As you probably know, (or guessed - I don't know how long you've been around here), I mostly talk about books on this blog. In real life though, I get easily attached to basically any fictional thing. Aside from reading books, I also love watching TV and movies. I've got a Letterboxd account and a Trakt account (basically Goodreads for movies and TV shows, respectively). I recently watched Christine's video, Movies I Grew Up On, and was inspired to write this post.
This is going to be a list of movies that I watched over and over and over as a kid. They're not necessarily my favourite movies from the time, but they hold a lot of memories and I find myself watching them occasionally even now. I hope this isn't too boring for you, but I'm hoping there will be some of you that have movies like this for yourselves - maybe we'll even share some!
Because this post is about movies, clicking on the pictures will lead you to their IMDB pages, as opposed to the usual of Goodreads.
1. Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
My sister and I love Spy Kids. Well, I should clarify - we like the first two movies. And while we liked the first one, we have the second one on DVD and we've watched it over and over. I'm pretty sure I can quote the entire movie.
2. The AristoCats
"Everybody Wants To Be A Cat" was my jam as a kid. Unlike with Spy Kids, my brother actually liked this movie too. We'd all always watch it in the car on the way to my Papa's farm.
3. Lilo and Stitch
This movie is still one of my favourites to this day. I love the relationship between the sisters and how this extraordinary circumstance brings them closer together.
These movies all go together because they were on the same video tape (TV recording in the old days!), and, in that order, we would watch movie after movie after movie. It was one video we could all agree on watching.
5. The Christmas Toy, Wiggly Wiggly Christmas and Muppet Family Christmas
Like the previous movies, these were all on the same tape. Every year at Christmas we watch these movies on our video player - it's become a tradition. Unfortunately, this year we might have to break the tradition because our video player has finally died. Wiggly Wiggly Christmas has an IMDB page, but no photo. Also, I have no idea how we ended up getting attached to The Christmas Toy because the toys look so scary.
6. The Grinch
Another video that we make a point of watching every year at Christmas time. I'm sure you've probably seen this one.
This isn't the Disney version that I'm talking about. I have no idea where we got it*, but it's a weird cartoon version of Peter Pan. After a lot of searching and figuring out what year the movie was from (1988, in case you were wondering), I managed to find evidence of the movie's existence online! The music from it is one of my favourite things in the world to hear. Here's a link to the main theme on YouTube.
*Actually after mentioning this post to my mum, she says that she thinks we got it as a hand-me-down from her aunty.
8. Toy Story 1 and Toy Story 2
It was always a pain when we wanted to watch these movies, because we'd have to fast forward through the whole Tigger Movie. Another thing - I went to see the third movie at the cinemas and I did not like it and I refuse to watch the fourth movie.
These cute little dinosaurs had a big place in our hearts. Plus, all the scenery is gorgeous.
10. Rugrats in Paris
Well, I'm sure everyone has at least heard of the Rugrats TV show, but this movie was just as good. Plus it has some pretty heart wrenching scenes.
11. The Lion King and The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
Everyone knows The Lion King and how good it is. So really, there's nothing else to say here!
So that's all the movies! I'm sure I'll think of another one in the next few days and kick myself for not including it in this list.
Have you seen any of these? Do you have other movies that you watched over and over when you were a kid?