Indie films are quirky, offbeat, charming, and great for kids, teens, and adults. In short, it is ideal for anyone who wants to watch films on the beaten path. These are some of our favorite independent movies that are heartwarming. They will steal your heart with their hand-drawn animation or because of their emotional moments that tug the heartstrings.
These alternatives, artistic movies often create a beautiful alternative universe and are based on unique creativity and stellar storytelling, if you don't mind them being a bit edgy. Each of the films is an excellent, unusual cinematic masterpiece, and they are different from each other. Take a look at some of these interesting picks here.
Brothers of the Wind
This is a heart-touching story of a 12-year-old boy who nurses a young eaglet back to health after his parents abandon it. During the entire tending to the eagle, the boy starts to repair the broken relationship between him and his father ever since he lost his mother. This movie is shot in the Alps and boasts stunning cinematography. The close-up shot of animals and birds is wonderful and amazing. The relationship between a boy and the eaglet is particularly endearing. This story has it all, reconciliation, redemption, and healing on different levels. The music in this movie is beautiful.
Help, I Shrunk My Teacher
This German film narrates the story of a boy who accidentally shrinks his teacher right on his first day at a new school. The movie is all about the boy struggling to bring his teacher back to his original size.
Felix, the boy in the story, has shrunk the hated school principal, Dr. Schmitt, to six inches. So, Felix seeks help from his friend Ella to get the principal back to her normal size. He tries to do this while his rival, Mario, tries his best to thwart the plan.
Blinky Bill is a young koala from Australia, embarks on his journey to find his father. He searches for his father, who has left home on an adventure without taking him along and hasn't returned home. The young koala starts to search using the clues his dad placed on the journey before he left home. The journey across the wild and dangerous Australian outback is thrilling and filled with emotional moments, even realizing that there is more to being a hero than you think.
The Secret Society of Souptown
The modern fantasy village of Souptown is where the adventure begins in this Estonian film. It starts when a mysterious poison spreads around the place and turns the adults into kids. Mari, a courageous and streetwise girl, and her friends start to search for an antidote to save the people in the town, the catch? They only have 48 hours to find the antidote! They begin their treasure hunt as Mari's grandfather show's the way.
The Little Prince
This is an animated film where a young girl meets her eccentric neighbor who has traveled worldwide and met with the Little Prince. The two become thick as thieves and save the young girl from sinking into a life full of drudgery and monotony. The neighbor helps break the rules and regulations of the mother, who imposes upon her to join a prestigious school.
This Hebrew film is a story of a 10-year-old boy and his best friend, a furry monster called Abulele. Abulele was sent to the boy to help him recover from the death of his older brother, which left the family in misery. But as the duo met, the young boy realizes there's a team out to capture his buddy and take him away from his closest friend. As the boy struggles with bullies at home and school, he begins to outsmart his tormenters and overcome his grief.
These are some of the less popular films with great stories to engage children. It would help them lose themselves to its unique charms. They are different from mainstream films, and their unique premise often allows your child to think out of the box. The emotions are often not laid on the platter, but they go out, explore and discover. Have you watched any of the films here? Tell us in the comments section below.