Billy Elliot
2000
****
Director: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jamie Draven, Gary Lewis, Jean Haywood

A feelgood film about an 11-year-old English boy who wants to become a ballet dancer against the wishes of his worn-down working class father. The story is delightfully simple and heartwarming, but ultimately quite predictable. Jamie Bell is terrific in his breakthrogh performance. The story was later turned into a stage musical.