British Film Institute's Top 50 Films for Children

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“50 films you should see by the age of 14” is a list created by the British Film Institute in 2005 in order to inspire parents and educators to take movies as seriously as books and other kinds of art. It was created by more than 70 experts including film producers, teachers, authors and critics who all made their own top ten.

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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    1938, in 17 top lists Check
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    Au revoir les enfants

    1987 — a.k.a. Au Revoir les Enfants, in 13 top lists Check
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    Back to the Future

    1985, in 25 top lists Check
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    Beauty and the Beast

    1991, in 20 top lists Check
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    La belle et la bête

    1946 — a.k.a. Beauty and the Beast, in 26 top lists Check
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    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 36 top lists Check
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    Billy Elliot

    2000, in 7 top lists Check
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    A Day at the Races

    1937, in 3 top lists Check
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 30 top lists Check
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    Edward Scissorhands

    1990, in 10 top lists Check
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    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 26 top lists Check
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    Finding Nemo

    2003, in 17 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 33 top lists Check
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    Jason and the Argonauts

    1963, in 6 top lists Check
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    Kes

    1969, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Kid

    1921, in 17 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933, in 26 top lists Check
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    Kirikou et la sorcière

    1998 — a.k.a. Kirikou and the Sorceress, in 0 top lists Check
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    Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

    1953 — a.k.a. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, in 22 top lists Check
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    Mitt liv som hund

    1985 — a.k.a. My Life as a Dog, in 7 top lists Check
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    Tonari no Totoro

    1988 — a.k.a. My Neighbor Totoro, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 34 top lists Check
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    Oliver Twist

    1948, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Outsiders

    1983, in 2 top lists Check
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    Pather Panchali

    1955, in 21 top lists Check
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    Playtime

    1967, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Princess Bride

    1987, in 19 top lists Check
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    Rabbit-Proof Fence

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981 — a.k.a. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, in 29 top lists Check
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    The Railway Children

    1970, in 3 top lists Check
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    Le ballon rouge

    1956 — a.k.a. The Red Balloon, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Secret Garden

    1993, in 0 top lists Check
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    Fucking Åmål

    1998 — a.k.a. Show Me Love, in 6 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 37 top lists Check
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1937, in 25 top lists Check
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    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 35 top lists Check
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    El espíritu de la colmena

    1973 — a.k.a. The Spirit of the Beehive, in 21 top lists Check
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    Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

    2001 — a.k.a. Spirited Away, in 39 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977, in 40 top lists Check
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    Être et avoir

    2002 — a.k.a. To Be and to Have, in 8 top lists Check
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 18 top lists Check
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    Toy Story

    1995, in 25 top lists Check
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    Le voyage dans la lune

    1902 — a.k.a. A Trip to the Moon, in 14 top lists Check
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    Walkabout

    1971, in 13 top lists Check
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    Whale Rider

    2002, in 5 top lists Check
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    Khane-ye doust kodjast?

    1987 — a.k.a. Where Is the Friend's House?, in 15 top lists Check
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    Whistle Down the Wind

    1961, in 1 top list Check
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    Badkonake sefid

    1995 — a.k.a. The White Balloon, in 6 top lists Check
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    Romeo + Juliet

    1996, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 37 top lists Check
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Last updated on Jan 6, 2012; source