Most Popular Childhood Movies and TV Shows
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2. The Magicians (2015– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy
After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined.
4. Super 8 (2011)
PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.
Votes: 320,689 | Gross: $127.00M
7. Christopher Robin (2018)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
Votes: 53,077 | Gross: $99.22M
8. The Sandlot (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
Votes: 71,354 | Gross: $32.42M
10. It (1990)
TV-PG | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
11. 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: 421,726 | Gross: $57.94M
12. Jumanji (1995)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.
Votes: 270,154 | Gross: $100.48M
13. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
Votes: 747,634 | Gross: $141.32M
14. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
15. Superman Returns (2006)
PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Superman returns to Earth after spending five years in space examining his homeworld Krypton. But he finds things have changed while he was gone, and he must once again prove himself important to the world.
Votes: 260,608 | Gross: $200.08M
16. The Tree of Life (2011)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.
Votes: 156,345 | Gross: $13.30M
17. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.
21. Colette (I) (2018)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
Votes: 12,243 | Gross: $5.14M
22. Sleepers (1996)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Thirteen years later, they get their chance for revenge.
Votes: 175,277 | Gross: $49.10M
23. The Florida Project (2017)
R | 111 min | Drama
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Votes: 72,333 | Gross: $5.90M
24. The Girl Next Door (2007)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.
25. This Is England (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit.
Votes: 109,948 | Gross: $0.33M
26. Before Sunrise (1995)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
Votes: 238,344 | Gross: $5.54M
27. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.
Votes: 131,785 | Gross: $82.27M
29. The Wild Pear Tree (2018)
188 min | Drama
An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.
Votes: 12,024 | Gross: $0.03M
31. My Girl (1991)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.
Votes: 66,021 | Gross: $59.85M
32. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.
Votes: 202,478 | Gross: $4.24M
33. Flatliners (2017)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience - giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.
Votes: 33,832 | Gross: $16.87M
35. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Votes: 87,628 | Gross: $5.20M
36. The Fall (2006)
R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.
Votes: 101,744 | Gross: $2.28M
37. Storm Boy (2019)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he's forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.
Votes: 1,122 | Gross: $0.07M
38. Black and White Love (2017–2018)
140 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A doctor who has devoted herself to healing others encounters a cold-blooded killer with a wounded past. What happens when the woman who saves lives is captured by the man who takes them?
39. The Bad News Bears (1976)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Votes: 18,710 | Gross: $42.35M
41. Speed Racer (2008)
PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.
Votes: 65,171 | Gross: $43.95M
42. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Votes: 90,023 | Gross: $70.00M
45. Peter Pan (1953)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.
Votes: 112,634 | Gross: $87.40M
46. Ramona and Beezus (2010)
G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach.
Votes: 16,100 | Gross: $26.16M
48. Erased (2016)
TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
29 year old Satoru Fujinuma is sent back in time 18 years to prevent the events leading to his mother's death, which began with a series of kidnappings in his 5th grade year.
49. A Little Princess (1995)
G | 97 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.
Votes: 29,597 | Gross: $10.02M
50. A River Runs Through It (1992)
PG | 123 min | Drama
The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.
Votes: 49,040 | Gross: $43.44M