After his son dies, Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage) builds a powerful robot in his image to help him deal with his grief. Unable to live up to Dr. Temna's high expectations, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) leaves his home in Metro City and sets out into the world to become a super hero. But, when Metro City is threatened, Astro Boy returns to save the day and attempts to reconcile with the father who rejected him. Directed by David Bowers. With Kristen Bell, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane and Eugene Levy. Categories: Action, Animation, Sci-Fi, Based on a Comic. Year: 2009.
Freddie Highmore in Astro Boy
When twins Jared and Simon Grace (Freddie Highmore) and their sister, Mallory (Sarah Bolger), move into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother (Mary-Louise Parker), they immediately notice that something is just a bit out of the ordinary. As the children investigate the grounds of the secluded, old mansion owned by their great, great uncle (David Strathairn), they entera magical world full of fairies and other mythical creatures. Directed by Mark Waters. With Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, Seth Rogen and Martin Short. Categories: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2008.
Freddie Highmore in The Spiderwick Chronicles
A talented Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered cellist (Keri Russell), who share a strong but momementary connection, are torn apart by their circumstances before their love is given a chance to grow. The result of their brief encounter is August Rush (Freddie Highmore), now an orphan living on the streets of New York. Using his unique musical gifts and aided by his odd caretaker (Robin Williams), August sets out to find his birth parents and discover who he is. Directed by Kirsten Sheridan. With Terrence Howard. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2007.
Freddie Highmore in August Rush
A high-powered British investment banker, Max (Russell Crowe) inherits his uncle's estate in the south of France when his uncle (Albert Finney) dies. Max spent some of the best times of his life there as a child but now he decides the only practical thing would be to sell it. He goes there to make the sale, but finds himself attracted to a young Frenchwoman (Marion Cotillard). Freddie Highmore plays Max as a child. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Marine Casto. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2006.
Freddie Highmore in A Good Year
Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) dreams about chocolate. Unfortunately, his family is poor and unable to afford the delicious treats put out by the Wonka chocolate factories. When Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) opens a contest involving five golden tickets hidden in five ordinary chocolate bars, adventure awaits for Charlie and the four other children lucky enough to find a ticket that allows them to enter Wonka's wacky world. Directed by Tim Burton. With David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter and Christopher Lee. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2005.
Freddie Highmore in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
After his most recent play opens to a lukewarm reaction, writer J. M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) befriends four fatherless boys and their widowed mother (Kate Winslet) after a chance meeting in the park. Despite the disapproval of the children's grandmother (Julie Christie) and his own wife (Radha Mitchell), Barrie spends more and more time with the family, creating an imaginary world of pirates, costumes and mischief that inspires him to write the greatest work of his career. Directed by Marc Forster. With Dustin Hoffman and Freddie Highmore. Categories: Drama. Year: 2004.
Freddie Highmore in Finding Neverland