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on 15 Aug 2011 07:23

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For the weird kids that never fit in...

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1. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Alice's young son Tommy (who at 12, still wears a cowboy outfit, repeats the same lame jokes over and over and generally is the original geek) doesn't fit in. Even in his own weird life. His mother loves him, but even with the strange "Audrey" (played by Jodie Foster), he can't quite seem to fit in... anywhere.



Not to mention Audrey herself, who dressed and acted like a boy, was neglected, mouthed off, was a preteen drinker and... yeah.



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2. Anna to the Infinite Power (1983)
Without ruining the plot of this movie, this strange genius is... well, do you need any more of an explanantion?


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3. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Gay and misunderstood, young Zachary just can't seem to catch a break.



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4. D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)
D.A.R.Y.L. is a kid with amnesia with really, really unusual abilities (off the charts IQ, can watch 6 different TVs at once, can drive, etc)... but all he wants is acceptance. His buddy, Turtle, is a sarcastic, precocious loud mouth who, I think, feels a little misunderstood too.

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5. Firestarter (1984)
Okay, her parents can mentally control people's behavior, she can light fires telepathically since birth and she is on the run, so obviously 8 year old Charlie McGee isn't the most popular kid in school.



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6. Ginger Snaps (2000)
Two sisters in their mid-teens, obsessed with death (before the emo-craze) and neither of them has had their period yet. Yup. I can see the troubles they'd have at high school.

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7. Harold and Maude (1971)
Meet Harold, a brooding, melancholy young man of about 20 from a very rich family who happens to be obsessed with death (and staging his own suicides) and whose first "girlfriend" is a 79-year-old eccentric holocaust survivor (did I mention that Harold drives a hearse?)





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8. It (1990)
All the main characters in this are considered "losers". You have Bev, the tomboy "skirt" (keep in mind this is the later 1950s) who is beaten by her alcoholic father. Hypochondriac Eddie whose over-protective mother is slowly driving him insane. Stuttering Bill, who not only stutters, but feels ignored since the death of his younger brother George. Mike, the black kid (again, it's the late 50s). The chubby Ben, who is a sensitive poet on top of everything else. An obsessive compulsive Jewish kid named Stan and a bespectacled "ginger" kid who can't keep his mouth shut named Richie.



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9. Little Man Tate (1991)
A 7 year old genius with an IQ off the charts being raised by his sarcastic, single waitress mother who wants nothing more than to give him a "normal" childhood (while he does her resumes and composes her operas). Oh yes. He gets bullied. Everywhere.



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People who added this item 1881  Average listal rating (1153 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
10. My Girl (1991)
I am not sure which kid in this movie is weirder. There is 11 year old Vada (who is being raised by her widowed father and delirious grandmother in a funeral home) and then there is the puppy-dog love of her tomboy life, Thomas J. a Mama's boy who happens to be allergic to absolutely everything. Pick one.



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11. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
The main character in this movie, Ofelia, a 12 year old in 1944 fascist Spain, is obsessed with fantasy and fairy tales.

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12. Paper Moon (1973)
Addie is a 9 year old tomboy during the Depression era who runs scams with a middle aged con-man.

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13. Paperhouse (1988)
Anna Madden is an imaginative 11 year old who suffers from fainting spells, tends to lie and spends all her time in her head...literally.



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14. Parents (1989)
Of course 10-year-old Michael is strange. He is bright, has just moved, and his parents are cannibals.

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15. Problem Child (1990)
Junior is a misunderstood handful with a history of being abandoned. Yeah. That explains this movie.

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16. Problem Child 2 (1991)
Junior's in this, of course, but so is his female soul-mate, Trixie.



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17. Running with Scissors (2006)
It was probably hard enough being a neat-freak gay 14 year old with an alcoholic, workaholic father and a histrionic, bipolar mother. Being sent to live with his mother's eccentric psychiatrist and his nutty family probably didn't help out young Augusten too much in the popularity department.

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18. Rushmore (1998)
Bright, poor iconoclast Max is a compulsive liar whose life starts to dissolve when his lies get out of hand.

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19. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Of course young chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin is misunderstood. How many 7 year old prodigies are understood?

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20. Stand by Me (1986)
The 4 buddies in this movie are all outcasts of sorts.

There is sensitive Gordie, who is grieving the death of his older brother, ignored by his parents (especially father) and dreams of being a writer but has no interest in football.



Meet chubby, scaredy cat, penny-pinching Vern.



And his hyperactive, near-sighted, immature pal, Teddy DuChamp.

Last but not least is quiet, thoughtful Chris Chamber, a kid from a family of delinquents who is painted with the same brush and considered a "tough" without being given a second thought.

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21. The 400 Blows (1959)
A film about Antoine, a neglected, misunderstood boy with few friends trying to survive puberty.

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22. The Challengers (1991)
The main character in this, Mackie, is a somewhat neglected preteen who pretends to be a boy (and fools the local misfit club in the new town she moves to after the death of her father). I saw this movie as a kid. I liked it, except for how easily they thought she was a boy. Oh well.

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23. The Flight of the Innocent (1992)
You just have to watch the movie, but no-one understands young Vito. Which makes sense, given the plot.

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24. The Lost Boys (1987)
I'd say the major misfits in this movie are the frog brothers. But really, all of them were probably picked on at one time or another.

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25. The Promise (1996)
Poor Igor and his father rent to illegal immigrants and just manage to scrape boy. Without giving the plot of the movie away, that should tell you this kid is probably not the most popular anywhere. Poor kids with criminal parents tend to get the social short end of the stick...

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26. Time Bandits (1981)
Just watch the movie.

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27. Valentín (2002)
8 year old Valentin is raised by his grandmother, wants to be a "cosmonaut" (and dresses up like one out of found objects), tries to play match-maker and generally is the only adult in his life. And he's 8.

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28. Whale Rider (2002)
Paikea is a girl who had a twin brother who died and is supposed to become a chief. Except the chiefs of her tribe have always been male and... you sort of have to watch the movie to get this.

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29. Willard (2003)
Well, he is not a "kid" for most of the movie, but 30-something Willard has always been an oddball. I mean, have you guys seen this movie? If his mother is going to hang out, outside the bathroom when he is an adult and demand to know what he is doing, can you imagine what he was like as a kid?

Sheesh.

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For all the kids (even grown-up kids) who always felt weird, awkward or misunderstood. Enjoy the list and click on a movie for more info.

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 8 23:55
Harold Tate from Submarine would be an excellent inclusion.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at May 8 20:17
Young Poisoner's Handbook maybe?
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at May 8 23:46
Really glad to see Time Bandits on this list. A really enjoyable movie.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at May 10 0:05
Stand by me is a great movie.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 4 12:31
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Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 9 17:14
Great list!
What about Phoebe in Wonderland ?
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 27 12:28
This list is added to...
Is There Something Wrong with Me?
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 26 7:53
good list...it may be worth considering the following

Let The Right One In - classic horror but more of a story about alienation and bullying

The Bridge To Terabithia - childrens part tragedy part fantasy

The Final - comic book like horror in which the outcasts get revenge on their bullies

Level Up - live action comic book style fantasy - its done broad style so nearly all the characters are weird


Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 4 10:28
Time Bandits is my favourite. Also Pans Labyrinth is a masterpiece.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 29 21:50
what about carrie ?
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 8 18:07
u should add carrie, mysterious skin or simply kids ^^
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Feb 21 3:28
Great list!
Posted: 8 months ago at Jan 19 23:13
Ana and her sister from "The Spirit of the Beehive" maybe?
Posted: 7 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 30 8:17
Just watched Stand by me last weekend. Found a lot of interesting movie in this list, would probably watch some.

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