Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
in no order:
Secret of Nimh
Star Wars trilogy
My Neighbor Totoro (!)
The Hobbit (old 70s or 80s cartoon)
Home Alone 1+2, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Dragon: the Bruce Lee story, Crazy Hong Kong, Heart and Soul, etc…
But most of the time it was Disney films!
R.A., Howard the Duck ruled!
1. Vertigo – I still love it
2. The Birds – could watch it a million times
3. Family Plot – it sucked, but it was Hitch, so it was still great
4. Rear Window – fun watch
5. Shadow of a Doubt – I guess I was fifteen by the time I saw this, so not quite a child, but still great.
Ok, this is the best post on this forum (haha :P):
1. The never ending story
2. Secret of the Nimh
4. The breakfast club
5. and Ferris Buehlers day off
Some classic 80s films not yet mentioned but still memorable and formative childhood films (in no particular order):
1. The Last Starfighter
2. Star Trek 2: Wrath of Kahn (when Kahn puts the lizardy bug in Chekov’s ear! damn that scared the shit out of me and still does!)
3. Weird Science
4. Short Circuit
5. War Games
also much watched as a kid (along with all the other classics posted):
- all Bruce Lee films
- all movies with Ninja in the title
- Lord of the Rings (Animation)
- Asterix the Gaul, Asterix and Cleopatra, The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
- The Rocketeer
- Smokey and the Bandit 1 + 2
- Das Boot
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- Beat Street
- Came a Hot Friday
- Bad Taste
War Games! Hahaha…
Can’t believe I forgot about my favorite childhood film or should I say pre-teen, teen, or adult as I religiously watch this film one time per year so as not to forget who I was and what I aspired to be when I was younger.
Over the Edge
I was too young when it initially came out, but caught it at two in the morning on the A&E channel probably in 1987. It changed my life forever, I said to myself “I wanna be just like those kids” and in a lot of ways still do. Does anyone else have strong feelings for this film? Maybe has to be viewed in that golden age of rebellion to be fully satisfying.
Childhood films. I’ll presume this is prior to turning 14.
These films aren’t typically considered Children’s Films but I was never really into Children’s films. But as a child, these are the films I watched as much as possible, over and over.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Night of the Living Dead
The Wizard of Oz
The Spy Who Loved Me
Assault on Precinct 13
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Dawn of the Dead
Fiddler On The Roof
The Empire Strikes Back
An American Werewolf in London
The Dead Zone
Mad Max 2 – The Road Warrior
Most of my favorites have already been listed:
The Neverending Story
Labyrinth (go Jim Henson!)Short Circuit (go robots!)Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Howard the Duck (truly insane)War Games
Back to the Future
The Princess Bride
the Neverending Story
the Dark Crystal
The Empire Strikes Back
stupid double post
anything Charlie Brown/Snoopy-related
Beauty and the Beast
The Little Mermaid
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The Sound of Music
My favourite movies as a pre-teen were Face Off and Idle Hands. Baseketball remains a favourite.
I was a 70s/80s kid: pre-video, there was lots of Disney, Planet Of The Apes, anything Tarzan-related, Godzilla-related, James Bond-related, Star Wars, Jaws; Close Encounters Of The 3rd Kind was particularly fascinating. I remember ‘Being There’ being the first more arty thing I ever saw, and that was very definitely memorable. Valley Girl was my first rated R flick, if memory serves.
Hell yeah. Back to the Future, all three of them.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990).
Muppets Take Manhattan (I love all the Muppets films, but that’s the best).
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
Seriously, I’m the first one to mention anything Muppets? Jim Henson was a genius. C’mon!
Anything Star Wars when I was young. Also Jurassic Park is a classic from my childhood
and I remember watching Sound of Music when I was young, but that wasn’t really my choice…haha
1. Star Wars (Eps. 4-6, the original trilogy…I’ll count them as one big movie) — I think everybody loved these as a kid.
2. The Brave Little Toaster — Blanky was the man. Or rather, the blanket.
3. Kiki’s Delivery Service — The scene where Kiki can’t talk to her cat anymore made me cry so hard when I was little….
4. The Neverending Story — Atreyu was my first crush, when I was 5 years old or so!
5. Mrs. Doubtfire — I watched this every time I was sick, I guess because my mom loved it so much and we’d watch things together.
cloak and dagger
WAR DABNEY COLEMAN!
The Muppets were definitely awesome.
1. Star Wars trilogy
2. The Making of Star Wars – one of the first films I ever saw, on a 16mm projector my dad brought home from work. A huge influence.
3. Time Bandits – So scary! Anything Terry Gilliam still freaks me out a little.
4. Ferris Bueler’s Day Off – I still watch this every single time I am home sick.
5. The Last Starfighter – A first rate Star Wars clone that I loved almost as much.
the last unicorn
the secret of nimh
back to the future
The Gold Rush
Some like it Hot
Gun Fight at O.K. Corral
The Quiet Man
Simple as that great films.
Also this was all going on for me in the early nineties.
crap. i forgot the dark crystal.
My top 5 as someone under the age of 10 would probably be…
1. The Karate Kid Trilogy (I probably watched the first one the most, although I love all three for different reasons.)
2. Teen Wolf
3. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
4. Raising Arizona
5. Empire Strikes Back/The Temple of Doom
Those would have definitely been my most watched movies from before 1991. I remember being pretty into Space Camp and Flight of the Navigator and the Ewok movie and Gremlins and several others, but those five got the most viewings because I convinced my aunt to tape them for me.
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. None finer.
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. I saw it with my grandfather, along with Disney’s THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE.
And the best Disney film of my childhood — BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS. Great fun.
The others were two from the 1960s that I saw at two separate “kiddee matinees,” THE MAGIC SWORD and JACK THE GIANT KILLER. They are really pretty awful films, but at age 6 I loved every minute of them!
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
City of Lost Children (my first cinema experience, probably)
Pink Flamingos (it was a mistake, if only I could go back in time and reverse what John Waters did to me)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark