A ten-year-old scientist secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother, scapes home, and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
Movies in the vein of 'The Way Back': these awkward kids never fit in at school, so let’s try our best to make them welcome on our screens! Make sure to check out 'A Birder's Guide to Everything' for a great recent indie flick that slipped the radar.
Exhausted Wes Anderson's oeuvre, but love his distinctive style? Then check out this list of movies heavily influenced by his directorial style. Make sure to check out 'Eagle vs. Shark' starring Jemaine from 'Flight of the Concords'!
Movies in the vein of 'Eat, Pray, Love': Watch dissatisfied Westerners strike out to find freedom, happiness, and themselves in these contemporary films depicting journeys inside the head as well as outside.
Modern movies in the vein of 'Charlie Bartlett' or 'Rushmore': coming-of-age comedies with an independent feel to them. Watch these quirky youths becoming quirky young adults (who will, we can only assume, eventually become quirky senior-citizens)!