Films with Great Performances by Children/Young Adults

I see many films, but don’t have time to review each one that I enjoy.

Here are some films with noteworthy performances from children and young adults. Listed below are both the movie and the actor/actress (s) involved, with more being added as they come.

Bee Season (2005) – Flora Cross

Thumbsucker (2005)- Lou Taylor Pucci

Surveillance (2008)- Ryan Simpkins

Transamerica (2005)- Kevin Zegers

The Runaways (2010)- Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning

Ordinary People (1980)- Timothy Hutton

Mother’s Boys (1994)- Luke Edwards

Water Lilies (2007)- Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachere & Adele Haenel

The Professional (1994)- Natalie Portman

Billy Elliot (2000)- Jamie Bell

An American Rhapsody (2001)- Kelly Endrész Bánlaki

Now & Then (1995)- Christina Ricci, Gaby Hoffmann, Thora Birch, Ashleigh Aston Moore

Blue Car (2002)- Agnes Bruckner, Regan Arnold

Maria Full of Grace (2004)- Catalina Sandino Moreno

Finn’s Girl (2007)- Maya Ritter

Mercury Rising (1998)- Miko Hughes

Harold & Maude (1971)- Bud Cort

Virgin Suicides (1999)- Entire Cast

White Oleander (2002)- Alison Lohman

Mean Creek (2004)- Entire Cast

Hard Candy (2005)- Ellen Page

Twelve & Holding (2005)- Conor Donovan, Jesse Camacho, Zoe Weizenbaum

In America (2002)- Sarah & Emma Bolger

The Devil’s Backbone (2001)- The Orphan Boys

Labyrinth (1986)- Jennifer Connelly

I’m Gonna Explode (2008)- Juan Pablo de Santiago, Maria Deschamps

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)- Ivana Baquero

Ghost World (2001)- Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson

Dare (2009)- Emmy Rossum

The Cure (1995)- Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro

Pay it Forward (2000)- Haley Joel Osment

Paranoid Park (2007)- Gabe Nevins

Taxi Driver (1976)- Jodie Foster

Thirteen (2003)- Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed

Bastard out of Carolina (1996)- Jena Malone

Speak (2004)- Kristen Stewart

Total Eclipse (1995)- Leonardo DiCaprio

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