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Movies for kids for a guy with no kids

Postby pjbogart » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:21 pm

On the "movies you never get sick of" thread several people mentioned "The Neverending Story," which is a movie I've seen a lot and really enjoy. I've seen several newer kids movies that I really enjoyed, but being a horror film addict, I rarely rent them, in part because I have no kids. What are the good ones? Here are a few I really like, let me know what I'm missing:

1. All the Harry Potter Movies
2. City of Ember
3. The Spiderwick Chronicles
4. The Dark Crystal
5. Labyrinthe
6. The Secret of NIMH
7. The Hobbit (cartoon from the 70's)
8. The Golden Compass
9. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
10. Willow

I guess they're pretty much all fantasy movies. I saw that Bridge to Terabithia movie and liked that one too, but I don't own a copy.
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Re: Movies for kids for a guy with no kids

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:22 pm

jjoyce's topic about which link you use to access TDPF made me click on the View Unanswered Topics link, which I almost never do. This one seemed like it should have gotten more traffic. I noticed animation gets little play on your list, so here are two.

Prince of Egypt

This one's a charmer, with songs you actually probably won't mind getting stuck in your head. Killer voice cast, distinct animation style compared to the Disney/Pixar thing. That said...

The Incredibles

Of all the Pixar joints, this is my favorite by a mile. Goes dark like The Iron Giant, but nails the funny stuff a little bit better than that one (which, if I gave it another watch, might end up on this list too).
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Re: Movies for kids for a guy with no kids

Postby Kenneth Burns » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:51 pm

Babe. You gotta see Babe.
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Re: Movies for kids for a guy with no kids

Postby donges » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:03 pm

Cool Runnings is a great time.

And for complete silliness, Good Burger is excellent.
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Re: Movies for kids for a guy with no kids

Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:10 am

Up. Never cried at a cartoon until this.
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Re: Movies for kids for a guy with no kids

Postby Ducatista » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:19 pm

The Incredibles is tops for me. Also:

The Princess Bride

How to Train Your Dragon

Finding Nemo

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Re: Movies for kids for a guy with no kids

Postby clyde » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:24 pm


Finding Nemo

Monsters, Inc.

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