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First memorable movie you watched !?

Hey everyone !

What was the first film you remember watching at the youngest age that will probably remain in your memory forever !?
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"Oliver!" (1968)

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"Oliver!"



What's yours?
Nice!

For some reason, I believe mines "Bugsy Malone" (1976)..

Even though I was born in the 90s lol.
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The Wizard of Oz (1939).

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Planet of the Apes (1968)



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Fantastic Voyage; saw it at the Danbury Drive-In Theater in Danbury, CT with my parents. It was part of a double-feature with a film that I can't remember at all, other than that the title was a woman's name. It was the first of the two and I was either playing with my brother or sleeping through it.


FV kept me alternately fascinated and terrified throughout ... I had nightmares for years from Donald Pleasance's denouement. Still something I watch again when I come across it.
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Planet of the Apes (1968)

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"Beneath" for me. Scared the crap out of me yet I loved it.
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2001 - A Space Odyssey 1968

I know I saw this when I was quite young, though still hard to imagine my parents took me there at age 5.
I do remember it was intense and left quite an impression, especially the beginning and the end.

I think I remember filing out of the theater during the quaint "intermission"... was thinking of that when I was just watching the 4K version - first film watched on my new theater setup.
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My dad took me n my younger brother to the cinema to see Jaws when I was 6 years old ( my younger brother was only 5) it scared the absolute crap outta me. Later in life,I was aged 13 or 14,I watched The Exorcist on vhs tape from the rental store,me n a mate watched it in the middle of the day and that one scared the crap out of me again.scarred me for life until I watched it this year n it’s not really scary anymore.the first scary movie I watched even before I saw Jaws was “count Yorga,Vampire”.Maybe a b-grade movie or who knows,maybe it’s a classic but I will never forget those 3 experiences. I can mentally picture myself when I watched each so you could say they have stayed with me for life


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Also was about 4 years old when dad took us kids to see Charlottes Web at the drive in.i was in my pyjamas and I got to sit in the front seat.i bawled my eyes out loud n hard when (SPOILER ALERT!!) the spider died


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Probably to give my mom a "day off" (as if moms actually get a day off), my dad took me to see an afternoon showing of Tom Thumb (1958). I loved it at age 5. I had not seen it again since that wonderfully fun day--until recently. It was on TCM but I could not bear to watch after about 30 minutes. Oh, so boring!
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

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I'm always amazed when people can remember their first movie. I don't have any vivid memory of the first time I went to a movie theater.

Like most people I grew up with TV and I'm sure I was watching it since before I could talk. I have vague memories of watching certain things but I have no idea what my first anything was.

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First memorable? Probably a toss up between Peter Pan on TV or Old Yeller in the theater. Peter Pan and Tinker Bell was magical. Old Yeller is the only movie I have ever cried at in my life. Don't know what that says about me but it was memorable.
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Interesting thread/topic, and why not these days?
I can remember we had to drive a whole 8 miles to the next larger town where there was a movie theater, I was around 8 to 10 years old and my dad took me to see "Lawrence of Arabia".
WOW
Big pic with big wide screen and sound. A wonderful theme song!!!!
Now, since then, I have lived in the Middle East and visited lots of countries where there was desert, and some of this story took place, and do NOT find that story and that spin on things/history to have been very accurate.
What I saw, filled with wonder as a boy...... well reality did not live up to much of it.
Except maybe the poking the camel in the rear part, will never forget that.
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Night of the Living Dead around 1970 in a theater. A few people got up and left during the movie.
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The earliest movies I remember were Disney or Disney type movies. I don't which were earlier. Born Free or Charlie the Lonesome Cougar. Just checking google, Born Free was '66 and Charlie was '67. I saw Fantasia some point but it was well after the 1940 release. Fantasia was re-released in 1963 so it could have been that. I would have been 4 years old for most of 1963. There were a bunch of live action Disney movies like The Gnome Mobile, Mary Poppins, The Absent Minded Professor etc that I saw and I don't know when. The AMP (flubber) came out in 1961 so it couldn't have been when I saw it.
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Also was about 4 years old when dad took us kids to see Charlottes Web at the drive in.i was in my pyjamas and I got to sit in the front seat.i bawled my eyes out loud n hard when (SPOILER ALERT!!) the spider died
Thanks for mentioning. My first memorable book, so I must see the movie. Never too late.

First memorable movies, Wizard of Oz (1939), Old Yeller (1957), House on Haunted Hill (1959).

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The 1970 theatrical re-release of Sleeping Beauty. I was too young at the time to really remember alot about the experience. But it obviously stuck with me, because it's still one of my favorite animated features 50 years later...


The next movie to have a major impact, which I do remember quite vividly, was a little film called Star Wars, in its initial 1977 release. Perhaps you've heard of it...


Number three would be the original release of Alien in 1979. And yes, I realize that's more than one. But there are some nuances involved when it comes to memories. Or the lack thereof.



Another Disney film that left a lasting impression was The Jungle Book.

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We didn’t go to the movies much when I was a kid. The first movies I can recall watching were Raiders of the Lost Ark, as well as Return of the Jedi.
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A little film called "Taboo" filmed in 1980

Uuhhhh....you could say we didn't see it in a theater because we were 14 at the time. A bunch of us teenagers rented it on VHS and it was quite memorable. A heart warming story about a mother, her son and a bunch of friends but I don't want to put any spoilers in there. Alas, no links to parts of it on Youtube but "other" sites I'm sure have some clips (cough, cough)

You asked! It is a movie but not in the traditional sense--for that I'd say War of the Worlds, the original one in black and white on TV when I was a kid. Now you know why aliens don't invade... they don't have the cure for the common cold either...
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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. 1958 I was 6 and my big brother took me to the big Orpheum theater. Scared the crap out of me, but made me the fantasy / science fiction fan I still am today.
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I don't recall which of these two first left an impression on me:


Sleeping Beauty (Disney animation, 1959)): I saw this in a drive-in when I was a child, and the one image that stuck in my mind was the lit candles sliding off the birthday cake.


The Ten Commandments (1956): I saw this late one night at my uncle's house on TV when I was a child, and naturally that night I had a nightmare of green smoke traveling through the streets, killing people.


My wife says her first memorable movie was Disney's Peter Pan (1953) because her uncle took her to the drive-in to see it (the first movie she ever saw on the big screen).
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The Empire Strikes Back. I was 7-8 yo when I saw it in 1980...
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Poltergeist

I was 5, and my parents used to use “there here” as a way to get me to come (run) to them. My brother got me a clown for my birthday.
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Probably the first Harry Potter movie. The Fluffy scene scared the hell out of me, I was 6. Reminds me that I should re-watch those. I have seen em all exactly once when they released.
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I was 5, and my parents used to use “there here” as a way to get me to come (run) to them. My brother got me a clown for my birthday.
Apparently I cost myself years of therapy showing this to my daughter when she was young (older than 5). It was worth it.
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I can't believe my mother took me to see Psycho. I don't recall having nightmares or anything like that, but that music...

Of course, The Wizard of Oz.

The movie that had the most impact on me when it came to envisioning what I'd like in a woman was The April Fools, staring Catherine Deneuve and Jack Lemon. She ruined me for life.
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