Most Popular Boy Hero Movies and TV Shows

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year












































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »







Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
64 Metascore

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

Votes: 571,288 | Gross: $317.58M

2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 910,116 | Gross: $204.84M

3. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Votes: 603,166 | Gross: $261.44M

4. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
74 Metascore

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

Votes: 612,113 | Gross: $217.58M

5. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 406,532 | Gross: $285.76M

6. Peter Pan (2003)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
64 Metascore

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.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 61,662 | Gross: $48.46M

7. Holes (2003)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
71 Metascore

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 70,258 | Gross: $67.41M

8. Leprechaun (1993)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.

Director: Mark Jones | Stars: Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt, Mark Holton

Votes: 20,928 | Gross: $8.56M

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

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
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: 27,208 | Gross: $39.18M

10. The Client (1994)

PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
65 Metascore

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.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 54,609 | Gross: $92.12M

11. Chicken Little (2005)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
48 Metascore

After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.

Director: Mark Dindal | Stars: Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Garry Marshall, Don Knotts

Votes: 78,351 | Gross: $135.39M

12. Home Alone 3 (1997)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny von Dohlen

Votes: 94,942 | Gross: $30.88M

13. The Boxtrolls (2014)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
61 Metascore

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade

Votes: 50,803 | Gross: $50.84M

14. Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
39 Metascore

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, tiny people living in harmony with nature.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Madonna, Ron Crawford

Votes: 30,374 | Gross: $15.13M

15. Big Game (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
53 Metascore

A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite.

Director: Jalmari Helander | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber

Votes: 28,639 | Gross: $0.02M

16. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

Votes: 6,450

17. BeetleBorgs (1996–1998)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Their wish to become comic book heroes forces three kids to take on the heroes' mortal enemies.

Stars: Billy Forester, Wesley Barker, Herbie Baez, Terence J. Rotolo

Votes: 1,018

18. The Window (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

To avoid the heat of a sweltering summer night a 9-year-old Manhattan boy decides to sleep on the fire escape and witnesses a murder, but no one will believe him.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart

Votes: 3,097

19. Mercy (I) (2014)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.

Director: Peter Cornwell | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Shirley Knight, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney

Votes: 4,542

20. Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young boy becomes a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight.

Director: Manuel Sicilia | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo, Charles Dance

Votes: 5,246

21. Sky Kids (2008)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob.

Director: Rocco DeVilliers | Stars: Jesse James, Reiley McClendon, Stephen Baldwin, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 2,948

22. Vengeance (1977)

R | 94 min | Western

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Tom's parents are killed by Mexican outlaws after their leader (Van Cleef) rapes his mother as he watched. He sets out to exact revenge and is ultimately helped by a successful gold prospector who has been robbed by the same outlaws.

Director: Joseph Manduke | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Jim Brown, John Marley, Glynnis O'Connor

Votes: 428

23. Necessary Parties (1988 TV Movie)

96 min | Family, Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Fourteen-year-old Chris Mills goes to court to prevent his parents from ending their marriage.

Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Taylor Fry, Julie Hagerty, Geoff Pierson

Votes: 60

24. Astro Boy (2003– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Astro Boy tells the story of a youthful robot boy - Astro - modeled after the deceased son of a research scientist, Dr. Tenma. Originally intended to be kept a secret, the atomic-powered ... See full summary »

Stars: Roland Angelo Crisolo, Tabitha St. Germain, Olivia Hack, Candi Milo

Votes: 311

25. The Crumbs (1991)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The tween, Mads, finds it hard to fit in. Having feelings for a girl in class and a clumsy farther who is a teacher at his school doesn't help. By an uforseen chance of events, Mads becomes somewhat of a hero, but will he win the girl?

Director: Sven Methling | Stars: Laus Høybye, Dick Kaysø, Karen-Lise Mynster, Line Kruse

Votes: 898

26. Willy the Sparrow (1989)

76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When young Vili starts shooting at birds, a fairy decides to teach him a lesson and turns him into a sparrow.

Director: József Gémes | Stars: Levente Igaz, Klári Tolnay, József Székhelyi, Eszter Kárász

Votes: 906

27. Galtar and the Golden Lance (1985–1986)

30 min | Action, Animation, Fantasy

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Searching for the vile Tormak, the despot responsible for the deaths of his parents, Galtar aligned himself with beautiful princess Goleeta and her feisty younger telekinetic brother Zorn. ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Alaskey, Bob Arbogast, Michael Bell, Gregg Berger

Votes: 150

28. Ace Wonder: Message from a Dead Man (2014)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Ace Wonder is a 10-year-old detective, struggling to find a storyline for his latest novel. When his path tangles with Derek Morton, a simple family mystery becomes a very real case of ... See full summary »

Director: John Robert Moore | Stars: Gator Moore, Derek Moreland, Jeff Moreland, Robert Grossman

Votes: 212

29. Treasure Island (1985)

115 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Raoul Ruiz's surrealistic modern-day riff on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Vic Tayback, Martin Landau, Anna Karina, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Votes: 176

30. Kids of the Round Table (1995)

Unrated | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Eleven-year-old Alex and his fellow homemade heroes are having a backyard blast. Battles rage, knights fight and damsels distress in a cardboard Camelot of dirt-bike steeds, aluminum foil ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tinnell | Stars: Johnny Morina, Maggie Castle, Christopher Olscamp, Justin Borntraeger

Votes: 291

31. Adventure Scouts (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A group of kids take down a motorcycle gang.

Director: Jim Fitzpatrick | Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Jodi Knotts, Jim Kelly, Corbin Timbrook

Votes: 1,591

32. Final Approach (2005 Video)

92 min | Family

5.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A kid is convinced that the plane he is on is being hijacked.

Director: James Becket | Stars: Veronica Alicino, Tom Ayers, Allen Barton, Jordi Caballero

Votes: 328

33. Hiruko the Goblin (1991)

89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Kenji Sawada, Masaki Kudou, Hideo Murota, Naoto Takenaka

Votes: 1,047

34. The Robber Hotzenplotz (2006)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Children's Story about a allways unlucky Highwayman of the southern geman Forestaicion's in the later half of the 19th Century,witty Grammafication by the Author,in,off Course german Lingua.

Director: Gernot Roll | Stars: Armin Rohde, Martin Stührk, Manuel Steitz, Rufus Beck

Votes: 314

35. Manuel on the Island of Wonders (1984– )

130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Manuel's fantasy travel through Time goes from Long Ago (Episode 1 - O jardim proibido / Le Jardin interdit) through Now (Episode 2 - O pique-nique dos sonhos / Le Pique-nique des rêves), ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruben de Freitas, Teresa Madruga, Fernando Heitor, Marco Paulo de Freitas

Votes: 138

36. Darkest Africa (1936)

Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard, Lucien Prival

Votes: 93

37. Tetsujin nijûhachi-go (1963– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Scientists and police fight crime with the help of little boy Shôtarô Kaneda, and his remote-controlled robot, Ironman # 28, built by his father during WWII.

Stars: Kazue Takahashi, Kôsei Tomita, Minoru Yada, Yuzuru Fujimoto

Votes: 26

38. Prank Week (2017)

Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

3.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A campus urban legend myth comes true when fraternity brothers start to get killed off one by one by the infamous serial killer who used to live in the fraternity house 25 years ago.

Director: Manny Velazquez | Stars: Zachary Williamson, Angie Velazquez, Jason Barone, Robert Cruz

Votes: 26

39. Ce monde est fou (2013 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a silly argument at school between two best friends, a merciless war begins between the respective mothers when one of them files charges for assault.

Director: Badreddine Mokrani | Stars: Christine Citti, Sophie Le Tellier, Filipe Vargas, Laurent Bateau

Votes: 16

40. The Tender Warrior (1971)

G | 85 min | Adventure

5.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The sheriff of a small Georgia town on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp does nothing to stop a family of white-trash moonshiners from trapping and killing defenseless animals. But Sammy, a ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Charles Lee, Liston Elkins, David DaLie

Votes: 9

41. King of Bandit Jing (2002– )

Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Story about master-thief Jing and his exploits to steel everything he deems valuable in the world. His also has a talking albatross Kir for a sidekick.

Stars: Ron Berry, Joey Hood, Edwin Neal, Eric Abbott

Votes: 136

42. The Custard Boys (1979)

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Colin Finbow | Stars: Chris Chescoe, Eric Milliet, Ben Clennell, Andrew Atkinson

Votes: 12

43. Alec to the Rescue! (1999)

100 min | Adventure

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Alec's father, an archaeology professor, is kidnapped by a secret Chinese organization. His son's attempts to rescue him lead to many adventures.

Director: Derrick Louw | Stars: Barbara Carrera, Oliver Tobias, Cindy Marshall-Day, Ben Jeffery

Votes: 30

44. The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Adventure

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Linda Craig's grandfather is kidnapped with the intention of ransoming him for Tom Swift's latest invention, a hand-held carbon dater, which would enable the crooks to identify the oldest ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Willie Aames, Lori Loughlin, Christopher Blande, George DiCenzo

Votes: 13

45. Young Whirlwind (1928)

Passed | 50 min | Western

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Louis King | Stars: Buzz Barton, Edmund Cobb, Frank Rice, Alma Rayford

46. The Boy Rider (1927)

Passed | 50 min | Western

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Louis King | Stars: Buzz Barton, Lorraine Eason, Sam Nelson, David Dunbar

47. Jarin Matka (2016)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A camera man follows actor Jari Manninen's journey to his movie premiere. Some things you should NEVER film.

Directors: Janne-Markus Katila, Jari Manninen | Stars: Jari Manninen, Janne-Markus Katila, Roope Olenius, Olli Saarenpää

Votes: 10

48. The Lone Defender (1934)

Mystery, Romance, Western

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Feature version of the same-titled 1930 serial, with re-shot and added material.

Stars: Rin Tin Tin, Walter Miller, June Marlowe, Buzz Barton

Votes: 7

49. Anointed Fighters (2013– )

22 min | Animation

4.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Tommy Truinski has a problem with bullies. Once his eyes are opened to the spiritual world around him, he must learn who his real enemy is, as well as the only way to defeat them.

Stars: Matt Bilen, Braden Heckman, McKenzie Kerr, Tim Pollard

Votes: 8

50. Behold the Raven (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

For centuries, a masked hero known as the Raven has battled the forces of darkness. primarily the supernatural syndicate called SERPENT.

Directors: J. Alan Tripp, J.A. Tripp, J.L. Pollock | Stars: Bobby Browning, Janet Lynn, April Billingsley, Gina Thompson

Votes: 14



Recently Viewed