More than two decades ago, Mary, a spoiled, unloved girl arrived at Misselthwait Manor to be taken in by her depressed and uncaring uncle, a grumpy housekeeper and her bed-ridden cousin.
The story is not all doom and gloom, but a great opportunity to show how in tough situation there's always hope.
It was really the stellar cast of this 1993 movie that brought the uplifting story to life.
Let's see what they have been up to since.
Kate Maberly as Mary Lennox
At only 11 years old, Kate took on the lead role in this adaption. After shooting wrapped, she returned to school where she became a county swimming champion and represented her country in tennis. She did not give up on acting, and continued to take on roles through her teen years.
She graduated from Trinity College of Music with a joint honors degree in piano and cello performance and continued to pursue acting.
She has since appeared in Finding Neverland, Like Minds and Popcorn.
Heydon Prowse as Colin Craven
After playing Colin Craven, Mary's bed-ridden cousin, Prowse turned his attention away from acting. He went onto study philosophy at university and is now an activist.
He has directed BBC's The Revolution will be Televised and has changed his name to Michael Green for the 2015 UK General Election.
In the past year he has also been working on the TV series Revolting.
Andrew Knott as Dickon Sowerby
After appearing as Dickon, a stand-up guy who helped train Mary and Colin into great gardeners. Dickon has a natural ability to look after living things including rescuing foxes and crows from drowning.
This familiar face has become a regular on a lot of UK television. Appearing on Coronation Street, Peak Practice, Gavin and Stacey, as well as Spooks: Code 9.
He also made his debut on stage in the Tony award winning play The History Boys, which later toured internationally.
He also played the same role in the 2006 film adaptation.