Favorite Oldies but Goodies

Updated on September 25, 2012
J.K. asks from Oak Forest, IL
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Movies that your kids loved or do love old and new such as Annie, Wizard of Oz, Charlotte's web and the Lorax :)

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answers from Washington DC on

Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Can't Buy Me Love, Pretty in Pink.... Seriously, I could watch those a million times. What can I say? I'm an 80's girl!!

Oh whoops, I wasn't paying attention. My kids have NOT seen these. YET.

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answers from Grand Forks on

My older son knew all the words to Land Before Time when he was small. My younger son would only watch live action movies, not cartoon, and he loved Spiderman with Toby Maquire.

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answers from Dallas on

They loved anything with the older Veggie Tales, Fern Gully, The Princess Bride, The Rescuers Down Under, The Great Mouse Detective, The Mouse and the Motorcycle. I am sure I will think of more later!

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answers from Fort Myers on

When my grandson was 3, he was sick & we were having a storm (no cable). He wanted to watch a movie that I had with a cat on it. It was "CATS". Why not. right? By the time he was 4, he knew every line & every dance . I just ordered him Flubber, Karate Kid & Angles in the outfield on DVD from Amazon. My old VHS ones wore out. He is 6 & never liked cartoons, except for Scooby Do.

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answers from Dallas on

My oldest son watched 101 Dalmations over and over. He also like The Sword in the Stone.

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answers from Springfield on

"Back to the Future." They love all three, but the first one is their favorite. They don't watch them too often now, so if we need a good "pick me up" movie, this is usually a winner.

My husband's favorite "feel good" movie is "The Santa Clause" with Tim Allen. This is also becoming a favorite of my boys. My 6 year old today was talking about Santa coming down the chimney by squeezing through a straw, "Sluuuuuuuurp."

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answers from Boston on

Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Sword in the Stone, and Snow White. Pete's Dragon, Pollyanna, Escape/Return to Witch Mountain( old version), and Anne of Green Gables/Avonlea.

We have sets for the A-Team, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of The Rings, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

My son just got into Wizard of Oz, Oliver!, and Mary Poppins. I think the oldies are my favorites. Their is something wholesome and pure about them.

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answers from Chicago on

Some favorites here were Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Madeleine, Toy Story, My Neighbor Totoro, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, The Secret Garden and The Princess Bride.



answers from Seattle on

My kids love most Disney films old and new alike. My daughter, 9, likes to watch classic horror films such as Nosferatu, Night of the Living Dead, and The Exorcist. She also loves to watch old TV shows such as the Twilight Zone, Little House on the Prairie, and Good Times with me.



answers from Las Vegas on

Top Gun (when Tom Cruise was good), The Lorax, Dirty Dancing. My son has seen Top Gun and he said he loved it. I don't think I'll let him see Dirty Dancing until he gets old enough to understand the context of it. He loves and I do mean loves The Lorax. Oh and anything with Mickey Mouse is also a favorite of mine and my son's.


answers from Cleveland on

I love this question! With Netflix, I am able to introduce my daughter to old movies I used to watch when I was a kid. A couple of weeks ago we watched Annie, which she loved! Then we watched Labrynth, which she also loved. Last week I tried to get her to watch Explorers, and she only lasted about half an hour. I think this week we are going to try The Wizad of Oz. We introduced or nephews to that last winter and they LOVD it, but the five year old was mad because he thought the movie was broken. He had never seen anything in black and white before! lol



answers from Chicago on

We have Annie & Wizard of Oz in our collection. They love those. They saw The Goonies not to long ago (on tv) and thought that was great. Also the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We have both the newer version w Johnny Depp and the old version, but they prefer the old one. The Sound of Music. My husband loves that movie. The girls like it, but not too often. One of our neices loves it and "make" the girls watch it whenever she babysits. Lol Mary Poppins! I think that will always be a favorite here. E.T , also a favorite, we usually watch that around Halloween time. Our kids get a movie instead of a bunch of little stuff in their stockings, from Santa. They also get a movie from the Easter Bunny instead of candy. It's not because I am a mom that refuses to let her kids eat that, it's because I got sick and tired of throwing out good candy or being the only one that eats it all!!! w hubby's help! They are just not really candy kids. Because of these traditions we have a pretty nice DVD collection. Oh and mom and dad get a movie, from Santa, in their stockings too. Usually not ones for the kids to watch. :) We try to have a movie night, once a week, either Friday or Saturday night. The girls love having movie night!


answers from Minneapolis on

we watch em all, kids are more animated type fans, but they do sit through almost all the old ones. Escape to Witch Mountain and some of the old Westerns are their favorite non-animated ones. Watch Legend, Labyrinth, Lorax. They even LOVE the old Musicals. Their favorite and mine too is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. IIIIIII a mean ooole houuund dog, bayin at at at at the mooooon... you get the drift LOL


answers from Houston on

The old Scooby Doo series is a favorite in our house. We also really like the original Fantasia since our toddler is an enormous opera fan. I agree about the simplicity, purity and/or wholesomeness of the older movies. The movies seem so unaffected. We recently watched Peter Pan. It was so politically incorrect but somehow it worked in its childish simplicity. What's not to love about the older movies...



answers from Houston on

We are big Lorax fans. Star Wars too. We also like some old TV shows like Mr Ed and Gumby.



answers from Savannah on

Swiss Family Robinson! And The Princess Bride, Old Yeller, The Thief of Bagdad, It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Robin Hood (the old Disney cartoon with the fox, AND the black and white version with Errol Flynn), Tarzan, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Inspector Gadget, ET, Star Wars, and pretty much any Disney animated movie (101 Dalmations, Toy Story, Lion King, etc).
They also enjoy watching old TV shows: The Rifle Man, Batman (the silly show from the 60s), Get Smart...

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