Boy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant boy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, disturbing, captivating, touching and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with boy, coming of age, youth, child, teenager, children, childhood, family relations, friendship and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Family genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
boy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as boy: 10 1/2 (2010), Joshua (2007), The Sixth Sense (1999), Boychoir (2014), Jack (2014), No One's Child (2014), Stand by Me (1986), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), Michael (2011), Jasper Jones (2017).

List of boy movies

10 1/2 (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommy, 10 years old, is well known by Social Services. He is considered a danger to society. Gilles, his guardian at this halfway house, sees potential for redemption in this kid driven by violence.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: boy, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquent, child abuse, social worker, life is a bitch, isolation, youth, coming of age, police, hopes, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: quebec, canada
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Joshua (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua, an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: child as adult, boy, baby, family relations, psychopath, family problems, parents and children, manipulation, child abuse, mind game, rivalry, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, ghost, afterlife, supernatural, mystery, psychology, death, psychiatrist, plot twist, life & death, boy, psychic power ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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Boychoir (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy, music, music school, choir, teachers and students, dedicated educator, boys' choir, orphan, classical music, boarding school, troubled teen, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
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Jack (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Although he is only ten years old, Jack is responsible for himself and his little brother Manuel and this fills him with pride. Their single mother works during the day and often goes out at night. There’s no father in sight. One day, Manuel burns ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: boy, parents and children, young heroes, teenage life, self discovery, youth, child as adult, coming of age, family relations, life turned upside down, child care, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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No One's Child (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Croatia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie is based on the fascinating, true story of a feral boy whom hunters found among wolves in a forest in the mountains of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) in the mid-1980s. The boy was sent to the institution for children in an attempt to socialize ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating
Plot: boy, neglected child, orphanage, friendship, children, forest, bullying, wolf, coming of age, capture, prostitute, funeral ...
Place: serbia
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Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, sad, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, teenager, boy, adventure, youth, children, courage, young heroes, death, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: usa, oregon, normandy
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, war, childhood, nazi, friendship, boy, military, gas chamber, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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Michael (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Although to the outside world he seems like the a perfectly normal insurance broker, Michael secretly keeps a 10-year-old boy, Wolfgang locked in a room in his soundproof basement.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: pedophilia, pedophile, child abuse, life is a bitch, boy, child rape, child molestation, isolation, child abduction, gay, kidnapping, basement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, central europe
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Jasper Jones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie's life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Audience: date night, teen drama
Plot: boy, coming of age, racism, small town, friendship, love, suspicion, suicide, teen suicide, secret, australian, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 60s, year 1969
Place: adelaide south australia, australia
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Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: feel good, touching, sincere, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: day of the dead, afterlife, family, life & death, life after death, disney, childhood, memory, music, boy, betrayal, adventure ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, fairy, childhood, boy, adventure, children, fantasy world, captain, first love, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, magic ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: europe, london, united kingdom, big ben london, england
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Storm Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a highly successful retired businessman, Michael Kingley, starts to see things he at first can't explain, his life takes a dramatic turn. And when his grand-daughter rebels against her father, he is forced to re-evaluate his life and to ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: boy, pelican, bird, childhood, sea, ocean, son, youth, friendship, storm, adventure, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south australia, adelaide south australia
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I Am Gabriel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unforgiving sun, a parched earth, and a failed economy have left a small Texas town desolate. For ten years Promise, Texas has known nothing but one curse after another. It's barren, broken, and dying, leaving a town full of despair. When a ...
Style: christian film, disturbing, sincere, art house, suspenseful ...
Plot: boy, angel, hopes, coming of age, christian, faith, religion, youth, miraculous event, mysterious stranger, small town, church ...
Place: texas
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Pete's Dragon (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than ...
Style: fairy tale, compassionate, emotional, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dragon, boy, orphan, children, boy girl friendship, friendship, adventure, family, disney, fantasy world, childhood, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, future, 80s
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Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, frightening, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, nightmare, afterlife, evil spirit, paranormal activity, nightmare comes true, boy, fear, parallel world, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Jungle Book (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.
Style: serious, entertaining, scenic, semi serious, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: jungle, animals, disney, friendship, talking animals, human animal relationship, boy, orphan, courage, wolf, adventure, journey ...
Place: india, asia
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Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three Russian street kids, who live on their wits in a train station, take off to the countryside hoping to make it across the border to a better life in Poland. They are alternately looking for tenderness and pushing it away because they sense that ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: youth, boy, leaving home, friendship, young heroes, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, optimism, starting over, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, russia, europe
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Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
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Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: supernatural, monster, small town, telekinesis, experiment, super powers, parallel world, friendship, supernatural power, missing person, government conspiracy, parallel universe ...
Time: 80s, future, year 1983, 20th century, year 1987 ...
Place: indiana, ussr, usa
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Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: scenic, melancholic, colourful, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: obsession, fall in love, gays and lesbians, boy, love and romance, hotel, unrequited love, teenage boy, vacation, self discovery, art, male objectification ...
Time: victorian era, 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
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The Book of Henry (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry ...
Style: touching, emotional, sad, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: boy genius, single mother, genius, boy, child prodigy, friendship, suicide, mother son relationship, small town, fear, death of brother, child abuse ...
Place: new york state
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The Visitor (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy lives with his mother on a farm surrounded by deep forest in the remote wilds of the Finnish countryside. From time to time, the boy visits his father - a man of great violence - in prison. Locked in the stable is an unruly horse, the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: childhood, boy, jail cell, parents and children, mute, stranger, child's point of view, mysterious character, family relations, life turned upside down, countryside, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
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Emil and the Detectives (2001)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The twelve-year-old Emil and his father are haunted by bad luck. To take a break from a series of family disasters, Emil is allowed to spend a few days with a friend of the family, the female priest Hummel in Berlin. In the train he runs across the ...
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, entertaining
Audience: kids
Plot: boy, friendship, children, single father, stolen money, gang, coming of age, amateur detective, solidarity, unemployment, childhood, german history ...
Place: berlin germany, germany
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Love Strange Love (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Man remembers 48 crucial hours in his life when, as a teenager, he visited his mother, the favorite woman of an important politician, in a bordello owned by her, right before some important political changes in Brazil, in 1937. In those hours, he ...
Style: erotic, suspense, rough, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, sex, male nudity, puberty, mother son relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, sex with a minor, boy, female nudity, erotica, prostitute mother ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 70s, year 1982
Place: brazil
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sad, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: friendship, alien, childhood, extraterrestrial, children, halloween, stranded, boy, empathy, healing power, benign alien, ufo ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: california, usa, sesame street, los angeles
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Kes (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
Style: bleak, realistic, depressing, emotional, sad ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: childhood, coming of age, school, boy, neglected child, bird, friendship, working class, teacher, child protagonist, small town, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, london, scotland, britain ...
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Goodnight Mommy (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: twins, mental illness, brother brother relationship, twists and turns, boy, divorce, torture, isolation, punishment, domineering mother, killer child, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, central europe
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The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: children, manipulation, problem child, crimes, killer child, murder, evil child, parents and children, brutality, death, boy, disbelieving adult ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, japan, asia, usa, new england
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My Good Enemy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sensitive 12-year-old Alf is the low man on his class' totem pole, and he's sick of it. Forming a secret, Machiavellian alliance with another student who also has grown weary of being bullied, he hatches a plan to throw a wrench into the ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, contemplative
Plot: boy, bullying, children, friendship, friendship between boys, coming of age, revenge, fight, scandinavian girl, violence, school, rabbit ...
Place: scandinavia, norway, denmark
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Enclave (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Serbia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nenad, ten years Christian boy from a Serbian enclave, determined to create a proper community burial for his late grandfather, crosses enemy lines and makes friends among the Muslim majority in deeply divided, war-torn Kosovo.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: boy, albanian, post war, coming of age, muslim, community, funeral, life is a bitch, political conflict, teenager, society, military ...
Time: year 2004, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kosovo, eastern europe
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