Youth in Film

by carllh | created - 17 Jul 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Selected films in which youth is represented by a large part of the film's content.

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1. About a Boy (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Sharon Small

Votes: 156,908 | Gross: $41.39M

2. Aaj Ke Sholey (1985)

Adventure

When two children are kidnapped after a birthday party, six intrepid kids set out to find the kidnapper's hideout and rescue their friends. With the help of a history textbook, the children... See full summary »

Director: S.V. Rajendra Singh | Stars: Jayanthi, Manjula, Amrish Puri, M.B. Shetty

Votes: 30

3. Ab Dilli Dur Nahin (1957)

133 min | Drama

The year is 1951, India is a free country, and Hariram lives a poor lifestyle along with his wife, Bela, and a young son, Rattan. He is in debt, but continues to borrow money so that he ... See full summary »

Director: Amar Kumar | Stars: Master Romi, Sulochana Latkar, Lala Yaqoob, Anwar Hussain

Votes: 61

4. Torzók (2001)

100 min | Drama

Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best... See full summary »

Director: Árpád Sopsits | Stars: Tamás Mészáros, Szabolcs Csizmadia, Attila Zsilák, Péter Müller

Votes: 495

5. Abel (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

About a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes over the responsibilities of a family man in his father's absence.

Director: Diego Luna | Stars: Christopher Ruíz-Esparza, Karina Gidi, José María Yazpik, Carlos Aragón

Votes: 1,290

6. Abel, twój brat (1970)

90 min | Drama

Karol is a newcomer to the class and instantly called "sissy". He makes himself disliked by correcting his classmates and eating sandwiches, while everybody else eats dry bread and onions. ... See full summary »

Director: Janusz Nasfeter | Stars: Filip Lobodzinski, Edward Dymek, Henryk Golebiewski, Roman Mosior

Votes: 87

7. Accidents Happen (2009)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

There are dysfunctional families... and then there are the Conways. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Billy Conway has become the de facto glue between his bitter mom, distant brother, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lancaster | Stars: Geena Davis, Harrison Gilbertson, Harry Cook, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 2,475

8. Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)

PG | 92 min | Drama

Story of a 1920s stunt flyer and the son he takes on the road with him.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Pamela Franklin, Eric Shea, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 189

9. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The son of an eccentric detective steps into his father's shoes after his mother is wrongly arrested for stealing a baby panda.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Josh Flitter, Emma Lockhart, Ann Cusack, Cullen Douglas

Votes: 4,293

10. La discesa di Aclà a Floristella (1992)

86 min | Drama

Brutal film about the exploitation of a young Italian boy, who is virtually sold to the operators of a sulphur mine where he is beaten and sexually molested.

Director: Aurelio Grimaldi | Stars: Francesco Cusimano, Tony Sperandeo, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo

Votes: 326

11. Across Grace Alley (2013)

25 min | Short, Drama, Music

ACROSS GRACE ALLEY - A young boy struggling with his parents' divorce seeks solace in his infatuation with a captivating woman he discovers through a neighboring window. This poignant and ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Macchio | Stars: Ben Hyland, Karina Smirnoff, Marsha Mason, Colin Branca

Votes: 114

12. Across the Great Divide (1976)

G | 100 min | Family, Western

In this family classic, two orphans cross the Rocky Mountains on a quest to claim their inheritance, a 400-acre Oregon ranch. On their journey, the pair forms an uncertain alliance with a ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Robert Logan, Heather Rattray, Mark Edward Hall, George 'Buck' Flower

Votes: 496 | Gross: $18.81M

13. Across the Sea of Time (1995)

G | 51 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A young Russian boy, Thomas Minton, travels to New York as a passenger on a Russian freighter. Close to Ellis Island he gets off and thus starts his journey to America the same way as all ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Low | Stars: Peter Reznick, John McDonough, Avi Hoffman, Victor Steinbach

Votes: 221 | Gross: $15.98M

14. Adios Carmen (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

In 1975, 10-year-old Amar lives in a village in northern Morocco with his violent uncle, waiting for the unlikely return of his mother, who has left for Belgium. He finds a friend in Carmen... See full summary »

Director: Mohamed Amin Benamraoui | Stars: Benjalil Amanallah, Paulina Gálvez, Ufrin Mustapha Azzarouali, Juan Estelrich Jr.

Votes: 55

15. I Was a 7th Grade Dragon Slayer (2010)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Arthur Lyle miraculously discovers the secret to stopping an evil dragon named Lord Darksmoke who threatens to destroy all civilization.

Director: Andrew Lauer | Stars: Lea Thompson, Hunter Allan, Eric Lutes, Richard Sellers

Votes: 573

16. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

Not Rated | 55 min | Adventure, Family

Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late nineteenth century rural England, who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by ... See full summary »

Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

Votes: 277

17. The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A young man from Boston heads west to join the California gold rush with the hopes of restoring his family fortune, but his dedicated butler sets out to find him and bring him home.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, Karl Malden, Harry Guardino

Votes: 563

18. Curley (1947)

PG | 53 min | Comedy, Family

A mischievous kid and his friends torment their school teachers.

Director: Bernard Carr | Stars: Larry Olsen, Frances Rafferty, Eilene Janssen, Dale Belding

Votes: 55

19. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Robards

Votes: 7,038 | Gross: $24.10M

21. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I (1986)

Not Rated | 240 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. In HD.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Patrick Day, Jim Dale, Frederic Forrest, Anne Shropshire

Votes: 196

22. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Mark Twain's 1851 story about two runaway friends, a fostered white boy and an escaped black slave, who sailed on a raft down the Mississippi River in search of freedom and adventure.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Tony Randall, Eddie Hodges, Archie Moore, Patty McCormack

Votes: 1,191

23. The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure (2015)

PG | 94 min | Family, Mystery, Thriller

When a mythical device from ancient times is rebuilt by a group of Confederates who feel the Civil War never ended, Mickey Matson and his newfound friend, Sully, must follow a series of ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Cronk | Stars: Derek Brandon, Francesca Derosa, Patrika Darbo, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 564

24. The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)

G | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Adventures of Ociee Nash tells the story of nine year old Ociee Nash in the year 1898 who is sent from her father and brothers in rural Mississippi to live with her refined aunt in Asheville, North Carolina.

Director: Kristen McGary | Stars: Skyler Day, Woofer, Anthony P. Rodriguez, Bill Butler

Votes: 248

25. Adventures of Owen (2011)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Owen, a socially awkward little boy, finds he can express himself through his drawings of Spaceman X. He tries to impress his classmate Lisa, but his insecurities hold him back. He tries to... See full summary »

Director: David Cadiz | Stars: Dylan Hunt, Stefani Kimber, Sydney Cross, Renee Olbert

Votes: 19

26. The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

This delightfully quirky show looks at the lives and adventures of two red-headed brothers with the same name.

Stars: Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe, Alison Fanelli

Votes: 8,429

27. The Adventures of RoboRex (2014)

PG | 87 min | Family, Sci-Fi

James Miller has only one friend in the world, his beloved Labrador Retriever, Rex. But when a strange capsule lands in the his backyard and a robot dog emerges, his life will never be the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Shimek | Stars: Ben Browder, Kalvin Stinger, Ethan Phillips, Maggie Scott

Votes: 192

28. Adventures of Rusty (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Family

Fearing that his recently-acquired step-mother, Ann Dennis, is competing with him for his father's affections, and saddened by the death of his dog, young Danny Mitchell, in the first film ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Burnford | Stars: Ted Donaldson, Margaret Lindsay, Conrad Nagel, Gloria Holden

Votes: 136

29. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Cayden Boyd, George Lopez, Kristin Davis, David Arquette

Votes: 25,359 | Gross: $39.18M

30. The Adventures of Skippy (1992– )

65 min | Adventure, Family

In this revival of the charming Aussie series, Sonny Hammond is a park ranger with two children Jerry and Louise. The kids are involved in adventures that often have an environmental theme. Kate Burgess is a researcher at the habitat.

Stars: Andrew Clarke, Simon James, Kate McNeil, Fiona Shannon

Votes: 69

31. Adventures of the Wilderness Family 3 (1979)

G | 100 min | Family, Adventure

The family who went "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies is threatened by possible federal opposition to their mining claims on the land they moved to.

Director: Jack Couffer | Stars: Robert Logan, Susan Damante, Heather Rattray, Ham Larsen

Votes: 389