Family Films

Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959)

Rated G

Irishman Darby O’Gill finds himself face to face with magical little people — leprechauns — in this unheralded Disney gem. One of O’Gill’s tall tales comes true when he captures the King of the Leprechauns, who must grant him three wishes. But all the wishes ultimately backfire, with comical results.

Karate Kid (1984)

Rated PG

Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel … and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense. Armed with newfound confidence, skill and wisdom, Daniel ultimately faces off against his tormentors in this hugely popular classic underdog tale.

Little Secrets (2002)

Rated PG

Instead of going to summer camp with her friends, 14-year-old Emily decides to spend the vacation time practicing her violin to prepare for an all-important symphony tryout. She also makes herself available to the kids in the neighborhood as a sounding board: For a fee, she’ll keep their secrets and sit through their tales of misdeeds. But soon, Emily must deal with secrets — and problems — of her own.

A friend told me about this film and although I believe the storyline to be wonderful done; I felt that the acting needed some work.

Neverending Story (1984)

Rated PG

A young boy who’s constantly harassed by schoolyard bullies holes up in an abandoned attic with an extraordinary book about an amazing universe, a land filled with rock-eating creatures, racing snails and flying dragons. Director Wolfgang Petersen’s first English-language film was so successful that it spawned a couple of live-action sequels as well as an animated television series.

Wild Hearts Can’t be Broken (1991)

Rated G

Based on a true story, this Disney family film chronicles the adventures of Depression-era teenager Sonora Webster, who runs away from her foster home to join a carnival. Sonora is determined to become a diving girl, a performer who rides a trained horse as it dives from a high platform into deep water. Although she faces nearly universal adversity along the way, she refuses to give up and keeps fighting for her dreams.

synopsis by Netflix.

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