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Old 07-13-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Basically, what movies were heavily influential to you as a child? I don't mean just general good movies, I mean films - good or bad - that are legitimately engrained in your head, that have that nostalgia factor that movies you've seen later in life can never really recapture.

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Old 07-13-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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In no particular order:

Batman 1989 probably hits me with more nostalgia than any other film. I think I was around 9 when I first saw it on VHS.

Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi

Mask of the Phantasm I was able to see with my Dad while it was briefly in theatres. Watched it all the time when it came out on VHS

The Great Mouse Detective

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Jurassic Park (I was big into dinosaurs as a kid. Saw this when I was about 10 or 11 and it blew my mind)

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Old 07-13-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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The Nutcracker
Annie
^For some reason I went nuts for both of those movies when I was about 2.

The Wizard of Oz
Batman
101 Dalmatians
The Jungle Book
Robin Hood
Pinnochio
Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Snow White
The Rescuers Down Under
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Muppet Treasure Island
D2: The Mighty Ducks
Batman Forever
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Singin' in the Rain
Spaceballs
Young Frankenstein
My Blue Heaven
Star Wars: Episode I...which is probably the last movie I could qualify as being nostalgic for me.

There's probably more, but that's all I can think of for now.

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Old 07-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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-Batman Returns
-Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
-Nightmare Before Christmas
-All of the black and white Zorro films (we borrowed them from the library.)
-Jurassic Park: The Lost World
-James and the Giant Peach
-Once Upon A Forest (I loved the film.)
-SW Prequel Trilogy

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Old 07-13-2013, 07:08 PM   #5
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The NeverEnding Story
The Goonies
Young Sherlock Holmes
Educating Rita
WarGames
The Wizard of Oz
West Side Story
Annie
The Wind in the Willows
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
The Nutcracker (Baryshnikov version)
Fantasia
The Secret of Nimh
Escape to Witch Mountain
Anna to the Infinite Power
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The Sound of Music

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Old 07-14-2013, 12:36 AM   #6
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A bunch of Godzilla movies
Aladdin
Alice in Wonderland
Alien
Alien 3
Aliens
Batman Returns
Beauty and the Beast
Beetlejuice
Cinderella
Edward Scissorhands
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
Jungle Book
Jurassic Park
Lady and the Tramp
Lion King
Little Mermaid
Neverending Story
Nightmare Before Christmas
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Peter Pan
Predator
Predator 2
Rescuers Down Under
Robinhood
Sleeping Beauty
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Tremors
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

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Old 07-14-2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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Spielberg's Hook was one of the major ones, if not the biggest. It's the first movie I remember seeing and is a nostalgic representation of my childhood.

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Old 07-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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Aladdin
Batman Returns
Batman Forever
California Man (Encino Man to the US folks)
Jurassic Park
Mac and Me
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Addams Family
Wayne's World


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Old 07-15-2013, 10:58 PM   #9
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The Hobbit, LOTR and ROTK cartoons. Also Flight of Dragons and the Last Unicorn(also cartoons).

Arsenic & Old Lace

Clue

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Old 10-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #10
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Oliver and Co.
Batman Returns
Lilo and Stitch
Beetlejuice
TMNT 2

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Old 10-09-2013, 09:51 PM   #11
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Uuummm good question, let me think.

Goonies, Home Alone, The Mask, Ace Ventura, Superman: The Movie, Ghostbusters, Honey I Shrunk the Kids.

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Old 10-09-2013, 10:15 PM   #12
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Tommy Boy, some of the Land Before Time movies, Men in Black, Beetlejuice

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Old 10-09-2013, 10:18 PM   #13
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Oh, how can I forget... the Naked Gun!

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Old 10-09-2013, 10:58 PM   #14
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Super Mario Bros, Pokemon the First Movie, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Godzilla vs Biolante (this one stands out amid countless Godzilla films, for some reason), Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

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Old 10-09-2013, 11:01 PM   #15
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The Little Mermaid
Pokemon
Aladdin
Home Alone
Mulan
The Lion King
Titanic

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:32 AM   #16
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The Goonies is still the greatest film ever made. I can't believe how many people I had to introduce that movie to as both a teenager and an adult. I don't understand how anyone had a childhood without that movie.

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Old 10-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #17
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Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
101 Dalmatians
Deep Throat
The Lion King
The Goonies
Debbie Does Dallas
Rocky
The Little Mermaid

A lot of good fun Disney movies mixed in with some younger adventure films. Good mix.

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Old 10-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #18
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very young:
Robin Hood (Disney)
Sword in the Stone (Disney)
Superman (Reeve)

pre-teens:
Batman 89
Batman Returns
Rambo
Robocop
Terminator
Jaws
Rocky
Bettlejuice
Masters of the Universe
Jurassic Park
Ghost Busters
Back to the Future

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Old 07-16-2014, 06:07 PM   #19
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I count myself very lucky to have been a child of the '80's, we were blessed with an amazing period of film making.

I think the film that truly defines my childhood though and defines the reason why I am a film maker today is Superman (1978), watching that as a child made me want to be a film maker. It's scale & awe, just picked me up and swept me along as a four year old.

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Old 07-16-2014, 06:35 PM   #20
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Forgot to add The Journey of Natty Gann.

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Old 07-16-2014, 06:41 PM   #21
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Off the top of my head

Weekend at Bernie's
Trading Places
Coming to America
Beverly Hills Cop
Gargoyles
Batman beyond
Hey Arnold
Doug
Kenan and Kel
Hang Time

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Old 08-22-2014, 08:14 AM   #22
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-Godzilla films
-Batman Forever
-Space Jam
-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
-Jurassic Park
-Muppet Treasure Island
-The Lion King
-Star Wars (Original and Prequels)
-Jumanji
-Pokemon the First Movie
-Deep Blue Sea

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Old 08-22-2014, 08:23 AM   #23
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Star Wars
Never Ending Story
The Princess Bride
Goonies
The Dark Crystal
Robin Hood (Disney)
Sword in the Stone
LotR cartoon
Gremlins

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Old 08-22-2014, 08:54 AM   #24
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Superman (1978)
Superman II
Batman (1989)
Batman Returns
Batman Forever
Batman & Robin
Star Wars (episode 1 and 6)
Super Mario Bros
The Mask of Zorro
Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller)
Disney's Tarzan
The Shadow
The Phantom
Die Hard 3
Indiana Jones 3
King Kong (1933)

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Old 08-27-2014, 04:23 AM   #25
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Clash of the Titans (1981) - the first movie I remember seeing from beginning to the end. I remember watching it without blinking, my 6-or-so mind struggling to handle all the awesomeness. And thus my undying love for all kinds of fantastical (both fantasy and SF) movies was born!

Batman (1989) and Batman Returns

Terminator and Terminator 2

RoboCop and RoboCop 2

Universal Monsters (especially The Creature from Black Lagoon and Frankenstein movies)

Various 50's SF movies (especially Earth vs the Flying Saucers, This Island Earth, Invaders from Mars, Beast from 20000 fathoms, 20 million miles to Earth and The Day the Earth stood still)

Indiana Jones movies

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