In 1994, Wolfgang Petersen directed the film adaptation of the German novel "Die Unendliche Geschichte", which was written by Michael Ende (1929-1995). This movie is about a boy who is hounded by bullies. One day to escape his tormentors he runs into an old bookshop. A book catches his eye and he ends up leaving the store with it. At school, he once again ditches the bullies and hides in a hardly used part of the school. There he beings to read the book and his wild imagination takes off...I really liked this movie as a kid, and still do as an adult. I could sympathize with Bastion because I'm kind of a bookworm myself. And I really love how it encourages kids to read. The characters and cinematography are really good, so it catches the attention of kids pretty well.
Overall, another nice film to watch with the family.