Childhood/Teenage Movies on Repeat

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Curious to hear about your childhood movies or movies in your teenage years that you have watched consistently over and over throughout the years. Movies that give you various reasons for nostalgia or that give you a glimpse back to the way you felt at that time. Movies you've completely lost count on viewing.

For me those old movies, for a moment, re-kindle a faint spark of times I didn't realize were special, yet with distance I see now were meaningful. A time of innocence from the world and reality as it really is as an adult. Not a care in the world. Just taking one day at a time and never thinking about the past; only looking forward to the future. And...they are just good movies to watch.

Some on my non-exhaustive list in no particular order of importance:

Explorers (1985)
The Secret of Nimh (1982)
The Land Before Time (1988)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Star Trek II Wrath of Kahn (1982)
Star Trek III The Search for Spock (1984)
Return to Oz (1985)
Batman (1989)
Uncle Buck (1989)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Tron (1982)
Blackhole (1979)
Labyrinth (1986)
Goonies (1985)
Never Ending Story (1984)
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Clue (1985)
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Predator (1987)
The Running Man (1987)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Short Circuit (1986)
Escape From New York (1981)
Last Action Hero (1993)
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Hot Shots (1991)
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Mad Max (1979)
Road Warrior (1981)
Mad max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)



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Love your list Rollogic, mine is about 70% the same, plus maybe 20 to 30 other titles.
I'll drop a few here every now and then.






Ah yes! Transformers the movie was another along with that was GI Joe the movie cartoon too. Good times!



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For me I think it was the original Star Wars trilogy
The Exorcist
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The Day the Earth Stood Still
Fantastic Voyage

Like your avatar, Maximilian.



For years every time we got to rent a movie, I would 90% of the time get the My Little Pony movie. Including a week that my siblings and I all had chicken pox.

I watched it a few years ago and . . . ha ha. . . yikes. I'm not sure how my parents resisted putting a fist through the TV. Yet weirdly, despite knowing it was garbage, I still had some fond feelings for it.

I guess I'd say:
Shadow of a Doubt
The Dark Crystal
The Princess Bride
She-Ra


Also, when I was like 8 or 9 I caught Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 on TV, just for a few minutes. It was the first movie that genuinely terrified me (partly because I just had no concept of what was happening). It's one of my favorite movies, and part of that is the strange nostalgia I feel for how scared it made me. That moment probably jumpstarted my love for horror movies.



Wizards (1976)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Star Wars (1977)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Alien (1979)
and

Time Bandits (1981).



Home Alone series, Problem child, Jingle all the way, etc. These were the movies I started with as a kid (apart from series like Wonder Years, Superhuman Samurai SyberSquad, Boy Meets World, Small Wonder, Banana Man, etc).


I have lost count of the times I have watched these movies. And I don't mind watching them again even now if they come on the telly.

I discovered better movies later, but that there was my childhood.

By the time I became a teenager I got myself a computer and that pretty much meant watching any and everything.



My childhood movies:
Bambi (1942)
The Jungle Book (1967)
Herbie the Love Bug (1968)
Freaky Friday (1976)
The Muppet Move (1979)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
1776 (1972)
Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Oklahoma (1955)
The Music Man (1962)
West Side Story (1961)
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Mary Poppins (1964)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Sunday in New York (1963)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
The Bad News Bears (1976)
80 Steps to Jonah (1969)


My teenage movies:
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Max Dugan Returns (1983)
Up the Academy (1980)
Tex (1982)
The Karate Kid (1984)
Little Darlings (1980)
Skatetown USA (1979)
The Last American Virgin (1982)
Cloak & Dagger (1984)
The Goonies (1985)
Gremlins (1984)
Back to the Future (1985)
WarGames (1983)
Seems Like Old Times (1980)
Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
Hot Stuff (1979)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
Capricorn One (1978)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
The Pirate Movie (1982)
The Jazz Singer (1980)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Heroes (1977)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
On Golden Pond (1981)
White Nights (1985)
The Big Chill (1983)
Mr. Mom (1983)
Night Shift (1982)
Saturday the 14th (1981)
The Champ (1979)
American Flyers (1985)
The Comeback Kid (1980 TV movie starring John Ritter)
Father Figure (1980 TV movie starring Hal Linden and Timothy Hutton)
To Find My Son (1978 TV movie starring Richard Thomas)
The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980 TV movie starring Scott Baio)
Finnegan Begin Again (1985 TV movie starring Robert Preston and Mary Tyler Moore)
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Fighter Squadron (1948)
Retreat, Hell! (1952)
The Battle of Britain (1969)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
633 Squadron (1964)
The Dam Busters (1952)
Sink the Bismark! (1960)
Gift Horse (1952)
Operation Pacific (1951)
The Star Packer (1934)
Riders of Destiny (1934)
Rainbow Valley (1935)
Allegheny Uprising (1934)
Winds of the Wasteland (1936)
West of the Divide (1934)
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
God is My Co-Pilot (1945)
The Gallant Hours (1960)
Casablanca (1942)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Three Amigos (1986)
Happy Gilmore (1996)
The Longest Day (1962)
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
The 39 Steps (1935)
The Blue Max (1966)



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The Wizard of Oz
Gunfight at the OK Corral
The Vikings
The Day the Earth Stood Still (51)
The War of the Worlds (53)
The Time Machine (60)
Atlantis: The Lost Continent
Oklahoma!
Ben-Hur
The Ten Commandments
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For me from 1977-1996 which were my first 18 years:

Star Wars trilogy
Halloween 1&2
John Carpenter’s The Thing
Platoon
Unforgiven
Ghostbusters
Friday the 13th (1980)
E.T.
Full Metal Jacket
Amadeus



Battlestar Galactica The Movie 1978


Weird Science 1985


Teen Wolf 1985


License to Drive 1988

I just recently rewatched Teen Wolf and Weird Science. Classics.


I don't know how, but somehow License to Drive fell through the cracks for me. I've never seen it, yet from the trailer it looks funny. I know what I'll be watching tonight.



My childhood movies:
Bambi (1942)
The Jungle Book (1967)
Herbie the Love Bug (1968)
Freaky Friday (1976)
The Muppet Move (1979)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
1776 (1972)
Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Oklahoma (1955)
The Music Man (1962)
West Side Story (1961)
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Mary Poppins (1964)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Sunday in New York (1963)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
The Bad News Bears (1976)
80 Steps to Jonah (1969)


My teenage movies:
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Max Dugan Returns (1983)
Up the Academy (1980)
Tex (1982)
The Karate Kid (1984)
Little Darlings (1980)
Skatetown USA (1979)
The Last American Virgin (1982)
Cloak & Dagger (1984)
The Goonies (1985)
Gremlins (1984)
Back to the Future (1985)
WarGames (1983)
Seems Like Old Times (1980)
Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
Hot Stuff (1979)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
Capricorn One (1978)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
The Pirate Movie (1982)
The Jazz Singer (1980)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Heroes (1977)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
On Golden Pond (1981)
White Nights (1985)
The Big Chill (1983)
Mr. Mom (1983)
Night Shift (1982)
Saturday the 14th (1981)
The Champ (1979)
American Flyers (1985)
The Comeback Kid (1980 TV movie starring John Ritter)
Father Figure (1980 TV movie starring Hal Linden and Timothy Hutton)
To Find My Son (1978 TV movie starring Richard Thomas)
The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980 TV movie starring Scott Baio)
Finnegan Begin Again (1985 TV movie starring Robert Preston and Mary Tyler Moore)

I forgot about Cloak and Dagger, that was one I used to watch over and over as a kid.



The Wizard of Oz
Gunfight at the OK Corral
The Vikings
The Day the Earth Stood Still (51)
The War of the Worlds (53)
The Time Machine (60)
Atlantis: The Lost Continent
Oklahoma!
Ben-Hur
The Ten Commandments
Macario

I just recently rewatched Time Machine again. I love all those old 50's ish sci-fi movies. Though the special effects are not like today's they were decent for the time, but the story telling was so much better back then than is normally done in modern times, which I would rather have a great script and acting than the best effects.



One movie I like to rewatch every year or so is Dead End (2003). It's classified as a horror movie, which I don't normally watch, but this movie, in a strange way, gives me good memories of a time when I was living with some cool roommates and staying up way late watching this while eating some of the best tacos and rice. It's just got an eerie creep factor to it that will leave you with a haunting feeling. Are you sold on it with that description?! lol





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Batman (1966) This one reminds me of being a kid and watching the TV show.

Billy Jack (1971) I loved this as a 9 year old kid when I first saw it at the drive-in theater. It's really hard to watch the whole thing now since it's so ridiculous, but it does bring back memories that have nothing to do with the movie.

Irma La Douce (1963) My dad's favorite movie! It's such a fun movie, and reminds me of just being a kid and not knowing about prostitutes or pimps, but my dad sure loved it, so that made it fun for me.



Not a long list, but I didn't really watch movies as a kid. If the question was for TV shows, it would have been longer.



The Wild One (1953), and Rebel Without a Cause (1955). It's hard to beat Brando and James Dean. But the rebelliousness of both characters influenced my already burgeoning sense of non-conformity.