Family

1776 (1972) Peter H. Hunt, William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Drama, Family, History

1776 (Peter H. Hunt, 1972)
The film version of the Broadway musical comedy of the same name. In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence. As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single “nay” vote will forever end the question of independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialog are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants.
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Flight of the Navigator (1986) Randal Kleiser, Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Adventure, Family, Sci-fi

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David Freeman (Joey Cramer) is an ordinary boy destined for a most extraordinary adventure – aboard a spectacular, futuristic spacecraft. After a mystifying disappearance, David returns – possessing a vast, undiscovered knowledge about the farthest reaches of the universe. With these sudden navigational powers, David is able to take the fantastic flying machine anywhere he desires, accompanied by both its wisecracking robotic commander, Max, and an assortment of bizarre extraterrestrial creatures! Embark on a fun-filled, fast-paced journey of fantasy and adventure as David takes off on the flight of a lifetime! Also featuring Sarah Jessica Parker and the voice of Paul Reubens.
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The Boy and the World / O Menino e o Mundo (2013) Alê Abreu, Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta, Animation, Adventure, Family

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An amazing Brazilian animation that truly exemplifies the power of imagery and music as a combination that has more than enough to portray a powerful and deep message. It shows an adventurous quest that illustrates the issues of the modern world through the eyes of a child. A cautionary tale of globalization, The Boy And The World teaches above all the dangers of the massification of the economy, of the mind, and of the soul.
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The Private War of Major Benson (1955) Jerry Hopper, Charlton Heston, Julie Adams, William Demarest, Comedy, Family, Romance

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A Major noted for advancing with his mouth before thinking is given a choice: to be drummed out of the Army, or take command of and shape up the ROTC program at Sheridan Academy before it fails its next inspection. At Sheridan he encounters three hundred pre-teen cadets who range from rascally to adorable, and a female doctor who has just the right prescription for him.
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The Secret of Roan Inish (1994) John Sayles, Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, Drama, Family, Fantasy

The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie – a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother washed out to sea in a cradle shaped like a boat; someone in the family believes the boy is being raised by the seals. Then Fiona catches sight of a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish and takes an active role in uncovering The Secret of Roan Inish. Written by John Oswalt. Modified by Nancy Janelle.
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The Good Witch (2008) Craig Pryce, Catherine Bell, Chris Potter, Catherine Disher, Family, Fantasy

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Jake Russell, the friendly police chief in town so small initially worries about mysterious outsider heiress Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Nightingale, who moved into the house held to be haunted by the ‘grey lady’, and opens a strange gift shop full with attributes of occultism, soon causing the rumor she’s a wicked witch. After Cassie kindly helps his brave son Brandon (and his sissy sister Lori) with a dog, bully Kyle -abused by his own poor dad- and their own fears, Jake soon makes friends with her, even romantically interested. Yet the ‘chief’ is professionally obliged to handle a flood of complaints and harassment started by the mayor’s haughty wife, her busy bodies-bunch, and teenage brats. Finally Derek Sanders, Jakes’s only deputy, hits on Cassie’s hidden background.
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Little Giants (1994) Duwayne Dunham, Rick Moranis, Ed O’Neill, Shawna Waldron, Comedy, Family

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Kevin O’Shea (Ed O’ Neil) is an early retired Football Star, who now coaches a pee-wee league team. When Kevin excludes his niece, Becky O’Shea (dispite her being the best player), she convinces her dad Danny O’Shea (Rick Moranis) to coach a pee-wee team, and beat Kevin’s team. Danny accepts in an attempt to show Urbainia that Kevin is not invincible, and that there is another O’Shea in town. Danny picks a team of players that have never been given a chance, and Danny no-longer wants to be Second Best.
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Jimmy (2013) Mark Freiburger, Patrick Fabian, Kelly Carlson, Ted Levine, Drama, Family, Fantasy

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The central character of the film is a challenged thirteen year-old autistic named Jimmy Mitchell (portrayed by Ian Colletti). In the quaint town of Pinery Grove, Georgia, he lives under the loving care of his family, striving to overcome the day-to-day struggles that surface. While deprived of mental normality, he is naturally gifted with a unique capacity to see beyond what most see. A supernatural element coincides with his natural gift, as angelic beings he calls “Watchers”, are seen throughout his everyday experiences. His profound sense of observation leads him into trouble when stumbling onto the wrong place at the wrong time (which proves an arbitrary habit for Jimmy), as he must testify in a pivotal trial what he bore witness to.
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Papadopoulos and Sons (2012) Marcus Markou, Carl Rice, Stephen Dillane, Selina Cadell, Comedy, Drama, Family

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Only when you lose everything do you find it all… Harry Papadopoulos has got it all: a mansion house, awards and a super-rich lifestyle. But when a financial crisis hits, Harry and his family lose everything. Everything, except the dormant and forgotten Three Brothers Fish & Chip Shop half owned by Harry´s larger than life brother Spiros who’s been estranged from the family for years. With no alternative, Harry and his family are forced to pack their bags and reluctantly join `Uncle Spiros´ to live above the neglected Three Brothers chippie. Together they set about bringing the chip shop back to life under the suspicious gaze of their old rival, Hassan, from the neighbouring Turkish kebab shop whose son has his own eyes on Harry´s daughter, Katie. As each family member comes to terms with their new life, Harry struggles to regain his lost business empire. But as the chip shop returns to life, old memories are stirred and Harry discovers that only when you lose everything can you be free to find it all.
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