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Ideas for more historical films for kids,like'Molly:An American Girl on the Home Front'?


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Initial post: Mar 13, 2009 8:32:45 AM PDT
C. Hall says:
I just saw my library's copy of this DVD along with another very good one...'Samantha: An American Girl Holiday',which are both wonderful family films.

Can anyone suggest other titles that are similar and as sweet spirited as these American Girl films?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2009 7:37:53 PM PDT
KEL says:
A Little Princess (Amelia Shankley) which is coming out on DVD in May 2009
Anne of Green Gables (Megan Fellows)
BBC version of The Railway Children
Pollyanna (Hayley Mills)
Heidi (Jean Simmons)
Secret Garden (Maggie Smith)
Little House on the Prairie TV series

Posted on Mar 22, 2009 1:02:25 PM PDT
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is a very good film

Posted on Mar 22, 2009 1:03:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 22, 2009 1:06:32 PM PDT
C. Hall says:
Re: Kate Eric,
Those are good ones,but any with more historical info during Depression/WWII era? Haven't seen The Railway Children,though,will check those out. You did bring to my mind the Waltons series.

Re: David Horiuchi,
Yes,Kit Kittredge:An American Girl,is wonderful,I purchased that one after seeing Molly.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2009 5:19:31 PM PDT
Jeane G says:
Not available as a movie, but the books by Eleanor Estes, especially the Moffats series, are still in print and available in most libraries. I loved these as a child and they are set in the Depression era. They give a very good picture of children's lives in the time.
Jeane G.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2009 5:20:17 PM PDT
Jeane G says:
Not available as a movie, but the books by Eleanor Estes, especially the Moffats series, are still in print and available in most libraries. I loved these as a child and they are set in the Depression era. They give a very good picture of children's lives in the time.
Jeane G.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009 12:23:16 PM PDT
C. Hall says:
Re:Jeane G.

I had never heard of these books,and they do sound wonderful,but the WWI era isn't during the Depression.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2009 1:31:59 AM PDT
Eric Edwards says:
Not a movie but a TV series- Voyagers! it ran for only one season and dealt with many historical times and issues. Great for all ages has good stuff for kids and adults.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2009 12:08:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 3, 2009 12:09:35 PM PDT
C. Hall says:
Re:Eric Edwards
Though it sounds like a good series,I just don't think one 60 minute episode on WWII would be very satisfying!
Pursuit (WWII/Werner von Braun)

Posted on Nov 21, 2010 10:44:57 AM PST
joanmarie says:
The other american girl ones- chrissa....

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 9:21:01 PM PDT
D. Tucker says:
Kit Kittredge takes place during the Depression
Rigoletto takes place during the Depression (Feature Films for Families)
Ballet Shoes takes place during the 1930s in England (with Emma Watson)
Annie - during Depression (newer (1990s Disney version is sweeter than 1980s version, but both are good)
Avonlea - TV series now on DVD; also called Road to Avonlea
Felicity: An American Girl
Little House on the Prairie (the new mini-series)
The Secret Garden (1987 Hallmark Version)
A little Princess (BBC with Amelia Shankley)
A Little Princess (American version, actress Liesl Matthews)

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 9:23:06 PM PDT
D. Tucker says:
Meet Me in St. Louis
The Music Man (Matthew Broderick)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2012 1:46:54 PM PDT
'Miracle at Moreaux' is an older film and intended I'd say for kids closer to 10. There wasn't any serious violence but there are some tense moments as the Nazi's search a Catholic school.

Our family watched it years ago, just beore Christmas and enjoyed it. It's historical fiction.
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