Most Popular "Child Hero" Titles
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1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 555,678 | Gross: $317.58M
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.
Votes: 475,522 | Gross: $290.01M
4. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
R | 113 min | Drama, 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: 413,788 | Gross: $57.94M
5. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003–2008)
TV-Y7-FV | 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.
6. 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: 135,322 | Gross: $131.56M
7. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 399,743 | Gross: $285.76M
9. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)
PG | 84 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
A villain's maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.
Votes: 10,304 | Gross: $29.56M
11. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything he stands for.
Votes: 233,677 | Gross: $28.80M
12. Pan (2015)
PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Twelve-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 for ever known as Peter Pan.
Votes: 54,805 | Gross: $35.09M
13. 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: 64,773 | Gross: $9.35M
14. 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: 60,595 | Gross: $48.46M
16. Spy Kids 3: 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. It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.
Votes: 48,144 | Gross: $111.76M
17. 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: 22,957 | Gross: $38.19M
18. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)
TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.
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. The Good Son (1993)
R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle and befriends his cousin, a boy of the same age who begins showing increasing signs of violent and psychopathic behavior.
Votes: 33,106 | Gross: $44.59M
21. 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: 53,366 | Gross: $85.85M
22. Dragon Ball (1986–2003)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Dragon Ball tells the tale of a young warrior by the name of Son Goku, a young peculiar boy with a tail who embarks on a quest to become stronger and learns of the Dragon Balls, when, once all 7 are gathered, grant any wish of choice.
23. American Gothic (1995–1996)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A quiet and seemingly quaint small town is ruled over by its charming yet evil sheriff who uses his demonic powers to remove anyone who dares standing in his way. The only one he does fear is a young boy whom he fathered through rape.
24. 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.
28. 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, tiny people living in harmony with nature.
Votes: 29,761 | Gross: $15.13M
30. Rock-A-Doodle (1991)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In order to defeat the Grand Duke of Owls, a young boy transformed into a cat teams up with a group of barnyard animals to find a rooster who can raise the sun.
Votes: 7,389 | Gross: $11.66M
31. 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: 27,688 | Gross: $80.94M
32. Tom and Huck (1995)
PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Two best friends witness a murder and embark on a series of adventures in order to prove the innocence of the man wrongly accused of the crime.
Votes: 8,821 | Gross: $23.74M
33. Chowder (2007–2010)
TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (2008–2010)
TV-Y7-FV | 11 min | 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.
36. Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993 TV Movie)
TV-Y7 | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
On Halloween night, two precocious little girls try to save their parents from the greedy clutches of their nasty old Capitalist aunt. Magic abounds and they meet new albeit strange friends along the way.
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. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Not Rated | 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: 7,638 | Gross: $2.08M
39. 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: 883 | Gross: $0.48M
40. Peter Pan (1960 TV Movie)
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.
41. 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.
42. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998 Video Game)
E | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young Hylian boy discovers that his destiny is to free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.
45. 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.
46. 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 »
47. Boohbah (2003– )
TV-Y | 20 min | Family, Fantasy
Boohbah is a T.V. show for babies or toddlers. It follows 5 colorful characters with their own secret language as they teach children basic motor skills and common things like counting and identifying colors.
48. 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 »
49. Bush Christmas (1983)
Not Rated | 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 »
50. Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)
G | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Western
In 1869 Kentucky, a young boy and his friends set out to find a treasure chest hidden by his late father in the Florida Everglades during the Civil War.