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List of the top 100 movies for children (AP)
azcentral ^ | Jan. 19, 2004 | AP

Posted on 01/21/2004 12:18:05 PM PST by stainlessbanner

Edited on 05/07/2004 5:22:08 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]


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KEYWORDS: kids; list; moviereview; movies; topten
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1 posted on 01/21/2004 12:18:07 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner
A lot of good movies, but some I would say are not children movies.
2 posted on 01/21/2004 12:22:14 PM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: stainlessbanner
Can You Keep a Secret?, by Michael Jackson.
3 posted on 01/21/2004 12:23:04 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (How 'bout those CAROLINA PANTHERS!)
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To: stainlessbanner
"Rear Window" but not "Vertigo" or "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (Mark II), "High Noon" but not "Rio Bravo" (Bad River for those who don't know Spanish), "My Fair Lady" but not "The Sound of Music," "Dr Strangelove" but not "The Ipcress File" or "The Manchurian Candidate"?

Lots of choices.
4 posted on 01/21/2004 12:23:10 PM PST by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: stainlessbanner
Beetlejuice is definitely NOT for children!

And Chitty Chitty Bang Bang did not make this list??????
5 posted on 01/21/2004 12:23:13 PM PST by 2banana
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To: 2banana
This is one odd list for sure, don't know what criteria they used, but its a pretty odd collection....
6 posted on 01/21/2004 12:24:34 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: arkfreepdom
Who determines this?

Lilo and Stitch ranks higher than Lion King? And CHICKEN RUN outranks both of them? Someone had some weird arse criteria when putting this list together.....
7 posted on 01/21/2004 12:26:32 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: stainlessbanner
For ages 8 to 12, some of these newer ones are rated PG-13. Leave it to the Slimes.
8 posted on 01/21/2004 12:26:54 PM PST by doubled (This tagline was blank, but since I am telling you that it isn't.)
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To: HamiltonJay
I believe the list is in alphabetical order.
9 posted on 01/21/2004 12:27:22 PM PST by Quilla
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To: arkfreepdom
I agree. How about Lili an early 50s movie with Leslie Caron and Mel Ferrer? That would be on my list....
10 posted on 01/21/2004 12:27:42 PM PST by Molly Pitcher (Okay, I'm for news regulation: BAN ALL coverage of MJ!!)
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To: stainlessbanner
How does 'The Princess Bride' end up in the 70s??
It should be a clear #1, no contest.

Rear Window? Dr. Strangelove? The African Queen? Some Like it Hot? How did these end up on a list of movies for 8 year olds???
11 posted on 01/21/2004 12:27:54 PM PST by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: stainlessbanner
African Queen
Beetlejuice
Buddy Holly Story
Butch Cassidy and Some Dunce Kid
The Longest Day
North by Northwest
to name a few.
I do not think my children would be interested in these.
12 posted on 01/21/2004 12:27:57 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: stainlessbanner
"The Karate Kid" is a great kid's movie. It has a good conservative message.
13 posted on 01/21/2004 12:28:15 PM PST by Inyokern
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To: stainlessbanner
You missed "Ice Age." Even though I liked "Monsters, Inc.", I liked "Ice Age" better. Who could forget Sid the Sloth, lovable, silly nincompoop creature whose fur turns fungus just like his Uncle Fungus, gruff with a larger than life heart Manfred (Manny) the Mammoth, or the bad but good predator Diego the Sabre Tooth Tiger? Can't you have 101 movies for children?
14 posted on 01/21/2004 12:28:22 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: HamiltonJay
Psst, don't tell anyone, but they are in alphabetical order.
15 posted on 01/21/2004 12:28:30 PM PST by doubled (This tagline was blank, but since I am telling you that it isn't.)
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To: 2banana
What, no Father Goose?
16 posted on 01/21/2004 12:28:47 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: Quilla
Good catch. I hadn't noticed that. Thanks for the sharp eye.
17 posted on 01/21/2004 12:29:00 PM PST by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: stainlessbanner
This list is demented and sad.
18 posted on 01/21/2004 12:29:05 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl
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To: stainlessbanner
Must be by popularity - I don't see Casablanca as a kids' movie at all - most of it would be over their heads (and thank God for that!) - and, too, not all movies that feature kids are for them. Bride of Chuckie and The Exorcist and Taxi Driver come to mind...
19 posted on 01/21/2004 12:30:09 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: stainlessbanner
I'm scratching my head over some of these being appropriate or interesting to children (some I don't know well I am not listing but may also be inappropriate):

10. "Beetlejuice" (1988)
18. "Casablanca" (1942)
19. "Cat Ballou" (1965)
20. "Chariots of Fire" (1981)
25. "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964)
33. "Gandhi" (1982)
37. "Great Expectations" (1946)
43. "It Happened One Night" (1934)
48. "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962)
74. "Rear Window" (1954)
20 posted on 01/21/2004 12:31:16 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed
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Many of these movies are obviously universal in their appeal. The Bear, and Star Wars are two examples. They are both great, and appeal to all ages.

That is something George Lucas forgot when he unleashed jar jar binks and a ten yr old Anakin Skywalker on the world in The Phantom Menace. Whereas with the original Star Wars he appealed to children, with Menace he pandered to them.
21 posted on 01/21/2004 12:31:27 PM PST by Aetius
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To: stainlessbanner
No "Forbidden Planet"?

Bad list! Bad bad bad!

Dan
22 posted on 01/21/2004 12:31:53 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: stainlessbanner
No "Finding Nemo"?
23 posted on 01/21/2004 12:32:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: stainlessbanner
"Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" for 8-12 year olds?
24 posted on 01/21/2004 12:32:13 PM PST by Your Nightmare
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To: stainlessbanner
48. "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962)

Great film, but for an 8-year-old?!

25 posted on 01/21/2004 12:32:50 PM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: stainlessbanner
All of these are supposed to be movies for kids?

Gee, how could they forget "Midnight Cowboy" and
"The Deer Hunter"????
26 posted on 01/21/2004 12:32:59 PM PST by JustPlainJoe
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To: stainlessbanner
The list looks like the best-selling movies list, culled to exclude R-rated films.

For kids, I loved "Paulie" about the talking bird. For older kids, "Guns of Navarone" is preferable to "The Longest Day" for a good action plot.
27 posted on 01/21/2004 12:33:13 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed
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To: stainlessbanner
What about Psycho? I loved that as a kid.
28 posted on 01/21/2004 12:33:13 PM PST by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: Your Nightmare
Dr. Strangelove is curious, there are several scenes that were fairly sexually charged (albeit for 1962, that is), but still a bit racy for children.
29 posted on 01/21/2004 12:34:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: stainlessbanner
3. "The African Queen" (1951)
7. "The Bad News Bears" (1976)
18. "Casablanca" (1942)
19. "Cat Ballou" (1965)
25. "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964)
30. "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971)
36. "The Great Escape" (1963)
39. "A Hard Day's Night" (1964)
43. "It Happened One Night" (1934)
48. "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962)
74. "Rear Window" (1954)
75. "Rocky" (1976)
83. "Some Like It Hot" (1959)

Children's movies? Are they kidding?

30 posted on 01/21/2004 12:34:19 PM PST by Lizavetta (Savage is right - extreme liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: stainlessbanner
WHAT!!!???????? No "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"? Throw this list away.
31 posted on 01/21/2004 12:35:13 PM PST by mrobison (We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.)
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To: Beelzebubba; Billthedrill; 2banana
I didn't think some of these were children movies either. I was expecting Muppets Take Manhattan, Herbie, Pollyanna, Song of the South, and of course, Chitti Chitti Bang Bang!
32 posted on 01/21/2004 12:36:23 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Your Nightmare
Perhaps they're hoping Wesley Clark will become President.
33 posted on 01/21/2004 12:37:12 PM PST by Redcloak (Cat: The other white meat.)
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To: Aetius
Why doesn't "The Phantom Menace" play on tv or ppv? "Attack of the Clones" sure has made a long run on tv (Directv in my case) after running on ppv.
34 posted on 01/21/2004 12:38:26 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: stainlessbanner
One that they missed was Willow. Not a "great" film (Val Kilmer and the biggest cast of "little people" since Munchkin Land - in a George Lucas production) but my kids loved it.
35 posted on 01/21/2004 12:38:36 PM PST by katana
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To: stainlessbanner
I want some of what they're smoking. Bad News Bears and Jurassik Park are NOT kid movies. And Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein shouldn't top any list ever.
36 posted on 01/21/2004 12:38:46 PM PST by discostu (are you in the pocket of the moment)
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To: mrobison
Good catch - another missing: A Christmas Story
37 posted on 01/21/2004 12:38:55 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: lilylangtree
I hated ice Age. I hate any animated movie where the meat eaters and the people are the bad guys, that kind of thinking is the heart of liberalism and isn't good for kids.
38 posted on 01/21/2004 12:40:17 PM PST by discostu (are you in the pocket of the moment)
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To: dfwgator
Nemo should be on any list.

Besides why watch many movies with your kids when you can watch one over and over. Thats what we do, especially ol yeller and both toy stories. Were just grateful barney has been shelved.

39 posted on 01/21/2004 12:40:39 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: stainlessbanner
Rudy???

My kids love "The Greatest Show on Earth" - Charlton Heston.

40 posted on 01/21/2004 12:41:08 PM PST by Onelifetogive
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To: arkfreepdom
Like Jurassic Park and Lord of the Rings.
41 posted on 01/21/2004 12:41:15 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: stainlessbanner
A marvelous discussion-starting movie is Tuck Everlasting. If it doesn't make the movie list, it should make their top 100 books for kids list.
42 posted on 01/21/2004 12:41:46 PM PST by Lil'freeper (By all that we hold dear on this good Earth I bid you stand, men of the West!)
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To: JustPlainJoe
Gee, how could they forget "Midnight Cowboy" and "The Deer Hunter"????

Obviously, somebody screwed up. This appears to be a compilation of moderate movies for kids. Somehow a few of the liberal movies for kids were snuck in, but I'm surprised they missed out on such liberal kiddie classics as "Behind the Green Door" or "Debbie Does Dallas".

43 posted on 01/21/2004 12:41:48 PM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("Eeaaaghh!!!"-Mad How Dean)
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To: stainlessbanner
23. "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951)

I could agree w/ this if, and only if, it is accompanied by the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 commentary.

44 posted on 01/21/2004 12:41:51 PM PST by Pietro
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To: stainlessbanner
"The Man From Snowy River" was a good one too.
45 posted on 01/21/2004 12:41:59 PM PST by Quilla
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To: exile
"What about Psycho? I loved that as a kid."

Rofl!

46 posted on 01/21/2004 12:42:04 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: stainlessbanner
33. "Gandhi" (1982)

A perfect illustration of the saying, "The mind can only absorb what the seat can endure." The only movie my husband and I ever walked out of from sheer boredom.

47 posted on 01/21/2004 12:42:06 PM PST by RightField (The older you get . . . the older "old" is !)
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To: discostu
With it being AP, I would have expected "How to Blow Yourself up for Allah."
48 posted on 01/21/2004 12:42:10 PM PST by Ingtar (Understanding is a three-edged sword : your side, my side, and the truth in between ." -- Kosh)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
Sound of Music is on the list, and I think it should be higher.
49 posted on 01/21/2004 12:42:47 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: HamiltonJay
Try the Wizard of Oz is 99.
50 posted on 01/21/2004 12:43:20 PM PST by luckystarmom
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