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8 best CinemaWorld movies that portray children’s heroic pursuit of dreams, adventure and more

From Binti to Keep Calm and Curry On, here is a list of 8 movies on CinemaWorld that portray children's heroic tales.

8 best CinemaWorld movies that portray children’s heroic pursuit of dreams, adventure and more

CinemaWorld movies that portray children's heroic tales

Last Updated: 12.25 PM, May 02, 2024


Children often surprise us with their understanding of real-world problems even when adults are left grappling in the chaotic world. And countless movies have portrayed the innocence as well as resoluteness of little ones. From the spirited tale of a 12-year-old girl in Binti to an 11-year-old's struggle in Macondo, we got to see some young heroes in these heartwarming movies. These films beautifully portrayed their pursuit of dreams and adventure, reminding us that each of them is a hero in their own way. On that note, here is a list of the 8 best movies narrating the tales of children from CinemaWorld that are also available on OTTplay Premium.

Top films on CinemaWorld portraying children's heroic tales

Binti (2019)

Director: Frederike Migom

Cast: Bebel Tshiani, Mo Bakker, and Joke Devynck

Language: Dutch

Genre: Family/Drama


Spunky 12-year-old Binti, who lives in Belgium with her father, aspires to be a famous vlogger but the threat of deportation looms over her 2-member family. Then she has a chance encounter with Elias, 11, who has her own set of problems. The two strike an unlikely friendship as Binti comes up with an ingenious scheme to protect their future. This feel-good film about children pursuing their dreams had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020.

Macondo (2014)

Director: Sudabeh Mortezai

Cast: Ramasan Minkailov, Aslan Elbiev, Kheda Gazieva

Language: German, Chechen

Genre: Drama

Ramasan is all of 11 years old. Despite his young age, Ramasan takes up the responsibility of his small family, comprising his mother and 2 younger sisters, as they live at a refugee settlement near Vienna. His life changes when his deceased father's friend comes home visiting. Ramasan Minkailov stars in the titular role along with Aslan Elbiev and Kheda Gazieva in this impressive film. The well-received movie also received several key nominations at prestigious film awards.

Veins Of The World (2020)

Director: Byambasuren Davaa

Cast: Bat-Ireedui Batmunkh, Enerel Tumen, Yalalt Namsrai

Language: Mongolian

Genre: Coming-of-age/ drama

Tragedy strikes 11-year-old Amra as his father dies in a horrific car accident. But the sorrowful predicament prompts the little boy to walk down the path shown by his father and fight for the traditional way of living. This poignant film explores how the 11-year-old turns his grief into strength and finds true purpose in life. Bat-Ireedui Batmunkh stars as little Amra in this coming-of-age film that takes a close look at the theme of cultural diversity.

Running To the Sky (2019)

Director: Mirlan Abdykalykov

Cast: Temirlan Asankadyrov, Ruslan Orozakunov, and Meerim Atantaeva

Jekshen, 12, lives in a picturesque mountain village. But the beautiful setting of Kyrgyzstan does not reflect in his life that is marred by problems, primarily due to his alcoholic father. But Jekshen is an exceptional runner and decides to use his talent on the track to change his fortunes. This intriguing film was Kyrgyzstan's official selection for the Academy Awards (Best International Feature Film) in 2021.

Adventures In The Land Of Asha (2023)

Director: Sophie Farkas Bolla

Cast: Alex Dupras, Gaby Jourdain, and Marilyse Bourke

Language: French

Genre: Coming-of-age

Jules, 9, suffers from a rare skin disease and this even leads to him getting banished from school.The little boy is left dejected and desperate to find a cure, and retreats from the outside world. He has a chance encounter with Asha, who becomes his friend, and they set out on an adventure to find the cure for his ailment. A heart-warming tale of friendship and finding hope, this 2023 coming-of-age film is a must-watch on this list.

Dogworld (2021)

Director: Alessandro Celli

Cast: Dennis Protopapa, Giuliano Soprano, and Alessandro Borghi

Language: Italian

Genre: Action & Adventure

Taranto in Italy has been reduced to a wasteland, where chaos reigns supreme and the barbed wires keep even the police out. Two teen orphans desperately are seeking a way out of this lawless land where the poorest are struggling for survival. But after a series of events and the arrival of a girl, both their plans and friendship take a hit. This action-packed adventure deserves a watch this week.

Summer Rebels (2020)

Director: Martina Sakova

Cast: Eliás Vyskocil and Liana Pavlíková

Language: German/Czech/Slovak

Genre: Feel good

Summer holidays are here! And Jonas cannot wait to meet his grandfather who lives by the river. But the 11-year-old’s plans go awry when he learns that his mother has decided to send him off to a different relatives' home instead. Stunned for a while, Jonas quickly gathers himself and also his bags, and takes off to see his grandpa. Instead Jonas gets a different taste of life when he arrives at his destination.

Keep Calm and Curry On (2018)

Director: Viviane Andereggen

Cast: Zayn Baig, Martin Brambach, Aglaia Szyszkowitz

Language: German

Genre: Feel-good

What’s in a name, you may ask! Everything, if you were to ask Charlotte and Erik, who chose Sandy McCartney from London purely because the surname was the same as that of their Beatles idol Paul McCartney. As they eagerly wait for the hip British girl to walk out of the airport, a spectacled brown-skinned boy (in a sherwani, no less) says hello to them. Keep Calm and Curry On follows the hilarious events that unfold and is definitely worth your attention this week.

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