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10 Favorite Movies from My Childhood


I'm not sure what years constitute my childhood but here goes...

  1. Dirty Dancing--I know. Children shouldn't have been allowed to watch it since the one brief sex scene hadn't been edited out.

  2. The Princess Bride--So many quotes in this one. So little time...

  3. E.T.--It was the first movie I remember seeing in the theatre.

  4. Cocktail--My best friend at the time and I loved this one. Pre-crazy Tom Cruise...those were the days.

  5. National Lampoon's Vacation--The original one. Good grief we watched this everyday the summer of '84.

  6. Ghostbusters--Perhaps it was because of their catchy song. Or maybe because the library reminded me of the library my mom worked in at the time.

  7. Beverly Hills Cop--I think because it was one of the first movies we owned on VHS.

  8. Back to the Future--Come on, Micheal J. Fox was a hottie.

  9. Pretty Woman--A fairy tale with hookers. Again, what's not to like?

  10. Can't Buy Me Love--Mmmhmm, Patrick Dempsey pre-McDreamy. I was onto something
All these movies were pre-high school for me so I guess that's childhood. None were animated. That's interesting. And to the best of my knowledge, none were rated R. I wonder how this list would be different for kids growing up today?

I still really love many of these movies. Here are a few honorable mentions that I couldn't squeeze on the list: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Gremlins, and The Lost Boys.

As a bonus, here are a few movies from that time that I didn't adore back then but do now (or did by high school even): Say Anything, When Harry Met Sally, Heathers, Bull Durham, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Breakfast Club, The Natural, and Sixteen Candles (let's be honest, any John Hughes movie).

Comments

pjd said…
Guess you're younger than I am by a few years... but these are all good movies. You're right about Pretty Woman, of course. Vacation, Princess Bride, Beverly Hill Cop... all terrific.
Bubba's Sis said…
What? No Bull Durham as a childhood movie? Come on! ;-)
StaceyG said…
So funny...I was a total Ghostbusters junkie!
Anonymous said…
Smokey and the Bandit!!! Still one of my favorites. You may ask "why?". Well, there was a cool car, a cute girl (Sally Field was a cutie in her day) and the whole reason for the chase was to get beer. Not to mention the burnout for no aparent reason.

The Brother
cjh said…
Well, I'm pretty sure no one would have mentioned the burnout for no apparent reason. No one who reads this blog anyway.
Anonymous said…
I love Lost Boys!! They were all such hotties!!

cph

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