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good films to watch with 13yo DD please

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betabaker Tue 04-Oct-11 12:46:38

in trying to avoid the X-factor on a Saturday we've been getting films out and enjoyed a 'time-travel' season (Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, 12 Monkeys).
Need suggestions for another theme - maybe school? (Clueless, Ferris Bueller, Grease?)
Any ideas?

PandaNot Tue 04-Oct-11 12:59:39

The Breakfast Club

betabaker Tue 04-Oct-11 13:31:29

oh yes - it's a 15 though, can't remember why that would be, have you seen it recently panda?

wellwisher Tue 04-Oct-11 13:36:55

Mean Girls!

wellwisher Tue 04-Oct-11 13:39:08

I think the rudest bit in The Breakfast Club is that whole "over the bra, under the panties" speech. And it has scenes or at least references to cannabis smoking. Think it would be fine for a 13YO.

Theme-wise, school's always good - or you could just do your very own John Hughes season?

PandaNot Tue 04-Oct-11 13:39:56

I have seen it recently but can't think why it is a 15, would probably be a 12A if released now. I suppose it depends on how mature your 13 year old is.

betabaker Tue 04-Oct-11 13:42:40

yes, probably if released now it'd be a 12.
I'm always wary of saying - this was great, back in the day, you're going to love it! and getting "oh mum" looks because it's just too...80s
(also applies to clothes and music)

trice Tue 04-Oct-11 13:47:04

tim burton - beetlejuice, nightmare before christmas, corpse bride, edward scissorhands?

coming up to halloween of course

bruffin Tue 04-Oct-11 14:07:32

DD just turned 14 likes
Legally Blonde
anything from Studio Ghibli
Mean Girls
School of Rock
John Tucker Must Die

betabaker Thu 06-Oct-11 10:42:58

these are great, thank you all. Tim Burton and Studio Ghibli already favourites, School of Rock one of my all time faves EVER! blush

Trills Thu 06-Oct-11 10:50:34

As well as films you could pick a series and do boxsets.

Unfortunately my Buffy DVDs all seems to say 15 on them, but I'm not really sure why with the early seasons.

betabaker Thu 06-Oct-11 21:50:19

Yes we got about halfway with Buffy - the ep where she and Angel ahem go to bed I found a little uncomfortable.

bruffin Sat 08-Oct-11 15:36:10

Forgot about Wild Child and the St Trinians films

Trills Sat 08-Oct-11 15:48:39

She was 17 and had consensual sex with her boyfriend who she'd been with for ages, who was nice to her. So not too bad really. Don't watch season 6 until your DD is at least... actually never watch it with your children even if they are 40.

MsWeatherwax Sat 08-Oct-11 15:51:51

Heh, I came here to say Mean Girls too! If you want to continue with the American high school theme, you could watch Saved! too (there is lots of mother/daughter relationship stuff well done in that). I like to watch Dirty Dancing with my mum, very coming of age film.

bruffin Sat 08-Oct-11 18:00:32

Also forgot all the dance films such as Step Up 1/2/3 and Streetdance

Went to see the remake of Footloose this morning (I got free preview tickets) and DS adored it, but she hasn't seen the original.

TheTamingOfTheShrew Sat 08-Oct-11 18:10:07

What was the film where the mother turns into the daughter and the daughter to the mother

Pan Sat 08-Oct-11 18:10:38

Jane Eyre?

TheTamingOfTheShrew Sat 08-Oct-11 19:05:27

Noooooo, it's a comedy, that's it FREAKY FRIDAY!!! Sooo funny

TheTamingOfTheShrew Sat 08-Oct-11 19:05:46

Mrs Doubtfire is another good one.

Trills Sat 08-Oct-11 19:06:44

Snigger at Pan x-posting.

said Sat 08-Oct-11 19:07:20

Stand by Me

BertieBotts Sat 08-Oct-11 19:12:56

17 again (fits into school theme) is good. Click is also funny, but 18 for language and some sexual humour (which was kind of unnecessary TBH). Practical Magic was a fun one my sister, mum & I used to watch whenever it was on.

I remember liking Ten Things I Hate About You as a teenager but can't remember what it was about blush I think the basic story is based on a Shakespeare play? But in a US high school.

lesstalkmoreaction Sat 08-Oct-11 19:18:51

If you both want a good cry the Marley and me will do the job!!

betabaker Mon 10-Oct-11 22:20:28

thanks all you saturday posters, loads of good ideas!
I'm thinking also of films she might never watch at sleepovers, Jane Eyre for example - any more classics that aren't too dull at that age?

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