Most Popular "Children's Book" Titles
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1. Pete's Dragon (2016)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
Votes: 32,756 | Gross: $76.20M
2. The Babadook (2014)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Votes: 129,502 | Gross: $0.92M
3. Elf (2003)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Votes: 158,361 | Gross: $173.38M
4. Along Came Polly (2004)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate.
Votes: 109,728 | Gross: $87.86M
5. I Am Sam (2001)
PG-13 | 132 min | Drama
A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
Votes: 125,818 | Gross: $40.27M
6. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.
7. Half Nelson (2006)
R | 106 min | Drama
An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.
Votes: 73,554 | Gross: $2.69M
8. Young Adult (2011)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.
Votes: 66,661 | Gross: $16.30M
9. Butterflies Are Free (1972)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A blind man moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother, and befriends the freethinking young woman next door.
10. The Forgotten (2004)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.
Votes: 58,641 | Gross: $66.64M
12. Miss Potter (2006)
PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Votes: 24,568 | Gross: $2.98M
14. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Votes: 32,982 | Gross: $3.49M
16. Funny Farm (1988)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple swap city life for the country, but their picturesque new hometown turns out to be overrun with a gauntlet of crazy inhabitants.
Votes: 15,854 | Gross: $25.54M
19. The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A NASA astronaut (Thornton), forced to retire years earlier so he could save his family farm, has never given up his dream of space travel and looks to build his own rocket, despite the government's threats to stop him.
Votes: 20,083 | Gross: $11.00M
20. One Week (I) (2008)
Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama
Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.
21. Ask the Dust (2006)
R | 117 min | Drama, Romance
Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.
Votes: 8,243 | Gross: $0.74M
22. Tillsammans (2000)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. ... See full summary »
Votes: 17,997 | Gross: $1.07M
23. The Guardian (1990)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young couple with a newborn baby don't realize that the nanny they hired is a magical nymph who sacrifices infants to an evil tree.
Votes: 3,829 | Gross: $17.04M
24. Dedication (2007)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The romantic comedy follows a misogynistic children's book author who is forced to work closely with a female illustrator instead of his long-time collaborator and only friend.
Votes: 6,291 | Gross: $0.09M
25. Neverwas (2005)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, ... See full summary »
26. Ceremony (2010)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance
Two friends are off on a weekend outing. Marshall thinks the trip is to re-establish their friendship, but Sam has ulterior motives in mind as he crashes the wedding of a woman he still loves.
Votes: 3,685 | Gross: $0.02M
30. Since You've Been Gone (1998 TV Movie)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
The story of a 10th anniversary High School reunion, told through the eyes of a doctor who was humiliated on graduation day by being badly beaten up by a fellow graduate.
31. Les nuits de la pleine lune (1984)
R | 102 min | Drama, Romance
Louise, a young woman, who recently finished her studies in arts, is working as a interior decorator trainee. Playing the game of seduction, her life becomes more and more complicated.
Votes: 2,362 | Gross: $0.01M
33. Un oso rojo (2002)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of ... See full summary »
34. The Monkey's Uncle (1965)
87 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Midvale College is in fear of losing its college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter ... See full summary »
35. Universal Signs (2008)
100 min | Drama
After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.
36. 21 Up (1977)
100 min | Documentary, Biography
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »
37. E tanta paura (1976)
98 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the... See full summary »
38. Kami no hidarite akuma no migite (2006)
94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
What's scary is being a human being, and what's scary is being myself. Truly horrifying things reside inside oneself. The work asks if you can stand the inescapable terror.
40. Alan Arkin: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2015 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show
Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin discusses his life and career with TCM host Robert Osborne at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival.
41. In the Shadows, Someone's Watching (1993 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
There are a bunch on children in a suburban neighborhood getting hurt in unusual ways. One mother's child gets hurt and she goes looking for answers and finds them but its with twist no one would expect.
42. Eyelids (2008)
6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Pal, a young artist, falls in love with the prettiest girl in his art class, Iris. He daydreams of living on the inside of her eyelids so she would have to notice him.
43. The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations (2012)
56 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
Explores the creation, creators, lasting impact and enduring relevance of one of the most universally beloved children's books of our time.
44. The Big Sleaze (2010)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy
Chuck Peterson is a young slacker with big dreams. Disowned by his family and ignored by his peers, he diligently pursues his dreams of writing a fantastic children's book to become famous ... See full summary »
47. The Two of Us (1966 TV Movie)
30 min | Comedy
Unsold pilot for a proposed CBS sitcom concerns the adventures of a young boy who lives with his widowed mother a writer/illustrator of children's books. He relates better to the imaginary ... See full summary »