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Old 01-16-2010, 11:29 AM   #11
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In no particular order of importance. The required viewing list for our home

1. The Passion of Christ
2. The original Star Wars Trilogy
3. The original Indiana Jones Trilogy
4. Serenity (also all episodes of Firefly)
5. Fiddler on the Roof
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
7. Batteries Not Required
8. The Neverending Story
9. Princess Bride
10. The Matrix (but we pretend the 2 sequels never happened)

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Old 01-16-2010, 11:58 AM   #12
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Great list and I like that you added the reasons why You listed movies I never thought about. I will have to add some of them to our netflix queue.
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Ooh, some of those are good that I didn't think of like 1776 (that's a good one) and I'm sure DH will have DD watching some of the Biblical movies. lol No Christmas movies here though however, I've always been a sucker for Muppet's Christmas Carol. There is another one that I saw once called An American Christmas Carol with Henry Winkler and that same year I saw the Fourth Wiseman which had both Charlie Sheen and Martin Sheen.
I'm so glad that you found my "extra verbage" somewhat valuable. There are some movies that we will watch along the way for the sake of entertainment, but these are ones that I really think have some moral "meat" to them.

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In no particular order of importance. The required viewing list for our home

1. The Passion of Christ
2. The original Star Wars Trilogy
3. The original Indiana Jones Trilogy
4. Serenity (also all episodes of Firefly)
5. Fiddler on the Roof
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
7. Batteries Not Required
8. The Neverending Story
9. Princess Bride
10. The Matrix (but we pretend the 2 sequels never happened)
I still haven't seen The Passion of Christ. I suspect that once I do, I will most likely want to share it with my children when they are around confirmation age. (middle school here)
I had forgotten about how much there is in Fiddler on the Roof aside from it being so stinking entertaining! And Batteries not Included is a great story as well. My DS1 thinks that it is such a sweet and kind movie.
I am curious as to your reasoning behind the Matrix movie is. Is that one about entertainment or is there something deeper there that I am missing? Or is it the Biblical parallels?

And, please, someone help me out with 2001: A Space Odyssey. I have seen it several times and I am always left scratching my head and thinking, "That is the weirdest thing I've ever seen." It's right up there with The Fountain. Perhaps it is just too abstract for my widdle mind.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:00 PM   #13
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Must see movies that my Nephews need to watch.

1) All 6 of the Star Wars movies (they've already seen most of every movie.)

2) All 8 of the Harry Potter movies (book 7 is gonna be put into 2 movies.) They've already seen most of all the Harry Potter movies that's been already released.

3) The Goonies (They've also already seen most of this movie lol.)

4) Ferris Buellers Day Off (They've already seen most of this one.)

5) Dirty Dancing (They've already seen most of this one.)

6) The Never Ending Story.

7) The Breakfast Club.

8) Stand By Me. (They haven't seen this one yet I'll probably wait a couple more yrs on this one.)



I'm sure I have a lot more that I can't think of right now. Already gotten a jump start on quite a few on the list. Yes my Sister and Brother in Law know that their Sons have seen most of these movies.
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I don't know if I can narrow it down to five

1-Neverending Story
2-Wizard of Oz (tried this one, not into it yet)
3-Goonies (watched this and they LOVED IT, thought they might be young still but nope)
4-Stand By Me
5-Star Wars (even though I've never seen it)
6-All Dogs Go To Heaven (Pretty sure they have seen this one too)
7-Pete's Dragon (will watch this one soon)
8-Bedknobs and Broomsticks (tried this one, not interested yet so will try again another time)
8) George Orwell's Animal Farm if I can ever find it on DVD

I know there are more, I just can't think of them off of the top of my head.

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DEFINITELY the entire Indiana Jones series.
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

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1. The whole Star Wars series (already done)
2. Goonies (already done)
3. Stand By Me
4. All of the "Brat Pack" movies
5. The Princess Bride
6. Magnolia
7. All of the Wes Anderson movies
8. Born on the 4th of July
9. Karate Kid
10. Suburbia, The Decline of Western Civilization, Romper Stomper, Sid & Nancy, Quadrophenia , The Kids are Alright, The Filth and the Fury....several more of these types of films...solely because they were such a huge part of my teen years.
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I don't know if I can narrow it down to five

1-Neverending Story
2-Wizard of Oz (tried this one, not into it yet)
3-Goonies (watched this and they LOVED IT, thought they might be young still but nope)
4-Stand By Me
5-Star Wars (even though I've never seen it)
6-All Dogs Go To Heaven (Pretty sure they have seen this one too)
7-Pete's Dragon (will watch this one soon)
8-Bedknobs and Broomsticks (tried this one, not interested yet so will try again another time)
8) George Orwell's Animal Farm if I can ever find it on DVD

I know there are more, I just can't think of them off of the top of my head.

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DEFINITELY the entire Indiana Jones series.
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
Try hulu.com, I am pretty sure iy is on there....I watched it a few weeks ago for free, and I think that was the site
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Re: Five movies you absolutely expect your kids to watch before leaving home.

Harry and the Hendersons-if I can find it on DVD
The Sound of Music
Star Wars
Gremlins
The Wizard of Oz
Little Women
Little House on the Prairie
Dirty Dancing
The Gift
Jaws (when much older to show them why I won't let them swim in the ocean)
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Re: Five movies you absolutely expect your kids to watch before leaving home.

Renae! RENT!!!

Melissa - I loved your reasons!

IDK, I've never thought of there being a list of "must watch" movies. Movies were really really not considered something you should "waste" your time on when I was growing up. But I def see the value in some that have been listed!

That said, DD just got the OLD Winnie the Pooh for Christmas (copied off the old VHS, real actors, not animation.) and I LOVE them! I might have to *accidentally* have all the kids watch them - they are fabulous! (especially compared to spongebob )

and I love Dirty Dancing, RENT, Mamma Mia, Center Stage, Death Race, just to name a few - but I'm not sure if I'll want the kids to watch all those

They've already seen all the star wars ones (DSS has them memorized) The older two have seen just about every movie that's come out since they've been born, and then some. Their lifetime list is WAY longer than mine already

Oh, I think they'll need to watch Back to the Future
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1. Wizard of Oz
2. Princess Bride
3. Goonies
4. Spirited Away
5. Never Ending Story
6. Breakfast Club (love it!)
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totally forgot about Gremlins and Stand by Me. oh, all the fabulous movies out there.
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