Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #50

13 Movies for Children That I Almost Forgot About

  1. The Neverending Story - This adventure story puts the watcher of the moving into the mind of the reader of a book who puts his mind into the story. Or does the story really happen to the reader of the book? Kids love to think of the possibilities.

  2. The Dark Chrystal -Jim Henson puppets doing a serious Tolkken-like story.

  3. The Muppet Movie - Who couldn’t love the movie that introduced The Rainbow Connection. It’s reminiscent of the Bing Crosby, Bob Hope “Road To . . .” series of movies from the 1940s.

  4. *batteries not included - A cute Steven Spielberg movie that’s great for the whole family. It has Sci-Fi, but it also has a great story.

  5. The Last Starfighter - A “period piece” (okay, 1980’s) about a guy who likes to play video games that gets caught up in some out-of-this-world action.

  6. The Princess Bride - A cult classic that is also great for kids.

  7. For The Love of Benji - Who could forget about Benji, the cute little dog that seems to have more emotion than Tammy Faye Bakker?

  8. Where the Red Fern Grows - I can’t talk about this film without crying. So lets leave it at that.

  9. Snoopy Come Home - A touching cartoon.

  10. Titan A.E. - I love futuristic, doomsday movies. This one includes that, with a bit of hope for the human race. Plus, it happens in space. My son loves this movie.

  11. Small Soldiers - War toys come to life and battle humans.

  12. The Red Balloon (Le ballon rouge) - It is not out on DVD. If you can find this, it’s worth seeing. Probably only 30 minutes long, it’s a touching story about a boy who finds a balloon (or visa-versa) and the adventure that they have.

  13. Harry and the Hendersons - A friendly Bigfoot. Perfect for a family living in the forest in potential Bigfoot country, like me and my Creekistan family.


Anonymous said...

You've listed some of my husband's favorite movies! I knew I married a pre-teen!

I love Muppets and Princess Bride.

Denise Patrick said...

Some wonderful kid movies there. My kids have seen most of them and still love them.

My TT is all about things I wish I could do.

TeaMouse said...

Princess Bride - great movie!

Unknown said...

Great list..Hubby introduced me to Small soldier..this was a neat one

Beckadoodles said...

Oh what a great list! We just watched "Dark Crystal" last weekend...Love it!

And Titan A.E. "Planet Bob!" My husband thinks they named it for him! hehe

Great TT!

Janet said...

I love love love "batteries not included"!!!

kuanyin333 said...

Dark Crystal and Princess Bride are two of my favs! Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

I don't remember any of these! I guess we forget because we get OLD!

Unknown said...

I LOVED Neverending Story as a child. I was tempted to by it the other day, my son talked me out of it, LOL.