- Get a Horse! - A clever black and white Mickey Mouse film by Walt Disney, where the characters are forced through the movie screen and become colour, CGI versions of themselves in the middle of a comical battle on both sides of the screen.
- Mr Hublot - A film set in the future about a man befriending a mechanical dog who never seems to stop growing
- Feral - A wordless tale of a young boy raised in the woods by wolves who is brought to civilisation. It looked like a moving oil painting, and both of us were kind of hypnotised by the end of it.
- Possessions - A comedy about a general fix-it man taking shelter from a storm in a temple inhabited by the spirits of broken possessions. A weird and funny tale. Very Japanese!
- Room on the Broom - An adaptation of a children's book that tells the story of a witch and her cat and a rag tag group of lonely animals that end up joining them on their broom. Features a star-studded cast including the likes of Gillian Anderson and Simon Pegg.
The cast was also star-studded, even though they barely spoke, and the film was very well done in general. There was some subtle humour for the adults, but it was great for kids.
It wasn't our top choice but it was an enjoyable heart-warming film to watch. Plus, it had a dog.
- Helium - A terminally ill young boy befriends an eccentric hospital janitor, who helps him to deal with the final stages of his life.
- The Voorman Problem - A quirky dark comedy featuring Bilbo Baggins/John Watson as a psychiatrist who's brought into a prison to analyse an inmate who believes himself to be God.
- Avant que de tout perdre (Just before Losing Everything) - A gripping short film about a young woman attempting to flee an abusive relationship with her two children.
- Aquel no era yo (That wasn't me) - Another really tense film about child soldiers in Africa and a border crossing gone horribly wrong.
- Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? - A light-hearted Finnish comedy about a woman trying to get her family ready to go to a wedding. A great, easy way to end an otherwise intense evening of cinema!
Out of all of the live action choices, our favourite to win was Just before Losing Everything. It was gripping and kept us on the edge of our seats throughout. It also required the viewer to figure some things out for themselves and was scarily realistic.
It was a sweet movie, but not one of our top picks. However, we can see why it was picked. It's not hard to be wrapped up in a story involving a sick/dying child.