When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self- worth.
Movie A Little Princess
Two short war scenes, one showing a man struggling to carry another wounded soldier who has trouble breathing. He ultimately collapses in exhaustion.
One religious exclamation.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Frightening & Intense Scenes
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
Certain scenes show girls in noticeable emotional distress
The film is set during the first world war, so there are scenes in the trenches showing dead bodies and the sounds of bombs falling. There's also a fairytale narrative in which a very creepy, multi-headed demon kidnaps a woman and is ultimately blasted by lightning (no blood or anything similar).
There are multiple scenes where the subservience of the African American girl is amplified for the storyline. The main character is also placed in a similar subservient role later on. Subtly addresses race and class disparities. No physical violence, only emotional abuse. Certain scenes may cause distress to children (especially children of color).
One scene shows Sara attempting to escape Minchin's school by climbing a single board to the nearby building where Ram-Dass resides.