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Top movies for 8yo girls?

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franch Mon 02-Jan-12 20:04:42

DD1 is having a joint 8th birthday party with her best friend, and we're showing a DVD. Trouble is, they both want to watch something they haven't seen before, and between them they seem to have seen all the movies we can think of.

I thought I'd struck gold when I thought of Bugsy Malone, but DD's friend isn't interested.

So please list your top movies for 8yo girls - I'm hoping that amongst them will be one we haven't thought of ...

Purpleroses Mon 02-Jan-12 22:23:15

My DD (8) loves Harry Potter more than anything else. Also loves old musicals - Annie, Sound of Music, Grease, Joseph, etc. Also Happy Feet, Bee Movie, Nanny McPhee and Monty Python and the Holy Graiil!

NannyPlumIsMyMum Mon 02-Jan-12 22:25:17

Bridge to Terabithia is fab and deals with some very good issues for DC of that age . My DD loves it . I do too . And it is miles away from Disney / nickelodeon drivel .

NannyPlumIsMyMum Mon 02-Jan-12 22:26:21

Ps have a look at the reviews on Amazon and see what you think .
Stardust is also lovely .

DandyDan Wed 04-Jan-12 08:51:07

The Hannah Montana Movie?

LAlady Fri 06-Jan-12 14:43:30

Grease, High School Musical, Coraline, Stardust, ET, Despicable Me, any of the Alvin films (!!) and the absolute favourite with my DD and her friends - Diary of a wimpy kid.

LAlady Fri 06-Jan-12 14:44:06

Mama Mia too

Davros Mon 09-Jan-12 17:21:54

My DD is 8 and loves Galaxy Quest (Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver), she also likes Julie & Julia, Miss Potter, Mrs Henderson Presents, The Rocketeer, The Aviator (Leonardo DiCaprio), A Good Year (Russell Crowe)
Some are a bit grown up, DD is practically an only child so is able to watch more advanced stuff as no younger ones to consider.

sozzledchops Sat 28-Jan-12 20:14:20

The Railway Children - I'm old!

aristocat Tue 31-Jan-12 13:33:31

how about something like Back to the Future smile

startail Thu 23-Feb-12 14:28:38

My 10 year old DD didn't get back to the future. The historical jokes all had to be explained.

Despicable me is hilarious, I want a minionsmile

MsAmerica Tue 05-Jun-12 20:16:24

I know this is late, but for future reference, check out The World of Henry Orient.

BellaOfTheBalls Tue 05-Jun-12 20:18:33

Despicable Me is the new favourite in this house. Hop is quite good too.

Is Mean Girls too old for 8yo's? I only have much younger DS's so am a bit clueless blush

invaderzimlover123 Wed 15-Aug-12 14:25:53

mean girls is way to old for 8 year olds! my daughters friend (7) and my daughter (8) were in a friends house and my daughter came back with knowledge of things little girls do not need to know. i decided to watch the movie myself, and a good half of the movie was spent by talking about sex, the main characters having sex, and so forth . i do not allow my daughter to watch these movies and i dont think anyone should either! the dvd box says PG but i would say 18/15 angry

NoComet Tue 28-Aug-12 23:52:30

Matilda and Charlie and the chocolate factory.

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