Friday, July 8, 2011

Awesome 80's Kids Movies

When my son turned eight last year, I decided it was time to watch my favorite 80's kids movies with him. I also got him big into Michael Jackson and moon-walking.

Several of them are PG-13 - kids swearing, smoking, general bad-assery...
You never see kids being real in movies anymore, my boy loved them.
Here are the ones we enjoyed the most:
  • The Goonies
  • E.T.
  • Stand By Me
  • The Toy (or just Toy, with Richard Pryor)
  • The Dark Crystal
  • The Labyrinth (so totally wierd)
  • Gremlins
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Explorers
  • Fire Starter
  • Legend
  • Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
  • Savannah Smiles
  • Annie
  • The War (I think this was early 90's)
  • Return to Oz
  • Pete's Dragon
And here are some added by friends.
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Time Bandits
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Beetlejuice
  • Willow
  • Princess Bride
  • Batteries Not Included
  • Short Circuit
  • The Last Starfighter
  • A Far Off Place
  • The Sandbox
  • Bad News Bears
  • The Lost Boys
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Karate Kid
  • War Games
Oh, how I miss the 80's...
If you can think of other classics from the 80's for kids, please let me know and I'll add them on.

7 comments:

  1. Time Bandits
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
    Beetlejuice
    Willow
    Princess Bride
    Batteries Not Included
    Short Circuit
    The Last Starfighter
    A Far Off Place

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  2. I can't believe I forgot the Dark Crystal! It was one of first ones we watched. Thanks TL.

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  3. Great list. I have a few to add. The Sandbox, Bad News Bears, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Lost Boys

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  4. Love, love, love this list!! How excited was I when I found War Games for sale at the video store? Oh and what about Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Soooo following you now!! I think we might be on the same wavelength!

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  5. Hey Ingi! Glad you like it - and how could I forget FBDO!!! That was one of my all time favorites and still haven't watched it with the boy. Thanks for that one, will add now.

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