Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
In this 1971 classic, Willy Wonka puts five children to the test after each finds a golden ticket in a Wonka chocolate bar. After a tour of his extraordinary chocolate factory, Wonka ends up choosing Charlie Bucket -- a boy with no money, disabled grandparents and few prospects -- to run his incredibly secretive and fantastically fabulous business.
Charlie was again chosen as Wonka's heir in the 2005 remake "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" after Augustus took another tumble into the chocolate river, Violet again inflated like a blueberry, Veruca was deemed a bad egg for the second time, and Mike was once more shrunk down into a tiny TV-sized figure. But at least kindly Charlie still came out on top.
On the next page, we'll read about a movie that doesn't have such an ideal ending.