8 Films & Shows Where Child Actors Stole the Show & Left a Lasting Impression

8 Films & Shows Where Child Actors Stole the Show & Left a Lasting Impression

Sometimes, the child actor’s performance is exhilarating that we fail to notice anything else on the screen. Some performances by the child actors are phenomenal, and this article provides a list of the same. Here are 9 films & shows where child actors stole the show & left a lasting impression with their talent.

9 Films & Shows Where Child Actors Stole the Show

1. Serious Men

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Story – Serious Men is a story of an under-privileged father who finds out his son’s super-genius abilities that gets them famous. However, with fame comes danger to the famous as well.

Actor Aakshath Das – The Adi Mani, played by actor Aakshath Das, brings the movie to life with his Serious Men’s acting. His acting instantly grabs the attention of the audience. The versatile on-screen actor is a lovely child to watch.

Director: Sudhir Mishra

Main Cast: NawazuddinSiddqui, Nassar, Akshat Das

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Genre: Comedy and Drama

Where to Watch: Netflix

2. KaaliKhuhi

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Story – The story of a curse in an old village that comes to life. Shivangi, a ten-year-old girl, starts seeing the ghost of a girl in the house. How will she deal with it and save her beloved family?

Actress Riva Arora –Being scary on-screen is not easy but being scared on-screen is even difficult. Actress Riva Arora has lived up to all the expectations of the audience even as a child. She has never failed to impress her views, even in the movie “KaaliKhuhi.” She makes the movie to the list of are 9 films & shows where child actors stole the show & left a lasting impression.

Director: Terrie Samundra

Main Cast: Sanjeeda Sheikh, Shabana Azmi, SatyadeepMisra

IMDb Rating:3.5

RT Score:50%

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Where to Watch: Netflix

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3. Family Man

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Story – Family Man is a story of how a National Investigation Agency agent tries to save his family while also saving his nation from a terrorist attack.

Actor Vedant Sinha – The agent’s son, Atharv, played by Vedant Sinha, is an eye-catching character in the series “Family Man.” Vedant Sinha has done a remarkable job playing the son of the agent. His performance comes easily under one of the 9 films & shows where child actors stole the show & left a lasting impression with the talent he portrays.

Director: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru

Main Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Sharib Hashmi, Vedant Sinha

IMDb Rating: 8.6

Genre: Action, Comedy, and Drama

Where to Watch: Netflix, CBS

Commitment: 495 minutes

4. Jojo Rabbit

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Story – Jojo Rabbit is a story of a kid who serves in Hitler’s army. His world is turned upside down, knowing that his mother is sheltering and hiding a Jewish girl. What will Jojo do about this situation considering his patriotism?

Actor Archie Yates –Archie Yates played the best friend of Jojo. His performance was outstanding. The way he acted in the movie was well enough to make anyone who takes his name smile out of how cute he is.

Director: Taika Waitti

Main Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Jhonson

IMDb Rating:7.9

RT Score:80%

Genre: Comedy, Drama, and War

Where to Watch: Vudu, Amazon Prime Videos, Fandango Now

5. Enola Holmes

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Story – Enola Holmes, the sister of Sherlock Holmes, sets foot on a mission to bring her mother back, only to realize that she was gradually finding something even bigger. In the way, she finds herself helping a troubled young man.

Actor Millie Bobby Brown – As seen even in Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown was the show’s soul as Eleven. She is no less in Enola Holmes. Her admirable acting has gained her the attention she deserves as Enola.

Director: Harry Bardbeer

Main Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Clafin

IMDb Rating:6.6

RT Score:91%

Genre: Adventure, Crime, and Drama

Where to Watch: Netflix

6. Extraction

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Story – A black market mercenary embarks on a mission to save the son of an imprisoned criminal lord who is kidnapped.

Actor Rudhraksh Jaiswal – Rudhraksh Jaiswal as the kidnapped kid has played a great role in the movie Extraction. His chemistry with the dashing Chris Hemsworth is wonderful. They both together have made the movie as astounding as it is. Extraction is one of the 9 films & shows where child actors stole the show & left a lasting impression with Rudhraksh Jaiswal.

Director: Sam Hargrave

Main Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Bryon Lerum, Ryder Lerum, Rudhraksh Jaiswal

IMDb Rating:6.7

RT Score:66%

Genre: Action and Thriller

Where to Watch: Netflix

7. Hamid

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Story – Hamid is an 8-year-old boy who has full faith that Allah exists on earth. He tries to dial God’s number, 786, to talk to his dead father and instead reaches a CRPF jawan and talks to him, thinking he is God.

Actor Talha Arshad – Actor Talha Arshad plays Hamid. The boy’s innocence is seen in the movie as he tries to reach his father on God’s number. The unbelievable and beautiful portrayal of Hamid by Talha Arshad is admirable.

Director: Aijaz Khan

Main Cast: Talha Arshad Reshi, Vikas Kumar, Rasika Dugal

IMDb Rating:7.8

Genre: Drama

Where to Watch: Netflix

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8. Tumbbad

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Story – The movie is based on a mythological story about the Goddess who created the world and her 16 crore children, Gods, and Goddesses. She, however, traps Hastar back in her womb so the universe could be saved. A man finds the place where Hastar is trapped and finds a way to steal his gold. However, one touch of Hastar imparts a lifetime of pain.

It is one of the 9 films & shows where child actors stole the show & left a lasting impression.

Actor Mohammad Samad – We have seen the amazing acting by the child actor Mohammad Samad even in the movie Chhichhore. He was phenomenal in the movie Tumbbad as well. His performance is impactful and loved by all.

Director: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi

Main Cast: Sohum Shah, JyotiMalshe, Anita Date

IMDb Rating:8.3

RT Score:84%

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, and Horror

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Videos

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