Movies Top 5 - March 2019
The following list contains old and new movies, and series for children, teenagers, or YA 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 Incredibles 2, written by Brad Bird. It was first released in 2019 and is an hour + fifty-eight minutes long. The film was nominated 62 times, winning 10 awards. Also, it was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Feature Film category.
“The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.” – IMDb.
2. Coco, written by Lee Unkrich, won two Oscars in the Best Animated Feature and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures. It was first released in 2017 and is an hour + forty-five minutes long.
“Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.” – IMDb.
3. Ralph Breaks the Internet, written by Phil Johnston. It was first released in 2018 and is an hour + fifty-one minutes long. The film was nominated for 54 awards and won 3. It also was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2019 Oscars.
“Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.” – IMDb.
4. Peter Rabbit, written by George Liber, is based on the classic tale by Beatrix Potter. It was first released in 2018 and is an hour + 35 minutes long. The film was nominated for 14 awards and won 4 of them, including Best Visual Effects or Animation at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
“Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.” – IMDb.
5. How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World, written by Dean DeBlois. It was first released in 2019 and is an hour + forty-four minutes long.
“When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World,” a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.” – IMDb.
Movies for Tweens & Teens
1. Chicken Girls was written by the Brat company and was nominated for two Streamy Awards for Best Drama Series and Best Acting in Drama – Annie LeBlanc. It was released on 2017 and has currently 4 seasons.
“Rhyme and her friends – known by their ship name, “The Chicken Girls” - have been dancing together forever. But this year, everything's changing.” – IMDb.
2. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, written by George Lucas. It was first released in 1999 and is two hours + sixteen minutes long. It was nominated for 65 awards and won 26 of them. Amongst the nominations, the movie fit along Oscar categories--Best Sound, Best Effect & Sound Effects Editing, and Best Effects/Visual Effects.
“Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.” – IMDb.
3. Fuller House created by Jeff Franklin. It was first released in 2016 and currently has five seasons. It has been nominated for 12 awards and won 6 of them. Amongst the awards, they won the Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite Funny TV Show.
“In a continuation of Full House (1987), DJ Fuller is a mother of three young boys and is a recent widow. D.J.'s sister Stephanie, her best friend Kimmy and Kimmy's teenage daughter all move in to help raise her sons. The house is now a lot fuller.” – IMDb.
4. Christopher Robin, written by Alex Ross Perry, is based on the classic children’s book by A.A. Mine and Ernest Shephard. It was released in 2018 and is an hour + forty-four minutes long. It was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Achievement in Visual Effects category, as well as in 7 other awards.
“A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.” – IMDb.
5. Cheer Squad directed by Graeme Lynch. It was first released in 2016. It was nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards for Best Direction, Children’s or Youth.
“Cheer Squad is a show based on the Canadian cheer team The Great Whites. Will they be able to balance friendships, school, jobs, and family to be on a team? Find out in Cheer Squad.” – IMDb.
Movies for 13+ year old
1. Trouble with the Curve created by Robert Lorenz. It was first released in 2012 and is 1 hour + 51 minutes long. It was nominated for three awards and won one of them, including the Hollywood Film Award for Supporting Actress of the Year – Amy Adams.
“A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.”– IMDb.
2. Riverdale, created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. It was released in 2017 and has currently 3 seasons. Riverdale won a Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama, and for last year’s Teen Choice Awards, it won all the categories it was nominated on—Choice TV Show, Choice TV Actor – Drama (Cole Sprouse), Choice TV Actress – Drama (Lili Reinhart), Choice TV Villain (Mark Consuelos), Choice TV Ship (Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse), and many more.
“While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.” – IMDb.
3. The Vampire Diaries, created by Julie Plec, is based on the book series by LJ Smith. It was first released in 2009 and has 8 seasons. It won a Kid’s Choice Award on Favorite Book and won the following awards on the Teen’s Choice Awards—Choice TV Villain (Ian Somerhalder), Choice TV Breakout Show, Choice TV Female Breakout Star (Nina Dobrev), Choice TV Male Breakout Star (Paul Wesley). There are also multiple other awards, but they’ve won the same listed here repeatedly until the show’s end in 2017.
“The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.” – IMDb.
4. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is based on the Archie comic. It was first released in 2018 and has only had the first season, and the second airs in April 5th, 2019. It was nominated for a Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama.
“As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.” – IMDb.
5. Short Term 12, written by Destin Daniel Cretton. It was first released in 2013 and is 1 hour + 36 minutes long. It was nominated for 70 awards and won 36 of them, including Best Narrative Feature in the Los Angeles Film Festival.
“A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.” – IMDb.
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