Movies for kids (but not kid movies)

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  1. TheScionicMan

    TheScionicMan Last non-Hating Stern Fan

    I'm looking for suggestions for good old movies to watch with the kids. Not little kid movies, but ones that we can enjoy together. I know there's some good ones out there that I'm forgetting about. My son is 11 and my daughter 8. Here's some examples of things we've enjoyed:

    Back to the Future series
    Indiana Jones series
    Bill and Ted's adventures
    Star Wars

    My daughter liked the old Disney TV movies like That Darn Cat, but not so much for the boy. I tried to get him interested in some of the classic westerns, but it didn't seem to hook him. I think its probably too soon for a lot of the war flicks, although i can't wait for him to see Mark Hamill in The Big Red One. (that always sounds like a porno) He was only mildly interested in Planet of the Apes series.

    I'm trying to get the old Witch Mountain series to watch before the new version comes out. Smokey and the Bandit might be good altho it seems like it had a lot of sexual overtones.

    What do you guys recommend?
  2. Sirius Rich

    Sirius Rich Well-Known Member

    Land Before Time
    Never Ending Story
    Lord of the Rings
    Harry Potter series
    Ace Ventura Pet Detective
    Any Mel Brooks or Monty Python movie
  3. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Anything by Hayao Miyazaki, especially "Princess Mononoke", "Spirited Away" and "Porco Rosso". I showed my 8 year old daughter the 1st "Pirates of the Caribbean" and she dug that. She loves the new "Doctor Who" series. You might try "Time Bandits". And believe it or not, she enjoyed "2001".
  4. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    Ferris Buehler's Day Off. Good, clean fun, no drug or sex references. Like a date with BMF. :eek:

    Top Gun!
  5. Fergz99

    Fergz99 Member

    Monty Python and Mel Brooks are not kids movies.
  6. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    The Goonies
    Pee Wee's Big Adventure... :D
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  7. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    with Dakota Fanning (the Horse Movie)
  8. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    I love the Goonies. I also liked "Popeye the Movie". Shrek.
  9. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    The new series has been up and down with me. I can't stand the 10th Doctor (David Tennant). For the new series, I would have to say I preferred #9 (Christopher Eccleston).

    Things will be different for the show though since Tennant is leaving. The 11th Doctor hasn't been confirmed yet, but the teaser trailer from this year's Children In Need might explain some things.

    [ame=]YouTube - Doctor Who: The Next Doctor TEASER - Children in Need 2008[/ame]

    The old series is the best though. Anything from #2 (Patrick Troughton) or #3 (Jon Pertwee) are classics.

    As for other "movies for kids (but not kid movies)", I would have to say just about everything from Jim Carrey's catalog.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2008
  10. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    One movie that comes to mind, especially this part of the year: A Christmas Story.
  11. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    Pee Wee's Big Adventure is awesome! I still love that movie to this day!
  12. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    We both love Tennant, but I'm glad Davies is leaving the show. "Torchwood" was a tremendous disappointment. I wish they would make a full series this year.

    I've shown her some of the old series, Troughton, Hartnell, Pertwee & Baker. I think they're a little too slow for a modern 8 year old. And too many corridors.
  13. DoublEE

    DoublEE Active Member

    Excellent suggestion. Com'on kids...we're watching Blazing Saddles!

  14. Evil_Ernie

    Evil_Ernie Smell my finger

  15. mysdak

    mysdak New Member

    The Princess Bride
    Bedknobs and Broomsticks
    Edward Scissorhands
    Groundhog Day
    The Mosquito Coast
  16. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    Lord of the Flies
  17. Sirius Rich

    Sirius Rich Well-Known Member

    My kids say they are. They supplied the list.
  18. mynameisjamie

    mynameisjamie Member

    Captain Ron
    Roger Rabbit
    Live Action Disney Kids Movies from the 80's like:
    Flight of the Navigator
    Something Wicked This Way Comes
    Return to Oz (These last two wouldn't be good for really little kids though)

    The Dark Crystal
    I hated this move but Willow

    That's all I've got for now.
  19. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Men in black one and two, Grumpy old men, Chronicles of Narnia, The Wizard, Sandlot
  20. ProperModulation

    ProperModulation Green Type of Tube

    The Robin Williams movie? I used to watch that all the time as a kid!

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