet to find the mystic warrior Dulcea.
Votes: 19,925 | Gross: $37.80M
13. Peter Pan (2003)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 55,852 | Gross: $48.42M
17. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.
Votes: 42,010 | Gross: $111.76M
18. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)
TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Elric brothers' deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their dead mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must find the chemical privileges to restore their body back.
19. Troll 2 (1990)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.
20. Dragon Ball (1995–2003)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. ... See full summary »
21. The Good Son (1993)
R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 29,279 | Gross: $44.59M
22. Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.
Votes: 46,854 | Gross: $85.57M
24. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
G | 82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
An eight year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after the adults are abducted by aliens.
Votes: 24,865 | Gross: $80.92M
25. Recess (1997–2001)
TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.
26. Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 26,681 | Gross: $15.13M
27. American Gothic (1995–1996)
60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Visit Trinity, South Carolina, a small town with more chills than charm. Sheriff Lucas Buck won't let anyone - including local doctor Matt Crower or the determined Gail Emory - stand in the way of his evil plans.
28. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (2008– )
TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The comical seafaring adventures of a young, enthusiastic boy, his pirate captain mentor, and the talking whale that raised him from birth.
29. Rock-A-Doodle (1991)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Edmund is a boy whose favorite story of Chanticleer, a rooster whose singing makes the sun rise every morning until the Grand Duke of Owls, whose kind despises the bright sun, makes him ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,430 | Gross: $11.66M
30. Tom and Huck (1995)
PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Tom and Huck witness Injun Joe's killing of Doc Robinson one night at the graveyard. When an innocent man is accused of killing the Doc, Tom steps up as a witness, not respecting the promise made to Huck to lay low.
Votes: 7,794 | Gross: $23.74M
33. Chowder (2007–2010)
TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
In Marzipan City, the young, excitable food-loving Chowder is the apprentice of Mung Daal, a very old chef who runs a catering company with his wife, Truffles and assistant, Shnitzel.
34. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
113 min | Crime, Drama
The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,911 | Gross: $2.08M
37. Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (2006 TV Movie)
TV-Y7 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
After a battle with a high-tech villain named, Saiko-Tek, the Teen Titans travel to the city of Tokyo where they find themselves embroiled in a conflict with an ancient enemy.
38. Peter Pan (1960 TV Special)
100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. With a sprinkling ... See full summary »
39. Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993 TV Movie)
96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The Farmer family is in big debts; they might lose their house soon. The seven year old Farmer twins, Kelly and Lynn, decide not to let this happen. They discover that somebody really mean ... See full summary »
40. The Silver Chair (1990– )
Unrated | 30 min | Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Eustace, along with a new companion named Jill Pole, is brought back to Narnia. The pair are told by Aslan they must search for King Caspian's missing son, Prince Rilian.
41. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998 Video Game)
E | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young Kokiri boy discovers that his destiny is to free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.
42. Tales from the Neverending Story (2001– )
375 min | Drama, Family, Adventure
Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But ... See full summary »
43. All Monsters Attack (1969)
G | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.
44. 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: 773 | Gross: $0.48M
46. Young Hercules (1998 Video)
PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
This a prequel to the popular television series. In it a young Hercules, wanting to impress Zeus tries to recover something that his half-brother Ares stole from Zeus. But when his friend ... See full summary »
48. Hornets' Nest (1970)
R | 110 min | Drama, Action, War
In 1944, during a sabotage mission, the sole surviving U.S. paratrooper is saved by a group of Italian orphans who later aid him in blowing-up a vital enemy dam.
49. Les enfants de Timpelbach (2008)
95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The children of a small European mountain village end up being its only residents, soon after the adults cannot take their behavior any longer.
50. Bush Christmas (1983)
91 min | Drama, Family
In the Australian outback a family struggles to keep its farm from foreclosure. Their only hope is that their horse, Prince, will win money in a New Year's race. But when Prince is stolen ... See full summary »