Movies Top 5 - August 2018
The following list contains old and new movies, and series for children, teenagers, or YAs who want to become part of the film industry.
It's important when watching a film to analyze many details, such as the plot of the story, the script, the performances, the location, the lighting, the shots, the soundtrack, the special effects.
All this helps us understand the perspective that the director used to film and memorize scenes.
Kids, 7-9 years old
1. The Game Plan, written by Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard. It was first released in 2007 and is an hour + fifty minutes long.
“An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.” – IMDb.
2. Finding Nemo, written by Andrew Stanton, won an Oscar in the Best Animated Feature category. It was first released in 2003 and is an hour + forty minutes long.
“After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.” – IMDb.
3. Charlotte’s Web, written by Susannah Grant and Karey Kirkpatrick, is based on the book by E.B. White. It was first released in 2006 and is an hour + thirty-seven minutes long.
“Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.” – IMDb.
4. Babe, written by George Miller, is based on the novel by Dick King-Smith. It was first released in 1995 and is an hour + 31 minutes long. Babe was a nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published and won an Oscar in the Visual Effects area.
“Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.” – IMDb.
5. Miracle on 34th Street was based on the 1947 movie that carries the same name. This version was released in 1995 and is an hour + fifty-four minutes long.
“A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.” – IMDb.
Movies for Tweens & Teens
1. My Girl was written by Laurice Elehwany and was nominated for a Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Movie. It was released on 1991 and is an hour + forty-two minutes long.
“A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.” – IMDb.
2. Free Willy, written by Keith Walker and Corey Blechman. It was first released in 1993 and is an hour + fifty-two minutes long.
“When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.” – IMDb.
3. The Princess Diaries, written by Gina Wendkos, is based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Meg Cabot. It was first released in 2001 and is an hour + fifty-one minutes long.
“Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.” – IMDb.
4. Maleficent, written by Linda Woolverton, is based on the fairytale by Charles Perrault. It was released in 2014 and is an hour + thirty-seven minutes long. It was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Achievement in Costume Design category.
“A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.” – IMDb.
5. Back to the Future, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. It was first released in 1985 and is an hour + fifty-six minutes long. Back to the Future won an Oscar in the Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing category.
“Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.” – IMDb.
Movies for 13+ year old
1. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, written by Lawrence Kasdan, was based on the story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was first released in 1981 and is an hour + fifty-five minutes long. Raiders of the Lost Ark won five Oscars, the Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Effects: Visual Effects, and a Special Achievement Award for Sound Editing.
“In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.” – IMDb.
2. Legally Blonde, written by Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith, is based on the novel by Amanda Brown. It was first released in 2001 and is an hour + 36 minutes long.
“Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.” – IMDb.
3. Men in Black, written by Ed Solomon, is based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham. It was first released in 1997 and is an hour + thirty-eight minutes long. It won an Oscar in the Best Makeup category.
“A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.” – IMDb.
4. 13 Going on 30, written by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. It was first released in 2004 and is an hour + thirty-eight minutes long.
“A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.” – IMDb.
5. Sixteen Candles, written by John Hughes. It was first released in 1984 and is an hour + thirty-three minutes long.
“A girl's “sweet” sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.” – IMDb.
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