Popular kid movies 2022: The 10 Best Family Movies and TV Series of 2022

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As a parent, we are always looking for movies that we can watch with our entire family. As much as we love watching superhero movies in our household, sometimes we want to see something that is a little different. We compiled a list of family movies that we enjoyed this year and can be something for you to watch during this holiday season.

Here they are in no particular order.


Belle was one of those movies that I kept hearing about but never got the chance to see. Thanks to our friends at Shout! Factory we were sent a copy and this movie was beautiful.

This story will resonant with many families and the music is just amazing!

A high school student becomes a globally beloved singer after entering a fantastic virtual world. She soon embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of a mysterious beast who’s on the run from ruthless vigilantes.


Turning Red was such a great movie about friendships, mother-daughter relationships, and puberty. Yes, this movie went there and it was refreshing to see something on the screen that has not been covered before.

Lovingly told, this movie gives us an inside look at a young girl going through changes both internally and physically.

A thirteen-year-old girl is torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the changes of adolescence. And as if the challenges were not enough, whenever she gets overly excited she transforms into a giant red panda.


What happens when you mix Ocean’s Eleven with animated animals? You get The Bad Guys! This movie is such a great caper movie and all of the voices involved are fantastic. Just the opening scene with Wolf and Snake talking in the diner reminded me of the dialogue in Reservoir Dogs.

Families will enjoy this fun movie and hopefully, we will get more adventures with these characters in the years to come. Read our full review here.

After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet — becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they’re turning good.


Who knew a movie about a talking shell would pull us in and make us feel so good after it was over. Marvel the Shell with Shoes on is such a great movie but might be a little slow for younger kids. There are some Youtube shorts that might be their speed if they can’t watch this full movie.

Read our review here along with our interview with Jenny Slate.

Marcel, a 1-inch-tall shell, lives with his grandmother, Connie, the only residents of their town after their neighbors’ sudden, mysterious disappearance. When discovered by a guest amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans and a new hope of reuniting with his long-lost family.


The Sea Beast is one of those Netflix movies that I wish was released in the theaters. This on an IMAX screen would have been fantastic! I really enjoyed this one. The movie has great themes about breaking traditions, finding family, and some amazing-looking monsters.

A young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, turning his life upside down as they venture into uncharted waters.


This movie should have a lot more hype than it did. You have Jordan Peele, who is hot right now, and Henry Selick, who directed the iconic Coraline and this movie came and went.

This movie was a great ride and the animation in it was top-notch. This could become a Halloween tradition in our household.

The two devious demon brothers Wendell and Wild have to face their arch-enemy with the help of the nun Sister Helly, who is notorious for expelling demons. However, the brothers are not only plagued by her, but also by her altar boys.


Every now and then a sequel/prequel comes out for a movie and you think to yourself, “Do we really need this?” In the case of A Christmas Story Christmas, the answer is yes.

There are a lot of feel-good moments in this and some moments that hit you in the feels. This is definitely a great follow-up and a great movie to watch together with your family.

Read our review and interview with Peter Billingsley

Ralphie returns to give his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child. Long-awaited follow-up to holiday classic A Christmas Story starring Peter Billingsley.


If you are a fan of any version of Blue’s Clues then you will love this movie. From the singing to the dancing this movie has it all. Not only do you have great cameos from some of Broadway’s best but you get all 3 hosts from Blue’s Clues in one movie.

It seems that a common theme in a lot of children’s movies is to believe in yourself and this one enforces that theme too. Read our full review here and watch our interviews with the stars of the movie here and the director here.

Josh and Blue travel to New York City to attend an audition, hoping to star in a major Broadway musical while being a part of the cast.


Puss In Boots; The Last Wish is another one of those sequels that we did not know we needed. This movie looks great and the story about living your life is one that will be relative to anyone.

Read our full review to see why this made the list.

Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burnt through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.


I will not say much about this movie but I want more people to see it and talk about it. Yes, there will be some laughing and some crying while watching this movie. If your children have read the books they will enjoy this movie a lot.

Elmer, who is having trouble adjusting to his new life, decides to set out to find a wild island and rescue a young dragon. His adventures will lead him to encounter ferocious beasts, discover a mysterious place and make a new friendship.


LIGHTYEAR – This story about the Buzz Lightyear character was an interesting take.

STRANGE WORLD – This movie fell flat in the theaters but it was a fun adventure nonetheless.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 – So many easter eggs and where are we going to go next?

MINIONS: RISE OF GRU – It is always fun to see the adventures of Gru and his minions.

LYLE, LYLE CROCODILE – A great movie about believing in yourself and those around you.

The Best New Family Movies Coming Out in 2023

By: Joey Richards, 03 March 2023

If there’s one thing most parents look forward to at the culmination of yet another year of parenting, it’s not a long and luxurious end-of-year holiday (when do parents ever get a holiday?), it’s the list of new family movies coming out! 

Family movies are our saving grace when it comes to rainy weekends, school holidays, or just a day when you need the kids to focus their attention on something other than you. The list of new family movies coming out in 2023 is a pretty exciting one if we do say so ourselves, so get ready to mark your calendars for all the trips to the cinema you’ll be making in 2023!

New Family Movies Coming out in 2023

1. Mummies

Release date: 5 January 2023

Mummies (2023)

All chaos breaks loose when three ancient mummies who have been living underground surface in modern-day London in search of a long-lost ring belonging to the Royal Family and stolen by archaeologist Lord Carnaby!


The Amazing Maurice

Release date: 12 January 2023

The first new family movie to hit cinemas in 2023 is The Amazing Maurice

Hugh Laurie voices the animated character of Maurice, a streetwise cat who’s out to make a quick buck with what he believes to be a genius money-making scam. All he needs to do is trick some gullible townsfolk with the help of a band of rats, that is, until book-smart Malicia shows up.

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3. The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Release date: 6 April 2023

It’s the first time the Super Mario Bros. have hit our screens since 1986, so needless to say, Australian families are pretty excited about The Super Mario Bros. Movie!

Get ready for non-stop adventures as plumber, Mario travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi, trying to save Princess Peach. 

4. Peter Pan & Wendy

Release date: 28 April 2023

Peter Pan & Wendy (2023)

Another brilliant re-imagining of a classic Disney movie, Peter Pan & Wendy is set to take viewers all the way back to Neverland with the adventures of your favourite Peter Pan characters. 

Mark your calendars for Peter Pan & Wendy will be available to stream only on Disney+ from 28 April 2023. 

Make sure to check out the official trailer here to ramp up the excitement!

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Release date: 4 May 2023

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

The latest installation from Guardians of the Galaxy is hitting cinemas in 2023 with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Produced by Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will see all your favourite characters back for a nail-biting mission to defend the galaxy and rescue one of their own. If they’re not successful, it could spell the end of the Guardians forever! 

6. The Little Mermaid

Release date: 25 May 2023

The Little Mermaid 2023

Ariel is back in another one of the most highly-anticipated family movies coming out in 2023, but not how you remember her.

The 2023 remake of The Little Mermaid is swapping animation for live-action, so we get to see what our favourite under-the-sea characters look like in real life. Favourite characters Sebastien, Flounder, Eric, and Scuttle will be along for the journey, plus evil Ursula, of course.

7. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Release date: 1 June 2023

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

It seems 2023 is the year of sequels, with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse hitting cinemas to take us on another adventure with teen Spider-Man, Miles Morales.

The sequel to the 2018 smash hit follows Miles and Gwen as they traverse the multiverse with a new team of Spider-people in order to defeat the newest villain wreaking havoc across the city.

8. Elemental

Release date: 15 June 2023

Pixar’s Elemental (2023)

Mark 15 June 2023 on your calendars, as that’s the date when the next adorable Pixar movie will be hitting our screens.

Pixar’s 27th animated feature film, Elemental, follows Ember Lumen and Wade Ripple, two opposing elements who live in a city where fire, water, land, and air elements all live together, but do they live in harmony? 

9. The Flash

Release date: 15 June 2023

The latest from DC Studios promises to be a serious hit during the school holidays. 

A great family movie on the agenda this year is The Flash. When Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past, his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future.

In this nailbiting tale, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. 

10. Cats in the Museum

Release date: 22 June 2023

Cats in the Museum

New family movies coming out in 2023 don’t get more adorable than Cats in the Museum.

The famous museum cats from the St. Petersburg Winter Palace will hit our screens in June, taking us on a crazy adventure as they do everything in their power to protect the territory of the State Hermitage from rats and mice.

11. Barbie

Release date: 20 July 2023

Barbie Movie Australia

It’s the moment all Barbie fans have been waiting for! The new Barbie movie hits Australian cinemas on 20 July!

Starring our very own Margot Robbie, Barbie is suitable for kids aged eight and up and follows the tale of Barbie and Ken living their best lives in Barbie Land, that is until they get the chance to visit the real world where life is not always picture-perfect.

12. The Marvels

Release date: 27 July 2023

Another one of the top new family movies coming out in 2023 for the older kids, The Marvels is the sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel and a continuation of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel.  

The Marvels picks up after the events of Ms. Marvel and sees Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and Monica Rambeau swapping places every time they use their superpowers yet they have no idea why.

13. Haunted Mansion

Release date: 10 August 2023

Haunted Mansion (2023)

Although also a spooky family movie, Haunted Mansion is not a sequel, prequel, or re-imaging of the 2003 hit of the same name. Haunted Mansion takes inspration from the popular theme park ride and follows the tale of a single mum who moves into a new home that, surprise, surprise is haunted by ghosts! 

14. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Release date: 7 September 2023

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

It’s cowabunga time in the newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, Mutant Mayhem.

Mutant Mayhem follows everyone’s favourite crime-fighting ninja heroes, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, as they one again try to battle against their arch nemesis, the evil Shredder. 

15. Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

Release date: 14 September 2023

One of the best new movies coming out in 2023 for teens whose parents just don’t get them, Ruby Gillman, the once sweet and awkward high school student discovers that she’s a direct descendent of the Kraken warrior queens.

Find out what happens when Ruby takes to the throne to protect the oceans and defeat the power-hungry mermaids, all at the age of 16! 

16. Wish

Release date: 23 November 2023

Wish (2023)

One of the most highly-anticipated new family movies coming out in 2023 from the Walt Disney franchise, Wish follows the tale of 17-year-old Asha and her goat Valentino as they navigate through the Kingdown of Wishes, where literally any dream can come true.

The fantasy film is an original from Disney and is set in a dreamy watercolour animation style and is rumoured to be based on the iconic Disney Wishing Star — we can’t wait!

17. Trolls Band Together

Release date: 30 November 2023

Trolls Band Together

If you have a few Trolls fans living in your household, you’ll want to add Trolls Band Together to your list of must-watch new family movies coming out in 2023!

Very few details of Trolls Band Together have been released, but we do know that the DreamWorks film is set to be released in November 2023, is the sequel to Trolls World Tour (2020), and will include everyone’s favourite trolls, Queen Poppy and Branch.

18. Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie

Release date: 7 December 2023

Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie

Everyone’s favourite crime-fighting pups are back for the third Paw Patrol movie, Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie.

Adventure Bay is thrown into chaos when a meteor crashes and gives the Paw Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The Mighty Pups!

19. Wonka

Release date: 14 December 2023

Wonka (2023)

One of the most highly-anticipated new family movies coming out in 2023, Wonka, is set to hit Australian cinemas in December 2023.

The latest remake of the world-famous Roald Dahl tale is a musical fantasy starring Timothée Chalamet as the beguiling Willy Wonka, but this time around, we’re going back in time to when Willy Wonka first meets the Oompa Loompas. 

20. Migration

Release date: 26 December 2023

Migration (2023)

From the same studio that has gifted us with our favourite Minions movies, Migration follows the tale of a family of ducks that try and convince their overprotective father to leave the nest and go on a family holiday of a lifetime.  

And in 2024…

Despicable Me 4

Despicable Me 4 is coming to Australian cinemas in 2024.

The next installation from the hugely popular Despicable Me franchise is set to drop in Australian cinemas in June 2024!

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Presentation of the Gorky Film Studio

The first day of the forum continued with the presentation of the projects of the Gorky Film Studio. All of them have already been announced before.

The game releases were the first to be presented. The program was opened by teenage horror PUPPET MAKER with Maria Mironova, Vitaly Kornienko and Polina Ryashko. The film is scheduled for a 2022 theatrical release, with a digital premiere at the Kion online cinema. The film tells the story of teenagers who are faced with a magical creature — it steals children to make dolls out of them. During the presentation, an exclusive teaser was shown, made in a dynamic and intriguing manner typical of mystical horror films.

Mystical thriller DETECTOR by the Yakut director Kostas Marsaan tells the story of a woman who is looking for a killer with the help of mysterious drawings of a girl from an orphanage. The role of the couple who adopted the child was played by Ekaterina Vilkova and Kirill Kyaro. The film is slated for release in 2022 and will be released online on Kion. Viewers of the presentation were shown a short video with cutting frames from the picture.

The next project presented was a potential participant in the next «New Year’s battle», a family comedy UNCLE FROM CHICAGO . The film was played by Alina Alekseeva, Pavel Priluchny, Oscar Kuchera, Garik Sukachev. Katya works as a landscape designer, and on December 31 she has to deliver Christmas trees to customers. To avoid a date that her mother arranged for the girl, Katya agrees to meet her neighbors’ uncle, who is flying in from Chicago. This is the beginning of a series of New Year’s adventures. The guests of the presentation were shown a video with the participation of the heroes Alina Alekseeva and Pavel Priluchny.

Children’s detective CHIZHIK-PYZHIK IS RETURNING continued the line of feature films for children. According to the plot, on a school trip in St. Petersburg, the «nerd» Lyova and blogger Dana go alone to look for the person who stole the monument to the siskin-pyzhik. They uncover a series of crimes until they meet the main villain of the city. As part of the presentation, a video sequence was presented with the leading characters of the film and St. Petersburg locations. The film distribution of the project is planned for 2023.

In the melodrama VERA , based on the novel by Galina Shcherbakova «You never dreamed», Victoria Tolstoganova will play the main role. The film is expected to be released in 2023. Unlike the story, the main storyline of the film will be about Romka’s mother Vera. Also, as the creators note, the film will have a different ending from the story and modern scenario solutions. Olga Sutulova, Alexey Rozin and Natalya Bochkareva also play in the film VERA .

Comedy Center HOW I MET HER MOTHER turns out to be Caucasian David, in love with Russian girl Alena. He wants to propose to her, but her mother is against it. Then a relative of the protagonist steals the bride. However, she is not David’s beloved, but her mother. Film Studio. Gorky presented a promo video, which reflects the temperamental nature of the hero’s family and the absurdity of the current situation.

In the next block, the studio presented documentary projects, some of which are already available in online cinemas. So, in the spring of this year, picture 9 appeared on Okko0005 ANGELY MILA tells about Mila Anufrieva, the former owner of the Vanity boutique chain, popular in St. Petersburg in the 1990s. Having survived a serious illness and loss of business, today Mila lives in Africa, helping albinos and orphans. Painting CROSSING tells about life on the border between Russia and China, in the area of ​​the cities of Blagoveshchensk and Heihe, where a bridge was built across the Amur River. The film is scheduled to release in November 2022.

Another film studio documentary — FOR LOVE TO THE CALIFATE . His heroine lives in a refugee camp in northwestern Syria with her two children. Her husband has been in prison for a year and a half, and her grandmother is trying to take her grandchildren away. However, the mother does not give up the children, despite all the hardships. Filming is going on right now. The presentation featured exclusive footage.

Non-gaming project RAISA. WHAT MY HEART HURTS ABOUT will open the audience to the wife of Mikhail Gorbachev from a new side. It was announced that the filming of the project about Raisa Gorbacheva will start in October this year.

The presentation was completed by two popular science serial projects of the studio. The series «The World of Indoor Plants» tells the story of the origin of home floriculture and how flowers «communicate» with each other. The heroes of the project were the leading employees of scientific universities. Also last year, the studio recreated the newsreel “I want to know everything!” , which explains various phenomena of nature and science. The project is published on Kinopoisk.

09/27/2022 Author: Violetta Paly

22 Soviet children’s films that even adults love



May 22, 2022

Fantasy and adventure, stories of first love and instructive parables from our past.

22. Chuk and Gek

  • USSR, 1953.
  • Comedy, drama.
  • Duration: 48 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.3.

A still from the film «Chuk and Gek»

A film adaptation of the story of the same name by Arkady Gaidar is dedicated to two very young boys. Chuk is seven years old, and his brother Huck is six. On New Year’s Eve, together with their mother, they are going on a long trip from Moscow to Siberia — to visit their father, who works as a geologist. Here are just little tomboys accidentally threw a telegram out the window with very urgent information.

Despite the difficulties that the characters have to overcome, the whole film is a bright and kind story, imbued with the spirit of the New Year holiday and the expectation of a miracle.

21. Fifteen-year-old captain

  • USSR, 1946.
  • Adventure.
  • Duration: 82 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.5.

After the disappearance of the captain and a significant part of the crew, fifteen-year-old cabin boy Dick Sand has to take command of the ship and lead it to America. But because of the cook’s betrayal, they get into a dangerous situation.

Compared to Jules Verne’s original book, the film adaptation was made lighter and more childlike. And they even changed the ending a little, taking pity on some of the characters who died in the novel.

20. A dog walked along the piano

  • USSR, 1979.
  • Melodrama, comedy.
  • Duration: 69 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.5.

Still from the film «A Dog Walked on the Piano»

Fifteen-year-old Tanya Kanareikina from the village of Bersenevka falls in love for the first time in her life. She really liked the charming and talented helicopter pilot. But next to Tanya lives a tractor driver Misha Sinitsyn, who is unrequitedly in love with a girl.

This picture shows the love dreams of a young heroine very brightly and ironically. Fantasies are mixed with reality, and even the viewer can sometimes get confused about what is really happening and what is only in Tanya’s head.

19. The Tale of the Star Boy

  • USSR, 1984.
  • Fantasy.
  • Duration: 129 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.7.

The inhabitants of a distant planet once freed themselves from emotions and live based only on the mind. Frightened by the incomprehensible energy of love emanating from the Earth, they send a boy there. He is taken in by a simple huntsman. The child grows up incredibly beautiful and talented, but very cold.

The two-part film is based on two short stories by Oscar Wilde, The Boy Star and The Infanta’s Birthday. But in the adaptation, the magical component was replaced with fantasy, slightly modernizing the theme.

18. Girl and echo

  • USSR, 1965.
  • Drama.
  • Duration: 67 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.7.

A still from the film «The Girl and the Echo»

Young Vika spends a lot of time alone, wandering among the seaside rocks and communicating with the echo. But one day she meets a friendly newcomer Roman. But in a difficult situation, he turns out to be a coward, for which he receives punishment.

It was in this film that the talented Lina Braknite first appeared. Then the audience saw her in «Three Fat Men» and «Dubravka». The young actress was predicted a great future, but soon she abandoned the shooting.

17. New Year’s adventures of Masha and Vitya

  • USSR, 1975.
  • Adventure, musical.
  • Duration: 71 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.7.

Young friends Vitya and Masha are strikingly different in character: the boy relies only on science and technology, while the girl believes in miracles. It is this couple who will have to save the Snow Maiden from the evil Koshchei.

Screenwriter Pavel Finn personally adapted his play «Masha and Vitya against the Wild Guitars» for the film adaptation. And the main thing that he added to the plot is the New Year’s atmosphere. In the original, the heroes saved Snow White.

16. Summer is gone

  • USSR, 1964.
  • Comedy, adventure.
  • Duration: 79 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.8.

A shot from the film «Summer Is Gone»

Schoolboy Valera has to go to the village to see his three aunts, whom he has never seen. But this idea seems boring to the hero, and he tries to get on a real expedition. Instead of Valera, his friend Zhenya goes to the village, who pretends to be his nephew. But the expedition turns out to be very boring, and the summer in the countryside is amazingly fun.

This film is the debut work of the famous Rolan Bykov. Initially, another director worked on the picture, but he got very weak material, and Bykov was asked to reshoot the picture. True, due to various difficulties, “Summer Is Gone” was released later than the master’s next film.

15. Dreamers

  • USSR, 1965.
  • Comedy.
  • Duration: 69 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.8.

Still from the film «Dreamers»

Four friends, Stasik, Mishutka, Seryozha and Yasha, like to invent different stories. And they always get into funny situations. Heroes exchange values, quarrel, sometimes deceive each other, but always correct.

The film is based on several stories by the famous author of «Dunno» Nikolai Nosov, who himself collected the stories into a single script.

14. Tale of lost time

  • USSR, 1964.
  • Fantasy, comedy.
  • Duration: 85 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.8.

A shot from the film «The Tale of Lost Time»

Lazy Petya Zubov wastes his time for nothing — this is what the evil wizards decide to take advantage of. They find three more idlers and turn them all into old men, while regaining their youth. Now Petya and his new friends need to get their time back.

The instructive children’s film was staged by the famous Alexander Ptushko, the creator of Ilya Muromets, Ruslan and Lyudmila and other well-known fairy tales. Moreover, “The Tale of Lost Time” based on the work of Yevgeny Schwartz is his only work where the action takes place in modern times.

13. Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors

  • USSR, 1963.
  • Fantasy.
  • Duration: 75 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.8.

The capricious pioneer Olya, in pursuit of the cat Barsik, passes through a magic mirror and finds herself in a fairy-tale land, immediately getting acquainted with her reflection — Yalo. It turns out that in this world, the evil rich have seized power. Now the girls need to release the boy Gurd from prison and restore justice.

The film was shot by the great Soviet director-storyteller Alexander Rou. And they found two real twins for the main roles — Olga and Tatyana Yukiny.

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12. Adventures of Petrov and Vasechkin, ordinary and incredible

  • USSR, 1984.
  • Comedy, musical.
  • Duration: 134 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.9.

Still from the film «The Adventures of Petrov and Vasechkin, Ordinary and Unbelievable»

Shy Vasya Petrov and energetic Petya Vasechkin study in the same class. Despite the difference in temperaments, they are friends and get into various funny stories together. And both characters are in love with the same girl.

In this film, the future famous choreographer Egor Druzhinin appeared for the first time in the role of Vasechkin. And the hero was voiced by Igor Sorin, the future vocalist of the Ivanushki International group.

11. Adventures Electronics

  • USSR, 1979.
  • Fantasy, adventure, comedy.
  • Duration: 215 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.9.

Still from the film «The Adventures of Electronics»

Engineer Gromov creates android Electronics, which looks like a school hockey player Seryozha Syroezhkin. Soon the original meets its copy, and they switch places. But bandits are already hunting for Electronics to use him for criminal purposes.

Initially, the authors planned that both main roles would be played by one actor. But that made filming a lot more difficult. Then they found the young twins Volodya and Yura Torsuev, which not only simplified the work, but also helped to make the characters at least similar, but at the same time possessing features.

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10. Spring shifters

  • USSR, 1975.
  • Drama.
  • Duration: 85 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.9.

One spring, thirteen-year-old Dyushka Tyagunov was reading Pushkin and noticed that his neighbor looked like Natalya Goncharova. But with the first love, the first disappointments also came into the life of romance: local hooligans turn out to be very cruel, and parents do not care about the worries of children.

A film based on a story by Vladimir Tendryakov tells incredibly touchingly about growing up, drawing parallels between the collapse of the hopes of a young Dyushka and the tragedy of a weak adult.

9. A secret around the world

  • USSR, 1977.
  • Drama, comedy.
  • Duration: 119 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 7.9.

A still from the film «Secret to the Whole World»

A collection of short stories dedicated to Denis Korablev. He quarrels with a classmate because he hit him with a pencil case, is going to the country with his mother’s friend, and even makes a bicycle with his friends.

The film is based on the famous collection «Deniska’s Stories» by Viktor Dragunsky. At different times, stories were transferred to the screens a dozen times, both in full-length versions and in short films. But «Secret Around the World» is the most famous version, loved by both children and adults.

8. Eccentric from the fifth «B»

  • USSR, 1972.
  • Comedy.
  • Duration: 90 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 8.0.

The hooligan and dreamer Borya is appointed as a first-class counselor. At first, he does not take seriously the position, which requires discipline and responsibility. But gradually, Borya is imbued with important ideas and learns to take care of others.

Director Ilya Fraz greatly softened the literary original by Vladimir Zheleznikov, turning a teenage drama into a children’s comedy. However, he retained the main ideas.

7. Lullaby for brother

  • USSR, 1982.
  • Drama, adventure.
  • Duration: 70 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 8.0.

After Kirill helped his new friends build the Captain Grant sailboat, he returned to school a little different — more courageous and self-confident. When the hero finds out the circumstances under which his classmate was forced to steal the girl’s wallet, he does not betray his friend, but decides to help him in confronting local hooligans.

The works of the wonderful children’s author Vladislav Krapivin have been repeatedly transferred to the screens. But even the writer himself considered “Lullaby for a Brother” the best, although he criticized a lot.

6. Dagger

  • USSR, 1974.
  • Adventure, detective.
  • Duration: 210 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 8.0.

In the early 1920s, a dagger belonging to an officer from a sunken battleship fell into the hands of three schoolchildren. The commander of the Red Army helps his friends to unravel the mystery associated with this weapon — after all, the White Guard villain is also looking for a dagger.

Children’s detective film of three episodes was very much enjoyed by both Soviet children and their parents. That allowed the authors to shoot two sequels: «The Bronze Bird» and «The Last Summer of Childhood.»

5. First grader

  • USSR, 1948.
  • Drama.
  • Duration: 68 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 8.0.

Still from the film «First Grader»

Marusya Orlova is a kind, but too spoiled and capricious girl. But now it’s time to go to first grade. Getting acquainted with the teacher and finding new friends, she gradually becomes more disciplined and responsive.

A film by Ilya Fraz based on a play by Evgeny Schwartz is imbued with nostalgia for the school. It was even regularly shown before the First of September, after which many children ceased to be afraid to go to first grade.

4. One hundred days after childhood

  • USSR, 1975.
  • Melodrama, drama.
  • Duration: 94 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 8. 0.

Mitya Lopukhin goes to a pioneer camp for the whole summer and falls in love with her classmate Lena Yergolina. Meanwhile, the girl Sonya is dreaming about Mitya himself. The staging of Lermontov’s Masquerade helps them to understand and express their feelings. Pioneer leader Sergey is watching all this.

Sergei Solovyov made one of the most touching films about growing up. The picture was very fond of the audience and critics, and two sequels were shot for it: «The Rescuer» and «The Heiress in a Straight Line.»

3. Republic of SHKID

  • USSR, 1966.
  • Drama, comedy.
  • Duration: 103 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 8.1.

Still from the film «The Republic of ShKID»

In post-revolutionary Petrograd, the police catch underage homeless children and send them to boarding schools. Some end up in the “Dostoevsky Communal School” (“SHKID”), which is run by the director Viktor Nikolayevich Sorokin, or Vikniksor. Teachers find it difficult to keep the young tomboys in check, and then self-government is introduced at the school.

Grigory Belykh and Aleksey Yeremeev, the authors of the book of the same name, based on which the film was based, recounted their own memories in it: they were brought up in the same “SHKID”. And director Gennady Poloka only reverently transferred the story to the screens, diluting the original plot with urban folklore and other bright elements.

2. Guest from the future

  • USSR, 1984.
  • Fantasy, adventure.
  • Duration: 317 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 8.2.

A still from the film «Guest from the Future»

Sixth grader Kolya from a simple Soviet school goes to get yogurt and, together with his friend Fima, ends up in an abandoned house. Fast forward to the future, Kolya ruins the plans of space pirates who wanted to steal a mind-reading device. Now the villains are hunting for Kolya, who has returned to the past. And they are followed by a young, but very smart Alisa Selezneva.

After the release of the cartoon «The Secret of the Third Planet» Alisa Selezneva fell in love with the whole country. And in the middle of 19In the 80s, the first game film adaptation of one of the works about this girl was released. After that, the lead actress Natasha Guseva again played Alice in the feature film «Purple Ball», but it was not so successful.

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1. Welcome, or no outsiders allowed

  • USSR, 1964.
  • Comedy.
  • Duration: 71 minutes.
  • KinoPoisk: 8.2.

Still from the film «Welcome, or No Trespassing»

Just after arriving at the pioneer camp, Kostya Inochkin already committed a fault — he swam across the river without permission. Manager Dynin immediately excludes the boy so that he does not set an example for the others. But Kostya secretly returns to the camp, where his comrades feed him. It’s just that a parent’s day should take place soon, where the deception will be revealed.

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