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The Greatest Boy Movie Ever?
20. Sep 2019 at 18:13
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If you look at the movies in the database by rating, you'll find that the highest rated movie is "La Gloire de mon père" (1990) with an average of 9.71/10. Now, I was thinking about this recently, and I was thinking that it is actually right that this movie should be the highest rated on this site. That is, I'm going to stick my neck out and say that "La Gloire de mon père" is, in my opinion, The Greatest 'Boy Movie' of All Time. (Not simply, or even necessarily, my personal favourite, but the best in some objective sense, if that makes any sense...)

Agree? Disagree? If you disagree, what would you nominate for the Greatest 'Boy Movie' Ever?

Below: Julien Ciamaca (left) as Marcel with Joris Molinas as Lili, in "La Gloire de mon père" (1990)
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Re: The Greatest Boy Movie Ever?
Reply #1 - 20. Sep 2019 at 20:52
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I have heard of 'La Gloire de mon pere' but never seen the film. The two boy leads look good.
My nominated films for pure acting ability worthy of a BA Oscar would be 'Les Amities Particulere' with the wonderful Didier Haudepin and 'Motorama' starring Jordan Christopher Michael.

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Re: The Greatest Boy Movie Ever?
Reply #2 - 21. Sep 2019 at 00:12
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"Objective" lists of the best movies (boy or not) will likely contain



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Reply #3 - 21. Sep 2019 at 00:54
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Other entries for the "pantheon" would perhaps include Kes, Ivan's Childhood, Captain's Courageous. My nominee would be Second Best. I noticed 3 of the top 4 per the database sorting are French (other one is USSR). The French really do make the best movies after all? I love many French films, though my personal favorites tend to come from Britain.
  
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Reply #4 - 21. Sep 2019 at 20:12
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Got to go with nightwatcher's choice of 'Captains Courageous' with the great Freddie Bartholomew. He acted his heart out in that film yet they gave the Oscar to Spencer Tracy. What an act of cinematic injustice.   Cry
  
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Reply #5 - 17. Mar 2020 at 04:19
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Jojo Rabbit

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Reply #6 - 17. Mar 2020 at 05:21
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any good review of Jo Jo Rabbit  Cali_Surf?
  
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Reply #7 - 19. Mar 2020 at 20:14
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Has anyone been able to find La Gloire de mon père on DVD with English subtitles? On Amazon all of the different versions (no subtitle, English dub, etc.) seem to be lumped together and you're kind of taking a guess as to which is the one with English subtitles.
  
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Reply #8 - 19. Mar 2020 at 20:38
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This is the original US release, which has English subtitles:
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But as you will see it is pretty expensive (I'm guessing the DVD is out of print).

This is the UK release, which has English subtitles:
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But this will only be of use if you can play UK DVDs (Region 2 encoded, and PAL).
  
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Reply #9 - 20. Mar 2020 at 01:22
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Thanks!
  
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