What are your favorite childhood movies?

Sep 2, 2011

So I have an almost two-year-old son. He's a wacky ball of fun who is starting to throw tantrums express preferences for certain things. Some of those preferences are coming out in the shows he likes to watch, and I love laying out a line of movies on the carpet and watching him decide if he'd rather watch Cars or How to Train your Dragon.


Neither of those is his favorite movie, though. When my mom gave us The Goonies a few months ago, the Kiddo caught a glimpse of it and was hooked. He requests it all the time now. I feel kind of guilty letting him watch it (the kids on that show swear a lot more than I remembered...), but he loves the adventure, the music, and especially the character Sloth.

I love it for all those things, too. It's a movie I grew up on, and it's one of my favorites from my childhood. (So is the original Ninja Turtles, the Kiddo's other favorite movie.)

So, my friends, what movie(s) do you love that were a part of your childhood?

31 comments:

Rachna Chhabria said...

My Favourite childhood movies were Jungle Book, and few others (I don't remember the names). As a child, I didn't see that many movies. I preferred reading.

Kate Coursey said...

I loved all the disney movies, but I absolutely loved the animated Japanese film My Neighbor Totoro. I still watch it over and over. It's a great film for both kids and adults, and so imaginative.

Tara (The Bodacious Pen) said...

The Goonies was a big favorite of mine. I even belonged to the Goonies fanclub. Other favorites were Labryinth and Xanadu, which isn't a kids movie, but I watched it over and over again.

Janet Johnson said...

Pete's Dragon was my all-time favorite. That and Mary Poppins. But wow it's hard to choose.

And yay for Goonies!

Shelly said...

Chawww-co-lot! Huh-huh! My favorite line in The Goonies.

Reece said...

Robin Hood and Star Wars! Sadly, twenty-some-odd years later, my tastes are basically the same. They may have broadened slightly, but in the scheme of things, they're the same. I hope that doesn't mean I've yet to grow up.

Lori M. Lee said...

Favorites would be Legend (b/c I loved unicorns and faeries even then), The Neverending Story, Star Wars, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King :D

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Oh, my heck! I LOVE Ninja Turtles! My kids love it too! My hubby got the trilogy for me for Christmas and his brothers thought I got it for him. Nope. It's totally mine. ;) I loved Goonies too. And The Newsies. The Sandlot. And anything Disney. :) And I've seen that Tortoro movie. My sister and I loved it when we were little.
Uh ... I went a little overboard. Great post!

Ruth Josse said...

It's funny to see the movies the kids latch on to. When my son was three he watched Nacho Libre everyday and could pretty much quote the whole thing.

As a kid I loved anything Disney. Also musicals. We were raised on them!

DL Hammons said...

A childhood movie of mine that still holds a special place in my heart is MONSTER SQUAD. Childhood buddies vs classic monsters...pure awesomeness! :)

Emily White said...

My all time favorite childhood movie (even had it completely memorized at one point) was Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures. The Neverending Story was a close second. :)

Bess Weatherby said...

Oh goodness. I used to watch "Babar" every day. Irecently rented it to show to the kid I nanny. It's scarier than I remember! We had to fast forward parts. But he loved it!

Jenny S. Morris said...

Goonies is one that I LOVED! I also loved E.T., and when I was really little the first movie I saw in the theatre was Care Bears. Oh, and I sang Little Mermaid’s stuff A LOT. (I was shamefully old at the time.)
In my house now, we watch most of the Pixar movies, but my kids love Jack Black so we watch Nacho Libre and School of Rock. They will watch anything with Jack Black.

Cynthia said...

I loved the Goonies, my boys are 8 1/2 and 10 and when we put it on the hated it. It broke my heart! Oh well. Anything Transformers they love, and Star Wars. Yeah as a family I'd have to say Star Wars ranks it right up there.

Jennifer Hoffine said...

I loved Jungle Book and Mary Poppins too.

Matthew MacNish said...

Star Wars. No question. Not really a kid movie, but I couldn't get enough of it. It also came out the year I was born.

Jolene Perry said...

Scooby-Doo

We have LOTS of scooby-doo on our house :D

Abby said...

I am a HUGE Goonies fan and I have always been a movie buff! I worried about the swearing when I let my kids watch it too, but really, it's too great of a movie to pass up and they aren't dropping any F bombs so I let it slide. :)

Emy Shin said...

It's all the Disney movies for me. I must've watched THE LION KING and THUMBELINA a million and a half times.

Melissa Hurst said...

I loved the Star Wars movies, the Indiana Jones movies, the Star Trek movies, Back to the Future, The Goonies, and Poltergeist. Still do:)

mshatch said...

I love the goonies! Willow is another good one; Val Kilmer is rather attractive as well.

Meghan Kirkland said...

My favourite movie was a toss up between Lion King and Fantasia. I'm definitely looking forward to the release of Lion King 3D in theaters!

Jessie Humphries said...

ooohhh..good one! I loved Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun! Twas my motto.

nindogs said...

Peter Pan and Star Wars. I also do recall watching Barbie as Rapunzel a few too many times.

Mostly though, it was those old Justice League, Batman, Spiderman and X-Men cartoons. On a constant loop in my house.

linda said...

Aladdin was my favorite! I also liked Swan Princess. The first song is just too cute.

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I was always a big fan of The Princess Bride growing up. Pirates, adventure, ROUS...what's not to love?

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Lynda R Young said...

Oh my goodness, the Goonies! I used to love that movie. I loved the adventure and the danger and discovery. It's been a LONG while since I've seen it now though.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

My favorites were Labyrinth and Legend. Legend, incidentally, starred a very young Tom Cruise. I watched it as an adult and was shocked how scary it was. It has this devil guy in it who is half goat and he's really awful. I don't think I would let my kids watch it, to be honest! LOL!

Amy

Michelle said...

Tough call. I think my favorite wasn't a movie, but "Speed Racer" on TV. I didn't see many movies as a child. I liked the "Mickey Mouse Club" shows--the original ones, "Zoom," "The Electric Company," which has seen a revival--good shows!, and "Sesame Street" and "Mr. Rogers."

I remember seeing "Herbie," "Mary Poppins" and "Star Wars."

My sons really liked the "Land Before Time" series of movies--watched those over and over and over. The whole family loves "Ice Age" movies. Hope this helps!

Stephanie Allen said...

I grew up during the golden age of Disney animation, so all of those ones - Aladdin, The Jungle Book, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas. The Lion King was the first movie I ever saw in theaters.

 
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