Being a big kid at heart I love children’s movies. I have to say I’m definitely more of a fan of the old school style of movie making rather than the computer animated variety which seems to have taken over our movie screens. To my way of thinking you really can’t beat Dick Van Dyke leaping around singing away cheerfully. I grew up on classics such as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and nothing made in recent times seems to even come close to those musical masterpieces. My parents got some really strange children’s movies out from the library and video stores for me when I was a kid – sci-fi classics such as The Last Starfighter and Flight of the Navigator – but I loved them and still do to this day.
My all-time favourite children’s movie has to be The Princess Bride. I’ve actually lost count of how many times I’ve seen this movie and can quote it verbatim. I even own a t-shirt with Inigo Montoya on it quoting one of my favourite lines from the movie ‘My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.’
My top 5 are:
3. Mary Poppins
4. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (original musical version)
5. The Goonies
I’d really like to get other people’s opinions on what their favourite children’s movies are so please post a comment and let me know.