My Father’s Glory 1990

My Father's Glory 1990

My Father’s Glory 1990

My Father’s Glory 1990
La gloire de mon père (original title)
1h 45min | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 29 August 1990 (France)

Storyline:

A young boy’s life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father, as well as the success of his arrogant Uncle Jules. Marcel and family spend their summer vacation in a cottage in Provence, and Marcel befriends a local boy who teaches him the secrets of the hills in Provence.

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Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket 2016

Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket 2016

Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket 2016
1h 32min | Adventure, Family, Mystery | 9 August 2016 (USA)

Storyline:

Vacationing on historic Nantucket Island, a teenage mystery writer and her friends must outwit two scheming thieves to solve the secret behind a legendary ghost story.

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Rare Exports 2010

Rare Exports 2010

Rare Exports 2010
R | 1h 24min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror | 3 December 2010 (Finland)

Storyline:

On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there’s Santa’s elves, who are determined to free their leader…

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas 1998

I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998

I’ll Be Home for Christmas 1998
PG | 1h 26min | Comedy, Family | 13 November 1998 (USA)

Storyline:

A college student experiences difficulty in getting home for Christmas after being hazed by his friends. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about himself and the true meaning of the holiday.

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Stormbreaker 2006

Stormbreaker 2006

Stormbreaker 2006
PG | 1h 33min | Action, Adventure, Family | 21 July 2006 (UK)

Storyline:

Alex Rider thinks he is a normal school boy, until his uncle is killed. He discovers that his uncle was actually spy on a mission, when he was killed. Alex is recruited by Alan Blunt to continue the mission. He is sent to Cornwall to investigate a new computer system, which Darrius Sayle has created. He plans to give the new computer systems to every school in the country, but Mr. Blunt has other ideas and Alex must find out what it is.

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Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer 2010

Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer 2010

Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer 2010
PG | 1h 33min | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 16 April 2010 (USA)

Storyline:

Branded as a ‘nerd’ and harassed by the school bully, 12-year-old Arthur is rescued by a magical alchemist/troll but is soon able to return the favor. Arthur’s loving mom, who struggles to keep her devious ex-husband from gaining custody of Arthur, dismisses her son’s ‘fantasies’ until she realizes their all-too-real immediate danger and joins forces with Arthur, the troll, the Knights of the Square Table (Arthur’s pals Natalie and Tim), and a dashing but washed up video-game master named Shane. Together, they hope to conquer an unleashed dragon and the wicked vice-principal who threaten civilization.

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Priklyucheniya Toma Soyera i Geklberri Finna 1982

Priklyucheniya Toma Soyera i Geklberri Finna 1982

Priklyucheniya Toma Soyera i Geklberri Finna 1982
3h 45min | Adventure, Family | TV Movie 27 March 1982

User review:

It’s ironic but true – although the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are an American classic of iconic status, it would be the old nemesis USSR to go down in history as the country of origin of their most faithful film adaptation. Almost all the story lines of the two books are told, and in a non-embellished fashion. While some may criticize its (lack of) pace, the careful storytelling makes this three hour TV-movie right especially for younger audiences. Precisely because this is not as high budget as some of the US versions, it is astonishing to watch how detailed the Mississippi towns were built in the Soviet Union (everything had to be built from scratch)! Try this one if you love the book and don’t mind the harsh realism of the story.

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Zip and Zap and the Captain’s Island 2016

Zip and Zap and the Captain's Island 2016

Zip and Zap and the Captain’s Island 2016
Zipi y Zape y la Isla del Capitán (original title)
Adventure | 29 July 2016 (Spain)

Storyline:

It’s Christmas and Zip and Zap are up to their old tricks. But this time they’ve gone too far and their punishment will be no Christmas vacation and a seemingly boring boat trip with their parents instead. To their surprise, the destination is a spectacular remote island. But a terrifying storm rolls in and they’re forced to seek shelter at a mansion belonging to the eccentric Miss Pam, where children without families enjoy a paradise with no rules. Helped by their new friends, Flecky, Macky and Pippi, the brothers discover that their parents’ sudden disappearance in the middle of the night is related to the mysterious secret behind the island and its strange inhabitants.

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Memories of My Childhood 1965

Memories of My Childhood 1965

Memories of My Childhood 1965
Amintiri din copilarie (original title)
1h 12min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy | 13 December 1965 (Romania)

Storyline:

Loosely based on Romanian author Ion Creanga’s life as a child during the 1840s.Young schoolboy Ion is growing up fast in a provincial town of the Moldavia region of Romania.Local villagers call him “Nica a lui Stefan a Petrei”.The film offers a detailed account of his childhood with special focus on the relationships between Ion and the various people in his life.The relationships between Ion as a child and his parents,friends,neighbors and teachers are described.The larger context of the Romanian rural social universe of the 19th century is also touched upon.Finally,the film shows Ion’s coming-of-age from an innocent child growing up in an idyllic remote village to a rebellious adolescent dreaming of becoming a priest.

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