Great Movies for kids???

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  1. darryl b

    darryl b Auditioning

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    i have a huge dvd library for adults, but there really seems to be slim pickings for kids( 11 - 8) any one have suggestions for dvds that kids will find funny, exciting, great????

    here's my list of whats already in my library:

    spy kids2
    galaxy quest
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    antz
    tuck everlasting
    lilo and stitch
    pluto nash
    shrek
    stuart little2
    cats and dogs
    ice age
    monster, inc.
    bustin loose
     
  2. felix_suwarno

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    i really like emperor's new groove. no prince charming, no beautiful girl that sings...

    and off course, how come there is no harry potter in the list?!

    oh, what about phantom menace.
     
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    The Iron Giant

    Youll like it too
     
  5. Jeffrey Gray

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    The Muppet Movie
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
     
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    Iron Giant
    Star Wars Saga
    Superman Films (Chris Reeve)
    Goonies
    Labyrinth
    Lilo and Stitch
    Toy Story 1&2
    Jurassic Park
    Wizard of Oz
    Hook
    Ice Age
    Tarzan

    Oh yeah...and E.T. which is the greatest kids movie ever created...
     
  7. Paul Bartlet

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    great thread, I could use some suggestions for my two, aged 3 and 8.

    But, Toy Story 1 & 2 not mentioned yet !

    My kids have seen these over and over, and, I liked them up until the 20th viewing [​IMG]

    And, very nice visual quality, I still use the opening of Toy Story 2 to show off TV to friends.
     
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    The Sandlot
    The Muppets Take Manhattan
    Rudy
    Beetlejuice
     
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    'My Neighbour Totoro' is a fantastic movie for kids and adults alike so I'd strongly recommend you add it to your collection. The US edition is 4:3 and dubbed in English only, but I doubt 8 - 11 year olds would be bothered by that.
    'The Secret of NIMH' is another superb movie, although some scenes may be a bit frightening for younger kids.
     
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  12. Stephen Orr

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    Don't forget Jonah: A Veggietales Movie, which is becoming a fav of many HTF members!
     
  13. Neil Joseph

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    - Final Fantasy
    - Titan AE
    - Galaxy Quest
    - Hook
    - The Iron Giant
    - Men In Black
    - The Nightmare Before Christmas
    - The Prince Of Egypt
    - Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron
    - Star Trek: First Contact
    - Star Wars (AOTC & TPM)
    - Stargate

    BTW, this belongs in Software not Movies.
     
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    Tron
    the Rocketeer
    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
    A Little Princess (WB release in the 90's) is visually one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen.

    I'll post more later if I can think of them.
     
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    OCTOBER SKY - is a very good all around family film. I don't know if 8 year olds would be interested in it, but it's great for adolescents (and adults).
     
  16. JulianK

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    Can I suggest:

    Jason and the Argonauts
    James and the Giant Peach
    Babe & Babe & Pig in the City
    The Addams Family & The Addams Family Values
    7 Faces of Dr Lao
    Return to Oz
    The Tenth Kingdom
    The Dark Crystal
    Jumanji
    Toys
    Small Soldiers
    The Road To El Dorado
     
  17. ColeKR

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    Why not the Back to the Future Trilogy? It's only PG.
     
  18. Tom Tsai

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    How about My Dog Skip? It may not be funny or exciting, but I love the movie...although I'm not a kid so it may not apply.
     
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    Back To The Future trilogy is a very good example of movies this age group (and others) will enjoy. My boys all do.
     
  20. Chris

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    I'd second "Jonah: A Veggietales Movie" even though it's religious in basis, it's not "beat you over a head" religious, it's a simple old testament story told very well.. and the DVD set is quickly becoming one of my favorite compiliations shipping, period. The production values on the extra disc dwarf almost everything - including most major productions - on my shelf. More innovation, better design and layout, unique menus, and some truly original content. Plus, DVD-ROM features that are amongst the first to actually offer something unique.

    Ok, as to other flicks I'd list:

    The Iron Giant
    Toy Story 1 / Toy Story 2
    Willy Wonka
    The Devil & Max Devlin
    Babe
    Flubber (although I definitely prefer the original, Absent Minded Professor, but I haven't seen it out on DVD)
    Mary Poppins
    Matilda
     

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