Sunday, November 25, 2012

More Great Movies for Young Kids

This is one of my most popular blog posts.

Now it's three years later, and with an almost six year old and an almost four year old, we have a little more experience. We even have a family movie night.

Here's an updated list with movies our kids love:
  • Hondo (1953) 
  • Shane (1953)
  • Stagecoach (1939)
  • Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  • E.T: The Extra Terrestrial (1982) - The original version only. Helps to have a ClearPlay player for language. though I don't know that the ClearPlay filter would work on the original version disc. I assume they'll make a new filter with the new release which is going to be the original version.
  • The Princess Bride (1987) 
  • Red River (1948)
  • Mysterious Island (1961)
  • Superman (1978) - For children as young as ours, I'd recommend skipping Lois Lane getting killed in the car. Again, ClearPlay helps for language.
  • Fantastic Voyage (1966) 
  • Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  • Toy Story 2 (1999)
  • Toy Story 3 (2010)
  • Cars (2006)
  • Up (2009)
  • Ratatouille (2007)
  • Finding Nemo (2003) 
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - This is pretty intense in places. It represents the outer edge of the intensity we permit at these ages.
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • The Red Balloon (1956) - Short.
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  • The Miracle Maker (2000)
  • The Ten Commandments (1956)
  • The Muppet Movie (1979)
  • The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
  • The Secret of NIMH (1982)
  • Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959) - Short.
  • Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
  • The Tree of Life (2011) - Creation and growing up sequences. About forty-five minutes.

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