Roald Dahl in Cinema

September 13 is Road Dahl Day - we've picked out seven of his most magical stories brought to life through film.

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Image from James and the Giant Peach

This film has one use of mild bad language

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James and the Giant Peach (1996) Rating: U 5+

4.0808 out of 5 916 Votes (Members)
Duration
79 mins
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Stuck with his evil aunts, James creates a magical, enormous peach. Befriending the charming insects inside, he attempts an escape.

The BFG (1989) Rating: U 5+

3.9553 out of 5 1074 Votes (Members)
Duration
87 mins
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Animated adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl story telling of a lonely young girl and her unlikely friendship with the Big Friendly Giant.

Danny, The Champion of the World (1989) Rating: U 7+

3.4358 out of 5 904 Votes (Members)
Duration
94 mins
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A father and son live happily together until their home is threatened by a local businessman.

Image from Matilda

This film has a couple of uses of mild bad language.

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Matilda (1996) Rating: PG 5+

4.3956 out of 5 2864 Votes (Members)
Duration
98 mins
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Adaptation of the popular Roald Dahl book about a girl with sunny self-reliance and special powers who attends a school with a bullying headmistress.

Image from The Witches

The Witches (1990) Rating: PG 7+

4.0275 out of 5 1308 Votes (Members)
Duration
87 mins
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A brilliantly creepy Roald Dahl adaptation about a 9 year-old orphan who has a run in with some witches during a holiday with his grandmother.

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