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Old 05-24-04, 01:36 PM
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Need Children's Film Recommendations

I am having my 10 year old niece over for a weekend movie marathon. I want to have a "good indie movie" line up. So far I have:

Whale Rider
Bend It Like Beckham
The Secret of Roan Inish
School of Rock

Any other recommendations? I want to show her stuff out of the mainstream.

Thanks!
Old 05-24-04, 02:26 PM
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I thought Beckham was a little bit mature for a 10 year old with all the emphasis on dating and relationships. Maybe that's just me though.

What about Spirited Away and Holes?

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Not really indie, but:

The Black Stallion (probably my favorite "kids" movie)
Kiki's Delivery Service (might be a little tame for today's 10 year old, but my oldest daughter loves it)
The Secret Garden (my second favorite "kids" movie)
The Princess Bride ( I have yet to meet anyone of any age who didn't like it)
ET (judging by her age, she probably hasn't seen it)

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Rabbit-Proof Fence

And tuck this one away for use a couple of years from now:
Welcome to the Dollhouse

I say tuck it away because it is R-rated. It's a very good coming-of-age story about a misfit girl in middle school.

Perhaps both of the films I mentioned are more young adult films than kids films. Just thought I'd mention them if you are looking for something a little heavier.
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School of Rock is an indie film?

How about Iron Giant.
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Requiem For A Dream
Salo
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Old 05-24-04, 04:03 PM
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I'll give Iron Giant another big thumbs up.
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Requiem For A Dream
Salo
Boogie Nights


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VERY FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!
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I didn't think so.
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The railway Children
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiller (aka The Hideaways)
Walkabout (depends on how mature a 10-year-old it is...I saw this in a 8th grade class, however)
Twice Upon a Time (one of the great animated flicks no one has seen)
Return to Oz
Something Wicked This Way Comes
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Are you sure she's not going to be disappointed that you don't pop in Disney sequel after Disney sequel? Why can't you just let her be a ten year old.

I don't think many of those mentioned could be considered "indie" movies.

I second Iron Giant and Princess Bride.

If you are trying to enculturate her then I highly recommend Fantasia 2000. It is a masterful work of art that is overly underappreciated.
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so whens that special edition of iron giant coming out, i cry at the end every time.

i love that movie
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Originally posted by TheAllPurposeNothing

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiller (aka The Hideaways)
is this even on video?? I would definately buy this movie on a heartbeat when and if it becomes available on DVD.



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Rabbit-Proof Fence

And tuck this one away for use a couple of years from now:
Welcome to the Dollhouse

I say tuck it away because it is R-rated. It's a very good coming-of-age story about a misfit girl in middle school.

Perhaps both of the films I mentioned are more young adult films than kids films. Just thought I'd mention them if you are looking for something a little heavier.
on Rabbit Proof Fence

eventually she should also see Thirteen.

Personally I recommend
Fairytale: A True Story
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Originally posted by Giles
is this even on video?? I would definately buy this movie on a heartbeat when and if it becomes available on DVD.
Available on VHS only at the moment. Still worth seeing.

TV movie remake is not nearly as good.
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Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Nightmare Before Christmas
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Secondhand Lions is really good
Another for Iron Giant
Emperor's New Groove(Not indie, but overlooked)
Billy Elliot

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I'd like to second Emporer's New Groove. I think it's actually my favorite Di$ney, at least from a humor side. It's sooo funny.
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Originally posted by ween
Labrynth
Secondhand Lions is really good
Another for Iron Giant
Emperor's New Groove(Not indie, but overlooked)
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot is a fun movie, but's it's language is a tad harsh, hence why it recieved an R-rating by the MPAA.
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Oh yeah...forgot one...

The Lady in White (great ghost story)

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