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Us | 3/24/2002 | Daniel J. Phillips (BibChr)

Posted on 03/24/2002 9:37:00 AM PST by BibChr

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And don't even mention Willy Wonka. We have it, and I lose an IQ point every time a sound wave from it reaches my ears. (c8

Dan

1 posted on 03/24/2002 9:37:00 AM PST by BibChr
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Shrek
2 posted on 03/24/2002 9:41:38 AM PST by jlogajan
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Try here: Brothers Judd Conservative Films
3 posted on 03/24/2002 9:44:16 AM PST by brothersjudddotcom
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How Green was my Valley. Classic
4 posted on 03/24/2002 9:45:05 AM PST by stumpy
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George of the Jungle
5 posted on 03/24/2002 9:45:06 AM PST by Sangamon Kid
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Good one; that was a hit. Couple of winces, but more laughs. Thanks, that's the idea.

Dan

6 posted on 03/24/2002 9:45:24 AM PST by BibChr
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To: stumpy
Tell me more?
7 posted on 03/24/2002 9:46:22 AM PST by BibChr
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Also, I forget the name, but Sp[encer Tracy played a Portugese fisherman, with Rodney McDowel in it.
8 posted on 03/24/2002 9:46:34 AM PST by stumpy
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Right on; George was a hit, as was Dudley Do-Right and Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. (You're jogging my memory; I should have written all these down.)
9 posted on 03/24/2002 9:50:05 AM PST by BibChr
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We always do well with comedies at our house. "Support Your Local Sherriff" is a cutie, (although Prudy does use the word "Damn" once, and although I DETEST Barbara Striesand she has one really cute movie "What's up Doc". Many Cary Grant movies are really cute too such as Bringing up Baby and Father Goose. Also if you like music my kids, believe it or not, really liked "The Pirates of Penzance" with Kevin Kline. It is all operetta but quite funny.

If you get movies from the early 60's with kids you can't really go wrong - it was a great time for family movies. Two that come to mind are "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Magnificent men in their Flying Machine". We also like the original "Robin Hood" with Errol Flynn. I collect family movies like this, these are some we watch over and over again. Oh, also if you like Beatle music Help! is fun.

11 posted on 03/24/2002 9:55:53 AM PST by I still care
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12 posted on 03/24/2002 9:56:25 AM PST by hole_n_one
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The Pixar films are good but oriented towards kids. Bug's Life in particular is VERY good. Pay attention to the scene in the Mexican hat when the lead grasshopper talks about keeping the ants in line - very much tied in to how the gov't keeps us sheep in line to be sheared.
13 posted on 03/24/2002 9:56:36 AM PST by ikka
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I think you mean Captians Courageous--really good one.

A couple my kids liked:

Cloak and Dagger (a little scary in parts, but my kids could handle it from about age five)

Bugsy Malone (the guns shoot whipped cream)

14 posted on 03/24/2002 9:56:51 AM PST by duvausa
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The Black Stallion

Otis and Milo

Kidnapped

Shipwrecked

Treasure Island

Princess Bride

All those old Dean Jones Disney movies like: Love Bug; Blackbeard's Ghost, etc.

The Abbot and Costello movies

Ernest movies (if you have the stomach for them, most kids love them, but not much adult appeal)

15 posted on 03/24/2002 9:57:43 AM PST by dawn53
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"Pride of the Yankees" with Gary Cooper
"The Friendly Persuasion" with Gary Cooper (again!)
"Lilies of the Field" with Sidney Poitier
"The Courage of Lassie" with a very young Elizabeth Taylor
Any Rogers and Hammerstein musical, such as "The King and I", "The Sound of Music", "South Pacific", etc.
"High Noon" with Gary Cooper (I didn't realize how big a fan I was of Gary Cooper!)
"Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" with Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum
"Mrs. Miniver" with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon
"Quo Vadis" with Deborah Kerr, Robert Taylor and a wonderfully evil Peter Ustinov
16 posted on 03/24/2002 9:58:14 AM PST by wimpycat
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Ya big butthead!

17 posted on 03/24/2002 9:58:50 AM PST by hole_n_one
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I forgot all about "Chicken Run". That's a great movie for kids, but I enjoyed it as well.
19 posted on 03/24/2002 9:59:53 AM PST by wimpycat
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North by Northwest, although I can't recall if there's much shooting, and My Fair Lady.
20 posted on 03/24/2002 10:01:52 AM PST by July 4th
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How about "Galaxy Quest" starring Tim Allen? I think that one would qualify as a "hit" for your family. I know we really enjoyed it, and I think it would be OK for young kids.
21 posted on 03/24/2002 10:03:35 AM PST by Billy_bob_bob
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

The Birds

22 posted on 03/24/2002 10:04:10 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen (both Terry Gilliam films).

They have the redeaming feature of multiple layers. The six year old will love them and they will not bore the eighteen year old to death. Their is a little sexual inuendo in Munchhausen but it will whooosh right over the little kids head.

Also any Monty Python film is great for kids. Again things they should not get just go over their heads. (Can't I have just a little peril. No it's too perilous. Bet you're gay.)

23 posted on 03/24/2002 10:04:50 AM PST by Dinsdale
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ping
24 posted on 03/24/2002 10:07:29 AM PST by oremus
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No not Babe (or Bambi).

These are lib propaganda. Through a suckling pig roast instead.

25 posted on 03/24/2002 10:07:39 AM PST by Dinsdale
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The Rookie - coming out next weekend with Dennis Quaid. Saw the sneak - LOVED it!

Snow Dogs - cute and fun, with Cuba Gooding, Jr.

26 posted on 03/24/2002 10:10:46 AM PST by bootless
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A gem...........


27 posted on 03/24/2002 10:12:33 AM PST by hole_n_one
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To: BibChr
Lots of good suggestions.

oldie..Harry and the Hendersons

1942....stupidly funny

Field of Dreams

Red Badge of Courage...Audie Murphy

28 posted on 03/24/2002 10:12:43 AM PST by mystery-ak
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The Birds

lol!

29 posted on 03/24/2002 10:14:04 AM PST by hole_n_one
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What's so funny about The Birds? It's a good movie.
30 posted on 03/24/2002 10:17:08 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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31 posted on 03/24/2002 10:17:35 AM PST by Buckeroo
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Hatari with John Wayne - one of my favorites and it has great music.
32 posted on 03/24/2002 10:17:44 AM PST by The Shadow Knows
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The kids will love it!


33 posted on 03/24/2002 10:20:18 AM PST by hole_n_one
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To: BibChr
check out screenit.com
34 posted on 03/24/2002 10:21:41 AM PST by RAT Patrol
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35 posted on 03/24/2002 10:21:57 AM PST by July 4th
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The Marx Brothers and Abbott and Costello are very good at teaching children what good humor is all about. A few years ago I bought the whole "Our Gang" series. It was a excellent investment.

What is the Father of all rivers?

The Misterssippii.

36 posted on 03/24/2002 10:22:30 AM PST by Slyfox
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Some of our family's recent viewings:

From the Mixed Up File of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Spy Kids

Twilight Zone (original TV episodes)

Finding Forrester (might not appeal to 6-year-old)

Cirque du Soliel: Dralion

We've rented these on DVD from netflix.com.

37 posted on 03/24/2002 10:24:30 AM PST by MTaylor
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World (long but very silly!)

Father Goose (Cary Grant & Leslie Caron)

All the Star Wars films

Toy Story 1 & 2

Wizard of Oz

Mary Poppins

Chicken Run/Great Escape double feature

Fievel Goes West (FAR superior to An American Tale - you obviously like westerns & the kids will eat this up!)

39 posted on 03/24/2002 10:25:48 AM PST by Hessian
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No not Babe (or Bambi).

These are lib propaganda.

That's almost as precious as Atreides' 2nd pick.

40 posted on 03/24/2002 10:26:38 AM PST by hole_n_one
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Friendly Persuasion

How Green Was My Valley

You Can't Take It With You

A Hole In the Head

The Man Who Would Be King (Slightly PG-ish, but a compelling and excellent adaptation of the Kipling tale)

Pride and Prejudice

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Song of Bernadette

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (what family movie list would be complete without Don Knotts?)

How the West Was Won

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

The Sound of Music

And, lest we forget, It's a Wonderful Life

41 posted on 03/24/2002 10:27:29 AM PST by Old Fud
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Folks, I MUST HIGHLY recommend ICE AGE!!!

There isn't a bad word or violent act (except the sabretooths' attack, but REAL modest...), and it teaches REAL VALUES!

Ones like...sacrifice, perseverence, friendship, honor, trust, loyalty, forgiveness, love, and FAMILY!

Plus, it's damn funny too! There are jokes for the ADULTS that don't involve sex, drugs, or any other deviance!

42 posted on 03/24/2002 10:30:53 AM PST by Itzlzha
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Where are the Superman films? The third and fourth are horrible, but they are certainly harmless family fare, and you KNOW good will triumph over evil. (Superman, not Christopher Reeve.)



43 posted on 03/24/2002 10:32:21 AM PST by who knows what evil?
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Don't miss October Sky. A true story about rockets, dreams and determination.
44 posted on 03/24/2002 10:35:56 AM PST by SENTINEL
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Did you read the review or are you interpreting it as a protoMarxist story?
45 posted on 03/24/2002 10:36:22 AM PST by brothersjudddotcom
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How about galaxy Quest?

Great choice!

Sigourney never looked better!

46 posted on 03/24/2002 10:37:03 AM PST by hole_n_one
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All those old Dean Jones Disney movies like: Love Bug; Blackbeard's Ghost, etc.

I remember when Disney created Buena Vista Films so they could produce R rated movies, Dean Jones (a devout Christian) said...

"Guess they'll remake my movie as 'That F&%$*ng Cat!"

47 posted on 03/24/2002 10:37:22 AM PST by eddie willers
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How Green was my Valley. Classic.

I love that movie too.

48 posted on 03/24/2002 10:37:27 AM PST by mafree
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Roger Rabbit !!!! Nothing wrong with a little patty-cake!
49 posted on 03/24/2002 10:39:13 AM PST by Jambe
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The Marx Brothers and Abbott and Costello are very good at teaching children what good humor is all about. A few years ago I bought the whole "Our Gang" series. It was a excellent investment.

I agree wholeheartedly. Also Laurel and Hardy.

50 posted on 03/24/2002 10:39:14 AM PST by mafree
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