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Kids heroes: Films where children triumph

Kids heroes: Films where children triumph
22 May 2024

Movies where kids save the day often carry powerful messages of courage, intelligence and resilience.

These films not only entertain but also inspire both young and old audiences.

They showcase how age is just a number when it comes to making a difference.

Here are five inspiring movies that feature children as the unlikely heroes who rise to the occasion.

'Harry Potter'
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Based on J.K. Rowling's novels, the Harry Potter series encompasses eight films.

It follows Harry Potter, a young wizard who learns of his magical heritage and attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Alongside friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, Harry combats dark forces threatening the wizarding world.

Their adventures show that bravery is not limited by age, proving inspirational across generations.

'A Wrinkle in Time'
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A Wrinkle in Time, adapted from Madeleine L'Engle's novel, unfolds the journey of Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe as they embark on an interstellar mission to save their scientist father from a malevolent force.

Merging science fiction with fantasy, the film spotlights themes of love, family bonds, and combating darkness using the power of light.

'The Goonies'
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In The Goonies, a group of kids discover an ancient map leading to lost treasure.

To save their homes from foreclosure, they embark on an adventure filled with dangerous booby traps and puzzles.

This one thousand nine hundred eighty-five classic is a testament to friendship, determination, and ingenuity as these young heroes face challenges far beyond their years.

'Spy Kids'
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Spy Kids focuses on Carmen and Juni Cortez who find out their seemingly average parents are actually retired spies after they're kidnapped by an evil genius.

Armed with high-tech gadgets and their own cleverness, Carmen and Juni dive into action to rescue their parents and thwart global destruction.

This film showcases that heroism can come in small packages.

'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'
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In E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by Steven Spielberg, young Elliott discovers E.T., an alien stranded on Earth.

Facing government agents determined to capture E.T., Elliott and his siblings embark on a mission to safely return him home.

Through this adventure, they learn valuable lessons about friendship and courage, while working together to help E.T. escape Earth and return to his planet.