Boy hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant boy hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, light and stylized films and TV shows about / with boy hero, adventure, heroes, friendship, family, escapades, danger, fantasy world, storytelling and youth plots mostly in Adventure, Family and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as boy hero: Willy The Sparrow (1989), Necessary Parties (1988), The Incredibles (2004), Galtar and the Golden Lance (1985), Big Bad Beetleborgs (1997), Big Bad Beetleborgs (1996), Prank Week (2017), Krummerne (1991), Hiruko the Goblin (1991), Kids of the Round Table (1995).

List of boy hero movies

Ace Wonder: Message from a Dead Man (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ace Wonder is a 10-year-old detective, struggling to find a storyline for his latest novel. When his path tangles with Derek Morton, a simple family mystery becomes a very real case of corporate espionage, scientific discovery, and one coldblooded ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: fatherhood, boy hero, family business, hotel, small town, adventurer, investigation, single parent, youth, danger, workplace, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa
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Willy The Sparrow (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 76 min.
Story: What would it feel like to be a bird and fly over the trees and housetops? A boy named Willy finds out when the Sparrow Guardian turns him into a Sparrow for shooting a BB gun at the little birds. Suddenly, Willy's own cat thinks of him as ...
Style: epic, light, fairy tale
Plot: sparrow, kids and family, hungarian, bird, tree, antenna, disappearance, city, elderly man, lamp, elderly woman, window ...
Place: hungary, budapest
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, touching, twists and turns, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, chosen one, witch, wizards and magicians, school, friendship, supernatural ability, magical, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, best friends, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1991, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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Necessary Parties (1988)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Chris Mills goes to court to prevent his parents from ending their marriage.
Plot: marriage, teenager, lawsuit, junior high school, boy hero, middle school, lawyer, brother sister relationship, 14 year old, grandfather grandson relationship, mechanic, teenage boy ...
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 8.0
 565K
The Incredibles (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, superhuman powers, adventure, family, secret, heroes, villain, parents and children, lawsuit, disguise ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Galtar and the Golden Lance (1985)
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Galtar and the Golden Lance is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera in the 1980s. It was originally produced and released as part of a five-in-one omnibus program, The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, of which Challenge of the ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, dragon, magic, trap, orphan, evil sorcerer, lizard, one eyed man, bracelet, betrayal, vengeance, surrealism ...
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Big Bad Beetleborgs (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: France, USA
Duration: 35 min.
Story: Big Bad Beetleborgs is an American television series produced by Saban Entertainment. It aired for two seasons (the second season being named 'Beetleborgs Metallix') on Fox Kids between September 7, 1996 and March 2, 1998. Reruns later ...
Plot: ghost, supervillain, girl heroine, mummy, werewolf, supernatural power, frankenstein's monster, best friend, superhero, good versus evil, armor, vampire ...
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Big Bad Beetleborgs (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: A trio of preteens are dared by two snobby brothers into going into a haunted house that is occupied by a trio of monsters. The kids accidentally free a genie that is trapped in a pipe organ. The genie offers to grant the kids one wish. The kids ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: heroes, friends, rivalry, escapades, adventure, friendship, supernatural power, villain, werewolf, mummy, african american, boy hero ...
Time: 90s
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 3.0
 24
Prank Week (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A campus urban legend myth comes true when fraternity brothers start to get killed off one by one by the infamous serial killer who used to live in the fraternity house 25 years ago.
Style: wild, surprise ending, twist ending, sexy, bloody
Plot: killer, house, fraternity, stalker, college student, serial murder, girlfriend, apartment, night, child, parade, serial killer ...
Place: campus, illinois, mcdonald's restaurant, chicago illinois
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Manuel on the Island of Wonders (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Manuel is a young boy who travels from long ago to the present and then to the future.
Plot: boy, teacher, dreaming, game, oneiric, parallel worlds, island, sailor, child's point of view, pirate, fantasy world, child protagonist ...
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 5.9
 881
Krummerne (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The tween, Mads, finds it hard to fit in. Having feelings for a girl in class and a clumsy farther who is a teacher at his school doesn't help. By an uforseen chance of events, Mads becomes somewhat of a hero, but will he win the girl?
Plot: brother brother relationship, little boy, ghost, teenage girl, teenager, house, friendship, school, teasing, teacher, boy, baby ...
Place: scandinavia, kindergarten, denmark
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Hiruko the Goblin (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance mission. He beheads students in order to assemble their heads on ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, goblin, hell, crown, summer, rivalry, mutant, high school, afterlife, danger, youth, deadly ...
Place: asia, japan
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Kids of the Round Table (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in modern times, Alex finds King Arthur's sword Excalibur and must prove himself worthy of it.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, offbeat, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, time travel, sword, family, adventure, vengeance, heroes, rivalry, young heroes, escapades, imaginary, mischievous children ...
Time: middle ages
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 5.0
 416
Vengeance (1977)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One of Cannon Films' two 1976 Italian-Israeli co-productions starring Lee Van Cleef and Leif Garrett (Gianfranco Parolini's Pistola di Dio was the other), this spaghetti western was actually shot in the Middle East by American director ...
Plot: hunting, boy hero, moral transformation, dead woman on ground, sexual cruelty, boy in peril, adolescent boy, rescue mission, cowboy, murder of parents, deviant sex, death of family ...
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Treasure Island (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Take a son and make sure he dreams; wake him up and start telling him a story. Rock him with your most beautiful voice, lower and lower, until he goes back to sleep but still listening, subliminally. Now, he must be dreaming, but completing the ...
Plot: childhood, boy, storytelling, child in peril, boy in peril, boy hero, child protagonist, blind man, island, oneiric, surrealism, absurdism
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Adventure Scouts (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of kids return from a camping trip to discover their town is being held captive by a gang of motorcycle-riding knuckleheads. Using only their scouting knowledge and camping equipment, the kids take down the gang members one by one.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, small town, heroes, terrorizing, family relations, friends, small town life, good versus evil, heroic mission, rivalry, youth, gang ...
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 5.4
 4K
Watchers (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknow to him, the dog is being stalked by another escaped creature thats not quite so friendly.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dog, laboratory, genetic engineering, boy dog relationship, stray dog, government agent, chases and races, deadly creature, escapades, experiment gone awry, animal training, danger ...
Time: 80s
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, killer robot, time travel, lone hero, save the world, manhunt, terminator, chase, artificial intelligence, future dystopia, fictional war ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.8
 50K
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, fantasy world, friendship, adventure, family, young heroes, fish out of water, disorder, escapades, danger, prejudice, steampunk ...
Time: victorian
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 5.4
 28K
Big Game (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Finland, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Air Force One is shot down by terrorists, leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness. 13-year old Oskari is also in that wilderness, on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk by tracking down a deer, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: president, wilderness, survival, adventure, unlikely partners, in the woods, partners, secret service, conspiracy, on the run, escape, parachute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: finland, europe, pentagon, norway, washington d.c.
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The Robber Hotzenplotz (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Children's Story about a allways unlucky Highwayman of the southern geman Forestaicion's in the later half of the 19th Century,witty Grammafication by the Author,in,off Course german Lingua.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: crimes, family, escapades, heroes, supernatural ability, family relations, palaces castles and temples, castle, fire hose, accent, tree, fairy ...
Place: bavaria
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 6.9
 61K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
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: feel good, exciting, captivating, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, pirate, adventure, first love, childhood, imaginary, mermaid, imaginary kingdom, parents and children, fantasy world, island, young heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, big ben london
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 4.7
 20K
Leprechaun (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horrific Leprechaun goes on a rampage after his precious bag of gold coins is stolen. He uses all of his magical destructive powers to trick, terrorize and kill anyone who is unlucky enough to hinder his relentless search. In a frantic attempt to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, dark humor, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: legends and myths, murder, vengeance, supernatural, deadly creature, family in danger, slasher, monster, violence, curses spells and rituals, chase, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: north dakota, usa
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King of Bandit Jing (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Story: Story about master-thief Jing and his exploits to steel everything he deems valuable in the world. His also has a talking albatross Kir for a sidekick.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting
Plot: escapades, friends, folk hero, heroes, partners, chase, womanizer, chases and races, adventure, treasure hunt, countryside, on the run ...
Place: japan
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, dragon, adventure, family, vikings, journey, warrior, imaginary, training, animal training, teamwork, good versus evil ...
Place: scandinavia
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 7.5
 402K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, holiday, family, when the parents are away, danger, neighbor, crime gone awry, vacation, precocious child, young heroes, child protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, america, paris france, chicago illinois, illinois ...
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 7.0
 69K
Holes (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, theft, digging, camp, treasure, destiny, misfit, warden, curse, judge, family, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1960s, 1900s, 1890s
Place: texas, latvia, usa
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 4.4
 94K
Home Alone 3 (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 9-year-old Alex Pruitt is home alone with the chicken pox. Turns out, due to a mix-up among nefarious spies, Alex was given a toy car concealing a top-secret microchip. Now Alex must fend off the spies as they try break into his house to get it back.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, not serious, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: weatherman, black market, christmas, home alone, little boy, burglar, home invasion, family, holiday, heroes, mischievous children, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: witch, magical, wizards and magicians, chosen one, school, curses spells and rituals, giant, boarding school life, supernatural ability, best friends, child driving car, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, 1990s, year 1992
Place: england, europe, london
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Style: exciting, stylized, twists and turns, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: witch, wizards and magicians, chosen one, young heroes, school, supernatural ability, magical, good versus evil, boarding school life, werewolf, betrayal, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1996
Place: england, europe, london
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