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Classic old movies you are looking forward to watching with your children

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mamapants Sat 16-Jul-16 16:24:27

What are the films you remember loving as a child and are looking forward/ looked forward to watching with your children?
Some I can think of are:
Wizard of oz
Mary Poppins
Bednobs and broomsticks
Never ending story
Charlie and the chocolate factory (old one)
Harry potters

CoolCarrie Sat 16-Jul-16 19:48:52

Chitty, Chitty, Bang,Bang, especially the child catcher( have to watch those scenes behind a cushion myself)
Charlotte's Web
The Secret Garden
A Little Princess
The Railway Children
The Amazing Mr Blunden
The Indian in the Cupboard
Black Jack
Greyfriars Bobby

comeagainforbigfudge Sat 16-Jul-16 19:56:11

All of the above PLUS....

Back to the future (all of them)
Most musicals

MsInterpret Sat 16-Jul-16 19:59:51


BackforGood Sat 16-Jul-16 20:08:12

The old, animated Disney ones - Jungle Book, 101 Dalmations, etc.
then, as they got older, mine have loved ET, Dirty Dancing, and even Footloose grin

Am now trying to convinve my ds to watch the old Peter Sellars 'Pink Panther' films, I reckon they'd be right up his street.

mamapants Sat 16-Jul-16 20:08:28

Oh yes loved labyrinth, ghostbusters and back to the future.
There's also a few up there I've never seen, will need to check them out.

lilydaisyrose Sat 16-Jul-16 20:09:59


Daffodil90 Sat 16-Jul-16 20:11:29

A teen one but The Breakfast Club

Hassled Sat 16-Jul-16 20:15:13

My DCs are all teenage or older - and recently I managed to get 2 teenage DSs to sit through When Harry Met Sally (I did leave the room during the diner scene grin). Anyway - they loved it, and they loved The Breakfast Club, although hated Pretty in Pink.

And Jaws has been another success - they mocked the shit fake shark, but were genuinely tense throughout. Independence Day went down well too.

mamapants Sat 16-Jul-16 20:25:53

I just watched independence day earlier this weekhassled probably haven't seen it in about fifteen years. DH had never seen it shock
We both enjoyed it.
Would also be excited to watch Robin hood prince if thieves with them. I know lots of people don't like it but I always loved it.

mamapants Sat 16-Jul-16 20:26:20

Oh and Braveheart and Gladiator!

HarryPottersMagicWand Sat 16-Jul-16 22:32:07

Drop Dead Fred. One of my favourite films when I was younger but I'm actually surprised I was allowed to watch it looking back. It's a 15 and definitely not for young children. I doubt my nan knew what was in it at all.

I have introduced Labyrinth, DD was scared and DS thought it was okay.

DS loves Harry Potter which I am chuffed about.

Not sure really, a lot of films I liked as a child I don't like anymore. I really don't like Mary Popping despite loving it as a child, same with a lot of the classic Disney films. Not The Little Mermaid though, still love that.

The Railway Children. That was always good. Watched that over and over as a child. I never properly got what happened to the dad, I need things spelling out quite clearly, I don't do hints grin.

Twowrongsdontmakearight Sat 16-Jul-16 22:38:00

DS enjoyed watching the Italian Job (Michael Caine version) and the early James Bonds when he was about 9.

Twowrongsdontmakearight Sat 16-Jul-16 22:41:08

Posted too early. DD and I loved watching The Sound of Music together.

CoolCarrie Sun 17-Jul-16 17:54:40

which We are watching at the moment on Channel 5!

Vdara27024 Sun 17-Jul-16 20:57:59

We are sitting watching Ghostbusters right now with 6 year old DS, can't believe it's 32 years old...I can still remember watching it in cinema with brother sharing a Twix! Last weekend was The Goonies, some films are true classics and still make me laugh!!!

DocMcFanjo Sun 17-Jul-16 21:01:27

Not sure if it counts as a classic (it does to me) but "Now and Then" with Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell et al as the grown up versions of the kids. Still love it.

EverySongbirdSays Mon 18-Jul-16 00:08:26

In our house we rewatched and rewatched The Goonies, Sound Of Music, Labyrinth, Wizard Of Oz, Santa Claus The Movie and a Christmas Story.

To the person asking about The Railway Children - the Dad got sentenced to Hard Labour for a crime he didn't commit (some sort of fraud) - I read the book as a kid. Boring, overall, but with a good start and finish.

youngestisapsycho Mon 18-Jul-16 22:29:30

I have got my DD watching all the following I loved when I was younger....
Calamity Jane
7 Brides for 7 brothers
Meet me in St Louis
Princess Bride
Jurassic park trilogy

Davros Tue 19-Jul-16 14:15:08

Classic?! I'm thinking
Singin' In The Rain
Calamity Jane (as above)
The Women
Philadelphia Story
Passport to Pimlico
Yes, I am an old munter!

absolutelynotfabulous Tue 19-Jul-16 16:46:27

I've got Psycho waiting in readiness for the next rainy day. With dd, 14. Hope she appreciates itsmile.

Davros Tue 19-Jul-16 21:09:03

My DD watched it when she was 12 and immediately guessed who dies and when!! She loves The Birds, especially the man whose eyes have been pecked out! Oh dear, I'm a bad mother aren't I?grin

JackieAndHyde4eva Tue 19-Jul-16 21:11:16

Two I watched recently were into the west and the black stallion. DSIS and I loved those films as children and had the recorded on VHS. We watched them constantly. Looking forward to showing my DC Darby O'Gill and the little people.

JackieAndHyde4eva Tue 19-Jul-16 21:13:00

Oh and Jack and Mrs Doubtfire were as popular with mine as they were with me and DSIS too.

absolutelynotfabulous Tue 19-Jul-16 21:24:16

davros I remember watching Birds when it came out in the 60s. I was in Primary school. The eyes pecked out scene was the talk of the yard for months.

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