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The Little Princess for girls.


A Clockwork Orange for the boys.
 

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"The Iron Giant" is an animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' children's book (published in '60s). A masterpiece that my son and I both enjoy to watch again and again.
 

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I agree with Einold: "The Iron Giant" is a totally underrated, modern classic. Plus the DVD is a real hidden gem in terms of picture quality and sound.


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Originally posted by harbor53
The Little Princess for girls.


A Clockwork Orange for the boys.
You like to get them started good and early with the ultra-violence, the old in-out, in-out and the red red vino??


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All the Disney animated movies (will address a bunch of age ranges) -new and old- plus some of their classic films....


The Princess Diaries (great little movie)...


These'll do nicely... :)


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The age group is important. For 6 and under you have Disney stuff and some other animated films.


For 6-10 you've got the Iron Giant which is great. I think the "Princess Bride" is a great film for kids this age and so is "Time Bandits".
 

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Things I liked in my childhood:


Stop-motion animation:
King Kong the old one. An absolute must.
Mighty Joe Young the old one. These two are not yet on DVD.


Harryhausen's best:
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad his other Sinbad movies aren't much good
3 Worlds of Gulliver

Jason and the Argonauts
many around here also like Duel of the Titans, but it can't hold a candle to Jason


Other fantasy/science-fiction:
The Time Machine the old one with Rod Taylor
The Day the Earth Stood Still soon to be on DVD
Forbidden Planet

A Journey to the Center of the Earth
the old one with Pat Boone, sadly not on DVD
The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T

The Thief of Bagdad
soon to be on DVD
The Son of Frankenstein has a little boy in it; not too scary
Peter Pan the TV show with Mary Martin
The Red Balloon the lovely French short


Other old films:
The Secret Garden any version(there's an old one with Margaret O'Brien, a Hallmark one, and a recent film one on WB), though none of them seem to me definitive
Lassie Come Home

National Velvet
good for horse lovers (also The Black Stallion)
The Greatest Show on Earth

The Ten Commandments



Shirley Temple movies are pretty good. My faves:
Wee Willie Winkie

Heidi

Captain January

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
nothing to do with the book, and rather lame, but the last ten minutes with Shirley tapdancing to The Toy Trumpet is amazing


More recent:
Explorers

The Goonies
not for adults, mind you

These are a bit scary, but among my favorites:
The Neverending Story

Return to Oz

Spirited Away One of the most beautiful cartoons of all time
 

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Here is another vote for Princess Bride... that movie would definately be on my personal top 10 of all time. I hate the thought of just setting the kids down in front of the set by themselves, so I really have to like a "kids" film as well. In that respect, these also fit the bill:


My Neighbor Totoro

Iron Giant

Willy Wonka

Wizard of Oz

Emperor's New Groove

Toy Story

Monsters, Inc

Beauty and The Beast
 
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