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Nico the Unicorn 1998

Nico the Unicorn 1998
Not Rated | 1h 30min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 14 August 2001 (USA)

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Based on the popular novel for young adults by Frank Sacks, this heart-warming drama concerns Billy Hastings, an 11-year-old boy whose life is shattered after his leg is permanently damaged by a drunk driver. Billy and his mother Julie move to a new town in hopes of escaping the bad memories of the accident. Not long after they arrive, they visit a threadbare circus, where they discover a neglected horse. Feeling sorry for the animal, they arrange to take it home, only to discover that the horse is pregnant. That’s the least of their surprises, though; the horse shortly gives birth to a unicorn, which appears to have magical powers.

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The Tenants Downstairs 2016

The Tenants Downstairs 2016

The Tenants Downstairs 2016
Lou xia de fang ke (original title)
1h 50min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 12 August 2016 (Taiwan)

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A loafer inherits an apartment block and lets out the place to a group of tenants, including a lusty gymnastics teacher, a geeky college student, a single father with his young daughter, a gay couple, a writer and a sexy female office worker. An incredible story is about to unfold as they start their lives in the same building.

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Behind the Blue Door 2016

Behind the Blue Door 2016

Behind the Blue Door 2016
Za niebieskimi drzwiami (original title)
1h 39min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 4 November 2016 (Poland)

Behind the Blue Door 2016

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Behind the blue door – an adventure beyond your wildest dreams. No other bestselling Polish childrens’ book been adapted for the screen quite like Behind the Blue Door, a favourite among kids and teachers alike. The adaptation, directed by Mariusz Paleja, takes viewers on an extraordinary journey. It has everything children love: intriguing heroes, mysterious monsters and new friends – colourful, magical birds. It is the world you see when you close your eyes before falling asleep. The magical doors lead to a world of dreams so real you could live in it, so exciting you yearn to discover it and so mysterious it even frightens you. Behind the Blue Door is the first Polish film to be made with such momentum and epic special effects and it is sure to appeal to the people of all ages. One of the main themes of the film is the great power of parental love.

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The Secret Garden 1993

The Secret Garden 1993

The Secret Garden 1993
G | 1h 41min | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 13 August 1993 (USA)

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Living in India, Mary Lennox, a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her uncle’s estate. It is a fairly isolated existence and she has to find things to keep herself occupied. She finds a sickly young boy…and a secret garden.

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The Boy Who Could Fly 1986

The Boy Who Could Fly 1986

The Boy Who Could Fly 1986
1h 54min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 26 September 1986 (USA)

Storyline:

Charlene Michaelson, her two children – teen-aged Amelia ‘Milly’ Michaelson and precocious adolescent Louis Michaelson – and their dog Max move into a new house in a new neighborhood after the passing of Charlene’s husband/the kids’ father, Donald Michaelson. Beyond life without Donald, they are all nervous about starting a new life, which, for Charlene, means getting back into the workforce after thirteen years. Milly quickly settles into the neighborhood if only because she becomes fascinated with their next door neighbor, teen-aged Eric Gibb, who authorities believe is autistic. Orphaned Eric has never spoken a word, and without having been told about the incident, began to think he could fly at the exact moment his parents died in a plane crash. Many believe Eric’s belief is because he felt he could thus save his parents. Eric’s guardian is his dipsomaniac Uncle Hugo Gibb. Milly’s high school teacher, Mrs. Carolyn Sherman, who used to be a special needs teacher, looks after Eric as much as anyone. Mrs. Sherman believes that having Eric in her class with “normal” students is a positive environment for him, unlike the authorities who believe he should be institutionalized. Milly’s official and unofficial tasks become to see what lies deep within Eric’s psyche, and if there really is any validity to what people think Eric believes.

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Stardust 2007

Stardust 2007

Stardust 2007
PG | 2h 7min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 11 October 2007 (Hungary)

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The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it’s a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a cross-dressing pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love?

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