The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows ★★★★

The film that inspired a generation of film makers doesn't disappoint. Part of a common theme in BFI list of the 50 films you should watch before you turn 14 is the idea that parents ignore the warnings that their children give them leading to the key conflict in the film. I believe the reason this theme resonates with society is that it is a recognisable situation that many people are in. The reason children are ignored is same for adult women, ethnic groups outside of the white western majority, non-heterosexual conforming people and non gender binary individuals. That the authority which knows best and has your best interests at heart is a white straight male which the aforementioned groups can never confirm to.