#4. “Little Men”
Little Men” focuses on the platonic romance between an introverted illustrator (Theo Taplitz) and a gregarious actor (Michael Barbieri), both 13-year-olds in gentrifying Brooklyn. When the pals band together to protest their parents’ business dispute, “Little Men” celebrates their precociousness without shying away from the immaturity of everyone involved in the conflict. It is a tiny film that affords its characters the immense social and economic stakes they deserve.