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Dvd for an 8 year old?

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lg57 Sat 01-Nov-14 17:03:47

Does anyone have any ideas what films/programmes 8 yr olds are into these days? Looking for my nephew. Don't want to ask his parents as they'll suggest money like every other year! sad

Graciescotland Sat 01-Nov-14 17:11:46

I think the Dr Seuss DVD's are a fairly safe bet; lorax, cat in a hat type stuff.

MegBusset Sat 01-Nov-14 18:17:07

My nearly 8yo would find the Dr Seuss films too young. He loves:

Harry Potter
How To Train Your Dragon
Elf
The Lego Movie
Moshi Monsters
The Simpsons

SylvaniansKeepGettingHoovered Sat 01-Nov-14 19:01:56

My 8yr old has definately outgrown Dr Seuss. We have tons of DVDs so we have most films but she likes

How to Train Your Dragon
The Borrowers
Horrid Henry the Movie
Nativity 1 + 2 (we are planning to watch Nativity 3 in the cinema)
Home Alone

vdbfamily Sat 01-Nov-14 19:19:53

The Roman Mysteries collection is educational and riveting ar the same time. My kids aged 11,9 and 7 love the films and the books.
Asterix and Tintin collections also suit most ages.

306235388 Sat 01-Nov-14 19:30:19

Ds is 8 and may be a bit weird but likes

Ghostbusters
Home alone
Chitty bang bang
Charlie and chocolate factory
Alice in wonderland
Star Wars

WhatWouldBlairWaldorfDo Sat 01-Nov-14 19:34:11

The 8 year olds i look after have a few films on constant rotation...

The haunted mansion
Stardust
Frozen obvs
Harry potter 1 & 2
How to train your dragon

They also love
dr who, horrible histories, deadly 60

TheRedQueen Sat 01-Nov-14 19:39:06

Rise of the Guardins
Stripes (came out a few years ago)

Ludways Sat 01-Nov-14 19:39:38

My dd loves Khumba but she's obsessed with zebras.

TheRedQueen Sat 01-Nov-14 19:40:06

Sorry, that should read 'Guardians'

TheRedQueen Sat 01-Nov-14 19:41:44

Ludways - your daughter might like Stripes then. It's about a zebra who wants to be a racehorse.

keepcalmdontpanic Sat 01-Nov-14 19:44:22

I think an Aunt's job is education! Go retro.

My 8 year old loves......
The Goonies
Ghostbusters
Indiana Jones
Back to the Future

happybubblebrain Sat 01-Nov-14 19:48:18

Rise of the Guardians is a great film.

My 8 year old loves anything by Studio Ghibli

She also loves:
The Despicable Me films
Scooby Doo
Arthur Christmas
Smurfs
Muppets
Elf
Matilda

Medibeagle Sat 01-Nov-14 20:56:47

Retro is good and could be a nice change. Mine like Swallows and Amazons, 101 Dalmations, original Railway Children with Jenny Agguter and The Parent Trap (although they like the more recent Lindsey Logan version unfortunately).

marne2 Sat 01-Nov-14 21:14:34

The never ending story
Labyrinth
Goonies
Moshi monsters movie
Ice age

lg57 Sat 01-Nov-14 22:10:13

Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I loved the Goonies an hadn't thought of Matilda. Need to get on Amazon. smile

MrsPiddlewink Sun 02-Nov-14 07:50:31

Anything Studio Ghibli. Particularly Spirited Away.
Harry Potter
The Hobbit
Maleficent
Avengers

Or series: Deadly 60, Dr Who or Horrible Histories.

jThompson Sun 02-Nov-14 07:59:08

How to train your dragon 2 and the Lego movie are fairly recent on DVD. Less chance of duplicates.

The despicable me and Madagascar are both hits with DS.

Or how about something like the old BBC Cronocals of Narnia. We've just dug out my old videotape and both the 8 year old and 10 year old enjoyed it www.amazon.co.uk/The-Chronicles-Of-Narnia-DVD/dp/B000AWKSYQ

Bettyhen Sun 02-Nov-14 08:07:08

The diary of a wimpy kid films are great

Medibeagle Sun 02-Nov-14 19:20:51

Shorts is good and not well known so good chance they haven't seen it yet.

iwantavuvezela Sun 02-Nov-14 19:23:57

For something a bit different you could try the old Charlie chapman black and white movies, my DD, same age, loves watching these with us

fuzzpig Mon 03-Nov-14 11:30:59

Pleased to see some mentions of ghibli! DD (7) is getting Kiki's delivery service for Xmas (along with a Totoro tshirt)

I have to say though I wouldn't get a DVD for a child unless I really knew what they liked/didn't like and what they already had. DVDs are so cheap these days you can't really risk getting recent popular films because it's so likely they already have them (IME anyway)

Ludways Mon 03-Nov-14 11:47:26

Thanks RedQueen, I'll definitely look out for that for Christmas.

Ludways Mon 03-Nov-14 11:50:56

And I've bought it. £2.50 brand new from eBay. Woo hoo! Lol

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