5 awesome movies about pre-teen love

If you're an adult now you may often remember your awesome days as an early teenager and how you perceived the world and enjoyed life at that stage. For many of us love dawns to our lives much earlier than the others. Many of you might even remember your first crush, that girl or boy you just looked at and said wow! But let's be frank love hurts, but then it also elevates. We have tried to compile a list of some out-of-the-box, honest pre-teen films that focus on the romance and love at this tender age.

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 





I have great regards for Wes Anderson as he truly is a genius in his own niche. Anderson loves vibrant colors and most of his films are based on teenagers. Moonrise Kingdom is a love story about Sam and Suzy, who are strange, beautiful, confused and are not happy in their respective homes. It is a love at first sight when Sam straight away asks Suzy " .. and what kind of bird are you?", who is playing as raven on the stage. They eventually decide to run away together seeking refuge on the other shore of the island they live in. Both develop a liking for each other while understanding the frustrations of their current life situations (Sam is orphan while Suzy's parents are on the verge of a divorce). Jared Gilman (Sam) and Kara Hayward (Suzy) have rendered life to their characters on-screen and their chemistry just strikes magic.



Submarine (2010)



Just like a submarine takes you deep down into the remote, lonely ocean, this film is an exploration into the life of Oliver Tate, who meets Jordana by accident and both strike a bond together. The two characters are totally opposite with Oliver being an introvert, self-indulgent youngster and Jordana being a beautiful girl, who is angry and likes to bully others. Oliver, though struggles to keep his promise to be the best boyfriend in the world, while fighting with his own fears and dealing with problems in his own family. He realizes his love for Jordana and is heartbroken in the end.



The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)




The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an oddly named beautifully acted film that is based on a novel by Stephen Chbosky, who surprisingly is also the director of the film. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about Charlie a handsome, smart loner, who is suffering from nervous disorders after his best friend's death. He's into the freshman year of the school and has no friends. He somehow befriends two seniors Emma and Patrick. Charlie slowly falls for Emma, but is unable to express his feelings for her. Both of them struggle to come together as they hop from one relationship to another. Both of them confront each other in the end and confess their true feeling for each other. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a poignant love affair that
makes you remember friendship, love and longing.



Little Manhattan (2005)



"O God!Why did I fall in love?", the truth seems to have transcended early to the 11 years old Gabe, who is also the protagonist of the film. Gabe gets infatuated towards Rosemary in his karate classes and madly falls in love with her in their following meetings. The film beautifully captures the torment and beauty of this one side love from Gabe, who eventually comes to terms with the truth and manages to save the falling apart marriage of his parents.


Baran (2001)



Among all human emotions love is supreme-most because it transforms its recipient. This film from Iran by Majid Majidi, who has always shown us the innocent, truthful side of life in Iran (which is quite contrary to our perception about middle-east) is about hot-headed Lateef, who works at the construction site. Lateef is replaced by Rahmat, a girl disguised as boy and Lateef in spite tries to hurt him. Lateef soon realizes that Rehmat in in fact a girl and feels pity for her. The girl's father is unable to work due an accident and the girl hopelessly switches from one job to another (from lifting stones to serving tea) to make the ends meet. Lateef, who by now has fallen in love with her decides to give his entire savings to her but fate has something else in store for him. Baran, is a true heartfelt love story that reveals the profound ways of Majidi's storytelling.