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Movie with a boy who is king on a island

A boy runs away from his house using a boat and than strands on a island where monsters live but they look friendly and are giant animals. The boy says he has super powers and becomes their king. after a while someone finds the truth about him and everyone gets violent. In the end the boy sails back home.

asked Feb 8, 2016 in Name That Movie by ozzieoz13 (12 points)

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Sounds like the  2009 movie Where The Wild Things Are which was based on the child's picture book of the same name by Maurice Sendak.  All the monsters are hairy and humanoid (2 arms, 2 legs) with huge heads, and they turn out to be shy and friendly rather than threatening or dangerous. The protagonist eventually realises that he is the cause of disruption among them because he is needlessly aggressive and careless about hurting their feelings.

To quote the IMDB entry (at ) - "Yearning for escape and adventure, a young boy runs away from home and sails to an island filled with creatures that take him in as their king."  Here is the trailer on YouTube -


answered Feb 8, 2016 by golux (141 points)
selected Feb 9, 2016 by ozzieoz13