2013, 103 min, Dir: Katja von Garnier

14-year-old Mika (Hanna Binke) cannot seem to stay out of trouble, so her parents send her to spend the summer with her grandmother (Cornelia Froboess ), who runs a prestigious riding school and demands discipline from horses and students alike. Mika soon clashes with her grandmother until she discovers an untamed stallion, Windstorm, in the stables. The horse matches the girl in willfulness, and the two form a mystical bond that gives Mika confidence - and the chance to prove herself to her grandmother. Winner of the German Film Award for best Children’s film. In German with English subtitles.

1976, Paramount, 102 min, Dir: Michael Ritchie

Walter Matthau stars as drunken ex-minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker, coaching a team of profane, pint-sized, talentless misfits (among them Tatum O’Neal) in a highly competitive Little League division.

2001, Dimension Films, 88 min, USA, Dir: Robert Rodriguez

Carmen Cortez (Alexa Vega) and her younger brother, Juni (Daryl Sabara), have no idea that their parents are retired international spies until mom (Carla Gugino) and dad (Antonio Banderas) are kidnapped. It’s up to the two spy kids to rescue them from an island castle - and maybe learn to get along with each other. This delightful family adventure was a worldwide hit, launching several sequels.

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