Matilda: Special Edition (1996) Cursed with obtuse parents and a martinet school principal, 6-year-old Matilda Wormwood immerses herself in books. With so much mental stimulation, she acquires telekinetic abilities -- which she unleashes on her family and odious headmistress.
As someone who read all the grown-up books in the library despite being too short to reach the counter, I empathised with the bookish Matilda Wormwood. Am pretty sure I once made a jar move with my eyes as well.
The Reading Lists of Your Favorite Fictional Characters
Reading lists of your favorite fictional characters, including Rory Gilmore, Margot Tenenbaum, Daria Morgendorffer, Don Draper, Matilda Wormwood, Lisa Simpson, Stewie Griffin, Sawyer from Lost, Jean-Luc Picard, and Lucas Scott.
The brilliant and telekinetic Matilda Wormwood is neglected, mocked, and ignored by her idiotic parents. Luckily, there's the aptly named Miss Honey, Matilda's kind and encouraging teacher, who serves as both educator and surrogate mother in Roald Dahl's famous novel and its 1996 movie adaptation.