An Incomplete List of Movies about little girls and the ocean and, as a bonus, magic:
The Secret of Roan Innish
Beasts of the Southern Wild, which I haven't seen yet, but am PUMPED about
arguably, Moonrise Kingdom
The magic is variable--it may, in fact, be magical realism; it may, in fact, be my imagination. Whatevs. I am sure there are dozens more and I endeavor to find them... Just as soon as I finish writing this book.