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Movie suggestions for kids?

Mine like all sorts of things- from sci-fi, comedy, cartoon, etc... any suggestions? I need to add some new movies to the library.

BTW- we are NOT disney fans.

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Asked by ObbyDobbie at 12:20 PM on Nov. 19, 2010 in Entertainment

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  • An all time favorite for my kids is The Sandlot. You'll like it too.

    Answer by mompam at 12:22 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Second Hand Lions... GREAT family movie. National Treasure is really good and historical too.... um thats all for now lol

    Answer by bjojola at 12:23 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • they've seen them all! lol

    Comment by ObbyDobbie (original poster) at 12:23 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • How old are the kids? I was going to suggest Toy Story, they are AWESOME but since you are not a Disney fan. I have to think...

    Answer by bratgirln1 at 12:24 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Mirrormask, if they're old enough to enjoy seriously weird, slightly disturbing goth stuff... Labyrinth for the same reason.

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is great, although quite different from the books.

    Penelope is a fun off-beat fairy tale, and so is Nanny McPhee --not at all Disneyesque. Ignoring that it is Disney, the whole Pirates series is good. Ever After is funny, with the plus of Cinderella rescuing herself pretty much continuously. The Princess Bride is a great movie with some hilarious lines that you can use in everyday life (don't bother him, he's been mostly dead all day...)

    Galaxy Quest is hilarious for anyone who's seen most of the original Star Trek series.

    Everyone in our house loved the Redwall series, and the BBC puppet-animated Wind in the Willows which is sweet. Oh, and the BBC Narnia series, too. The Secret of NIHM is a daring adventure, and Thumbelina is good (Don Bluth, not Disney).

    Answer by LindaClement at 12:27 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • they're 9,5,3... lately we've been on an 80's kick. The LOVED ghost busters, ladyhawk, flight of the navigator, the secret of nihm, ferris buellers day off, uncle buck, and several others... they also loved avatar, and tend to watch more live action than animation.

    Comment by ObbyDobbie (original poster) at 12:27 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • LMAO@ linda~ Yeah, they have seen them ALL, they watched Labyrinth the other night, and also loved the dark crystal... Oh, and the Abyss... I could go on, and on, and on. The Princess Bride is one of MY personal favs, and we have that one too.

    Comment by ObbyDobbie (original poster) at 12:29 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • The only one so far that they haven't seen is The Indian In the Cupboard.

    Comment by ObbyDobbie (original poster) at 12:48 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • The indian in the cupboard is a good one! I liked it too! We usually look for the top movie tities. has a list of the top 50 family movies.

    Here are a few:
    Toy Story 3
    Spirited Away
    Happy Days
    Back to the Future
    The Kid
    The Gold Rush
    The Wizard of Oz
    Gol Maal

    That's their top 10.

    Answer by b_stotka at 2:51 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • My kids are 9 & 13 but they love Home Alone, The Princess Bride, Bad News Bears (the original), The Odd Couple, The Pink Panther , The Absent Minded Professor, What's up Doc with Barbra Streisand

    Answer by not-the-momma at 5:28 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

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