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Smarter Mom: Movies of Your Childhood

Posted by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Jumping off Heather's awesome post from yesterday about things she wishes would come back (The West Wing, the feeling of opening a brand-new Harry Potter book, etc.), I got to thinking about movies of my childhood. This was spurred by a conversation last night with my seven-year-old daughter about the 30th anniversary of  E.T. I was telling her how much I loved this movie and how sweet and emotional it is, and she loves the idea of space exploration so I thought she's be into it, but no. She completely missed the point and started freaking out about the alien part of it, but still. I will have my kids watch it at some point!

Here are some other movies from my childhood I can't wait to watch with my kids when they're old enough:

Star Wars (the original trilogy, none of this Jar Jar Binks business)



Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Muppet Movie (I mean, "The Rainbow Connection", come on!)

The Breakfast Club (when they are much, MUCH older).

What movies did you love as a kid that you can't wait to share with your own kids?

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by Platinum Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 6:48 AM

I'm pretty sure they've seen most of them...

I watched a ton of Disney movies as a kid (and still do because Disney is the shiz-nit) we own most of them on DVD/blu ray. My kids enjoy them.

I never liked ET (don't judge me). My kids have seen all 6 Star Wars movies, A Christmas Story is a classic.

Can't really think of others right now.

by Sara on Oct. 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Star wars, indian jones, ghost busters all good ones!

by Pam on Oct. 11, 2012 at 7:28 AM

Not really a movie person.

by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 8:46 AM

 Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, White Christmas, The Grinch, Polly, Disney Movies Little Mermaid, Aladdin, etc. and a lot more!

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM

 16 candles, top gun, goonies, the breakfast club, all those classics.  Oh my gosh, I remember when the first Jaws movie came out in theateres....I saw it at a drive in and wouldn't swim for a while afterwards lol.

by Platinum Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 9:33 AM

 neverending story

by Colleen on Oct. 11, 2012 at 9:36 AM

A Christmas Story,Back to the future,pretty in pink.breakfast club,ghostbusters,caddyshack,ferris buellers day off,revenge of the ners,big,three men and a baby,weird science,beetlejuice

by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I liked all the molly rigwald movies. 

by Ruby Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM

E.T., all the Star Wars movies

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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Beauty and the Beast

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