Movies to show my 9 year old?

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  1. Brian Saur

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    Hello,
    new to the forum but a big movie fan. I have a 9 year old step son who I have a regular movie night with every Friday night. We have been doing this for more than a year and a half. We have a regular schedule of watching a cartoon, then some trailers for upcoming movies we might watch, then our feature. I began with showing him some more kiddie stuff and then branched into movies I liked when I was younger(I'm 33). He is very open to all kinds of films-sci-fi(love Star Wars of course), adventure, even old black and whites. Below is a list of most of the movies I have shown him over the past year and a half. Starting to run out of ideas, so was hoping to get some suggestions if possible? 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to the present all fair game. He has enjoyed all these films so maybe these will help determine some others people on this board might think he'd like. thanks for any suggestions! Trying to keep my Netflix queue stocked...

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks
    Midnight Madness
    Big Trouble In Little China
    Never a Dull Moment
    Kenny and Co.
    Star Wars 1-6(he'd seen these already and liked them)
    Clash of the Titans
    War of the Gargantuas
    Them
    Poseidon Adventure
    Towering Inferno
    Rollercoaster
    the Swarm
    Pee Wees Big Adventure
    The Car
    Kingdom of the Spiders
    Planet of the Apes 1-5
    Omega Man
    Star Trek 2-4
    Indiana Jones 1-3
    Blue Thunder
    Tron
    Goonies
    Monster Squad
    Cloak and Dagger
    Red Dawn
    My Bodyguard
    Ghostbusters
    Gremlins 1-2
    Critters 1-2
    Goldfinger
    From Russia With Love
    Thunderball
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    UHF
    Airplane!
    MSt3k-Various episodes
    Star Trek Original series-Various episodes
    Twilight Zone- a few episodes

    cartoons:
    Thundaar the Barbarian
    Hong Kong Phooey
    Dynomutt
    Home Movies
    Garfield and Friends
    G.I. Joe



    On the dockett to watch soon:
    Flash Gordon
    Young Frankenstein
    Fiend Without a Face
    Jason and the Argonauts
    Day The Earth Stood Still
    Moonraker
    The Three Amigos
    The Sea Gypsies
     
  2. JeremyErwin

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    Adventures of Baron Munchhausen. Time Bandits.
    Hunt for Red October (maybe?)

    Master and Commander
     
  3. Brian Saur

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    Thank you good call on these! I forgot that I showed him Time Bandits and he liked it, so Munchausen is a good logical next step. And he'd love Red October too! Putting them in the queue now!
     
  4. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Try these--

    Action-Adventure movies:

    KIM (1950)
    THE CRIMSON PIRATE (1952)
    SCARAMOUCHE (1952)
    THE NAKED JUNGLE (1954)
    THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963)
    ZULU (1964)
    THE DIRTY DOZEN (1967)
    WHERE EAGLES DARE (1969)
    THE WIND & THE LION (1975)

    Westerns:

    THE SEARCHERS (1956)
    THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960)
    A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964)
    THE PROFESSIONALS (1966)

    Fantasy Adventure:

    THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1958)
    THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1961)
    ONE MILLION YEARS BC (1966)
    THE GREAT YOKAI WAR (2005)

    Animated feature films:

    YELLOW SUBMARINE (1968)
    THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO (1979)
    LUPIN THE THIRD: THE FUMA CONSPIRACY (1987)
    CASTLE IN THE SKY (1986)
    SPIRITED AWAY (2001)

    Sci-Fi:

    INVADERS FROM MARS (1953)
    WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953)
    20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1954)
    THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955)
    FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)
    THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)
    THE MYSTERIANS (1957)
    JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959)
    THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON (1964)
    ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS (1964)
    FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966)
    THE SUPER INFRAMAN (1976)
    THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION (1984)

    Horror movies:

    HORROR OF DRACULA (1958)
    HOUSE OF WAX (1953)
    THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971)
    DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN (1972)
    MR. VAMPIRE (1985)
    STEPHEN KING'S CAT'S EYE (1985)
    POLTERGEIST (1982)

    Monster Movies:

    THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951)
    TARANTULA (1955)
    THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)
    TWENTY MILLION MILES TO EARTH (1957)
    RODAN (1957)
    THE BLOB (1958)
    KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962)
    GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1964)
    GHIDRAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (1964)
    FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD (1965)
    INVASION OF THE ASTRO MONSTERS (1965, aka GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO)
    KING KONG ESCAPES (1968)
    DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968)
    GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (1971, aka GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER)

    Suspense:

    NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
    NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
    THE LAST VOYAGE (1960)
    THE BIRDS (1963)
    DUEL (1971)
    JUGGERNAUT (1974)
    THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (1979)

    Fantasy:

    DARBY O'GILL & THE LITTLE PEOPLE (1959)
    THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR (1961)
    THE 7 FACES OF DR. LAO (1964)

    Comedies:

    IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (1963)
    THE PINK PANTHER (1964)
    A SHOT IN THE DARK (1964)
    HELP! (1965)
    THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN (1976)
    INNERSPACE (1987)
    BEETLEJUICE (1988)
    UNCLE BUCK (1989)

    Drama:

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1952)
    THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS (1957)
    MY BODYGUARD (1979)
    BREAKING AWAY (1979)
    CINDERELLA MAN (2005)
    INVINCIBLE (2006, Mark Wahlberg)

    Nature/Animal flicks:

    BORN FREE (1966)
    RING OF BRIGHT WATER (1969)
    THE BLACK STALLION (1979)
    NEVER CRY WOLF (1983)
    MICROCOSMOS (1996)
    TWO BROTHERS (2004)
    DUMA (2005)


    And some prime pre-1950s flicks:

    THE GENERAL (1927, Buster Keaton)
    FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
    THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932)
    THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)
    KING KONG (1933)
    THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
    GUNGA DIN (1939)
    THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1939)
    DR. CYCLOPS (1940)
    THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940)
    THE BANK DICK (1940)
    THE DEVIL & DANIEL WEBSTER (1941)
    THE WOLF MAN (1941)
    GREAT EXPECTATIONS (1946)
    OLIVER TWIST (1948)
    ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)
     
  5. GlennH

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    A few comedies you might consider:

    Galaxy Quest
    The Princess Bride
    The Court Jester
    The Apple Dumpling Gang
    Mouse Hunt
    Back to the Future trilogy
    Short Circuit
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
     
  6. george kaplan

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    My son is 7, and he loves the following that I've shown him:

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    The 39 Steps
    Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
    Across the Pacific
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    After the Thin Man
    Another Thin Man
    Back to the Future
    The Bishop's Wife
    Block-Heads
    Boy, Did I get a Wrong Number
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Bringing Up Baby
    Buck Privates
    Christmas in Connecticut
    The Chronicles of Narnia
    The Circus
    The Court Jester
    Dr. No
    E.T.
    Elf
    Fantastic Voyage
    Father of the Bride
    The Fellowship of the Ring
    From Russia With Love
    The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
    The Gold Rush
    The Great Dictator
    The Great Locomotive Chase
    Groundhog Day
    Gunga Din
    Hans Christian Andersen
    A Hard Day's Night
    Harry Potter & the ...
    Hatari!
    High Noon
    Home Alone
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    It's a Wonderful Life
    It Happened One Night
    Jurassic Park
    The Long, Long Trailer
    Man's Favorite Sport?
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    Mission: Impossible
    Modern Times
    Mon Oncle
    Mr. Hulot's Holiday
    North by Northwest
    The Parent Trap
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Royal Wedding
    Safety Last
    Scrooge
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    Shadow of the Thin Man
    The Simpson's Movie
    Singin' in the Rain
    The Sound of Music
    South Pacific
    That Thing You Do
    The Thin Man Goes Home
    Third Man on the Mountain
    The Third Man
    To Catch a Thief
    To Have & Have Not
    Top Hat
    The Trouble with Harry
    The Two Towers
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    The Wizard of Oz
    Yellow Submarine
     
  7. Brian Saur

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    Wow, great lists here with TONS of good stuff! Many of my personal favorites(Duel, The Birds, The Last Voyage, Breaking Away, Quatermass and the Pit...)

    You guys were right on the mark with a lot of these suggestions as I was considering many of them already(Buckaroo Banzai, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Forbidden Planet, Great Train Robbery, Uncle Buck, The Wolf Man, Princess Bride, Galaxy Quest, Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein)
    So many others I hadn't thought of! Fantastic!
     
  8. Bob Graham

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    Two not quite so obvious suggestions:

    HOPE AND GLORY
    MY LEFT FOOT.

    These aren't necessarily though of as kids' films, but my kids loved them. When you watch HOPE AND GLORY with a child you really get to experience it through a child's eyes and you realize what a brilliant and unique film it is.
     
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    I'll throw this in the queue, haven't seen Hope and Glory for YEARS...
     
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    That is awesome! Has he seen the Pirates of the Caribbean movies? My 3 year old daughter loves "Jack the Sparrow" and we watch these a lot along with Lady and the Tramp.

    How about:

    The Natural
    Fletch
    Hoosiers
    Second Hand Lions
     
  11. Brian Saur

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    Yeah he dug the Pirates movies also. Haven't shown him these others though. Am curious if he would like Fletch or not. I think he would. I love it!
     
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    The NeverEnding Story.

    That one always fascinated me when I was younger.
     
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    Earth vs the Flying Saucers
    The Time Machine
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    George of the Jungle

    Cartoons:
    The Pink Panther
    George of the Jungle
    Rocky & Bullwinkle
     
  14. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    In my haste, I forgot to list one obvious title:

    MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949) --any nine-year-old would love this, just for the tug-o-war scene between Joe and the wrestlers!

    Also:

    THE VALLEY OF GWANGI (1969) --cowboys vs. dinosaurs!

    And if he likes "caper" movies, try TOPKAPI (1964), THE ITALIAN JOB (1969) and DANGER: DIABOLIK (1968).

    If, from his exposure to FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, GOLDFINGER and THUNDERBALL, he's becoming a budding James Bond fan, introduce him to James Coburn in OUR MAN FLINT (1966) and IN LIKE FLINT (1967). He may also like DEADLIER THAN THE MALE (1967), and Michael Caine in THE IPCRESS FILE (1965) and BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (1967) (FUNERAL IN BERLIN (1966) is good too, but might be a bit dull for a younger viewer)

    TV shows:

    JONNY QUEST
    THE WILD WILD WEST
    THE AVENGERS (the shot-on-film Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson seasons)
    JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER
    KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER
    LAND OF THE GIANTS
    LAND OF THE LOST
    MR. BEAN
    THE OUTER LIMITS (1960s version)
    POLICE SQUAD!
    LEAVE IT TO BEAVER
    DRAGNET

    Don't forget classic-era cartoons and comedy shorts:

    * LOONEY TUNES / MERRY MELODIES
    * Fleischer Studios' POPEYE cartoons
    * Fleischer Studios' SUPERMAN cartoons (featured on the recent SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE and SUPERMAN II discs, as well as in solo collections)
    * Most of the cartoons in the WOODY WOODPECKER & FRIENDS VOL. 1 & 2 collections
    * THREE STOOGES shorts (especially the recent Sony chronological collection of the 1934-36 shorts, the next set, 1937-39, is coming out at the end of May)
    * OUR GANG / LITTLE RASCALS
     
  15. Brian Saur

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    The good stuff just keeps coming! And more good cartoons! He loves the cartoons before the feature!
     
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    My nephews are 6 and 8 and they love watching Toby Tyler, Old Yeller, Savage Sam and ET. As for cartoons, they love Pluto, Tom & Jerry, Loony Tunes and Popeye (The Fleischer ones, especially with Swee' Pea).
     
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    Couple of recommendations off the beaten path:
    Zathura (10 times better than Jumanji)
    Spirited Away
    Princess Mononoke
    Castle in the Sky
    Howl's Moving Castle
    Johnny English
     
  18. Bryan^H

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    How about:

    -Willow

    -Red Sonja

    -War Games

    -Legend(1986 US theatrical cut)

    -Splash

    -JAWS
     
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    Flight Of The Navigator
    Apollo 13
    Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure
    Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey
    A Christmas Story
    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    The Corpse Bride
    James And The Giant Peach
    Cool Runnings
    The Rocketeer
    The Dark Crystal
    Labyrinth
    The Muppet Movie
    The Great Muppet Caper
    The Muppets Take Manhatten
    The Muppet Christmas Carol
    Muppet Treasure Island
    Muppets From Space
    Dick Tracy
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Batteries Not Included
    The Elephant Man
    Empire Of The Sun
    Evolution
    The Family Man
    Field Of Dreams
    Dances With Wolves
    What About Bob
    Independence Day
    Rush Hour
    Rush Hour 2
    Rush Hour 3
    K-Pax
    Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events
    The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra
    Men In Black
    Men In Black II
    Millions
    Mirrormask
    Murder On The Orient Express
    Nacho Libre
    Napoleon Dynamite
    School Of Rock
    National Treasure
    National Treasure 2
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    Popeye
    The Right Stuff
    Robin Hood-Prince Of Thieves
    Secondhand Lions
    The Music Man
    Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow
    Sky High
    Sneakers
    Spaceballs
    Strange Brew
    The Straight Story
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II-The Secret Of The Ooze
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Wallace And Gromit-The Curse Of The Were Rabbit
    Wayne's World
    Wayne's World 2
    Young Sherlock Holmes
    Toy Story
    Toy Story 2
    A Bug's Life
    Monsters Inc
    Finding Nemo
    The Incredibles
    Cars
    Ratatouille
    Rio Bravo
    3 Godfathers
    The Cowboys
    October Sky
    Dr. Strangelove
    Mars Attacks
    Batman
    Batman Begins
    12 Angry Men
    Lawrence Of Arabia
    The Lady Vanishes
    The Wrong Man
    The Sting
    Arsenic And Old Lace
    My Fair Lady
     
  20. JulianK

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    A few classic fantasy / science-fiction films:

    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
    Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
    The Borrowers
    (film and / or BBC TV version)
    At The Earth's Core
    Warlords of Atlantis
    The Land That Time Forgot
    / The People That Time Forgot
    Doctor Who and the Daleks
    (1965 film version with Peter Cushing)
    Daleks:Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966 sequel to the above)
    Edward Scissorhands
    The Comedy of Terrors
    / The Raven
    Curse of the Demon
    (aka Night of the Demon)
    Dragonheart
    The Fifth Element
    Jack The Giant Killer
    Return to Oz
    Silent Running
    Something Wicked This Way Comes
    The Secret of Roan Inish
    Small Soldiers
    Spy Kids 1 & 2
    The Island at the Top of the World
    Krull

    Action movies:

    The Mask of Zorro
    The Vikings

    Animated films:

    The Road To El Dorado
    Atalantis: The Lost Empire
    Chicken Run
    The Iron Giant
    Steamboy
    Tarzan
    (Disney)
    Treasure Planet

    A couple of fantasy mini-series

    Gulliver's Travels (Ted Danson version)
    The 10th Kingdom

    A great compilation of kid-friendly monster movie trailers:

    All Monsters Attack

    What about some Sherlock Holmes films (or the Jeremy Brett Adventures of... TV series)?

    Or... Doctor Who (the BBC TV series - either the 1963-1989 version, or the 2005-present version)

    ...and one I can't believe no-one's mentioned: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (and the recent remake, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
     

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