Playlist: growth story

WALL·E

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In an imagined, but not-so-unrealistic world of the future, a small robot, WALL-E, is left to clean up an Earth filled with garbage. He is completely alone except for a small pet cockroach. Surprisingly, one day another robot named EVE appears on Earth, and WALL-E falls in love with her. As the story unfolds, WALL-E drifts into an unprecedented destiny and ultimately fights against human extinction.

The film was awarded the Oscar for best-animated film and the BAFTA award in the same category.

Lightyear

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Buzz Lightyear is a very traditional hero character who thinks that things are best done when you do everything yourself. In his role as a space hero, he is used to taking action and protecting others at any cost.

As the story progresses, Buzz learns that everyone makes mistakes sometimes and the biggest demands on yourself don’t necessarily come from others. The teaching of science adventure is related to the cooperation of different friendships, receiving help, and flexibility. The end result can be good, even if everything doesn’t go exactly according to the original plan.

The film contains a lot of action as well as threatening and emotional scenes. The finiteness of life is also discussed. The heroes fight against aliens and quite scary robots with laser guns and explosives. Of course, there is humor that lightens the atmosphere and likable characters, but the use of age flexibility should be considered for the very youngest audiences who are not used to action films.

The film is inspired by the character Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story films, but understanding the story does not require knowledge of Toy Story. (Source: Media-avain.fi)

Dune

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As a mythical and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dyyni tells the story of Paul Atreides. An intelligent and talented young man is born to fulfill a great destiny beyond his understanding. He has to travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to secure the future of his family and people. When malevolent forces engage in battle for the planet’s unique and most valuable known raw material—a commodity that can realize humanity’s greatest potential—only those who overcome their fears will survive.

Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s novel of the same name. The film won a whopping 6 Oscars.

The Karate Kid

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Daniel moves with his mother to a new city. Daniel doesn’t like the place and is bullied by a group of karatekas from the Cobra Kai dojo. He befriends an old man who teaches him self-defense.

Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs takes the audience behind the scenes of the digital revolution and paints an intimate portrait of the man at its center. The film takes place behind the scenes of three historic product launches, ending in 1998 and the launch of the iMac. Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple and a pioneer in his field.

The supporting roles include Kate Winslet as the company’s marketing director, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels as Apple CEO John Sculley. Oscar® winner Danny Boyle is responsible for directing. Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin wrote the film based on the bestselling biography by Walter Isaacson. (Source: Film Chamber)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle’s house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he’s a powerful wizard—with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school’s kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents’ deaths—and about the villain who’s to blame.

Little Women

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A film based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic work about four sisters, Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, and their lives in America during the Civil War.

The director is Gerta Gerwig and the actors are e.g. Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet and Meryl Streep. Movie won an Oscar from Best Costume Design.

Boyhood

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The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

Lady Bird

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In the hilarious drama-comedy, Christine, who calls herself “Lady Bird”, struggles with the cross-pressure of her school’s rigid traditions, caring parents, first heartaches, and big dreams for the future. Lady Bird is on a collision course with her strong-willed nurse mother. This works tirelessly to keep the family afloat after the father becomes unemployed. Both are carved from the same wood and have the same bull’s head.

The story, which takes place at the beginning of the 21st century, tells a touching story about human relationships that shape us, beliefs that define us, and a place called home, the meaning of which is irreplaceable.

Directed by Greta Gerwig. As actors, e.g. Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and Tracy Letts.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

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Kind-hearted orphan David is looking for his own place in Victorian England. His life story alternates between kindness and malice, chronic poverty and abundance. Along the journey of a young man dreaming of a career as a writer, a number of surprising and strange personalities come across, each of which affects his fate in an unpredictable way.

Directed by Armando Iannucci. As actors, e.g. Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie and Tilda Swinton.