Smart kid movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant smart kid movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, feel good, inspirational, humorous, sweet and sentimental films and TV shows about / with smart kid, childhood, runaway, mentor, storytelling, friendship, culture clash, coming of age, children and catastrophe plots mostly in Family, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as smart kid: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978), Billy Elliot (2000), Pippi Longstocking (1969), Annie (1982), The Karate Kid (1984), The Secret Garden (1993), Fresh (1994), The Next Karate Kid (1994), Fly Away Home (1996), Harriet the Spy (1996).

List of smart kid movies

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits. Her husband Raoul seeks to save her by enlisting Stephane, a stranger, to be her lover. Although he listens to Mozart and has every Pocket Book ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sex comedy, sexual, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: sexual initiation, sexuality, female nudity, sex education, pregnancy, teenage boy, menage a trois, smart kid, sex with a minor, older woman teenage boy relationship, coming of age, sexual frustration ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: france, tokyo, japan, paris france
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Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: inspirational, touching, feel good, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: coming of age, ballet, gay, father son relationship, friendship, dancing, working class, childhood, audition, follow your dream, boxing, dancer's life ...
Time: 20th century, year 1984, 90s, 80s
Place: england, northern england, london, europe
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Pippi Longstocking (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Pippi Longstocking is a TV series based on Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking children's books. The show ran for thirteen episodes, the first episode being broadcast 8 February 1969 on the then Swedish public service channel Sveriges ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, humorous, vintage
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: youth, monkey, smart kid, magic, friendship, strong female lead, strong female character, children, disorder, friends, family relations, family reunited ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Annie (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: orphan, little girl, dancing, child, childhood, coming of age, teenager, love, adoption, winter, runaway, magic ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, liverpool, washington d.c. ...
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The Karate Kid (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, teenager, sport, karate, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, underdog, coming of age, high school, fight, childhood ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, canada, usa
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The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, feel good, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, orphan, countryside, girl, friendship, garden, little girl, beautiful scenery, children, old mansion, uncle, magic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, yorkshire, africa, london ...
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Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: chess, african american, coming of age, drugs, drug dealing, gangsters, drug lord, gang, drug addiction, father son relationship, ghetto, hip hop ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, africa, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey
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The Next Karate Kid (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both ...
Style: feel good, humorous, melancholic, ridiculous, motivational ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, high school, karate, teenage girl, teacher, sport, female protagonist, training, showdown, high school student, bully, teen angst ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, los angeles, massachusetts, usa, california
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Fly Away Home (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: goose, aviation, rescue, father daughter relationship, bird, animals, single father, childhood, environmental, tragedy, against the odds, loss of mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new zealand, north carolina
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Harriet the Spy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the secret notebook of a young girl who fancies herself a spy is found by her friends, her speculations make her very unpopular! Can she win her friends back?
Style: intense, entertaining, enigmatic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: spy, espionage, bullying, friendship, teenage girl, coming of age, childhood, notebook, child, secrets, friends, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: school, children, mischievous children, supernatural ability, parents and children, adoption, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, young heroes, telekinesis, child protagonist, elementary school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
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Shine (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Style: inspirational, emotional, feel good, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: music, pianist, prodigy, classical music, child prodigy, psychology, piano, mental illness, insanity, overbearing parent, father son relationship, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s
Place: australia, london, south australia
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Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li ...
Style: feel good, touching, light, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: female protagonist, female warrior, dragon, cross dressing, disney, human spirit, friendship, heroine, sexism, good versus evil, princess, talking animals ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, date night
Plot: small town, friendship, teacher, follow your dream, mathematics, against the odds, generation gap, teenage life, life philosophy, space program, scientist, dedicated educator ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, year 1957
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, prejudice, friendship, literature, teacher, basketball, african american, writers, coming of age, writer's life, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, boston, brooklyn new york city, scotland, usa ...
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The Kid (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, indifference, disney, youth, childhood, unfulfillment, bullying, supernatural, happy ending, redemption, cynic, father son estrangement ...
Time: future, 60s, 2000s, 20th century, year 2000 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: funny, humorous, talky, melancholic, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentricity, eccentric family, siblings relations, writers, dark humor, forbidden love, parents and children, extramarital affair, incest, deadpan, uptight character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, curse, desert, friendship, interracial romance, disney, camp, destiny, treasure, false accusation, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, 1850s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, latvia, usa
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The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: boarding school, teacher, childhood, orphan, music, children, friendship, musician, teachers and students, boarding school life, boss, school ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, new york, europe, paris france, england
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Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ...
Style: touching, inspirational, entertaining, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, girls' night, teens, pre-teens ...
Plot: time travel, disney, time machine, inventor, redemption, runaway, orphan, talking animals, twists and turns, father son relationship, love, eccentric family ...
Time: future, 2030s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
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Tangled (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, romantic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: princess, disney, fall in love, disney princess, couples, love and romance, horse, female protagonist, unlikely couple, young woman, power of love, hopes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany, fictional island
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Charlotte's Web (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, touching, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens ...
Plot: animals, pig, friendship, spider, rescue, unlikely friendships, adaptation, child, friends, heroes, talking animals, love ...
Time: 1930s, 21st century
Place: usa, maine
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August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, family outing ...
Plot: music, musician, orphan, dancing, childhood, child prodigy, adoption, prodigy, child protagonist, youth, chance meeting, children ...
Time: 80s, year 1995, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, xian ...
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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming of age, african american, child prodigy, mentor, hopes, teacher, teachers and students, self esteem, elementary school, unlikely friendships, culture clash, prejudice ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., africa, california, usa
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The Karate Kid (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, China
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, feel good, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: teachers and students, martial arts, human spirit, kung fu, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, coach, underdog, coming of age, bullying, perseverance ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: china, california, new jersey, beijing china, asia ...
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Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: disney, princess, coming of age, rebellious daughter, mother daughter relationship, witch, bravery, happy ending, medieval, bear, female protagonist, father daughter relationship ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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Despicable Me (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, light, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, disney, children, super villain, lifestyle change, friendship, childhood, escapades, chase, adoptive father, little girl ...
Time: 2010s, 20th century, year 1969, 60s, 21st century
Place: usa, north korea, egypt
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War of the Buttons (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 1960. The thrilling battles waged by a band of kids from two rival villages in the southern French countryside.
Style: realistic, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, rivalry, countryside, friends, children, school, village, village life, betrayal, humiliation, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: europe, france
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Big Hero 6 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Style: touching, feel good, entertaining, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, robot, disney, friendship, heroes, teenage life, boy genius, androids and robots, good versus evil, young heroes, friends, child prodigy ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, tokyo, california
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Wadjda (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight ...
Style: touching, talky, stylized, feminist film, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, bicycle, islam, muslim, muslim girl, children, school, gender, dreams, coming of age, women, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan
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