Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Modern classics...

I love lists. And I love kid movies. So a list of kid movies makes me extra happy.

Time to Play just this very day released a list they're calling "The New Classics": the top 50 kid movies over the past 25 years. Says the Time to Play editorial team: "For the generation born after 1980 -- and the first group of youngsters to enjoy watching their favorite films over an over with the introduction of home video -- these are some of the most memorable and magical films of their childhood."

A team of 12 movie buffs spanning four generations reviewed hundreds of movies that have debuted since 1983. Criteria included a theatrical release, story, quality of the film, entertainment value, whether the movie stands up to repeated viewing over time, and whether kids still love it today.

Though it's hard to pick a favorite from this bunch, I think I'd have to go with No. 19. No, wait... No. 6. No, maybe No. 18. ("I just like smiling. Smiling's my favorite.") Oh well, here's the Top 20:

1. Finding Nemo
2. The Lion King
3. Shrek
4. The Little Mermaid
5. Home Alone
6. Toy Story
7. Back to the Future
8. Aladdin
9. Beauty and the Beast
10. The Princess Bride
11. Ghostbusters
12. Big
13. The Sandlot
14. The Incredibles
15. Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone
16. Babe
17. Honey I Shrunk the Kids
18. Elf
19. Monsters, Inc.
20. The Muppets Take Manhattan


Heather rules said...

I love "Big." It's a classic for me.
I also love "Toy Story" and "Elf"
"It's Santa. I KNOW HIM."

Amy D. said...

I'm so glad you're back.

Janelle said...

I vote for #19, too. That movie made me feel like a kid again!

Anonymous said...

I adore all those movies, however, I take issue that "The Goonies" was not included. Seriously? How can a movie about pirate treasure, booby traps, wily/snarky kids and a lovable deformed man-child NOT appear on a list of classics? Other than this oversight, I love the list.

chitknit said...

"Back to the Future" is probably my all-time fave. I will sit and watch that movie ANY day it is on cable. It ruins my productivity.

Sarah Yost said...

that's a great list, but my childhood favorites were The Parent Trap and Grease. I know they're a wee bit older than 1980, so all is forgiven that they're not on the list.