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Old January 4th, 2017, 07:07 PM   #11
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Disney did some fairly decent children's films set in colonial America -- Johnny Tremaine, Light in the Forest. The Robert Louis Stevenson films are a possibility, especially Treasure Island. Kidnapped might be a bit too scary. Then there's Kipling's Kim, the one starring Peter O'Toole, about British intelligence in India in the 19th c. How Green Was My Valley set in a Welsh mining town around 1900 is very good.
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This movie is pretty alright: https://myanimelist.net/anime/19115/...no_Shima?q=gio
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Old January 5th, 2017, 10:44 AM   #13
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The Ernest Green Story - Disney movie about the Little Rock Nine
Sounder - black family in the rural South; based on teh acclaimed young adult novel
King of the Hill - Great Depression tale by Steven Soderbergh; a real gem
April Morning - covers the start of the American Revolution
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"Bugsy Malone". Totally off the wall but a delight for kids. Adults can have a ball watching teen aged Scott Baio and Jody Foster, Dexter Fletcher and others.
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My wife really loves "The Journey Of Natty Gann" set in depression era America. Some good period details - unemployment, hobos riding the rails, logging in Washington state, etc.
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Mulan by Disney wasn't too bad, tho it was based on myth and a few famous Chinese women.
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Sorry mate 'Come and See' and 'Pans Labyrinth' I would not allow children to watch!
Even my missus won't watch El Laberintho Del Fauno again. Excellent film but that Captain is a real, bad guy. Luckily he gets his just deserts.


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I am so sorry. I thought you were asking for films that featured children, not films for children. In that case, never mind. I was going to keep "Hope and Glory" as a recommendation, but even it is a bit risque in a spot.
Don't worry UK TV now censors us from such a scene, whenever the film is shown.

I don't care what it is, I really hate people taking it upon themselves to protect us from a great film
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History but not fantasy,.. Christian Bale in "Empire of the Sun"
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History but not fantasy,.. Christian Bale in "Empire of the Sun"
For kids? The book haunted me for longtime and i was 18 when i have read it.
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