Casper (1995)  

Illustrates the loneliness of an isolated but friendly apparition of a child orphan who seeks human connection.

Matilda (1996)

Showcases the toddler Matilda's loneliness arising from her advanced intellect within a neglectful family, driving her to find solace in books. 

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008) 

Portrays the unlikely friendship between a Jewish boy and a Nazi officer's son, separated by the fence of a concentration camp during WWII.

Coraline (2009) 

Explores a young child's loneliness as she seeks companionship in a parallel world but eventually learns the value of her real-world family bonds. 

Tangled (2010)  

Shows the "fairy tale" Rapunzel's tower isolation and emphasizes her yearning for freedom and friendship.

Harry Potter films (2001-11)

Portrays an 11-year-old wizard's loneliness through his orphaned upbringing, his sense of isolation in his adopted household, and his quest for connection in the magical world.

The Book Thief (2013)

Sees a young girl cope with isolation by stealing books and forming friendships amidst the harsh realities of Nazi Germany.

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Portrays a young impressionable boy's loneliness through his imaginary friendship with an idealized version of Adolf Hitler. 

The Painted Bird (2019)

Depicts a young boy's journey through isolation and cruelty within various communities.

Josee, The Tiger And The Fish (2020)

Depicts the transformative power of companionship as two lonely individuals, Josee and Tsuneo, navigate life's challenges together.


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