Recently I came across The Baby-Sitter’s Club movie on Netflix and had no choice but to watch it. Ah, the memories. So I decided it would be fun to take a look at the movies from my childhood that I remember most fondly. I tried to limit my picks to ten, but the list took on a life of its own, but I had enough self-control to cut myself off at fifteen. I must add that I experienced a good amount of nostalgia while making this list.
1. The Baby-Sitter’s Club
I remember being so happy when my grandma bought me this. And yes, even then I knew the relationship between Stacey and Luca was totally inappropriate.
2. Harriet the Spy
I actually own this movie and still love it. Harriet just got me like no other protagonist. I practically was her. I even bought those notebooks. I still buy them.
3. 3 Ninjas
My younger brother and I loved to watch this movie so much, I can’t count the number of times we watched it. Colt was my favorite. What can I say, I was always drawn to the troubled kid.
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
I fear the remake. Favorite ninja turtle: Rafael, of course, he had a lot of anger in him and it just made my little heart swell.
5. The Sandlot
Whenever I need an instant dose of nostalgia, I look no further than The Sandlot. This movie is a classic through and through. You’re killing me, Smalls.
6. The Mighty Ducks
This is a great movie, and even though I say that about all these movies, I really mean this is a great movie. I feel inspired just thinking about it.
7. Now and Then
A movie focused on a group of girlfriends. Some eager to grow up, others hoping to stay a kid. I think I wore out the VHS tape this was on.
8. The Lion King
You will never convince me that there is a greater Disney movie.
9. Tom and Huck
Because my list would not be complete without a JTT movie. I had a friend who kept a picture of him under her pillow and she’d kiss it every night before bed.
10. Hocus Pocus
This movie usually comes on television around Halloween and I always end up watching it. Binx was my favorite, of course.
11. A Little Princess
Every little girl needs to watch this movie because every girl should know she’s a princess. That scene near the end when Sara’s shouting for her papa and being pulled away…it gets me every time.
12. The Secret Garden
I always thought Mary was a bit of a brat, but this movie had its own brand of magic.
Can I keep you?
14. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
I played this with my neighbors all the time. Excuse me while I morph. Sabertooth Tiger.
Because after seeing this movie I closed my eyes and tried to move objects with my mind.
Do you see any of your childhood favorites on my list? Share your favorites in the comment section.